Jen's Basic Juice

This juice lays out the basic structure of a tasty juice:  create a base with water-dense veggies like romaine, celery and cucumber; add dark leafy greens for chlorophyll and vitamins K, A, C, folate, calcium and iron; add detoxifier extraordinaire, lemon; 1 sweet fruit (apple here) to counter bitterness and additional vitamin C; and ginger for reducing inflammation and building the immune system.  Optional beet with greens adds additional blood-purifying, liver-cleansing, bad estrogen-removing benefits.  

(A word on beets in your juice:  they are powerful cleansers, so don't go crazy with beets.  Start with a quarter of a large beet, or a half of a small beet.  They may also turn your urine red, so don't be shocked if you see that the next day!)


1 head romaine
1 cucumber
4 stalks celery
1 apple
1/2 lemon
slice ginger (about the size of a thumbnail)
4 stalks kale or other dark, leafy green
1 beet with greens (optional)

Pass all ingredients through a juicer and enjoy :)

Juices, Greens, RawJennifer Kelly