Green Juice Recipes and Vegetable Juicer Recipes


Green and Vegetable Juicing Recipes
Vegetable juice recipes and especially green juice recipes are the cornerstone of juices.  Jam packed with leafy goodness!

Here are some of the vegetable juicing recipes that we make and love.

Simply Carrot Juice

Carrot Juice
– 5 Medium carrots

This one is pretty simple!

Wash and top the carrots, juice and enjoy.

Wash your juicer immediately it is not made with stainless steel, otherwise the carrots will stain it.

If you drink enough carrot juice everday your skin will start to turn slightly orange! This is because carrot juice is very high in beta-carotene, an orange-colored antioxidant that gives carrots their color. If we consume a lot of beta-carotene it will build up in our skin. This is not dangerous however.

Simply Green Juice

– 1 cup of spinach
– 2 cups of kale
– 2 cups of parsley
– 1 cucumber
– 3 celery stalks

Add a little garlic and/or ginger if you like. Wash thoroughly and juice.

Apple and Cucumber Zipper

-2 1/2 apples
– 1/2 cucumber
– 1″ of ginger

Remove apple stems and juice everything together. A favorite of ours!

Ginger has potent anti-inflammatory properties that can help some people reduce arthritis based joint pain. Evidence points to one of the antioxidants in ginger called gingerol. It helps to combat oxidative damage to joint cells.

Alkaline Juicer Recipes Heaven

Apple, cucumber, celery, carrots and spinach
– 1 cup of spinach
– 1/2 cucumber
– 2 stalks of celery including leaves
– 3 carrots
– 1/2 apple

Wash all vegetables thoroughly, top the carrots, remove apple stem but don’t peel apple (the peel is full of flavonoid antioxidants), enjoy.

Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Towards Natural Health

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The Cucapple

-1/2 cucumber
– 2 apples

Remove stems from apples, cut a cucumber in half and juice.
The nice thing with apples and especially cucumbers, is you get a lot of juice out of them. This is a great when you just need something quick

Parsley Pep Up

– 1 cup of parsley
– 1/2 apple
– 2 carrots
– 3 celery stalks

Wash all thoroughly, remove apple stem, top the carrots, juice and enjoy!

Carrot and Apple Zip

– 2 carrots
– 1 apple
– 1″ of ginger

Top carrots, remove apple stem and juice.

Eye Eye Captain

– 6 carrots
– 1 cup of kale

That’s right, it’s good for your eyes!

Liver Health

– 1/2 beet with greens
– 3 apples

Wash all thoroughly, remove apple stems and put the whole 1/2 a beet in.

Green Juice Recipes Energizer

– 2 apples
– 1/2 cucumber
– 1/2 lemon (peeled)
– 1/2 cup of kale
– 1/2 cup of spinach
– 1/4 bunch of celery
– 1/4 bulb of fennel
– 1″ of ginger
– 1/4 head of romaine lettuce

This one is a real blast, brimming with goodness.

Sweet Green Juice

– 1 cucumber
– 1 carrot
– 1 green apple
– 1/4 cup parsley
– ¼ cup mint
– 1 stalk of celery
– ½ inch of fresh ginger
– ½ lemon (peeled)

Green juice recipes and green colored fruits and vegetables:

One fundamental quality of green juice recipes is chlorophyll, which is the product of plants turning light into energy for insects and animals to eat. Without this, life as we know it, would not exist. Some of the many amazing benefits of chlorophyll include; powerful detoxifying properties including that of the liver, as well as removing unfriendly bacteria, parasites and mold. Chlorophyll can also improve our blood quality due to its molecular make up, similar to hemoglobin. It helps increase red blood cell count and increases the movement of oxygen throughout our blood. It also helps the repair and growth of all tissues in the body.

Hope you can try out some of these Juice Recipes! Stay healthy and enjoy

By Darren Haynes


198 Responses to “Green Juice Recipes and Vegetable Juicer Recipes”

  1. Kristy says:

    I’m looking for a recipe with fruits and veggies for the kids. My daughter will not eat veggies but loves v8-fusion. Anything sweet with lots of veggies in there for her? Thanks.

  2. Kristin says:

    I am totally a savory person. I have looked and looked and not found any recipes for juices that taste like foods. I am on a 60 fast of nothing but juices but I am also Italian…not that easy. Can I add Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic, etc to make say…my Escarole juice taste like my escarole soup I make? I promise as I experiment with juice that tastes like the meal I will share recipe!

