How to Make Green Juice at Home

Ready to detoxify and cleanse your body from the inside out? Then you’ll want to learn how to make green juice at home. With so many green fruits and vegetables to choose from (and juice), you may be overwhelmed with green juice combinations. Luckily, we take the guesswork out of your green juice cravings and break down the best ingredients to use as well as three green juice recipes you can make at home with a blender or juicer.

What can green juice do for you?

make a green juice at home

Drinking green juice every day is an excellent way to get vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that you may not be eating throughout the day with your regular diet. However, that doesn’t mean you should only drink green juice for every meal. Incorporating green juice at home during your morning routine is a great way to set you and your body up for success throughout the day and may provide all these fantastic benefits.

Healthy digestion

The fruits and veggies you juice fill your body with nutrients and hydration that help clear out your stomach and cleanse harmful toxins. Green juices contain enzymes that help support digestive health and help keep your bowel movements regular. Additionally, if you are juicing green leafy vegetables, you provide your body with a surplus of fiber to keep your digestive system smooth, clear, and regular.

Strong immune health

Green juice contains plant nutrients and chlorophyll. Chlorophyll helps support your immune system, increases red cell production, and helps your cells produce more oxygen. 

Glowing skin

Drinking green juice at home each morning aids in digestion, supports your immune health, and helps improve your skin’s overall look and appearance. The extra hydration and digestion-supporting benefits of green juice also help clear your skin and provide you with a healthy glow.

Is homemade green juice good for you?

Best green juice at home ingredients

Store-bought juices and smoothies, as well as drinks from national chains like Jamba Juice, are great options for those that don’t feel like breaking out the juicer or blender at home and making a green juice. However, when you opt for a store-bought brand, you also unknowingly buy extra not-so-good ingredients like salt, sugar, and preservatives that you may not want in your green juice. 

Green juice ingredients

When it comes to making green juice at home, you have plenty of fruits and vegetables to choose from. Here are some of our favorites, along with the health benefits of each:

  • Kale: This leafy green contains many health benefits like fiber, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C and K, iron. Kale also helps fight free radicals and supports inflammation levels within a healthy range.
  • Green Apple: Green apples are packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and antioxidants. They also contain phytonutrients that help support vision health. This micronutrient fights off infections in your eyes and helps wounds heal faster too.
  • Broccoli: Broccoli contains vitamins and minerals that support heart health eye health, balance hormones, and boosts immune system health.
  • Cabbage: Cabbage is more than just an Irish side dish. This veggie is packed with vitamin C and K and helps improve digestion, keeps your heart healthy, may lower blood pressure, and helps regulate cholesterol levels.
  • Celery: Celery contains alkalizing benefits that support healthy digestion and healthy inflammation levels and help lower cholesterol. 
  • Swiss chard: This leafy green is an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin K. It is also packed with antioxidants and helps support the heart, lungs, and kidneys. 
  • Cucumber: Cucumbers are low in calories but high in health benefits like aiding in weight loss, regulating blood sugar, promoting hydration, and promoting regularity.
  • Bok choy: Bok choy is often overlooked but boasts enormous benefits like lowering the risk of heart disease and aiding in cancer prevention.
  • Spinach: Spinach is Popeye’s go-to, and for a good reason. This veggie is rich in potassium, magnesium, copper, and zinc. These help your body regulate fluids, cell function, heart rate, and so much more!
  • Fennel: Fennel is a good source of fiber and has heart-healthy benefits! Incorporating this veggie into your diet supports skin health weight management and can improve the symptoms of anemia.
  • Romaine: Everyone’s favorite salad green is packed with vitamin C to support immune health while also being an excellent source of calcium to keep strong bones and teeth.
  • Wheatgrass: Wheatgrass helps fight free radicals in your body, reduces oxidative stress, and protects against health conditions like arthritis and cancer.

How to make healthy green juice at home

How to make healthy green juice at home

Ready to juice your way to better health? Start your juicing journey with this simple yet healthy green juice anyone can make at home:

Ingredients: 

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 green apples
  • 4 celery stalks

Directions:

  1. Thoroughly wash all fruits and vegetables before juicing
  2. Juice fruits and vegetables (in any order)
  3. If you don’t like pulp, make sure to strain through a sieve
  4. Drink immediately 

How to make green apple juice at home

Make green juice at home

Everyone loves apple juice, but not everyone loves the added sugar found in most store-bought brands. Green apples contain vitamins and minerals that support digestion, eye health, and so much more. This simple recipe will give you a hint of childhood nostalgia without the sugar crash.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 green apple
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • ¼ cup water

Directions:

  1. Wash your fruits and veggies thoroughly before juicing
  2. Add them into a juicer
  3. Strain excess pulp (optional)
  4. Cheers!

How to make green machine juice at home

How to make a healthy green juice at home

A green machine juice is a powerhouse drink with almost all green fruits and vegetables, plus some additional ingredients for flavor. This drink might be the best green juice at home to make if you are short on time but looking for enormous health benefits.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce
  • 1 chard leaf
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 inch fresh ginger

Directions:

  1. Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly
  2. Add fruits and vegetables to a juicer
  3. Strain excess pulp
  4. Enjoy!


Disclaimer

This blog provides general information and discussions about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this blog, website or in any linked materials are not intended and should not be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult with your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment immediately.


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