Fresh green apple juice with celery, kale, cucumber, and orange. This delicious juice is packed with nutrients and is a beautiful bright green color. Fresh green juice is a great way to start the day!
The Best Green Juice Recipe
This green goddess juice is made with all the best green fruits and vegetables, plus some fresh orange for sweetness. Starting your day off with a fresh cup of juice is a great way to get ahead on your daily recommendation of essential vitamins and nutrients!
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Why this recipe works
- Healthy but delicious. This healthy green juice recipe is packed with vitamins and minerals from all the fresh fruits and veggies. It is naturally sweetened with orange, so there is no added sugar.
- Balanced flavors. This juice gets tartness from sour apples with sweetness from fresh orange juice.
- No juicer needed! If you have a juicer, you can certainly make this juice with it, but you can also use a blender!
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
Green Apple - Green apples, like Granny Smith apples, are juicy, tart, and crisp and are the best apples for making this green apple juice. Substitute for any of your favorite red apples or pears. However, using sweeter apples will make a slightly sweeter juice with less tartness. If your apples are sweeter, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice after to add some tartness. Green apples are high in fiber, and have vitamins A and C.
If you love the tartness of green apples, try this Sour Green Apple Smoothie!
Celery - Celery juice became all the rage a few years ago. It is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It can improve digestion and reduce inflammation. Plus it's an inexpensive veggie, making it great for juicing.
Cucumber - This fruit is nutritious with a high water content. Cucumber, like celery, is great to add to juices because of this. Cucumber is also high in vitamin K, which is important for bone health. I use hot house or English cucumbers for this recipe.
For an absolutely refreshing beverage, try Cucumber Agua Fresca.
Kale - Kale is full of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and folate. It’s low calorie and a great source of fiber, so its perfect for adding into green juices and smoothies. You can substitute kale for spinach, or do a 50/50 spinach and kale leafy greens combination.
Orange - Orange is a sweet addition to balance the tart, earthy flavors of the vegetable juices. Oranges are also high in vitamin C, and can help boost your immune system. Substitute 1:1 for lemons, limes, or grapefruit. However, please note that swapping an orange for any other citrus will cause a slightly tarter juice.
Parsley (optional) - Parsley is optional, but adds a great herby freshness to this juice. Substitute for fresh mint or cilantro.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to make green goddess juice
You can use most green fruits and vegetables to make green juice. You can also make green apple juice with a blender or juicer!
First wash all your ingredients well. Peel oranges. Chop veggies and fruit into manageable pieces.
Blend or Juice
Make the juice using your blender or juicer! If using a blender, strain the blended juice, then enjoy.
Serve this refreshing juice at room temperature, cold with some ice cubes, or with a sprinkling of chia seeds.
Can I Make Green Juice in the Blender?
Absolutely you can make any juice in the blender. I prefer making most juices using the Juicer, as it’s a much quicker process to separate the solids from the juice. However most citrus juices are easier using the blender or hand squeezing.
Press onto the solids with the back of a large spoon, pressing out as much of the juice as you can. Once the juice is almost completely strained, discard the solids.
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Expert Tips for Making Green Apple Juice
Prep your ingredients properly
Make sure to thoroughly wash all your ingredients before chopping and juicing. If using a blender, be sure to remove the apple seeds and core.
Use the Right Juicer Speeds
It’s really important to use the suggested juicer speeds for each ingredient. This is because different ingredients have a different ratio of pulp, seeds and other factors. Different speeds help take those into account to separate the pulp and seeds from the juice, making for a better overall juice with the most nutrients.
Go from lowest speed (Low) to highest speed (Turbo) when using the juicer.
Buy the Freshest Ingredients
Because you want as many nutrients from every ingredient as possible, buying the freshest ingredients helps. You don’t need to purchase everything organic, only if you want to.
What to Do With Leftover Pulp
If you want to reuse the leftover pulp, there’s tons of ideas from the simplest composting option, to making baked goods! For 10 ways to use leftover pulp, check out my Ultimate Guide to Juicing.
Storage and Freezing
Storage directions: Fresh fruit juices are best enjoyed within 24 hours. I prefer to chill my fresh juices for about 30 minutes prior to serving. Store in the refrigerator for up to 72 hours.
Freezing directions: If you won’t consume the juice in the first 3 days, you can freeze the leftovers. The best way to do this is with ice cube trays. Freeze the juice into trays, then transfer to a freezer bag. Store frozen for 2-3 months. For more information on juicing, check out my Ultimate Guide to Juicing.
Frequently Asked Questions
So, if you use your juicer and the result is a mere 5-8 ounces of juice, no fear! This happens to me sometimes, it means your juicer didn’t expel enough of the liquid juice from the pulp. To remedy this, remove the pulp from the juicer and place into a strainer over a bowl or large measuring cup (or whatever you’ve juiced into). Gently press on the pulp to release the leftover juice, until it’s mostly expelled. Then combine the juice (if using a separate container) and serve or refrigerate.
The juice and nutrients will separate in a container in the fridge, because they have different weights. The nutrients and any other pulp/sediments will sink to the bottom, while the watery juice will rise to the top. Simply shake or stir the juice to re-combine, and enjoy!
No, it’s best to use fresh produce for this green juice recipe. Freezing fruits and vegetables changes the water content, making the juice consistency strange. If you have frozen fruit or veggies you need to use up, I suggest trying a green smoothie instead!
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Green Goddess Juice Recipe
- 2 green apples cut into wedges
- 1 large English cucumber sliced in half vertically and horizontally
- 2 cups kale loosely packed
- 1 orange peels removed and sliced in half
- 4 celery stalks
- Handful fresh parsley optional
- Start juicing at High and add cucumber quarters in between kale.
- Switch to Turbo and finish with green apple slices, celery and orange pieces.
- Enjoy juice immediately or transfer to an airtight container or jar and into the fridge.
- Ensure that green apple cores are removed. Cut all prepped ingredients into a 1” dice.
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender.
- Blend all ingredients until smooth - you may have to use your blender tamper to push ingredients down into the blades.
- Once smooth, transfer liquid into a strainer over a large measuring cup or bowl.
- Gently push on the pulp to release the juice into the cup.
- Discard pulp or reuse it, and enjoy juice immediately or transfer to an airtight container or jar and into the fridge.