Eleven Green Juice Recipes

Skip the sugar-filled store bought options and make your own with these healthy recipes.

Green juice image via shutterstock

Green juice image via shutterstock

You can make these juices in bulk and refrigerate for the week, or whip up the green goodness on the fly when your body is feeling sluggish. The key to making a green juice that doesn’t taste like weeds is to balance the herbs and greens with a little green apple, cucumber, or pineapple.

If you are interested in incorporating juices into your diet, then investing in a quality juicer is a good idea. Juicers can get expensive quickly, but for moderate juicing, you don’t need a juicer that’s too state-of-the-art. If you have a stand mixer, try looking into an attachment to cut down on extra kitchen gadgets.

1. Green Breakfast Juice
via I am Chef 

This recipe calls for two green apples, but if you prefer your juices less sweet and heavier on the greens, you can add kale or Swiss chard (the recipe already has spinach) and only use one apple.

2. Get Up and Glow Juice
via The Blonde Chef

Packed with cucumber, mint, and grapefruit, this recipe was created to keep your skin glowing and hydrated all year long. You can make it the night before to have it ready for the morning.

3. Soothing Morning Juice
via The Organic Kitchen

This recipe is perfect for children, beginner juicers, and for those who don’t like bitter greens. It calls for raw honey but you can swap with agave if you prefer.

4. Allergy Fighting Juice
via Vibrant Bean

For the citrus in this recipe, remove the peel to ensure the bitter pith doesn’t get juiced into the drink.

5. Mango, Kale, Spinach and Apple
via Love. Life. Eat

Here’s an option for anyone who doesn’t have a juicer but wants the same benefits of green juice. For an added bonus, this recipe is more filling than just a glass of juice so it can be subbed for a morning or afternoon snack.

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6. Citrus Green Juice
via Daily Squeeze

Your morning OJ never tasted so good. Try adding grapefruit for extra citrus flavor. Instead of celery, you can also substitute half of a cucumber. If you like some serious bite in your beverages, try using half spinach, half arugula. The arugula provides a peppery flavor that will add a kick.

7. Celery Pear Healthy Green Juice
via Little Leopard Book

This recipe uses mint to add an herbal sweetness. If you don’t like a lot of pear flavor, use three pears and three green apples. While this recipe only makes one serving, double or triple it up and store the extra in the fridge.

8. Spinach Lemonade
via Nosh and Nourish

Bring a little summer to the cold weather with this healthy play on lemonade. The recipe suggests adding a splash of agave to the completed juice, which is needed to cut the tartness. Also, try juicing a mango into the blend for some natural sweetness.

9. Pressed Juicery’s Green Juice
via Honest Cooking

Pressed Juicery’s green juice recipe is tasty and healthy. By balancing romaine and celery with strong flavors like kale, watercress, and ginger, this drink goes down easy.

10. Lean Green Juice
via Cheese Please

This green smoothie has a little tropical kick with the addition of pineapple and mint. If pineapple isn’t your favorite, you can use mango, peaches, or even fresh apricots. Throw in a scoop of protein powder for a post-work out snack.

11. Basil, Apple Cucumber and Lime Juice
via Shutterbean

This juice is reminiscent of a mojito with a savory twist. For a little summer twist, try using half basil and half mint to really appreciate the mojito flavor. Using naturally sweet apples like a pink lady or fuji will also help mellow the tartness of the apple flavor.


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