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Researchers have found that consuming generous amounts of fruit and raw vegetables modify a gene that is the strongest marker for heart disease. So using wonderful spring greens in heart-healthy dishes is not only a delicious idea, it could lead to many more years of life for you and your family! Try this wonderful juice recipe with lots of greens to start your day. Then take a look at some more fresh ideas for using the seasonal offerings you find at the Market to “green up” your spring table.

All-Green Juice

Adapted from ReBoot Your Life.™

Ingredients:

  • Handful of romaine hearts
  • Handful of kale or collard leaves, stemmed
  • Handful of spinach leaves
  • 2 handfuls fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 or 3 celery stalks
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon    

Directions:

Wash the romaine, kale, spinach, parsley, celery and ginger well; then cut them up as needed to fit through the chute of your juicer. Juice the ingredients (except the lemon juice) in the order listed. Stir in the lemon juice and serve immediately. Serves 1.   

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