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The 10 Best Vegetables for Juicing

Making green juice, vegetable juice or fruit juice with vegetables? Then you need to know which veggies are best for juicing.

This list contains the most nutritious vegetables you should include in your juice recipes. Each veggie includes a link to a chef-made juicing recipe recommendation.

At the end, we’ll list a few veggies that you should NOT juice.

Let’s dive right in to the healthiest and best vegetables for juicing.

The Top 10 Best Vegetables for Juicing

1. Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are a staple of the juicing world. These leafy veggies are perfect for juicer recipes due to their high nutrient and vitamin count.


Our favorite leafy greens to put in our juicers include:


Season: Year-round, peaking through winter.

Flavor: Bitter and slightly sweet with light notes of cabbage.

Health benefits: High in Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Manganese and Copper. Anti-inflammatory. Rich in antioxidants. Detox-friendly. Can help prevent heart disease.

Great with: apple, cabbage, carrot, celery, chard, lemon, orange, spinach and sweet potato.

Recipe: Kale-Celery-Apple-Ginger Juice


Season: Year-round.

Flavor: This mild-tasting green is lightly bitter and sweet with fresh grassy notes.

Health benefits: high in Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Manganese. Also high in Vitamin B9-folate. Can lower blood pressure. Aids digestive system. Can help prevent heart disease.

Great with: apple, beet, broccoli, ginger, lemon, kale, lime, orange, sweet potato and tomato.


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Season: Year-round.

Flavor: Slightly sweet earthy taste with strong savory notes when juiced.

Health benefits: High in Vitamin K and Vitamin C. Anti-inflammatory. Antioxidant. Improves digestion and immune system. Lowers cholesterol. Can help prevent heart disease.

Great with: apple, carrot, celery, cucumber, lemon, lime, parsley and tomato.


Swiss Chard

Season: Late summer into autumn.

Flavor: Slightly earthier than spinach and the stalks taste a bit like celery.

Health benefits: High in Vitamins A, K, C, E and B2. Also high in Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Iron and Calcium. Rich in antioxidants. Can lower blood pressure. Can help prevent heart disease.

Great with: apple, beet, carrot, cucumber, ginger, kale, lemon, lime, orange and tomato.

Recipe: Cabbage Green Juice with Chard

Tip: You should usually juice the leaves and stems of leafy greens. However, when your particular leafy green has a different colored stem (like the chard pictured below), keep in mind that juicing the stem will impact the color of your finished juice.


2. Carrots

Carrot juice pulls off a rare juicing trifecta. They are:

  • extremely nutritious
  • taste amazing
  • a vegetable that produces a high yield of juice

Season: Peak from summer through autumn.

Flavor: Sweet, aromatic and earthy.

Health benefits: High in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Potassium. Good source of beta-carotene. Good for eye and skin health. Can aid weight loss.

Great with: apple, beet, cabbage, celery, citrus, orange, pineapple, spinach and tomato.


Tip 1: Want a tasty substitute for pure orange juice? Juice 50% carrots and 50% pineapples and the finished product will be very similar to orange juice.

Tip 2: When juicing carrots, do not peel. Only remove the tough to clean knobs at the top end of the carrot.

3. Ginger

You don’t need much ginger in your juice recipes (unless you’re doing ginger shots) because this root veggie has a super strong flavor.

Season: Year-round, peaking summer through winter.

Flavor: Spicy pungent notes of both citrus and pepper.

Health benefits: High in Vitamin B6, Magnesium and Manganese. Aids digestive system. Improves immune system.

Great with: apple, banana, berries, carrot, celery, greens, citrus, pear, pineapple, sweet potato and tomato.


Tip: Throw the ginger straight in your juicer! No need to spend time peeling.

4. Beets

Beet juice for the win!

Season: Year-round, especially summer through autumn.

Flavor: Sweet flavor with pungent notes.

Health benefits: High in Vitamin B9-folate, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin C, Iron and Copper. Aids digestive system and can help with constipation.

Great with: apple, berries, cabbage, carrot, citrus, celery, cucumber, ginger, greens, orange, pears, spinach, tomato and watermelon.


5. Broccoli

Broccoli is another veggie that most people overlook when juicing or crafting juice recipes. But you won’t make the same mistake with this amazing green vegetable, right?

Season: Peak from autumn through winter.

Flavor: Crisp, light taste with earthy notes and slightly peppery.

Health benefits: High in Vitamins A, C, K, and B9-folate, as well as Manganese. Detox-friendly. Improves immune system.

Great with: beet, cabbage, carrot, cucumber, greens, lemon, lime, parsley, pear and watercress.

Recipe: Broccoli Carrot Veggie Juice Recipe

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6. Cucumber

Cucumbers are a staple at juice bars. Not only are they nutritious and fresh-tasting. They’re also 90% water, which means they have great yield when juiced.


Season: Year-round, peaking from spring through summer.

Flavor: Mild and refreshing neutral flavor with hints of melon.

Health benefits: High in Vitamin K and rich in antioxidants. Can lower blood pressure and promote healthy skin.

