After Ryan's brownies with cream cheese swirl topping and Lizzy's chocolate mousse cake, I feel that I owe you something healthy! So today, I'm bringing you the vegetable juice that I love to make using our Jack LaLanne's Power Juicer. I remember that in my fruit juice post last month, I promised to share this with you. Well, here it is!
This is called Salad in a Glass. I must say that I've loved this from the first time I tried it! It doesn't only taste good...it is packed with many health benefits too! If you think this Salad in a Glass is just an ordinary juice, think again because this juice can provide you with 82% of your daily value of vitamin A, 60% of vitamin K, 19% vitamin C and 16% folate from the Romaine lettuce alone. So just imagine how healthier it is with the carrot, tomato, cucumber and celery! Just like the Romaine lettuce, tomato and carrot both have antioxidants that help reduce the risks for cancer. Celery on the other hand, helps regulate body temperature and is a natural tranquilizer. Cucumber is rich in sulfur and silicon which makes it a natural diuretic. With all these being said, I'm sure you'll understand why I love this juice! :)
Ingredients: (Adapted from Jack Lalanne's Power Juicer Recipes)
Yield 2 cups
Yield 2 cups
- 1/2 head Romaine lettuce
- 1 carrot
- 1 tomato
- 1 cucumber
- 2 celery sticks
- 2 Tbsp honey (optional)
1. Wash all the vegetables. Remove tops of carrots, hard white parts of the Romaine lettuce and the celery sticks.
2. Press everything through a juice extractor. Sweeten with honey if desired. Stir and serve.