The 12 Best Healthy Green Juice Recipes You Can Make With A Blender Or Juicer
If you want to drink your veggies (and actually enjoy doing it), a good green juice is the way to go.
You might not want to go for the store-bought stuff, though. “Most store-bought juices have either been made from a concentrate or processed with heat,” says nutritionist says Kelly Jones. The result: They contain fewer antioxidants in every sugary sip.
Instead, grab a juicer (or a blender!) and a good green juice recipe and DIY your own.
Even if you don’t have a juicer, a high-power blender — like a Vitamix or Nutibullet — can get your fibrous fruits and veggies fine enough to sip on like juice, too, Jones says. (Plus, the extra fibre you’ll get from making juice in the blender will keep your blood sugar more stable and nourish your good gut bacteria.)
However you whip up your green sips, make sure your green juice recipe incorporates some fruit — like apples and limes. Without the sweetness and acid, typically-bitter greens may leave your juice tasting like grass.
Whether you’re looking for Green Juice Lite or the equivalent of a kale salad in a cup, these are the best green juices (and green smoothies!) you can drink.
1. Easy Green Juice
This juice’s ingredient list includes health-boosting spices like ginger and turmeric, plus apple and lemon for the sweetness and acidity a tasty green juice needs.
Per serving: 114 calories, 0.9 g fat (0.2 g saturated), 113 mg sodium, 25.8 g carbs, 3.3 g fibre, 12.9 g sugar, 3.6 g protein
2. 10-Minute Green Juice
Kale and romaine give this green juice a good dose of protein, while granny smith apple lends a lovely tartness.
Per serving: 189 calories, 1 g fat, 38 g carbs, 0 g fibre, 16 g sugar, 7 g protein