Great with: apple, beet, cabbage, carrots, celery, ginger, grape, greens, citrus, mango, orange, pear, pineapple, strawberry, tomato and watermelon.


7. Sweet Potato

Sweet potato is super underrated when it comes to juicing. Give it a try!


Season: Year-round, especially autumn through winter.

Flavor: Deep earthy sweetness with hints of pumpkin with a slight nutty flavor.

Health benefits: High in Vitamins A, B6 and B5. Also high in Manganese, Potassium and Pantothenic Acid. Helps stabilize blood sugar levels. Promotes heart health and can help prevent heart disease.

Great with: apple, carrot, celery, ginger, greens, citrus, orange, pear, pineapple and watercress.

Recipe: Sweet Potato “Pie” Juice

8. Celery

Another juicing staple, drinking celery juice has become a fad, of sorts. Don’t get us wrong: celery is great. But the high water content veggie should usually be one of many ingredients in your juice recipes, rather than a list of one.

Season: Year-round.

Flavor: Sweet earthy flavor with slight hints of artichokes.

Health benefits: High in Vitamin K. Can lower cholesterol levels.

Great with: apple, beet, cucumber, greens, ginger, lemon, lime, pineapple, pear, tomato and watercress.


9. Herbs

Some of our favorite herbs to juice include:


Season: Year-round, especially in spring.

Flavor: Earthy notes with hints of celery, lemon and pepper.

Health benefits: Anti-inflammatory. Strengthens immune system. Can help prevent diabetes.

Great with: apple, beet, cucumber, leafy greens, lemon, orange, sweet potato and tomato.

Recipe: Spinach Apple Green Juice with Parsley


Season: Year-round.

Flavor: Fresh, slightly sweet crisp flavor with pungent herbal notes.

Health benefits: Improves digestive system. Helps prevent nausea and headaches. Promotes weight loss. May help with allergies.

Great with: apple, carrot, citrus, cucumber, ginger, leafy greens, mango, melon, pear, pineapple and watermelon.



Season: Year-round, peaking spring through summer.

Flavor: Slightly sweet with pungent notes of lemon/lime and parsley.

Health benefits: High in Vitamins A, K and C. Can help lower cholesterol levels. Strengthens bones.

Great with: beet, celery, chard, citrus, mango, cucumber, orange, pear, pineapple, sweet potato and tomato.

Tip: When juicing or blending, use both leaves and stem.

Recipes: Pineapple Ginger Spinach Juice

10. Tomato

Tomato juice is one of those “love it or hate it” juice recipes. If you’re in the “love it” camp, make sure you try our homemade V8 juice recipe.


Season: Year-round, peaking spring through summer.

Flavor: Sweet and slightly acidic with deep earthy notes.

Health benefits: High in Vitamins A, C and K, as well as Potassium, Manganese and Molybdenum. Rich in antioxidants. Helps lower cholesterol levels. Aids weight loss.

Great with: beet, celery, chard, citrus, mango, cucumber, orange, pear, pineapple, sweet potato and tomato.


Veggies That CAN’T (Or Probably Shouldn’t) Be Juiced

Unless you really want to try drinking juice from one of these veggies, avoid sticking these in your juicer:

  • Eggplant
  • Leeks
  • Winter Squash
  • Rhubarb

Related article: Want to learn all about the three most common types of juicers? Read our comparison of Masticating vs Centrifugal vs Cold Press Juicers!

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To extend the shelf life of juiced veggies and fruit, buy some cheapo ice cube trays (they'll just get stained) and freeze the juice into cubes. Store in plastic containers or baggies. Then throw a cube of whatever you have into a blender with frozen strawberries, raspberies, blueberries and a banana for texture. Add some ice and water and blend away. The cubes will keep 2-3 months in a freezer, but you'll use them long before then.

Jun 17, 2023
Linda Schassler

Gonna give juicing a BIG try now that I am turning 60 and these 20 lbs. need to go!

Apr 29, 2023

We want to what veggies and fruits are best. Trying to build body immune system for him

Apr 26, 2023
Knate Henkel

Now, this is a helpful guide for anyone into juicing, I especially love the recipes. Thanks for the great info.

May 20, 2022
Karen L. Pargett

This is for home use can’t mark the box you provide.

Sep 13, 2021
Robin Frey
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Hi Karen, I will make sure you are signed up for home juicing notifications! The check box seems to be working for me, I will email you to find out more, thanks!

Sep 14, 2021

Thank you for all the helpful ingredients and ways to try different drinks definitely going to experiment bought myself a juicer to be healthier and my grandson instead of all those sugary drinks in the store thanks so much again

Aug 24, 2021
Robin Frey
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That's awesome Roseanna! Thanks for sharing and best of luck with your juicing journey 😄 Be sure to check out our top recipes for kids here:

Aug 25, 2021

waoo... simplemente ingenioso la manera de combinar la información con la verdadera, deliciosa y fresca razón de los beneficios de las frutas y vegetales

Jun 2, 2021
Robin Frey
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Thank you Gigi!

Jun 3, 2021

Very good post! The amount of juices that can be made with fruits and vegetables is incredible. They are delicious, they are also healthy. regards!

Feb 8, 2021