This Green Juice Recipe is packed with kale, cucumbers, celery, lemon, ginger, and apples! Loaded with fruits and veggies, this juice is healthy and delicious!
I just LOVE juice and smoothie recipes. While this is my favorite juice recipe, I absolutely love these other smoothie recipes: peanut butter and jelly smoothie bowls, cherry smoothie bowl, tropical green smoothie, blueberry muffin smoothie.
You guys. This is my FAVORITE Green Juice Recipe. I’ve actually been drinking it for almost two years now (ever since we got our new juicer) and I can’t believe I never had the thought to share it with you!
For me, juicing is never a meal substitute, but something I add on to really pack in my fruits and veggies. This Green Juice Recipe makes me feel so good and I actually really do enjoy how it tastes. It’s also the perfect gateway into juicing if you’re somebody who doesn’t necessarily love the taste of vegetables!
Now, as much as I try, I know I don’t eat enough vegetables. Ahem, especially on days when I’m recipe testing these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. You understand, I’m only human! 😉
Green Juice tooooo the rescue! This recipe makes FOUR cups of juice and within that holds super food kale, cucumber, celery, lemon, ginger, and apples.
6 simple ingredients to make a truly delicious, super healthy, and really easy Green Juice Recipe!
Trevor and I started making this Green Juice Recipe a few months before our wedding, because, like I said, there are days when I’ll eat more chocolate chips than I do fruits and veggies.
What does green juice do for you?
While I really do love my fruits and veggies, I know it isn’t realistic (for me personally) to get what I need simply by eating them every day! That why I love, love, LOVE juicing.
Green juice for me = more fruits, veggies, and nutrients into my body!
Is it better to juice or blend? Is juicing really better for you?
Now, I know, juicing is kiiind of controversial, because let’s be real, it’s probably better to actually EAT your veggies then drink them, because you’re missing out on all the fibers in the fruits and veggies, but drinking them is easier for me, and heck, that’s way better than nothing, yes? 🙂
Plus, hellooooo this Green Juice Recipe is freakin’ delicious.
What are the best green juice recipes?
While I think THIS is the best green juice recipe. 😉 It’s also good to mix it up a bit! Here’s a great article containing 11 Healthy Green Juice Recipes.
Personally, I think THIS is the best tasting juice recipe and has a ton of benefits:
- Um. It’s healthy. This recipe is PACKED with tons of fruits and veggies.
- It makes me feel good. Hello glow-y skin and happy tummy.
- It makes me make healthier choices throughout the day!
- It makes me CRAVE fruits and veggies more. Before juicing, I wasn’t a huge fan of cucumbers, but now? Gimme!
Have I convinced you? It’s healthy and delicious, makes you feel good, and comes together in 3 simple steps!
How do I make a green juice?
Step 1: Wash and prep your veggies. Need to save time? Do this the night before!
Step 2: Ummm juice them! We use this juicer, and yes, it’s a little pricy, but think of it as an investment! We’ve been using it for almost two years and we’re still crazy about it!
Step 2.5 – this is optional: Chill your juice!
How long are juiced vegetables good for?
It’s really best to drink green juice right away, but CAN be left (covered) in the fridge for 24-48 hours.
Depending on the kind of juicer you have (look at your manual), it’s best to drink your juice immediately. With the juicer we have, this green juice can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 24 hours. I prefer my juice ice cold. 🙂
Step 3: Drink and enjoy!
Now. Easy enough, yes? But here’s a question I get asked a lot:
What do you do with the leftover pulp?
Honestly, you can throw it away if you want, but if the thought of wasting really bugs you, here’s a really great article on 20 Smart Uses for Leftover Juice Pulp. Personally, I compost!
Packed with loads of fruits and vegetables, this Green Juice Recipe is so good for you, naturally gluten free and vegan, and is ridiculously delicious!
How many calories are in a green juice?
Depends, but this recipe contains about 83 calories per cup!
Do you like juicing? What’s your favorite fruit/veggie combo? Show me the yummy!
- 1 bunch curly kale
- 1 large lemon
peeled and quartered
- 1 inch ginger
- 1 large cucumber
cut into long strips
- 2 large granny smith apples
cored and sliced
- 4 whole celery stalks
- Wash and prep veggies.
- Juice in order listed.
- Optional - strain through a sieve (if you don't like pulp)
- Drink immediately and enjoy!*
Depending on the kind of juicer you have (look at your manual), it's best to drink your juice immediately. With the juicer we have, this green juice can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 24 hours. I prefer my juice ice cold. 🙂
*Recipe halved and slightly adapted from Reboot with Joe.