  3. veronica says:

    Hi Kirsten,

    Yep, you can totally add herbs to your recipes, and this is a great way to add flavor and more health benefits to the juice. Although you will need a masticating juicer or a triturating juicer to juice herbs. Centrifugal based juicers such as the Jack LaLanne Juicer and the Breville juicer machines are ineffective at juicing very thin food like herbs and wheatgrass.


  4. Mary Nelson says:

    So I just bought my OMEGA 8005 Masticating Juicer and I have lots of recipe suggestions but only a few indicate to peel or cut up the fruits and/or veggies. What works best? I assume you would peel lemon and oranges but what about cucumbers and apples with a softer peel? My friend suggests you peel and seed EVERYTHING. Any advice owuld be appreciated!

  5. veronica says:

    Hi Mary Nelson,

    Congrats on your purchase the omega 8005 is a great juicer. Personally I try to juice peels where it makes sense since the peels contain a whole lot of antioxidants and fiber (some soluble fiber makes it into the juice). Certainly for soft and edible peels like cucumber, apple, carrot, pears etc, I juice them since they don’t taste nasty and really sour when juiced. The peels of oranges and grapefruits contain chemicals that can cause mild stomach upsets, but those peels taste so bad juiced anyway! However, the peels of lemons and limes don’t contain these chemicals and are ok to juice from a health perspective, but they still produce unpleasant tasting juice so I avoid them.

    One thing with citrus fruit however, is that I put as much of the white pithy stuff in the juicer as possible. I even scrape some off from inside the peels. The white pithy stuff is loaded with antioxidants and will increase the nutrition of the juice considerably.


  6. Alec says:

    I have recently started a daily vegetable juicing routine that includes mainly the dark greens, such as kale, chard, spinach, collard greens, etc along with carrots, celery, beets, cucumber, apples, and ginger root. I have seen many websites that advise rotating the veggies to avoid acquiring food allergies. However, i can’t find any more specific info. Has anyone actually developed intolerance to carrots or kale? How many days in a row should I juice a veggie before rotating it with something different? Are kale and collard greens considered the same so that rotating between them might still cause a negative reaction? Thanks.

  7. veronica says:

    Hi Alex,

    Good questions. I have never personally experienced an intolerance, but as you have read some people do. However, I do mix things up a lot, and I do take a week off from juice here and there. I also do smoothies in which I use fruits I wouldn’t use in juicing. As for knowing how much you can juice one veggie before rotating, it is hard to say, since there is no solid data on this, and as mentioned not everyone seems to develop allergies.


  8. sam says:

    trying to get some help don’t really know where to start I have a juicer and I have high cholesterol I’m looking for a recipe that I can make that will help lower my cholesterol. not sure if I should fast or just add you to my diet. can someone please help.

  9. veronica says:

    Hi Sam,

    you should find these two articles on our site helpful

    this is also an interesting article from medical doctor Mark Hyman talking about how to lower cholesterol naturally.

  10. sam says:

    Thanks so much Veronica:)

  11. Jennifer says:

    Great site!

    I just got a juicer and love it. But..

    I find the green juice disgusting! I drank it for about a week straight to try to get my palate used to — to no avail.

    Currently, I’ve switched to juicing mostly fruit and just eating the green veggies raw.

    Is there any other problems attributed to a lot of fruit juices besides blood sugar problems, cravings, etc? I haven’t experienced any of these luckily.

    Also, is there any real benefit I’m missing out by not juicing the green veggies? If there is, honestly, I’ll just hold my nose and bottoms up!

  12. Magda says:

    We got our first juicer today. The goal is to substitute dinner with a juice couple of days a week. Any suggestions?

  13. Cindy says:

    Has this happened to you? You get home not a little late, but too late to make a full dinner. Hungry, but not too hungry? Stll have a couple of hours worth of chores to do, so need to eat for energy.
    The Apple and Cucumber Zipper is surprisingly tasty. Just a quick slice up, add ground ginger, ice and throw in the blender. mmmm… Yummy in 2 minutes=)

  14. Ronda says:

    These are great recipes! I do a cleanse each year ending in a juice fast and I was looking for some new, tasty juice recipes.

    I modified the Alkaline Juicers Recipe Heaven and added 1/2 of a Beet. Very Yummy!

    Thanks for this site!

