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The Ranch’s Signature Green Juice Recipe

 In celebration of our upcoming “Juice Cleanse” weeks this August, Chef Denise Roa created The Ranch’s delicious and refreshing Signature Green Juice recipe.  Enjoy!


Signature Green Juice

 ½ head romaine or leaf lettuce

1 medium green apple

1 leaf  kale

1 small bok choy

4 inner leaves of beet greens

1 Stalks of celery

2 sprigs parsley

½ cucumbers

½ lemon with peel

Makes 12 ounces

*Note; a juicer is needed for this recipe.

Tips for juicing from Chef Denise Roa of The Ranch’s cooking school, La Cocina Que Canta:

“These are a few vegetables we think are key to include on a regular basis for health benefits.  Always remember to pick things that are in season. This is when the vegetables are at their prime and the cost is the lowest.”

Cruciferous Vegetables

Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage , broccoli, cauliflower …


kale, spinach, collard greens, chard, celery, young radish greens,  and a variety of lettuces …

Herbs/ Spices

garlic , ginger, cinnamon, ginseng, cayenne pepper,  parsley, mint , basil


For more information about our “Juice Cleanse” Weeks in August, click here!


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