The Clean Green Shot

Green Juice Shot with Kale, Lemon, Ginger, Turmeric, Cucumber, Spirulina

  • by Robin Frey
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Nutritious, bright, and loaded with most of the vitamins and minerals you need in a day, this green juice is best when taken as a daily shot.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 25 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Time

Prep Time
03:00
Juice Time
03:00
Total Time
06:00

Good things come in small packages, and this green juice shot is no exception. 

Made almost entirely of nutrient dense veggies, this green juice recipe balances leafy greens and cucumber with spicy, fresh ginger and anti-inflammatory turmeric. 

two servings of clean green juice shot on a table

Naturally vegan and gluten-free, this wellness shot is low in sugar and carbohydrates, but full of vitamins and minerals from healthy greens. 

Click here to jump straight to the step by step recipe. Read on to learn why we love it.

Why We Love This Green Juice Shot Recipe

Green drinks (juice and smoothies) are popular, but can be unbalanced in their vegetable to fruit ratio. Chef Ari developed this zippy green shot for a “one and done” approach, covering a big chunk of your daily recommended vitamins and minerals in an easy, drinkable way. 

clean green juice ingredients (cucumber, ginger, kale, turmeric, spirulina) on a table
We used blue spirulina, but green works great as well.

All of these ingredients are easily found at your local grocery store, and can have fantastic effects on your overall health. 

Here’s what chef Ari had to say about it:

“One of our favorite shots (besides cold or immunity shots) is a daily shot, something loaded with as much vitamins and minerals as you need for the day. The most nutrient dense products in juicing are, of course, leafy greens, turmeric and spirulina. The cucumber is there to help make it a little more consumable. The lemon and ginger are included to keep the juice vibrant, but also to cut through some of the stronger flavors.”

Still not convinced this daily juice shot is for you? Read on to learn about all of its amazing health benefits.                              

The Health Benefits of This Green Juice

  • Anti-inflammatory. Leafy greens, fresh ginger and turmeric are known for their anti-inflammatory qualities, and can support stress reduction.                            
  • Full of antioxidants. Kale, cucumber and ginger support your immune system while promoting cell turnover. This can help with detox too!                
  • High in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Although this juice shot is full of many vitamins and minerals, these ingredients pack a punch of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium and calcium!  
  • Supports weight-loss. Full of vegetables, superfoods, and lemon juice, this recipe can be a great tool for weight loss and lowering cholesterol.             
clean green juice shot bottled

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this juice shot recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer (masticating, centrifugal, etc.). Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.

Learn more about the industry-leading commercial juicers we use to make our recipes.

Health Benefits

  • supports immune system
  • reduces inflammation
  • aids weight loss
  • antioxidant
  • detoxifying
  • improves digestion

Ingredients

kale 4.4 oz 125 g 2 cups chopped kale (124 grams)
lemon 1.92 oz 54 g 1/2 large lemon
ginger 0.86 oz 24 g 2 1/2 inch chunk ginger root
turmeric 0.33 oz 9 g 1 inch chunk of turmeric root
cucumber 12 oz 340 g 1 1/2 cucumbers
spirulina (green or blue) 0.05 oz 1 g 1/3 teaspoon (1.4 grams)

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 produce together and press.

  4. Add the spirulina to a bowl, slowly pour some juice into the bowl (to avoid clumping) and whisk. Combine mixture with the remainder of the juice.

Pro Tips

  • When trying to source the best cucumbers for juicing, search for medium-to-large cucumbers that are firm without any soft spots or blemishes.

  • Making this juice shot for more than one person, or love to meal plan? Double the recipe for 6 servings, and store your green juice in a glass jar for up to 3 days. Super pro tip: this juice will last 5-7 days if using a Goodnature juice press!

 

 

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