Green {sugar-free} Lemonade Print Recipe Print Recipe

{Photographed by With Style and Grace}

{Healthy Eating} Day 3: Green {sugar-free} Lemonade!

I’m not a juice kinda girl, I usually prefer to eat my food, but I could honestly drink this all day, every day. Of course, I was a little weary on the idea of drinking romaine lettuce, I mean wouldn’t you? But since then, I’ve been craving it! If I wasn’t traveling, I’d make a large quantity of this and maybe even  try other juicing recipes. This could actually change the relationship with my stomach, in a good way. We don’t always get along. I usually upset it and then it rebels by… wait, too much? I’ll stop.

I read the benefits of juicing, in general – here’s a quick recap:

  • body can quickly absorb large amounts of nutrients and within your bloodstream within 30 minutes of consumption
  • raw fresh vegetable juices are extremely alkaline – i.e. cancer lives in acidic bodies, opposite of alkaline
  • excellent source of vitamins and minerals
  • ingredients in liquid form promotes healing, energy and protection from diseases
  • increase metabolic rate (I like this point)

Hands up, how many of you juice? Or own a juicer, but don’t use it? I’m guilty, I found mine in the back of the pantry next to our rice cooker. Thank goodness it’s a new year and a new you – let’s get juicing! I’ll start if you do…  Would you like if I posted a juicing or detox recipe a week? No? Ok, just let me know.

It’s funny how throwing random ingredients into a juicer ends up tasting good. Well, maybe not all, but it seems as long as there’s apples, pears or carrots as a base, it’s going to be good.

To refresh your memory, Healthy Eating: Day 1, my roasted cauliflower with capers and Day 2, Roasted Curry Chickpeas!

Green Lemonade Recipe

{adapted by Green Lemonade}

Ingredients

  • 2 apples, quartered – I used Gala, recipe suggests Macintosh – have your pick!
  • 2 lemons, sliced in half
  • 1/2 head of romaine lettuce

Directions

Place apples, and romaine leaves through your juicer. Then take your sliced lemon halves and put those through the juicer as well. Pour into a glass and sip it down! Prepare yourself, you might become addicted.

source: energise for life, best of juicing

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  • http://iambaker.net Amanda

    LOVE this recipe!! My kids love smoothies and I try to get so many of their greens in them… but they also love lemonade, so this would be the perfect marriage! Thanks sweet girl… beautiful pics!

  • http://www.livingmywholelife.com Ally

    I want a juicer so bad. I just never get around to putting on the wish list 🙂 I make smoothies on most mornings and include either spinach or kale. That’s sort of juicing, right??

  • Linda Baker

    I will have to try this Lisa, it looks and sounds good! I love the fact it is so healthy for you!

  • http://pleincommeunoeuf.wordpress.com Sally

    Definately going to try this this weekend!

  • Kate

    Yes, BIG HURRAY for resolutions and daily juicing is apart of my new regimen (along with more yoga, pilates, running and I suppose less food…..darn it!) I will gladly try this recipe! I get alittle crazy with my juices, but you are so right that having apples & carrots is the key! I even get alittle crazy by adding 1/2 of a beet, celery, watercress, greens, a garlic clove (WHOA!) and half of a lime. I know it’s a long list, but it keeps me going all day!