Holy Basil & Herb Green Juice

Holy Basil (Tulsi) Green Juice Recipe

  • by Robin Frey
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This seasonal green juice features holy basil leaf (tulsi) and is paired with other fine herbs for depth of flavor, resulting in a light, refreshing blend.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 95 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

Holy basil, also known as tulsi, is a powerful adaptogen that is used to reduce stress, support the immune system, and boost brain power.

Holy basil is different than the basil use in your favorite sauce recipe, although that type of basil is used in this recipe as well.

Typically holy basil is made into a tea, commonly known as tulsi tea. If you’re looking for different ways to enjoy tulsi and you love green juice, this is the perfect recipe!

For this blend, we are using herbs and produce that are considered in-season during springtime. Snap peas, pear, spinach, basil, tarragon, parsley, apple, and a bit of lemon are combined with holy basil leaf extract, creating a light and refreshing green juice.

Why We Love This Holy Basil Green Juice

Let’s talk green juices for a second. How many different ones have you tried? If you’re like me you’ve probably tried a green juice at every juice bar you’ve ever visited. So a lot!  They all tasted similar, am I right? Cucumber and kale with lemon, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Well if you’re tired of the boring old green juice, you’re in for a real treat with this recipe. I mean, tarragon? holy basil? and who puts sugar snap peas in their juice? We do! Break out this blend and you’ll be bumped from sous chef to executive chef in the juice kitchen for sure. 

Here’s what Chef Ari has to say about his fine herb creation:

“For this seasonal blend, we wanted to feature holy basil (tulsi) for its amazing health benefits. We paired it with various herbs to create depth of flavor. The peas provide a light crispness that work well with a wide range of herbs, and the pear adds a light sweetness. The citrus and green apples add to the overall freshness of the blend. Finally, we add spinach to make and keep the juice vibrant and green.”

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial cold press juicer 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 cold press juicers we use to make our recipes.

Health benefits of this holy basil green juice recipe

  • Brain Booster. Holy basil has positive effects on cognitive functions such as memory, focus, creativity, and motivation. Plus, it helps the body adapt to stress, win-win! 
  • Anti Inflammatory. Holy basil, green apple, pear, parsley, and snap peas all help fight inflammation to help keep the body pain-free.
  • Immune System Support. Almost all of the ingredients in this recipe are known for modulating and/or strengthening the body’s immune responses. Incredibly important health benefit these days!

Want to learn more about holy basil including benefits and how to grow it or buy it? Read the article here: Holy Basil: Uses, Benefits, and Recipes

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Health Benefits

  • reduces inflammation
  • brain food
  • supports immune system

Ingredients

holy basil leaf extract (tulsi) 0.5 ml | g 15 drops (1 serving)
pear 8.7 oz 247 g 1 1/2 medium pear
green apple 7.7 oz 218 g 1 1/4 medium green apple
snap pea 3.3 oz 94 g about 12 snap peas
spinach 1.6 oz 45 g 1 1/2 cups spinach
parsley 0.33 oz 9 g about 1/4 cup chopped parsley
basil 0.27 oz 8 g about 9 leaves
lemon 0.29 oz 8 g 1/8 lemon
tarragon 0.1 oz 3 g 1 large pinch tarragon

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, including the herb stems, and press.

  4. Add the holy basil leaf extract to the juice and mix.

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