It’s convenient and budget-friendly to make fresh vegetable juices at home. If you’re looking for some easy juicing recipes for beginners, you’re going to love this round-up of simple recipes for celery juice, beet juice, cucumber juice, carrot juice, and more.

five colorful vegetable and fruit juices lined up on a table.

This list includes the easiest and best recipes if you're new to juicing. Find celery juice, carrot juice, cucumber juice, and more. All of these recipes are healthy and perfect for a juice cleanse, a juice detox, or just for everyday juicing.


Juicing Tips for Beginners

If you’re new to juicing, here are some of my tips.

  • For the best flavor combinations, use a recipe until you have a good idea of which fruits and vegetables go well together. I’ve included some of my favorite juice recipes for beginners above (see my list of the best fruit juices if you don’t want to add veggies).
  • Try to use as many vegetables as possible in your juice to keep the sugar content low. But, if you don’t like the strong flavor of straight vegetable juice, add some fresh fruits such as a green apple. Fruit juice like orange juice balances the vegetable juice flavor and helps those of us who have a sweet tooth. Fresh ginger is also a great ingredient to help make the juice more palatable.
  • Don’t forget about juicing herbs. Parsley is one of my favorites, but you can also juice cilantro, mint, and dill. Herbs are high in antioxidants and are great for your juice blend.
  • You can prep your fruits and vegetables up to a few days before juicing to help spread out the work. Just store your chopped produce in the fridge until you’re ready to juice. After you make the juice, try to drink it within 3 days of juicing for the optimal nutrition and flavor.
  • Always be careful giving unpasteurized juices to kids, elderly, pregnant women, and anyone with a compromised immune system.
  • If weight loss juicing is your goal, consider my round-up of the Juicing Recipes for Weight Loss or the Best Juice for Bloating.

FAQs About Juicing

When is the best time of day to juice?

Morning may be the ideal time because a juice can hydrate and energize you for the day. Some people don’t like to drink a lot of liquids later in the day, and that’s another reason why morning might be the best time to juice. That said, there are no rules saying you can’t drink a green juice or fresh vegetable juice later in the day for health benefits.

How much juice should I drink a day?

It is very dependent on the individual person as to how much juice you should drink a day. Some people may have a hard time digesting juice at the beginning, so it’s best to start with a small amount, like 2-4 ounces. Then, you can work your way up to 16 ounces or more a day.

What are the benefits of juicing?

Again, it is very individualized as to the benefits (or risks) of juicing. Most people enjoy feeling more hydrated and nourished after drinking a green juice first thing in the morning. Read more about what is beetroot good for and the benefits of juicing as part of a healthy lifestyle.

What do I do with the pulp from vegetable juicing?

You can discard it, or use it your compost. Or, you can make Green Juice Crackers or Carrot Juice Crackers.

green juice served with mint, parsley, lemon, and apple


Whether you’re new to vegetable juicing or you’ve been doing it for a long time, I hope you found some easy and delicious juice recipes in this round-up. These healthy juice recipes are geared toward people who are new to eating a healthy diet and want to add a healthy drink to their routine.

Feel free to share your favorite juicing combinations in the comments!

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About the Author: Carrie Forrest has a master’s degree in public health with a specialty in nutrition. She is a top wellness and food blogger with over 5 million annual visitors to her site. Carrie has an incredible story of recovery from chronic illness and is passionate about helping other women transform their health. Send Carrie a message through her contact form.

Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.