This smoothie is delicious, packed with nutrition and tastes better than salty store-bought vegetable juice.


  • 2 cups water, divided
  • ¼ avocado
  • 6-8 leaves of romaine or other lettuce, or two handfuls of baby spinach
  • Sprouts such as alfalfa, clover, pea shoots, etc. (optional)
  • Any combination of tender vegetables such as cucumber, tomatoes, celery, small piece of red onion, or a garlic clove
  • Fresh lemon or lime juice to taste
  • Dash Cayenne pepper or a small piece of jalapeño pepper (optional)


  1. Put 1 cup of water in blender.
  2. Add everything else and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass or stainless steel bottle, swish out blender with remaining cup of water and pour in with the smoothie.
  4. Mix well and drink.