Add romaine lettuce to your next smoothie for a nutrient boost. It has a mild flavor and is so hydrating.
Smoothies are an easy and fast way to down a quick breakfast or snack when you’re in a hurry. Adding lettuce to the list of ingredients is smart because it’s mild in flavor, but it packs a nutrient punch.
What Kind Of Lettuce?
You may have tried kale or spinach in smoothies before, but what about a lettuce smoothie?
Romaine lettuce is high in fiber and vitamin A, making it a wise choice. It also has a high water content, so you’re hydrating your body from the inside out while drinking. If you’ve ever had a smoothie with kale and you felt like you had to chew the leaves that weren’t broken down, give romaine a try. It’s softer so it blends right up.
Ingredients For Lettuce Smoothie
Adding frozen banana and apple for flavor and texture makes this smoothie delicious. You can use whatever kind of milk you’d like, but we opted for almond. Chia seeds give additional fiber and protein. You’re well on your way to a portable meal or snack that has a lot to give back.Print
- 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup diced apple
- 1 and 1/2 cups almond milk
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp. honey, if desired
- Add all of the ingredients into a blender. If you’d like a sweeter smoothie, add the honey, but if not, simply omit.
- Process until smooth.
- Pour into glasses & enjoy.
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This post originally appeared in May 2019 and was revised and republished in January 2023.