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Kale Juice

This is the best Kale Juice recipe! Made with fresh ingredients and naturally sweetened with citrus and apple, this delicious juicing recipe is a must make.

kale juice in a glass

This kale juice is refreshing and delicious!

Kale is one of the best greens to use for juicing. It is packed full of nutrients and pairs well with cucumber and citrus. This delicious kale juice features the bright flavors of lemon and orange as well as the sweetness of green apple.

Green juice is one of my favorite things to drink first thing in the morning and this Kale Juice is one of the recipes that I use often. While I never replace a meal with juice, juicing has been something that I have loved adding to my routine to give me an extra boost of nutrients and way more veggies 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! This recipe is light and sweet thanks to the bright flavors of the lemon, orange, and apple. Fresh ginger gives it a little zing-y flavor that is so tasty!

kale juice in the juicing canister

Ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here’s what you’ll need!

Kale Juice Ingredients

  • kale
  • cucumber
  • orange
  • lemon
  • green apple
  • ginger
kale, cucumber, lemon, green apple, orange, and ginger

How to make kale juice

Step 1: Wash and prepare your fruits and vegetables. Apples should be cored and sliced to fit into the juicing chute. I have found that lemon peel is very strong, so I peel my lemon before juicing it. Same thing with the orange peels.

Peeling your cucumber is optional, but I have found that my juicer handles it better without the skin on and produces a smoother juice. The kale should be washed, and I choose to remove the stems before running them through the juicer. This is optional, but I have found that my juicer handles it better when I do this.

Step 2: Run all ingredients through a juicer and serve immediately or store for later.

pouring green juice into a glass

This juice is full of bright citrus flavor and naturally sweetened by the apple and orange. It is absolutely delicious and a great juice for anyone who is new to making their own green juice at home!

kale juice in a glass with a straw

Kale Juice FAQs

Does kale produce a lot of juice?

This kale juice recipe will yield around 20 oz of juice.

Can you juice kale stems?

While you can juice kale stems, some juicers may have a harder time processing them. I recommend removing the leaves from the stems before juicing.

Can I juice kale by itself?

While you can juice just kale by itself, I wouldn’t recommend it as it may be bitter. The other ingredients is what gives this juice a milder and lightly sweet flavor.

kale juice in a glass with a lemon and cucumber slice on the rim

How to store fresh juice

It is best to consume juice while fresh if you can, but I often will store leftovers in the refrigerator for the next day.

Leftover kale 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 glass jars with lids on hand for storing leftover juice. Fill it to the brim before putting the lid on for best freshness.

When you are ready to drink the juice, shake the jar well before opening as the juice will separate naturally.

kale juice in a glass with a lid for storing
kale juice in a glass with a lemon slice on the rim
kale juice in a glass with a straw

Whether you are new to juicing or a seasoned juicer, this is a great way to get more kale into your everyday life!

kale juice in a glass

Kale Juice

Joy Shull
This light and refreshing kale juice is made with citrus and apple. A delicious and energizing green juice!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Juicing
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 125 kcal


  • 1 bunch of kale washed and stems removed
  • 1 large cucumber peeled and cut into long strips
  • 1 large orange peeled and quartered
  • 1 small lemon peeled and quartered
  • 1 green apple washed and cored and cut into slices
  • 1 ” piece of ginger peeled


  • Wash and prepare the kale, cucumber, orange, lemon, green apple, and ginger
  • 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


Serving: 10ozCalories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 608mgFiber: 8gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 3164IUVitamin C: 99mgCalcium: 140mgIron: 1mg
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