  15. Betty says:

    Thanks for listing tasty recipes. I just started juicing today. Being that I’m sick with a cold, I tried spinach, carrot, lemon, and garlic. Whoa, it wasn’t bad but eventually my stomach began to hurt. Is this normal? Also, how many ounces of juice should replace a meal? I read on another site that it is a bad idea to mix fruits, other than apples with vegetables. Is that true and why?
    Thanks for having a site where I can actually ask questions. This is my first time juicing and I’m learning a lot.

  16. veronica says:

    Hi Betty,

    Your stomach could hurt for a number of reasons. One of the more common reasons is that one of the ingredients may not sit well with you. To test this juice drink a juice made with one ingredient only and see how that sits with you, and keep trying out a new ingredient to see how you react. The other main factor, is that it might just be a detoxification reaction, especially if it is your very first fresh juice.

    Mixing fruits and vegetables, isn’t necessarily “bad”, there is just a conflict of interest because fruits and veggies need different digestive enzymes to break them down. The result is that less nutrients are absorbed from the juice because there is what you may call a “digestive competition” going on. So to get the best nutritional benefits from juice, it is better not to mix fruits and vegetables. Apples are one exception because they have a neutral effect that doesn’t clash harshly with vegetable digestive enzymes.

    I am not a big proponent of replacing meals with juice, I think juices are best used as an extremely healthy supplement to one’s diet. However, people do successfully lose weight this way. Since every fruit or vegetables juice will contain a different number of calories naturally, it is difficult to say how many ounces to take per drink. If you are aiming to make each juice a certain amount of calories, then go with the calories of the raw ingredients and take off about 5% to account for some of the calories not making it through (some calories will remain in the unused pulp).

    I also recommend drinking mostly vegetable juice, and the majority of that in the form of green vegetables. Fruits are sugary, and a fruits juice contains a lot more calories than a vegetable juice. A juice made with several pieces of fruit (even though extremely nutritious and loaded with antioxidants) will cause a steep spike in blood sugar levels. You can read more at

    Utlimately, juicing is an excellent thing to do, just stick mostly to vegetables.


  17. Betty says:

    I definitely want to lose weight but I also want to experience that mind clarity that a lot of people talk about. I will check out the website. Thanks again.

  18. Megan Lewis says:

    My son has issues with hard stool. Is there any juicing recipe that works well for stool softening?

  19. Robert says:

    Just got a used Jack LaLanne juicer, and am very excited to begin this journey…I appreciate all the helpful info and recipes, great forum!

  20. Jessica says:

    I just got a used juicer from my grandma, it about 20 years old but works great. I’ve been playing around with juicing recipes the last couple days and so far I’m hooked. I have searched high and low though for a good juice recipe for breastfeeding mothers. I’m currently breastfeeding my 14 month old daughter and plan to get pregnant again this fall. I would love a recipe that helps replenish all the nutrients that I am passing on (and will be passing on when pregnant again) to my child. I know juicing in general will be good but since I plan to breastfeed while pregnant and hopefully tandem nurse I know I will need a lot of nutrients to ensure that everyone is getting what they need.

  21. Kate says:

    I just started juicing to help kick start a better diet while training for a half marathon. Since I work full time, I have to juice the night before. I have been putting the juice in an airtight insulated cup and immediately putting in in the freezer. I then take with with me to work and put the cup in the fridge. By lunchtime it is starting to thaw and I drink it with some almonds and wheat crackers (it is a veggie juice with tomato, carrot, parsley, cucumber, lemon, celery and red bell pepper.

    My questions are: is it ok to freeze the juice as I am doing, and is my “juice lunch” a healthy way to have my juice?

    Thanks so much you this site. It’s very healpful!

  22. veronica says:

    Hi Kate,

    I think that is a good way to go. Since it is not possible to juice at work fresh, the next best thing is to do what you are doing, the juice will lose a little nutrition, but it is not drastic and the juice will still be very nutritious. Enjoy 🙂


  23. Aloes44 says:

    You can add avocado to your smoothie. Like using mango, banana, and yogurt.

  24. Aloes44 says:

    I have been jucing about 3 months now and i have lost 4 pounds and 4 inches around my waist. I juice more green vegetables

  25. Nely says:

    Just wondering, how many cups of juice should you drink each day?

  26. Monique says:

    I will be attempting to juice for the first time today. More than likely I will not make a significant investment in an expensive juicer since my knowledge is limited regarding brand vs my long time needs etc.

    Question- am I suppose to remove the skin from certain vegetables and/or fruits before juicing them or just blend it as it after removing stems etc.?

