Quick & Easy Juice Recipes

7 Simple Juice Recipes That Taste Amazing

  • by Robin Frey

Juicing has a lot of health benefits and it’s a wonderful way to get extra nutrition and veggies into your diet.

Our recipe archive is full of unique, chef-created juicing recipes, but sometimes you just want a simple juice without hunting down hard-to-find ingredients or a lot of prep time.

If you’re looking for homemade juice recipes without a ton of ingredients, or if you’re new to juicing and want beginner-friendly recipes, you’ve come to the right place. All of the recipes that follow contain 4 ingredients or less so you can whip up the best glass of fresh juice in no time.

Simple and Beginner Juicing Recipes

Click any of these healthy recipe titles to jump to the recipe itself:

  1. Juice Cleanse Starter Recipe
  2. ABC Juice – Apple, Beet, Carrot
  3. Simple Apple Juice
  4. Classic Beet Juice Recipe
  5. Refreshing Watermelon Juice Recipe
  6. Cold-Pressed Sweet Green Juice Recipe
  7. Fresh Pressed Lemonade Recipe

Note: You’ll notice that a majority of these recipes are fruit juice-based, or a combo of fruit and vegetable juices. Since sweeter fruit juices are often what beginners are used to, fruits are the perfect ingredients to start with when making simple and delicious juices.

A seasoned juicer may find vegetable juices more palatable than a beginner juicer. Vegetable-based juices tend to have less sugar, support detox better, and have more vitamins and minerals than their fruity counterparts. If you are looking for more vegetable-based juices to lose weight in particular, check out our 7 Easy Juice Recipes for Weight Loss.

Each recipe was made with the Goodnature M-1 juice press commercial juicer in the Goodnature Innovation Kitchen. They are all naturally gluten-free.

1. Juice Cleanse Starter Recipe

juice cleanse starter recipe for weight loss

This homemade juice recipe focuses on the big three detoxifying ingredients, apples, lemon, and ginger. A great first juice of the day, the lemon juice in this one will get the detox process going and the added heat from the cayenne jump-starts the metabolism.

Yield: Around one 12 oz serving (may vary).

Ingredients:

  • Red Apple – 16 oz (2 1/4 medium apple)
  • Lemon – 1.79 oz (1/2 medium lemon)
  • Ginger – 0.18 oz (1/2 inch chunk of fresh ginger)
  • Cayenne (ground) – 1 pinch

Directions:

  1. Wash the produce.
  2. Weigh ingredients.
  3. Peel the lemon (The skin imparts a bitter flavor if left on).
  4. Juice the ingredients together.
  5. Add a large pinch of cayenne pepper.

2. ABC Juice – Apple Beet Carrot

This twist on a classic fresh juice recipe features golden beets and carrot juice that packs a delicious punch of antioxidants and vitamin A. With only 3 (or 4) ingredients, any home cook can take on this recipe!

abc juice apple beet carrot two servings on a table with ingredients nearby

Yield: Around one 12 oz serving (may vary).

Ingredients

  • Carrot – 14 oz (6 1/2 medium carrots)
  • Green Apple – 8 oz (1 1/5 medium apples)
  • Gold Beet – 1.75 oz (1/3 beet)
  • Lemon (optional) – 0.65 oz (1/6 medium lemon)

Directions

  1. Wash the produce thoroughly.
  2. Remove the top ends of the carrots and beets.
  3. Weigh the ingredients.
  4. Juice all ingredients together.

3. Simple Apple Juice

There is no better simple juice than classic apple juice. By combining two different types of apples, this juice benefits anyone looking for a more elegant spin on this simple classic.

two glasses of homemade apple juice on a white table

Yield: Around one 12 oz serving (may vary).

Ingredients

  • Red Apple – 11.5 oz3 (2 medium apples)
  • Green Apple – 5.5 oz (1 medium apple)
  • Lemon (optional but recommended) – 0.25 oz (1 small slice – 1/10 of a lemon)

Directions

  1. Wash and weigh the produce.
  2. Quarter the lemon (leaving the skin on) and place directly into the press. If you don’t have a juice press, peel the lemon and juice with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Grind the remaining ingredients together and press.

