I was so happy to see how much love my Apple Carrot + Ginger Juice post got! Since so many people were thirsty for more, I’ve got another freshly-squeezed recipe for you today.
Admittedly, this one is not my absolute favorite. It is very refreshing and delicious, but I prefer juices with a bit more sweetness to them (is anyone actually surprised by this news?). Chris doesn’t like the sweet stuff (somehow still likes me, though), so needless to say, this one is the juice he most requests.
My Green Juice may not sweet, but it’s bursting with nutrients and flavor. The apples add a bit of sweetness, the ginger adds a little bit of spice, and the lemon brightens it all up. This isn’t your average celery juice, and that’s exactly why I love it.
Before you get going, here are a few tips for juicing:
- Always wash your fruits and veggies! Think about it — whatever’s going into the machine is coming out. Do you really want to put unwashed things in and end up with dirty juice? Ew.
- De-seed. Again, whatever you’re putting into the machine is what is coming out of it. Take a minute to remove seeds. Not only are some seeds bad for you, but many are pretty bitter and will change the flavor you’re looking for.
- Peel when necessary. I don’t peel things like apples and carrots and other soft-fleshed produce, but use your judgment — if something has a thick skin (or the skin or rind might add a bitter flavor to your juice), take the time to peel it.
- Don’t cram the juicer. Don’t smash things in and then be surprised when your juicer doesn’t last long. This is a precision machine with fine blades and mesh. Be gentle.
- Chunk your produce. Speaking of not smashing things in, cut your larger produce into chunks that will easily fit into the machine.
Also, you don’t need an expensive juicer to make delicious juices at home. Click here to see the one I purchased. This is a relatively inexpensive juicer, and it gets the job done!
The recipe makes approximately 3 cups of juice, but depending on the juicer you have and the size of the fruits and veggies you use, that may vary.
- 3 Green Apples
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 Lemon, deseeded
- 1 Bunch Celery
- 1-2 Inch Chunk of Ginger (add more for more spice!)
- Wash all produce, trim the ends and leaves off the celery, and cut produce into chunks a suitable size for your juicer.
- Run the juicer on the lowest level (for my juicer, setting 1 is for soft-fleshed produce) and run all the produce through it. Turn the juicer up to the next level (or the level appropriate) and juice the lemon. If you prefer, you can use a lemon juicer to do this step by hand.
- Drink the juice immediately, or store in an air-tight container in the fridge. The juice is best when consumed within 1-3 days.
One more tip: don’t make a ton of juice at once! Prep as much produce as you want, but only make a few cups of juice at a time. This is because the juice is at it’s best for the first day or two that it’s made. Also, remember that separation is natural. Just give your juice a shake or stir before drinking.
Leave me a comment or tag/DM me on Instagram and let me know how it went! Also, let me know what other juices you want to see recipes for!