This healthy green juice packed with nutrients is easy to make and doesn't require a juicer! Make it right in the blender for an easy homemade green juice anyone can make. Jump to Recipe
This healthy green juice recipe uses a bunch of green vegetables! But, since it has ginger, apples, and lime, it tastes really sweet and not at all like you are drinking a glass of veggies. This green juice recipe is the perfect way to get 1-2 servings of your daily greens and fruits all in one sitting!
Whenever I notice that I'm struggling to eat enough fiber (like from fruits and vegetables), I discovered that making my own juice was a simple (and tasty) solution!
When I make a homemade juice, like this glowing green juice, I feel like I have a little pep to my step! It fills me up and gives me a natural source of energy too. Plus, when I add the apples to it, this juice tastes pretty sweet!
I admit that I was pretty nervous that this recipe would taste too earthy, like kale and cucumber. The good news is that it doesn't taste like that at all. The apples mixed with the ginger give it a fruity and zesty taste that you won't be able to stop drinking.
Key Ingredients For Green Juice
This is a really versatile juice recipe that will soon become your favorite! Here's a bit more information about the ingredients I used in it.
- Cucumber: I used an English cucumber because it is seedless. I highly suggest using seedless cucumbers for juice recipes because you won't have to deal with the bits of seeds in your drink.
- Celery: This increases how much fiber is in the juice. You can skip it, but it adds lots of nutrients to your drink without altering the flavor or upping the calorie count.
- Green Apples: There are a few different green apples to choose from, but I think you should go with whatever you like. Golden Delicious apples have a rich honey flavor that will overtake the taste of kale and spinach. Granny Smith apples are extra tart and are usually used in apple pie. Most people enjoy red gala apples in their juice too!
- Kale: Remove the stem and chop the kale before you juice it. It has an overpowering taste, so feel free to use less of it.
- Spinach: For juices and smoothies, try only to use fresh spinach, not canned or frozen.
- Ginger: For the best health benefits, add fresh ginger. Avoid using ginger powder.
- Lime Juice: Fresh lime juice will have abundantly more flavor than jarred, so use the juice from freshly pressed lime!
Side Dish Ideas
I enjoy drinking this green juice as a fiber-packed breakfast. In fact, it is so filling that you might not want to eat anything with it.
If you are still craving something light and high-protein, try a baked frittata with goat cheese. It will balance out the other flavors in the juice.
Another smart choice for breakfast is a sweet potato breakfast hash. It comes together in mere minutes and is high in vitamin A and protein too!
Recipe Tips and Ideas
Follow these tips to make sure that this juice turns out perfectly sweet every single time!
- After you blend the juice, pour it through a fine-mesh strainer or a cheesecloth. This will remove as much of the pulp as possible.
- If you have a juicer, use that instead of the blender. This will remove even more of the pulp and give you a smoother texture.
- Garnish the juice with parsley. Not only does it look refreshing, but it adds a bright taste to it too.
- Before you add the fruits and veggies to the blender, rinse them entirely and chop them up so they will puree easier.
- To save yourself time, chop and rinse the produce the night before. Store it all in an airtight container or a resealable bag.
- To prevent the apples from turning yellow, spritz them with lemon juice.
Frequently Asked Questions About Green Juice
Here are some questions I frequently get asked about by some readers…
Is green juice actually healthy?
Yes, this juice is packed with good-for-you minerals and nutrients! Not only is it a fantastic source of vitamins A, K, and C, but it is also an excellent way to increase your iron intake. Green leafy vegetables are also full of disease-fighting free radicals too.
Trust me- This is one of the healthiest drinks you will ever make!
How do you store this fresh juice recipe?
The best way to store leftover juice is in the refrigerator in a container with a lid. I like to use a mason jar because the lid seals tight. It will stay fresh in the fridge for up to one week.
What other types of fruit can I add to the green juice?
My biggest tip is to have fun and be creative with this juice recipe!
Try adding in some sliced pears or green grapes to the juice for a little different flavor.
If you want it to taste a lot sweeter, add a few pineapple pieces for a tropical spin.
Can I add some types of seeds to the juice?
Yes, you can undoubtedly add seeds for additional fiber and protein. Flaxseeds and chia seeds are the most popular ones that people add to their juice.
The only thing about seeds you need to know is that they will alter the juice’s texture. It will be grittier and possibly even thicker. Most people prefer to add seeds to smoothies instead of juices.
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Glowing Green Juice (No Juicer Needed)
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- 1 U English cucumber, sliced
- 3 U stalks celery, sliced
- 2 U green apples, chopped
- 1 cup kale, chopped
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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