4. Classic Beet Juice

If you’re new to juicing and are looking to get all of the amazing health benefits of vegetable juice, look no further. The red beets, leafy greens, and orange juice in this recipe are all loaded with vitamin C, which supports your immune system!

2 glasses of beet juice on a white surface

Yield: Around one 12 oz serving (may vary).

Ingredients

  • Red Beet – 8.65 oz (2 medium beets)
  • Orange – 4.59 oz (1 medium orange)
  • Kale – 3.31 oz (1 1/3 cups chopped kale)
  • Cucumber – 3.31 oz (1/4 large cucumber)

Directions

  1. Wash and weigh the produce.
  2. Peel the oranges and cut the tops off of the beets.
  3. Juice all ingredients together.

5. Refreshing Watermelon Juice

It’s hard to imagine a simpler and more refreshing juice recipe than this. Watermelon is paired with lime juice and mint for a herbal and sweet blend that pairs well with a warm summer day.

refreshing watermelon juice recipes for weight loss

Yield: Around one 12 oz serving (may vary).

Ingredients

  • Watermelon (seedless) -15 oz (3 cups cubed watermelon)
  • Lime – 0.23 oz (1/5 lime)
  • Mint Leaves – 0.11 oz (3-4 leaves)

Directions

  1. Wash the produce thoroughly.
  2. Remove the watermelon rind and cut into cubes; weigh the produce. Cut the lime into fifths (leaving the skin on).
  3. If you have a juice press, place both the watermelon and the lime directly into the press. If you don’t have a juice press, peel the lime and juice both the watermelon and the lime with the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Grind the remaining ingredients together and press.

6. Sweet Green Juice Recipe

Green drinks can be an incredible source of health and wellness, and they don’t have to be complicated! This recipe keeps it simple with pineapple, cucumber, green apple, and mint. You can always add leafy greens to make it even greener, or opt to keep it simple!

two glasses of cold pressed green juice made with mint, pineapple, green apple and cucumber on a wooden cutting board

 

Yield: Around one 12 oz serving (may vary).

Ingredients

  • Pineapple – 9.75 oz (2 cups chunked pineapple)
  • Cucumber – 5.73 oz (2/3 cucumber)
  • Green Apple – 3.88 oz (1/2 medium apple)
  • Mint (fresh) – 0.24 oz (6-8 mint leaves)

Directions

  1. Wash the produce thoroughly.
  2. Cut the pineapple into chunks. If using a Goodnature juice press, leave the skin on the pineapple.
  3. Juice all ingredients together.

7. Fresh Pressed Lemonade

The days of powdered lemonade are over. Make the most of your juicer with this simple and zesty recipe, with all the deliciousness of traditional lemonade plus kick of fresh ginger. Consider adding a little bit of turmeric for added color and an extra anti-inflammatory punch!

Two glasses of lemonade and ingredients on a cutting board
Fresh pressed lemonade with ginger and red apple

Yield: Around one 12 oz serving (may vary).

Ingredients

  • Red Apple – 17.25 oz (2 1/2 medium apples)
  • Lemon – 2.79 oz (1 medium lemon)
  • Ginger – 0.12 oz (1/3 inch ginger root)

Directions

  1. Wash and weigh the produce.
  2. Quarter the lemon (leaving skin on) and place directly into the press. If you don’t have a juice press, peel the lemon and juice with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Grind remaining ingredients and press together.

Want More?

It wasn’t easy selecting these top 7 simple juices, so here’s another 5 of our favorites to try out!

If you enjoyed this list of simple juicing recipes, check out our favorite healthy juicing recipes for energy here!

Want to browse all of our chef-made juicing recipes? Check out our juicing recipes here!

 

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2 Comments

  1. I will to try its looks delicious and smooth

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  2. The recipe looks perfect and I will like to try it at home

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