Green Juice Recipe

Easy Green Juice Recipe for Wellness

This homemade green juice recipe is the ultimate nourishment for your body. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and chlorophyll. Personally, I try to drink it several times per week to help boost immunity, keep my skin clear and glowy, promote gut health, and boost overall wellness. Best of all, it only requires 7 simple ingredients that you can find at every grocery store (no expensive exotic or superfoods!).

My favorite way to enjoy this green juice is first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, but it can be consumed any time of day and you’ll still reap the many benefits it offers. I’ve been juicing fresh juices for over a decade now, and I’m always amazed at the health benefits I see when I consistently consume them.

Green Juice Recipe

Green Juice Benefits

  • Easy to Digest. The difference between blending (aka smoothies) and juicing is that most of the fiber is removed when making fresh juice. Both are great for you! But, by removing the fiber and only extracting the juice, it allows you to ingest a super concentrated beverage that’s packed with nutrition. It’s also very quickly absorbed by the body (since it requires minimal digestion) and is able to quickly energize you and provide nourishment to your cells.
  • Packed with Micro-Nutrients. A big mistake I see people make when trying to eat healthier is focusing solely on macro nutrients (I.e. protein intake, calories, etc.). However, micronutrients are what truly make you healthy! Micronutrients refer to the vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, etc. a food contains. So, for instance, 100 calories of chips isn’t equivalent to the 100 calories in an apple in terms of micronutrients. Yes, you may lose weight with both (by cutting calories), but the apple is going to provide much more nutrition to your body in the form of micronutrients. Green juice is a great way to get in lots of micronutrients to ensure you’re providing your body and cells with the nutrition it needs to thrive!
  • Super Hydrating. Dehydration is a real problem nowadays. One of the easiest ways to bump up your water/liquid intake is with green juice. And, many people find they actually enjoy drinking it more than plain water.
  • A Gentle Detoxifier. This green juice can provide your detox organs (i.e. liver, kidneys, etc.) with the nutrition it needs to function optimally allowing for them to do their jobs of naturally detoxifier toxins from the body. It’s especially helpful for the kidneys and skin!
  • Low In Sugar. Because juice is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, you want to make sure you don’t overdo it on the high sugar fruits. My rule of thumb is to only add 1-2 types of fruit per juice recipe. And, sometimes I may not add fruit at all!
Green Juice Ingredients

Green Juice Ingredients

This green juice recipe contains simple ingredients you can find at every grocery store. It includes a blend of fresh greens, herbs, and fruits but is lower in sugar than most juice recipes. It’s super refreshing, hydrating, and satisfying.

  • Leafy Greens: I like to use romaine with this recipe to keep the flavor mild while still getting in tons of chlorophyll. But, you can also use spinach or kale.
  • Cucumber and Celery: When it comes to juicing, you should always include high-water produce to ensure it produces enough liquid since we’re not adding water. Two of my favorite ways to increase the volume of any juice recipe without adding lots of sugar or calories is with cucumber and celery. They also have a mild flavor, so they pair well with almost any juice recipe.
  • Herbs. For today’s green juice, I’m using fresh parsley, which has loads of health benefits, including Vitamin K (great for bone health). But, you can also use fresh cilantro, mint, or dill.
  • Ginger Root. This power root herb packs a huge punch when it comes to promoting gut health and fighting inflammation.
Green Juice Recipe

How To Make Green Juice

You can make this green juice using a juice extractor (as shown above) or using the blender method (explained below). If you plan on juicing regularly, I highly recommend investing in a good slow juicer to save you time in the kitchen.

  • Prep the ingredients. You’ll want to throughly rinse all your produce then roughly chop them up to fit through the chute of your juicer. If an item has soft skin (i.e. apples, cucumber, beets, ginger, etc.), you do not need to peel them.
  • Add to Juicer. Run all produce through your juicer and allow it to extract the juice. Note: I don’t run the lemon through the juicer. I squeeze the juice of the lemon into the juice after all of the juice has been extracted. Blender Method: Add all ingredients to a high speed blender. Top with water. Blend until smooth. Strain the liquid into a large bowl using a nut milk bag.
  • Refrigerate or Freeze. You can store the juice in one large glass pitcher or portion them out into individual bottles. See more on storage tips below.
Green Juice Recipe

