This green juice recipe made in a blender is not only packed with health benefits, but is also easy to make and delicious.
Juice and smoothies are a fantastic way to tick off your five a day with minimal effort. Our green juice recipe is ready in minutes, and is perfect for breakfast on the run, a post-gym snack, or as a make ahead treat.
Green Juice Benefits
Green juice has become an icon of the wellness movement – and with good reason. Made using a base of leafy greens, this colourful juice is packed with a pigment called chlorophyll, which plants use to convert sunlight into nutrients. When consumed by humans it delivers a serious health boost, and has been used as a supplement for years.
Chlorophyll is great at aiding digestion, detoxifying the liver, and has powerful anti-aging properties. It’s also fantastic at purifying your blood, which helps keep your skin clear, and major organs healthy.
Our green juice recipe uses a high powered blender (we love our vitamix), rather than a juicer. This has the added benefit of retaining the fiber from our fruit and vegies, which would be left behind by a juicer. Plus, studies suggest that blending fruit and vegetables helps our bodies absorb their nutrients more efficiently!
Best greens for Green Juice
There is no one green juice recipe, and leafy greens can be swapped depending on your health goals and flavor preferences.
Here is some of our suggestions for a yummy juice.
Spinach has a light flavor, and is a great neutral option for your green juice.
It only contains around 23 calories per 100g, and is an excellent source of Vitamin K1, which plays an essential role in natural blood clotting. It is also packed with iron, which reduces fatigue, and helps with athletic performance.
Spinach is a great option for pregnant women and people with an iron deficiency.
Romaine Lettuce is another good option if you’re looking for a lighter flavor base.
This robust leaf is incredibly low in calories, and high in minerals, including calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium. Its high vitamin concentration means it is great for your heart, supports healthy vision, and could help prevent cancer.
If you’re after a spicier flavor, then use kale in your green juice recipe. One of the most nutrient dense foods on earth, one cup of raw kale delivers a whopping 206% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin K. It is also packed with age-fighting antioxidants and beta-carotene.
Beet leaves, Swiss chard, Collard greens
If you want a green juice with a bold flavor then grab a handful of beet leaves, Swiss chard, or collard greens. All three contain plenty of fiber, and are a good source of vitamin B6.
Best green juice flavor combinations
This green juice recipe is super adaptable. Just blend 1 cup water, 1 cup fresh greens (1/3 cup if frozen), 1 cup of fresh fruit, and a handful of ice. Adapt depending on what benefits you want from your green juice.
Pineapple, apple, strawberry, orange, mango, and stone fruits all work great. For extra flavor, add in a slice of fresh ginger, 2 inch length of cucumber, or stick of celery (inner sticks are naturally sweeter).
Some of our favorite combos are:
- kale, pineapple & ginger
- spinach & strawberries
- romaine & peaches or nectarines
- beet leaves, apple & ginger
- collard greens, oranges & ginger
- swiss chard, apple, pineapple & ginger
How to serve/meal prep
The recipe is great for meal prep- simply double the recipe and save one of the servings of green juice to drink later on! Just remember to keep it cold until it’s time to drink!
We like to store spare green juice in mason jars with a screw top lid. It’s easy to store in the fridge and throw in bag/backpack to drink later on.Print
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