  27. Mo says:

    Hello i am beginner in the juicing world and love the recipes so far but, i have an allergy to raw carrots but, i love them and can eat them cooked….my question is do you think if i just blanch them quickly for a sec and then juice them would i still get most of its healthful benefits???

  28. veronica says:

    Hi Mo,

    The funny thing with carrots is that you will probably get more beta-carotene out of the carrot by blanching it, since beta-carotene actually becomes more available for digestion by processing methods such as cooking and juicing. By blanching and then juicing you are doing both 🙂 You may lose some vitamin C, but blanching doesn’t cause as much nutrient damage as boiling for periods of time. So, I think you will be fine.


  29. Robin says:

    Hi Darren,


    I have a question for you. What juicing remedies would be good for hypertension?


  30. Robin says:

    One other question Darren, how many days, if any, can I keep my juice in an air tight container before drinking it?

  31. veronica says:

    Hi Robin – we got that question a lot, so I decided to write a post about it –

  32. Jennifer says:

    I’m new to the whole juicing world, but have been wanting to do it for some time now. Unlike most people I know, weight loss is not my goal — simply a healthier diet and lifestyle is. I’ve read that juicing only is not healthy to do long term. What do you suggest to be good habits? I also work out a lot and I don’t want to deplete my body of too many nutrients I would need for energy, so what kinds of vegetables would be preferable?

  33. veronica says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    Some of the most nutrient dense and antioxidant-rich vegetables are dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach and collard greens. These will provide many of the minerals and vitamins that working out will use up. The antioxidants will also help with recovery from exercise because of their anti-inflammatory properties, helping to “cool off” muscle and soothe joints.


  34. Susanna says:

    I cannot find any information about this. I had my gall bladderout when i was 12. How will i be affected doing the cleanse without it? Thank you.

  35. veronica says:

    Hi Susanna,

    Sorry, but I am not sure how having no gallbladder and a cleanse work together. I am hoping one of the many people out there who know more than me will pitch in here 🙂


  36. Sherri says:

    Veronica & Darren,
    You two are a blessing to the juicing world and especially to us newbie juicers. Thank you so much for this site and taking the time to answer everyone’s questions as you’ve done here for so long!

  37. azia says:

    Hello, I have bought a juicer, however it separates the peels of apple and the fibre from the oranges and the leaves of the spinach, into the filter. Are the nutrients going to waste, as the leaves of the spinach and the peels are not being put into the juice.

  38. AM says:

    My hubby is buying me the Blendtec this weekend! I can’t WAIT! It’s a power blender, so it keeps all the fiber.

  39. Donna says:

    Wonderful site! Just starting juicing today and looking forward to being a healthier person. Thanks for all the time you put into this site!

  40. Janet says:

    Hi, Is it okay to add organic whey protein powder to a fresh apple and spinach juice?

  41. veronica says:

    Hi there Janet,

    No problem at all 🙂 Apple and spinach juice is a great way to add more nutrition and health benefits to a protein drink.


  42. Epi says:

    I use daily. Can I have my 7 year old and also my 2 year old drink the juices I make?

  43. veronica says:

    Hi Epi,

    I have never read anything where fresh juice is problem for children. However, there are negative reports about children drinking store bought juice because it is usually higher in sugar (added sugar), less nutritious, and contains toxins as a result of processing methods. Just keep in mind that fresh fruit juice, even though super nutritious, does contain natural sugar and should not be overdone, but is still a great way to get kids to eat more fruits. Besides it is way better than soft drinks!!! If you can get them to drink more vegetable juice than fruit juice then you are really looking good. Vegetable juice is much lower in sugar, and busting with antioxidants.


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  45. Chris says:

    Hi. Was just wondering what is Beet? Or am I being stupid and it is in fact beetroot? Also where it says about sweet potatoes do they need to be cooked before juicing?

    Great recipes by the way and am looking forward to tryi g them out

    Thank you

  46. veronica says:

    Hi Chris,

    Glad you like the recipes, we worked hard to provide all the info on this site 🙂

    Yep Beet and Beetroot are the very same thing, it is a US and British English difference.

    The sweet potatoes can actually be juiced raw, and is better that way since cooking kills a certain amount of the nutrients. However, it will depend on the juicer machine you are using. All masticating and triturating juicer machines will be fine, but if you have a centrifugal machine that provides 6000 or less rpms, then it may be a bit of strain on the motor, especially if done regularly.

  47. Ghorn says:

    Kale, spinach, coconut, and almond milk are blended together, creating the best green juice that is quick to prepare.

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