Storage Tips for this Green Juice

  • Refrigerator: This green juice will last in the fridge for up to 3-4 days before it begins to oxidize and lose nutritional value.
  • Freezer: This juice will last in the freezer for up to one month (my favorite way!).
  • How to Meal Prep: I like to portion the juice out into individual freezer-friendly bottles and freeze them. I’ll defrost each bottle one at a time the night before by placing it in the fridge to de-thaw overnight. I’ve found this is the best way to batch prep fresh juice without losing much of the nutritional value.
Green Juice Recipe

Personalize Your Green Juice

If there’s a specific ingredient you’re not fond of in my green juice recipe, you can customize this juice to fit your taste preference. And, it’s super easy!

  • Always add high-water produce as the base to any juice recipe. With every juice recipe, you need high water produce to add bulk. Otherwise, it won’t yield much liquid. Cucumber and/or celery are my favorite ways to add bulk because they’re high in water but low in calories and sugar. You can also use apples, beets, carrots, sweet potato, zucchini, watermelon, pineapple, oranges, grapefruit, etc.
  • Choose a leafy green. For any green juice, I always try to add some sort of leafy green whether it be romaine lettuce, spinach, kale, swiss chard, etc.
  • Add a bit of sweetness. I like to sweeten my green juice recipes with apples. They add the perfect amount of sweetness in my opinion. But, you can also use pineapple, watermelon, pears, oranges, etc.
  • Add extras. This is where you can get creative add extras, such as parsley, ginger, turmeric, cilantro, mint, dill, etc. to boost the nutritional value even more.
  • Finish it off with lemon. The citric acid in lemons will help to preserve the juice and slow down the oxidation process. It also helps to cut the bitter taste you may get from the greens.
Green Juice Recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use a blender to make the juice? Yes! For the blender method, you’ll want to add all ingredients to a high speed blender, top with water, and blend until smooth. Then, strain the liquid into a large bowl using a nut milk bag. Transfer juice to a large glass pitcher or pre-portion them out into individual bottles.
  • How long will this juice stay fresh? It’ll stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3-4 days and in the freezer for up to one month.
  • What should I do with the leftover pulp? I like to add the pulp to ice trays with a splash of water and freeze them. Then, I’ll use them in my smoothies, soups, etc. to bump up my fiber intake. I’ve also seen people make muffins, homemade crackers, etc. with the leftover pulp.
Green Juice Recipe

More Healthy Drinks Ideas

On the search for more healthy drink ideas? Here’s a few of my favorites!

Green Juice Recipe

Easy Green Juice Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Green juice is a delicious and healthy way to sneak in more nutrients and antioxidants from fruits and vegetables.  This, in turn, can help to boost immunity, promote clear skin, support gut health, and improve overall wellness.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 98 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Large Head of Romaine Lettuce (or two small heads)
  • 3 Large Cucumbers (or 4-5 small ones)
  • 3 Large Apples (or 5 small ones)
  • 4-6 Celery Stalks
  • 5 inches Fresh Ginger Root (only use 2-3 inches, if pregnant or sensitive to spice)
  • 1 Bundle of Parsley (eliminate if pregnant)
  • 1 Large Lemon, juice of (or 2 small lemons)

Instructions
 

  • Thoroughly rinse all produce (no need to remove the skin). Roughly chop the produce (except the lemon) into chunks small enough to fit through the chute of your juicer.
    Green Juice Recipe
  • Run all produce through the juicer to extract the juice. Lastly, squeeze the juice of the lemon into the juice and mix well.
    Green Juice Recipe
  • Transfer juice to a glass pitcher with a lid or individual bottles and refrigerate for up to 3-4 days or freeze for up to one month.
    Green Juice Recipe

Notes

  • Always shake the juice before consuming.  With fresh, unpasteurized juice, it’s normal for the contents to separate.
  • If batch prepping and freezing the juice, be sure to transfer the individual bottle to the fridge the night before so it’ll be fully defrosted by morning.

Nutrition

Serving: 8ozCalories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 13g
Keyword green juice, green juice recipe, healthy juice
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  1. Can I use a blender instead?

     

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