Morning Kickstart Juice

Apple Lemon Ginger Juice Cleanse Starter Recipe

  • by Robin Frey
5.0 from 9 Reviews

 

Start your day (or cleanse) the right way with this energizing recipe of apple, lemon, ginger and cayenne pepper.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 155 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
two glasses of cold pressed juice on a white table

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

We like to use this cold press juice recipe as our starter juice during a juice cleanse.

Learn more about detoxing and how to do a juice cleanse in our blog article here or download the ebook that includes a 3-day juice fast plan, recipes, and a shopping list.

two glasses of apple, lemon, ginger and cayenne juice on a white table surrounded by juice recipe ingredients

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. 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.

Apples, lemon, cayenne, and ginger on a wooden cutting board

Health Benefits

  • detoxifying
  • increases energy
  • supports immune system
  • reduces inflammation
  • cancer preventative
  • aids weight loss

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 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.

Pro Tips

  • Peeling the lemon is a matter of preference. We like to “skip peel” them, which is basically just roughly cutting off the peel, leaving some behind. This speeds up prep, and the little bit of peel adds a zest!

  • Did you know lemon juice is alkalizing? In its original state it is acidic with a pH of about 2, but once metabloized in the body, it becomes alkaline with a pH of 7+.

One More Thing!

This recipe is part of our collection of tasty juice cleanse recipes. Check it out!

 

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29 Comments

  1. How often can you drink this ? When adding to cleanse it is daily ?

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    1. Hi Sonya,

      Yes, when we cleanse, we drink this juice at the start of every cleanse day, so once a day. πŸ™‚

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  2. Do you add the cayenne pepper into the juicer at the time of juicing or is it sprinkled on top of the juice when you drink it.

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    1. Hi Andrew,

      We add it to the juice, so you can sprinkle on top or stir it in πŸ™‚

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  3. what is the meaning of oz ? or 16 oz ? plz explain it .

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    1. Hi Saiq,

      oz is an abbreviation for the measurement: ounces. You can find measurement conversions online if you need πŸ™‚

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  4. Can i double the ingredients and drink throughout the day?

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    1. Hi Lucy,

      Yes, absolutely! Happy juicing πŸ™‚

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  5. Is it good for for gouty arthritis patient.

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    1. Hi Alma,

      Based on what I’ve read and learned, this juice (with lemon and ginger) is good for gout/arthritis as it contains anti-inflammatory properties.
      Studies have shown that lemon juice lowers the levels of uric acid (one of the causes of gout) in the body. You can read more about that here: https://www.healthline.com/health/lemon-juice-gout

      A recent study conducted in 2019 with rheumatoid arthritis patients showed that “The outcomes indicated that ginger seems to improve RA symptoms” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30844477/

      Read more about the health benefits of ginger for arthritis from the Arthritis Foundation here: http://blog.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/health-benefits-of-ginger/

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  6. 5 stars
    I like this recipe, but I make it without the cayenne pepper.

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    1. Thanks for sharing Carol! I agree, this juice is good without the pepper as well. Super anti-inflammatory too πŸ™‚

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  7. How can I juice the apples and lemons? Can I put it all in a blender.?

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    1. Hi Adelle,

      We recommend using a juice extractor to make juice. If you don’t have a juicer, you can try blending it and straining it through a fine sieve or nut milk bag. Hope this helps πŸ™‚

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  8. 5 stars
    I am new to juicing. I recently went to a doctor’s appointment and was shocked to see how much weight I’ve gained since becoming wheelchair-bound 2 years ago. I think juicing may help me lose weight and aid me in getting healthier. As I said, I’m a newbie to all this and your site looks like it will help me to know not only what to juice, but also why to juice a particular fruit or vegetable.
    Thanks and Fingers crossed.

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    1. Hi John,

      You’re so welcome! I hope our recipes will be helpful to you in your new juice journey πŸ™‚ Happy Juicing!

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  9. 5 stars
    I been doing this for the past 3 months and I like it it improves my self

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    1. That’s great Cynthia! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. 5 stars
    EVERYONE LOVEsss THIS RECIPE

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    1. Glad to hear it!!

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  11. 5 stars
    Can I use green apples instead of red?

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    1. Hi Val,

      Yes, absolutely! There is less sugar in green apples and they will make the juice a little less sweet and more tart πŸ™‚

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  12. 5 stars
    Can you use this drink for acid reflux as I have tried everything to try to alkalize the acid as I have it even first thing in the morning before I eat and everything I eat makes it worse? I have been on PPI’s for 15 yrs and it is not working to control the acid. I thought this drink may help first thing in the morning as apples seem to stop my acid if I eat one after lunch. Do I peel the red apples also ?

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    1. Hi Janet,

      I think this recipe minus the cayenne pepper would be a good one to try in the morning. Since cayenne pepper can actually trigger acid reflux, I would omit it. Ginger naturally soothes the stomach and can help reduce the production of stomach acid. Although lemon juice is very acidic, small amounts can have an alkalizing effect when it’s digested. This can also help neutralize the acid in your stomach. Apples are a good source of alkalizing minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium and it’s thought that these may help relieve symptoms of acid reflux. I would keep the apple with the skin on, as there is a ton of important nutrients (like vitamin K, A, C, calcium and potassium) in the peel. Let us know how it works for you!

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  13. 5 stars
    Love this one! About how long does this one last in the fridge?

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    1. Thanks Meisha!
      It really depends on which type of juicer you have. If you have a centrifugal style juicer, you really should drink the juice immediately after making it. If you have a slow juicer (masticating juicer) you can keep in the refrigerator for about two days. If you have a juice press, you can keep in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. You can learn more about the different types of juicers here: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/types-of-juicers/

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  14. 5 stars
    Your blog is really awesome

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    1. Thank you Easmin, glad you like it

      Reply