Welcome to today’s top 10 green juice recipes! As promised, this juice collection is going to focus on keeping you on the lighter side of your eating routine.
The best part of these recipes is that they’re not only convenient, but also super tasty and doesn’t taste bland or savorless at all. They strike a balance of the vegetables and the fruits going into the juicer, bringing you hearty, nourishing, pick-me-up drinks in every meal.
These green juices can be made in bulk at once and consumed for a whole week. Prepare your favourite green juice to serve with your lunch at the workplace or have big bottles of it ready at home in your fridge so you can have small sips for whenever you’re thirsty or just finish a heavy meal.
Rich sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants delivered in the yummy way!
Easy And Delicious Green Juice Recipes
1. Green Machine Juice
This Green Machine juice is a refreshing and nourishing blend of baby kale, lettuce, chard, cucumber, celery, apple, lemon, lime, ginger, and coconut water. Whip up a glass to boost your daily intake of vitamins and minerals while enjoying a delightful, light beverage.
2. Green Vegetable Juice
For this green vegetable juice recipe, we decided to go heavier on the green side and pack it with cucumber, celery, and kale. To mellow out the vegetal scent, we popped in half an apple for a sweet-tart touch and some lemon juice to freckle in some zesty brightness. Give it a try and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how good it is!
3. Green Jungle Juice
Does it feel a little dizzying when someone mentions jungle juice? You expect it right. Today's green jungle juice recipe goes the simplest way when it requires all simple ingredients to make an enormous-size bowl of this pleasant alcoholic drink at your parties (that would probably go in minutes). What are you waiting for?
4. Kale Green Juice
All you need for this kale green juice is a bunch of fresh kale, cucumber, lemon, apples, and a high-quality juicer. It tastes sweet, tarty, and refreshing at the same time.
5. Spinach Juice
Making this spinach juice recipe is a quick way to get lots of vitamins and nutrients into your body. This veggie-packed drink with mild flavors and an impressive nutritional profile can be added to any of your meals throughout the week.
6. Celery Cucumber Juice
This celery cucumber juice recipe makes a delicious drink to start your day. It’s nutritious, tasty, refreshing, and takes only a few minutes to make.
7. Pineapple Celery Juice
This pineapple celery juice is a low-calorie beverage that you can incorporate into your diet daily to increase vitamin and mineral intake. Make it with fresh ingredients and serve it warm or cold.
8. Cucumber and Lemon Juice
This cucumber and lemon juice recipe makes a perfect drink to start your day or end your meal. It requires only four ingredients and three simple steps.
9. Apple Celery Juice
This apple celery juice is a low-calorie, low-sugar beverage that’s excellent for both kids and adults. Make it in under ten minutes and serve it cold for the best summer experience.
10. Broccoli Juice
Broccoli juice sounds a little odd at first, but hey, don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it. This vibrant green juice is made from spinach, pear, and broccoli, which gives it a refreshing sweet, earthy taste and a vegetal undertone. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it's perfect for those who want to add more greens to their diet but don't enjoy eating them raw or cooked.
Green Juice Benefits
1. For Weight Loss
Generally speaking, homemade juices won’t ever do you harm. But if losing weight is your most priority by any means, let’s opt for juices that are low in sugar.
Not all juices are calorie-low. The serving size you make and the ingredients you put to grind decide whether the juice is light enough— worst-case scenario, they can (inconsistently) give you a serious boost in both calories and carbs.
So how can we make green juice that’s light and clean? Simple question asked— you need to go heavy on the vegetables and at the same time, cut down on the fruits going into your juice.
Green juice is worth an aid in weight loss when it’s packed leafy greens and with only a small amount of fruits working at the background for aroma and better taste. In other words, vegetables are the drink base. It would make no sense to jack up fruits to make it a tasty desirable juice of your favorite, because this means a real sugar crash later. Also, please don’t try to add a lot of carrots or beets to make it a finer juice that it already is— sweet vegetables bring more sugar to the party, too.
For these all-purpose ingredients, we will get to know them better in the below section. For now, here’s a few to put to your grocery list: cucumber, spinach, celery, wheatgrass, parsley, mint, and kale.
For the best weight loss results, it is important to combine green juices with diets that focus on lean protein foods and healthy fats to keep you full without experiencing blood sugar spike, rather than regular diets with a whole lot of refined carbohydrate sources.
2. On Your Skin
There is this common saying that if you’re not eating enough veggies, drinking green juice is an easier way to consume legumes. We believe it’s a need to stress that juice cannot replace whole foods, as you’ve had a fair amount of fiber lost from the greens during the juicing process.
