Romaine

Romaine Lettuce

Looking to add nutrition and creaminess to your smoothie without noticing a change in taste? You found the perfect addition. The fact is, Romaine lettuce is considering king. Compared to other common lettuces, Romaine comes out on top with the best nutrition profile. Of all greens used in smoothies, Romaine lettuce is the one the least notices of all, due to its very mild flavor and color.

Excellent Source of:

  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2
  • Folate
  • Manganese
  • Chromium
  • Potassium
  • Iron
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Fiber
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 47g (~1 cup chopped)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 8
Calories from fat 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0 g
0%
Cholesterol 0 mg
0%
Sodium 4 mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 2 g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1 g
4%
Sugars 1 g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
82%
Vitamin C
19%
Calcium
2%
Iron
3%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily value may be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs.

Romaine Green Smoothie Recipe:
  • 1 orange peeled
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 mango
  • 2 cup Romaine (chopped)
  • ~1 cup water

Creamy sweet and refreshing!

Romaine lettuce is one of the most mild flavored leafy greens, yet packed full of nutrition. For this reason it is a very common green used in the making of green smoothies. It also imparts a very nice creaminess to a green smoothie that many find enjoyable. Romaine lettuce can significantly contribute to a healthy heart with all its folic acid, Vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium, and fiber. Romaine can keep up to 7 days if kept dry in a refrigerator; also be sure to store it away from ethylene producing fruits such as apples and pears as the ethylene will cause the lettuce leaves to turn brown.

Complete Green Smoothie Health Program

* Nutrition Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

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