Easy Green Juice Recipe + Juicing Tips

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Glasses of homemade Green Juice on a cutting board beside ingredients used to make it

If you love green juice but cringe at the price of store-bought, this homemade recipe + guide is for you. We’ve been juicing for years now, and in the process have perfected this tart-sweet green juice recipe.

Our go-to green juice is packed with easily-digestible nutrients and is ideal for using up leftover produce from the week. Rich in potassium, folate, vitamins K and C, and more, it’s the perfect drink when you’re seeking some potent nourishment.

Plus, it’s ready in just 25 minutes with 7 ingredients and a juicer. But fear not if you don’t have a juicer, because you don’t even need one to make it. Let’s do this!

Cucumber, parsley, lemon, ginger, apple, kale, and celery for making homemade Green Juice

How to Make Green Juice

  1. Our Green Juice Formula – We like to use moisture-rich celery and cucumber as a base, then add super greens like parsley and kale for pungent green color. Apple (or orange) adds a touch of sweetness, while ginger and lemon add tart flavor and an immune-boosting kick!
  2. Wash, peel, and chop – Our Hurom instructions recommend chopping vegetables into pieces small enough to fit easily down the chute. They also recommend peeling all citrus fruits as they can be difficult for the machine to process, which inhibits them from being fully juiced.
  3. Juice! Turn your machine on and run all ingredients through the juicer, using your tamper as needed. We recommend starting with celery, then cucumber, then herbs, then greens, and finishing with ginger, apple, and lemons. The apples and lemons seem to make a final pass through the juicer and push out any stubborn remnants that may have gotten lodged or stuck.

Juicing Tips

  • Before you get started, buy a high-quality juicer (see notes for recommendations) or use our Juice Without a Juicer Method. If buying a juicer, we recommend a slow masticating juicer (like this Hurom), which better preserves the nutrients.
  • Be sure to buy organic produce whenever possible. If you cannot find organic produce, be sure to wash thoroughly and peel the skin when possible.
  • Chop produce into small pieces that easily fit down your juicer chute. And don’t rush the juicing process by cramming too much produce down the chute at once, which can overwhelm the juicer and stress the motor / clog the machine.
  • Enjoy juice fresh or within 24 hours for best flavor / nutrient content (store leftovers well-sealed in the refrigerator).
  • Save the leftover pulp for use in things like crackers, breads, and cakes (results will vary depending on the type of pulp you have).
Adding apple to a Hurom juicer to make our Easy Green Juice recipe

We hope you LOVE this juice! It’s:

Refreshing
Tart-sweet
Nutrient-rich
Customizable
Quick & easy
& Delicious

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Side view of glasses of Green Juice made with celery, lemon, ginger, and more

Easy Green Juice Recipe + Juicing Tips

Our favorite green juice recipe, just 7 ingredients required! Incredibly refreshing, nourishing, and delicious. Plus, juicing tips, go-to methods, and juicer recommendations.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Cutting board with glasses of green juice and ingredients used to make it
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 (Servings)
Course Beverage
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 24-48 Hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head celery, chopped
  • 1 organic cucumber, chopped
  • 1 handful organic parsley, chopped in half
  • 1/2 bundle organic kale, chopped in thirds
  • 1 3-inch piece ginger, chopped
  • 1 small organic green apple, stem removed, sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, peeled and sliced (reserve peel for 3-Ingredient Turmeric Tonic)

Instructions

  • Note: If you don’t have a juicer, reference this How to Make Juice without a Juicer post. Also see notes for juicer recommendations.
  • Rinse and dry your produce. Then prep for the juicer. Our Hurom instructions recommend chopping vegetables into pieces small enough to fit easily down the chute. They also recommend peeling all citrus fruits as they can be difficult for the machine to process, which inhibits them from being fully juiced.
  • Turn your machine on and run all ingredients through the juicer, using your tamper as needed. We recommend starting with celery, then cucumber, then herbs, then greens, and finishing with ginger, apple, and lemon. The apples and lemons seem to make a final pass through the juicer and push out any stubborn remnants that may have gotten lodged or stuck.
  • Enjoy immediately or transfer to a jar, seal well, and refrigerate up to 24 to 48 hours. Nutrients are most potent when consumed as soon after juicing as possible. Not freezer friendly.

Video

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with the fiber reduced by half as some is removed in the juicing process.
*JUICER RECOMMENDATIONS: The two juicers we’ve used are: Hurom and the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer. If you’re short on time, the Jack LaLanne model makes juice a lot faster, but it’s not slow masticating, so it heats the produce to a higher temperature, which arguably decreases some of the vitamin and mineral content. However, it also largely fits in the dishwasher, so it’s quite convenient to clean. And while we love our Hurom for quality, it does take time to prep, juice, and clean. This Breville also seems to have great reviews and is relatively affordable (but we have not personally tried it).

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 servings Calories: 114 Carbohydrates: 25.8 g Protein: 3.6 g Fat: 0.9 g Saturated Fat: 0.2 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.26 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.09 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 113 mg Potassium: 799 mg Fiber: 3.3 g Sugar: 12.9 g Vitamin A: 3560 IU Vitamin C: 58.06 mg Calcium: 122 mg Iron: 1.57 mg

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  1. Chloe E says

    Loved this juice! The cucumber, celery and lemon were super refreshing. I like my juice a little on the sweeter side, so next time I may add another apple.

  2. Lori says

    EEE this recipe is so delicious!! I just got a juicer and this is the first recipe for me to try so far. So yummy. Thank you! :) The only thing, for other readers, is that a 1 three inch ginger is a lot of ginger. I loved it but it was too much for my boyfriend.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Lori! Ginger can definitely be more intense for some people than others.

  3. Kristen Wissmar says

    I love the recipe. In the last when juicing I’ve always felt wasted with the leftover fibre. How do you make the crackers from leftover pulp?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Kristen, we haven’t tried making crackers, but offered it as a suggestion for those who want to experiment. Let us know if you try it!

  4. Builddailys says

    Celery: probably the one thing I always have in my juice is celery. I use 5 to 6 celery stalks in this recipe. It s rich with vitamins and antioxidants, but to me, one super important benefit is that it provides some good digestive support.

  5. Frida Pedersen says

    Below I m sharing the recipe for my Balance Green Juice but before we head into that, here are a few of my at-home juicing tips! pecially if you want to juice at home to save money.  If this is the case, then choosing conventional produce over organic is easier on the wallet and just as good.

  6. Jacqueline Hutchinson says

    I have not made this because I was wondering about the taste
    . Do you taste all the greens? I have issues with the greens.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      If you’re concerned, I’d say scale back on greens and add in another apple. I find the taste to be quite pleasant.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      It is largely just fiber. I compost ours, but you could watch the video for a few ideas on how to use pulp!

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Kamal! The song is Bowmans Root by Isaac Joel. Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo