- 4 leaves Romaine Lettuce
- 4 leaves Kale (any variety)
- 2 stalks Celery
- 1 Lemon
- 2 (any variety) Apples
- 0.5 large Cucumber
- 1 inch knob Fresh Ginger Root
- 8 ounces Filtered Water
Optional (if you prefer it sweet)
- 1 cup (seedless) Green Grapes
The most hydrating green juice all of us need to drink more often!
I have been making pressed juices at home for about 5 years now and I love it.
I’ve never done any type of juice cleanse but I do believe that having a glass of pressed juice first thing in the morning is very beneficial to your health and happiness.
I often get asked what I put into my juices and the honest answer is…anything and everything.
I have added romaine lettuce, parsley, beets, grapes, even bell peppers!
My juices usually have something tart like lemon or grapefruit, something that will give me volume like cucumber or romaine lettuce, something sweet like apple or pears, and the nutrient boosters like ginger or kale.
I suggest throwing whatever you have into your juicer giving it a try!
Also, I highly recommend buying all organic produce as they are being consumed raw and taste better!
This recipe is what I consider a beginner friendly green juice.
I suggest making a big batch and having a small glass first thing in the morning!
So what to do with the fiber and pulp that is left after all of the juice is squeezed out of the produce?
You can grab it by the handfuls and run it through the juicer again. You’ll be surprised how much more juice you will be able to get out of it!
When juicing, the fiber is removed from the produce. Dietary fiber is very important and normalizes our bowl movement which is why I recommend holing on to that fiber and repurposing it in other ways.
You can also look up recipes for what to do with leftover juice pulp, including my recipe for juice pulp veggie burgers.
Also, if you do not have a juicer, I have the blender directions for you below!
Let’s talk ingredients!
I have named this juice hydrating as most of the produce used to make this juice are high in water content.
The romaine, celery, apples, and cucumber are packed with liquid which hydrates our bodies.
The kale gives it it’s beautiful green color and the ginger adds spice! It’s subtle and I highly suggest adding it.
As you are used to drinking mainly vegetable juices, it may be easier to add a touch of sweet with grapes.
Are you ready to make juice?
Wash Your Produce
Thoroughly wash your produce, peel the lemon and discard any seeds and also peel the ginger using the edge of a small spoon.
Next, cut everything into large chunks.
High-Speed Blender Instructions