This is my favorite green juice recipe, I call it tasty green juice. Because, let’s be real, no every green juice is good. You have to have the best ingredients and the best ingredient combination to make them delish!
I always get asked if I like smoothies or juices better. I love both, each one of them has its own magic. But the reality is that if you do not find the right balance with the right ingredients, juices and smoothies will taste awful.
At home, we take both, smoothies and juices. This tasty green juice recipe is my favorite green juice recipe. It is the first recipe I nailed and actually tasted good. A good green juice is always helpful for boosting our immune system.
Before this recipe there was a lot of trial and error, so please, keep trying. If you make one smoothie for juice that is not as good as you think it would…. keep trying. Eventually, you will find the right balance with the ingredients and you will also find the right recipe for you and/or your family.
How to make green a good juice?
Time needed: 14 minutes.
Here is my really simple method oh how to make the best tasty green juice. These are easy steps that can be used with any ingredients.
- Prep your produce
Wash thoroughly all of your fruits and veggies. If you have conventional produce, peel it. Here is an example; if you buy organic cucumber wash it and you’re ready to go. But, if you buy a non-organic cucumber, wash it and peel it.
After washing and peeling your produce, cut it in small pieces.
- Make the juice
This step pretty straightforward if you have a juicer (there are two basic types of juicers, a slow juicer , and a centrifugal juicer). Just run the fruits and veggies through the juicer. If you feel the pulp still has a lot of juice, pass it through the juicer again.
If you don’t have a juicer use your blender. It is super easy to make tasty blender juices. To make them put all your ingredients in a powerful blender and add a bit of liquid. This can be water or coconut water.
Blend all the ingredients until well integrated.
- Strain the juice (mixture)
Some juicers leave a bit of pulp behind in the juice and if you don’t like this texture you will have to strain the mixture. And if you make blender juice, you will definitely have to strain the mixture.
There are two ways to strain it, one is using a very fine mesh and the other is to use an old kitchen towel.
Either way always uses a bowl. Put the sieve or kitchen over a bowl and pour juice into a bowl. This is way less messy than trying to strain it into a glass.
tips, tricks & other recipes
- Put ice in your juice. I don’t know about you but any drink tastes better with ice.
- If you are giving this tasty green juice to your kids, serve it in plastic cups with a lid. This way they won’t judge by the color of the juice.
- Another great way to make them drink it is by giving it a “fun” name. My son loved dinosaurs, so every green juice had a dinosaur-related name when he was growing up.
- If you are just starting to introduce green beverages to your family, you would probably like to add a bit more apples or sweeter fruits. But, as they get used to it add more greens to it.
- Here are other vegan juice recipes: carrot, beet and apple juice, pineapple margarita mocktail, pink smoothie.
Those are some of my favorite recipes, use them as a guide until you get your favorite juice recipe ever.
The main idea of making your own favorite recipe is that you can joyfully drink a green juice in the mornings and TO NOT drink it as a punishment.
So here is the recipe for this
tasty green juice
Tasty green juice
- 2 handfuls kale
- 1 cucumber peeled if not organic
- 3 celery stalks cut into pieces
- 1/2 lemon without peel
- 1 piece ginger peeled
- 1 green apple peeled if not organic
- Prepare the produce by washing and chopping.
- Run the ingredients through the juicer or blend them.
- Strain the juice if needed.