Very Veggie Green Juice

Very Veggie Green Juice Recipe

  • by Robin Frey
5.0 from 2 Reviews

 

 

This delicious green juice recipe is made of all vegetables and a little lemon for a low-calorie, nutritious juice!

Yield 12 oz / 355 ml
Calories 50 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Time

Prep Time
04:00
Juice Time
03:00
Total Time
07:00

Let’s be honest, most people don’t like eating their veggies. We can snack on fruits all day long but when it comes down to eating broccoli or kale, we struggle. Thank goodness for juicing!

Drinking veggie juice actually helps your body absorb nutrients better and more easily than eating cooked vegetables. Plus, you don’t have to struggle to enjoy it.

Today we’re sharing our favorite vegetable juice recipe for you to try. But first, let’s examine the benefits.

Two glasses of green juice with ingredients on a wood cutting board

Why Should We Drink Our Vegetables?

Did you know that the average person should consume two cups of fresh vegetable juice every day? I know what you’re thinking: that sounds like a lot, but it’s a ton easier than trying to EAT the recommended servings of vegetables in a day. Plus this way you’re getting your veggies fresh and raw, without all the indigestible fiber taxing your digestive system.  Some of the health benefits of drinking green vegetable juice include:

Lowers Risk of Chronic Disease

Vegetable juice is high in antioxidants including vitamin A, beta-carotene, lycopene, phenolic compounds, and phytonutrients. These antioxidants can help your body fight off the risk of healthy cells turning into cancerous cells. It can also lower your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even some autoimmune diseases.

Improves Heart Health

Potassium, iron, and vitamin C can help stimulate proper circulation, improve the amount of collagen in your body, lower your blood pressure, and reduce the risk of damaged blood vessels and arteries.

Improve Skin & Hair

Drinking vegetable juice regularly can help reduce the look of blemishes, acne, wrinkles, age spots, eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. The nutrients also help prevent hair loss and will give you lush long healthy hair!

Supports Detoxification

Whether you went out and binged for a weekend or you’re just looking to jump-start a new diet to help with weight loss, vegetable juice supports the detox process within your body. This is especially true for your liver.

two glasses of green juice surrounded by ingredients cucumber, spinach, romaine, zucchini, celery, lemon, and water cress on a neutral surface

What Green Vegetables Can You Juice?

When picking which vegetables to juice, whether it be for a fruit juice or a vegetable juice, you want a mix of what is going to give you the most flavor, the most juice, and the most nutrients. Water-based veggies like cucumber make your base juice while vegetables like kale and spinach provide the nutrients. Some of the best green vegetables to juice include:

  • Cucumber
  • Romaine
  • Broccoli
  • Fennel
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • Swiss Chard
  • Spinach
  • Watercress
  • Wheatgrass
  • Bok Choy
  • Herbs like cilantro and parsley

If you’re unsure about which juicer to use, look at our guide to juicers here!

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.

Health Benefits

  • strengthens hair
  • promotes healthy skin
  • cardiovascular support
  • detoxifying
  • antioxidant
  • reduces inflammation
  • cancer preventative
  • lowers blood pressure
  • supports immune system

Ingredients

cucumber 5.11 oz 145 g 2/3 medium cucumber
romaine 4.05 oz 115 g 2 1/2 cups chopped romaine
spinach 4.05 oz 115 g 4 cups spinach
zucchini 3.2 oz 91 g 1/2 medium zucchini
celery 2.83 oz 80 g 2 medium stalks
lemon 1.41 oz 40 g 1/2 medium lemon
watercress 0.3 oz 9 g 1/4 cups chopped watercress
salt (optional) 0.03 oz 0.9 g a pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Wash and weigh the produce.

  2. Juice all of the ingredients together.

Pro Tips

  • Juice the cucumber with the peel on (remove if not organic), the peel contains beta-carotene, an important antioxidant that the body converts to Vitamin A. Clean with antimicrobial wash to remove any wax.

  • Peel the lemon if you prefer a lighter flavor. For stronger flavored or full bodied juices, grind these with the peel on. Experiment with using peeled lemons and with leaving the peels on, notice the difference in flavor.

  • Leave the stems on the leafy greens – they typically contain a lot of flavor and juice. Coming from the farm, leafy greens usually have the most dirt on the leaves and need to be thoroughly washed.

 

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I have to say I was surprised this tastes as good as it does, being all vegetables and no fruit really. This is my go to green juice, thanks.

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  2. What is a good cold pressed juicer for the home? Websites interchange cold pressed with slow juicer. I would buy yours but a bit too expensive for now. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Carol,

      Yes, some companies market the slow or masticating juicers as “cold press” even though they do not contain an actual press. I personally have used both the Omega and Kuvings slow/masticating juicers extensively and would recommend either of them if your budget does not allow for the Goodnature juice press. For more reading on types of juicers, see our article here: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/types-of-juicers/

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