Tidbit: Prana's Green Lemonade

Prana owners Taylor and Philippe Wells; photo by Kelly Lorenz

Vegan eatery Prana, which opened a few doors down from the yoga studio of the same name in Newton in 2009, is closing its doors today – the owners have sold the business to focus on other pursuits. But owner Taylor Wells gifted us one parting recipe before shuttering down: a summertime elixir that gives new meaning to the term “going green.” Chockablock with summertime greens and veggies (yup, those same ones you found in this week’s CSA box), this hearty juice is a sweet and savory concoction that provides your daily dose of vitamins — and a healthy bit of refreshment to boot.

Taylor’s Green Lemonade


1/2 fresh lemon
1 cucumber, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 or 2 chard leaves
1 or 2 kale leaves
filtered water
1 tsp coconut nectar or agave nectar

Combine the lemon, cucumber, celery, chard, kale and a little water in a juicer. Pulse and pour into a glass. Sweeten with coconut or agave nectar to taste. (Do not try to mix this in a blender.)