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Beginner Green Juice Recipe – It’s Good!

These last few weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit off; So I decided to make myself some green juice. Of course, I had to go shopping for the ingredients since they aren’t typically found around my kitchen, (save the fruits). Yea, yea. I know they should be. My husband isn’t big on fruits and vegetables (a bit odd for a physician, no?) and I’m not keen on making more than one meal options. But don’t worry we aren’t short on nutrition or anything.

I pulled up a couple of recipes on Pinterest and once I had a pretty decent idea on the typical ingredients for base and flavouring, etc, I went shopping. When I tasted it, I decided, it was nothing at all like any store-bought green juice I’ve tasted (I tried once and basically threw it out.) This is too good not to share!

Shopping for Ingredients

At the sore, I picked up some spinach, kale, apples, grapes, celery, ginger and bananas. I would have gotten some cucumbers as well since that seems like a popular base, but the store I generally shop at didn’t have any and I wasn’t keen to go anywhere else. I cheated (at least, I think I did) and added half a banana to my recipe since I was so sure I wouldn’t like the juice, but I did! So why let my very own green juice recipe go to waste, eh? After a hiccup with my Nutribullet, I made myself some green juice for the first time.

I had planned on guilt-tripping my husband into having a cup with me. You know, the whole ‘I’m your wife and you need to let me take care of you’ thing. (Oh, hey Babe! He’s definitely reading this.) However, I don’t know how much fun that will be now since it doesn’t actually taste bad at all. No fun. Sio then, maybe? Lol! We’ll see!

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Here’s the recipe that I used. There is no measurement since I kind of just eyeballed what would fit into the NutriBullet cup that I was using and went with that. The items I used weren’t frozen since they were fresh from the store.

Green Juice Recipe

Ingredients
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Ginger
  • Granny Smith (Green) Apple
  • Banana (1/2)
  • Green, seedless grapes
  • Lemon juice (1 tsp)
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly using water or vegetable wash.
  2. Add ingredients to the blender with the appropriate ratio for the water.
  3. Pulse the mixture for several seconds at a time.
  4. Strain if desired (I strained mine because I couldn’t tolerate the strands from the pulverised ginger moving around in my mouth. If the bulk doesn’t bother you, you can keep it thick, with the pulp in.
  5. Your green juice is ready! Chug!

I’m definitely going to keep making it. I am actually excited to put little twists in it and try it in new ways, including adding Cayenne Pepper? That seems to be a thing and I love spicy, so I’ll definitely try that.

What about you? Do you like green juice? Do you have any special twists to your own green juice recipe you would like to share with me? Let me know in the comments!
Xo, Shandean

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Shandean Reid

I’m Shan! Creator of this space and heavily caffeinated millennial SAHM navigating life as a physician’s wife, author, multidisciplinary writer, content creator and overall boss babe.

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16 COMMENTS

  • Karisha Parks

    I live green juice. Sometimes I do add pineapples to mine to sweeten it. I love that these are a really healthy choice and way to boost your immune system. I’m going to try your recipe. Thank you

  • Zaynah

    I just went to the store the other night to get stuff to make a green juice! Will be making mine today, I like using red apples and oranges (and sometimes pineapples) to mask the taste of the celery depending on what I have on hand and what my boyfriend feels like juicing that day lol

  • Jerrika Janae

    I loveee my nutribullet! Trying this juice tomorrow 🤪👏🏽

  • Melissa

    This is a great beginner friendly green juice!! I feel like if someone liked a thicker consistency they can turn it into a smoothie!

  • Nella

    This definitely sounds delicious and more palatable than store bought green juices. I’ll definitely try it.

  • Candi

    Lol compared to this my green juice mix is boring. I use callaloo, cucumber, pineapples and lime or any acidic fruit I may have to combat the extreme veggie taste. But this recipe sound delicious (minus the banana for me; it’s a texture thing).

    • The Caffeinated Powerhouse
      AUTHOR

      Lol. The banana texture isn’t apparent at all. I also though of callaloo and decided against it. I’ve seen the tears from my sisters trying to get their iron level on track. Maybe I’ll try it when I get more seasoned.

  • This sounds yummy! I should give it a try. The closest I’ve come to making my own green juice is throwing in kale into my breakfast shake. I use 1 cup of almond milk or chocolate soy milk, 1 banana, 1/2 cup oatmeal, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon if I have any. That mixed with kale.. you wouldn’t know any vegetables are in it (except for the colour).

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