Moon Juice’s Gracious Greens

The inherent sweetness of spinach and cucumber are accented by the elegant, vegetal notes of mint and lettuce in this delicate blend. It’s great for warmer weather or for the days when you don’t want a heavy hitter with loads of bitter greens. Gracious Greens helps bestow glowing skin as it alkalizes and hydrates with cucumber and cleanses and deeply mineralizes with loads of spinach and mint. The lettuce specifically supports skin, hair and nails.

GRACIOUS GREENS INGREDIENTS

1 head Romaine Lettuce, root end trimmed

1½ or 2 European Cucumbers (or an equivalent weight of Kirby, Persian or standard cucumbers)

1 cup Spinach, tightly packed

15 sprigs Mint

½ Lemon*

*Unless you are using a centrifugal juicer, either remove the pith and peel from the lemon before juicing or squeeze the lemon by hand and stir in the juice to avoid releasing the bitterness of the peel into your juice.

GRACIOUS GREENS ASSEMBLY

Feed all the ingredients into a juicer, alternating the greens and herbs with the cucumbers. Stir and serve.

*Makes 20 ounces.

**Reprinted from The Moon Juice Cookbook by arrangement with Pam Krauss Books/Avery, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Amanda Bacon.

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