Light and hydrating, this green juice has the nutrients your skin needs to keep it healthy and glowing.
Looking for an extra (tasty) tool in your skincare regimen?
Look no further than this delightfully refreshing and crisp juice crafted by our expert chef Ari Sexner.
This vitamin-rich recipe supports healthy skin (and overall health) with powerful antioxidants and hydrating ingredients.
Click here to jump straight to the recipe. Read on to learn why we love it.
Note: Green juices like these are also great for detoxing and can aid in weight loss. Check out our Juice Recipes for weight loss to support your wellness goals!
Why We Love This Glowing Skin Green Juice Recipe
This juice recipe is formulated to give you the perfect balance of vitamins and powerful antioxidants you need to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance and make your skin glow.
How exactly does this juice help your skin?
- Vitamin C: Green apple and lemon juice are great sources of Vitamin C. This helps to keep skin firm by promoting collagen production and counteracting free-radicals that break down collagen in your body. Its anti-aging properties may also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Vitamin K: Cucumbers are packed with Vitamin K, which promotes better skin through tissue renewal and new skin cell growth. This can help maintain a softer, glowing, and a young-looking complexion. Vitamin K also helps to protect the collagen in the body. Collagen is responsible for skin’s elasticity.
- Vitamin B6: Ginger is high in Vitamin B6, which helps with hormonal acne, inflammation and redness. B6 assists to synthesize collagen, needed for healthy skin and overall health.
- Hydrating: Cucumbers are very hydrating. When you support your body’s hydration, it keeps your skin hydrated, resulting in clear skin with less flakiness and wrinkles.
Besides the skin and health benefits, this juice tastes great. It’s a relatively simple green juice that goes down super smooth.
Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this juice 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.
- promotes healthy skin
- supports immune system
- reduces inflammation
- strengthens hair
|cucumber||13 oz||369 g||1 1/2 cucumbers|
|green apple||3.6 oz||102 g||2/3 medium apple|
|ginger||0.36 oz||10 g||1 inch chunk of ginger root|
|lemon||1.2 oz||34 g||1/3 medium lemon|
Wash and weigh the produce.
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.
Grind remaining ingredients together and press.
For added health benefits (and sweetness), mix in a teaspoon or so of raw honey into your juice. Honey has antibacterial properties that can improve skin conditions. Honeydew makes a nice addition as well!
Your cucumbers should be dark green with minimal to no yellow spots – these spots tend to develop once the cucumber becomes overly ripe. If your cucumbers have wax on the outside, make sure to properly remove the wax with a safe veggie wash.
When trying to source the best cucumbers for juicing, search for medium-to-large cucumbers that are firm without any soft spots or blemishes.
Add dark leafy greens to give your juice a Vitamin A, calcium, and folate boost. Spinach in particular is full of magnesium and potassium!
Dealing with inflammation or feeling under the weather? Add a little anti-inflammatory turmeric to your juicer to support your immune system and overall health.
This naturally gluten-free juice can be a great base for a green smoothie, or to replace the liquid in your favorite smoothie recipe.