This Green Juice Recipe is made with kale, cucumbers, lemon, celery, spinach, green apple and ginger. A beginner friendly juice that tastes delicious and refreshing!
Why we love this green juice
This veggie loaded green juice is an energizing drink that is packed full of nutrients. If you are trying to get more veggies into your daily life, juicing is a great way to start!
Green juice is one of my favorite things to drink first thing in the morning. While I never replace a meal with juice (nor do I juice fasts), juicing has been something that I have loved adding to my routine for years now.
I add juice into my day to day life as a quick way to get the nutrients of way more vegetables than I would normally eat in a day. I notice a difference in the way that I feel when I am juicing and I really look forward to a glass of cold pressed fresh juice!
When I was a teenager, I first got into juicing. I would often drink 25-40 ounces of juice first thing in the morning. Now years later, I have gotten back into juicing again as a way to up my veggie intake as sometimes it’s hard to get the recommended amount of vegetables in a day!
Green Juice Ingredients
- 1 bunch of kale: washed and stems removed
- 1 lemon: peeled
- 6 stalks of celery: washed
- 1 large cucumber, peeled
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 2 green apples, washed and cored
- 1” piece of ginger: peeled
How to make green juice
Step 1: Wash and prep your veggies. Apples should be cored as you do not want to consume apple seeds. I have found that lemon peel is very strong, so I peel my lemon before juicing it.
Peeling your cucumber is optional, but I have found that my juicer handles it better without the skin on as it is very thick. This is personal preference if you want to leave it on!
The apples and lemon help tame the flavor of the green juice so that it is not so overpowering.I highly recommend it if you’re starting out juicing! It is a great way to ease yourself into the flavor of fresh juice.
If you find the flavor of any juice recipe too strong, I suggest adding an extra apple in until you adjust to the flavors of vegetable juice.
Step 2: Run your ingredients through your juicer and serve immediately or store for later.
This recipe is great for anyone that is new to juicing! If you’re looking to get more fruits and veggies in your life, this is one way that you can make a big difference in a small amount of time.
How many calories are in a cup of green juice?
That depends on what ingredients you use, but this green juice has around 88 calories in a cup.
Is juicing or blending better?
This is a big debate for some people as juicing removes the fiber. For me, juicing helps me to consume far more fruits and veggies by drinking them and it’s a great way to get a lot of nutrients all at once.
Plus, this juice is absolutely delicious! I would never sit down and eat all of the ingredients in this green juice in once sitting, but if I can drink it and it tastes good took why not?!
I love making juice and the way that I feel after I drink it. I have noticed a difference in my skin and just generally how I am feeling.
This green juice is great for people who don’t necessarily love the taste of vegetable juice yet. The fresh lemon and apple give it a sweet and refreshing taste that you will crave!
How to store green juice
It’s really best to consume juice while fresh, but I often will store leftovers or make my next day juice and store it in the refrigerator.
This green juice can be stored in a glass or jar with an airtight lid for 24 hours in the refrigerator.
I keep 4 oz, 8 oz, and 16 oz jars on hand for storing leftover juice. Try to fill it to the brim before putting the lid on for best freshness.
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- 1 bunch of kale, washed and stems removed
- 1 lemon, peeled and quartered
- 6 stalks of celery, washed
- 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into long strips
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 2 green apples, cored and sliced
- 1” piece of ginger, peeled
- Wash and prepare the fruits and vegetables
- Add all ingredients to the juicer and juice
- Serve immediately or store leftover green juice in an airtight glass in the refrigerator for 24 hours
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 5gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g