Nevertheless, green juice still shows its great power in anti-aging and detoxification.
The base of green juice often includes cruciferous vegetables and herbs, they are packed with vitamins A B, C, E, and K— all skin-supportive nutrients. A compound called sulforaphane found in leafy greens is also known as an anti-cancer agent. High amounts of folate and iron in dark leafy greens also assist cell synthesis and body function repair.
Consumption of important nutrients in leafy greens is proved to prevent skin aging. They can also help get rid of visible signs such as eye wrinkles, smile lines, discolored skin patches, and dark spots. By juicing them, you’ll not only get the vitamins and minerals but unwanted toxins in your body will also get flushed out easily, eventually result in better skin. Include green juice in your organic skincare routine and you’ll see flying colors in no time.
3. Benefits of This Juice in the Morning
It is important to keep in mind that juices can only take the role of a healthy addition and will never be an ideal meal substitute. You should not replace either your breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a bucket of green juice and presuming that you’ve made progress in any eat-clean or weight-loss journey.
A single-serving cup of green juice will work best as a pair for the main dish or a light and simple brunch at your workplace. Adding it to your breakfast can also do the trick of making you feel full longer and not sweating it out waiting for the next meal to come.
How to Make Green Juice
Most of the time, a masticating juicer might be the first to come to your mind when someone mentions juices. Apparently, that’s not the one and only approach to green juice.
Both masticating juicer and centrifugal juicer can do the work. But for leafy greens, the best one you should use to properly juice it is masticating juicer. If you’re using centrifugal juicer, try stacking the smaller leaves together and wrap around the stack with a larger leaf when putting them to the juicer. Doing this, you’ll be able to prevent the chance the pulp collector skips the small greens and result in those leaves be left unshredded.
Another creative way to juice leafy greens is use a blender together with a little maneuver. Simply pulverize the leaves in a blender and run the green purée through a fine mess or cheesecloth to extract the juice. This method helps you control on the level of consistency you want your juice to be— thick or watery, it depends on how much strength you use to squeeze out the liquid.
Green Juice Ingredients
- Kale: Kale is rich in B-complex vitamins and minerals, vitamins A, C, K, as well as antioxidants such as lutein and beta-carotene that are known to preventing and repairing damages caused by oxidative stress.
- Spinach: Spinach is a great source of folate, which plays an important role in preventing neural tube defects and producing red blood cells in pregnancy.
- Celery: Celery is a good source of important antioxidants, natural organic sodium, vitamins, and minerals. These show effects in reducing inflammations and neutralizing effect on acidic foods.
1. What Is Green Juice?
Green juice is a type of drink made by having leafy green vegetables and fruits (if any) processed through a juicer. Green juice is usually served with extra ice cubes and work as an accompaniment to main dishes and big meals to create a balanced flavor combination.
2. Is Green Juice Good for You?
Yes, it is.
Green juice can offer you great sources of essential vitamins and minerals and is proved to prevent inflammation, risks of cardiovascular disease and age-related mental decline, and at the same time support your immune function and weight maintenance. Drinking green juice is an efficient way to consume valuable nutrients more easily.
3. Can I Drink This Juice Every Day?
Yes you can consume green juice daily, but of course with moderation.
4. How Much Juice Should You Drink a Day?
According to the USDA, the recommended amount of vegetables for an adult daily is 2½ cup-equivalents of vegetables. Therefore, green juice consumption should not exceed 8 ounces a day per serving for an adult.
Since a major amount of fiber has lost through the juicing process, so no matter how much green juice you try to incorporate into your meals, it obviously can’t help you make up for not eating fresh vegetables.
Many studies also found that ovedosing on green juice may lead to serious side effects, including kidney failure.
Top 10 Easy, Delicious, and Healthy Green Juice Recipes
These green juice recipes give you lots of essential nutrients without having to sacrifice the flavors. They’re incredibly delicious and you can make them in a blink of an eye. Give them a try to bring some nourishment to your daily diet.
- Choose a recipe that you like.
- Assemble all the essential ingredients.
- Pop them into your blender/juicer to make a nourishing and delicious beverage in less than 10 minutes.
Luna ReginaWriter, Author
Tuyet PhamChef, Culinary Consultant
January 13, 2023 at 6:38 PMGreat....I'll give it a try
May 21, 2023 at 2:09 AMgreen juice green pepper cucumber+ little lemon delicious healthy