Many people balk at the idea of drinking green juice. But then, many who try often overdo it on the greens at first. It takes your body and taste buds a little while to get used to green juices. This is a great starter green juice to try for the fearful.
Apples provide sweetness, while the romaine lettuce provides a gentle way to get in your greens for the day. If you like it, you can double the lettuce for an even more healthy green juice. It’s important to try to get in about 1 to 2 pounds of greens per day and this might be the answer you were looking for.
As far as health benefits, apples are full of important vitamins and minerals that we all need for health such as zinc. Many people suffer from zinc deficiencies without even knowing it and eating green apples will help lower this chance substantially.
The really interesting thing about green apples in particular is that they are more likely to be grown close to you than the red delicious variety so the environmental impact is lower, as are the pesticides needed to grow them.
Ingredients (1 serving):
3 Cups Romaine Lettuce, washed, spun dry
3 Green Apples, washed, seeded
It’s important to start with dried lettuce to ensure that you can get it into your juicer properly while extracting the most juice. Ball up the lettuce tightly and feed it through your juicer, then follow up with the green apples.
This juice is delicious and counts as a green juice due to the lettuce, but doesn’t taste strong like a green juice made with kale or spinach because lettuce is mild and the sweetness of the apples helps the green go down.
Variations: You can use any type of lettuce or other greens that you want when making this green juice but you’ll get more nutrition if you avoid ice burg lettuce.