Fennel Juice is a delicious green vegetable juice that you can make using a blender or a juicer. It has a mild licorice or anise flavor and can help with inflammation. Try this fantastic green juice recipe today!

A glass of fennel juice next to fennel, apple, and ginger.

Fennel’s complex but mild taste gives this juice an earthy and sweet kick that’s interesting and unusual but also light and refreshing. 

This Fennel Juice recipe also contains green apple, lemon, and ginger – all healthy ingredients. You can make it in a juicer or a blender in minutes. It’s an excellent way to get all those nutrients in a mild green juice!

Fennel Juice Recipe Benefits

  • Fennel Juice is such a great fresh juice that benefits the immune system with its powerful antioxidants that can fight free radicals. Enjoy it on an empty stomach or with a meal.
  • This recipe is very versatile! You can also add veggies like celery stalks or carrots to help mask the clean licorice flavor and use up extra produce in your kitchen.
  • Fennel is a medicinal plant that has a wide range of health benefits. It’s often used in Mexican recipes and it’s part of a healthy diet.

Ingredients

This Fennel Juice recipe is easy to make and easy to drink. It only contains four ingredients, and they’re all pretty easy to come by.

Fennel

Fennel is a perennial herb with thick stalks and feathery leaves. The bulb has a mild anise or licorice-like flavor and makes an excellent addition to a refreshing green juice.

Studies have shown how fennel can help prevent health problems caused by inflammation. It’s also known to help women who breastfeed with milk production

When choosing fennel, look for bright white bulbs without soft spots or discoloration. Also, check for fresh-looking greens on long branches. If the fennel has very little greens, the grocery manager has likely been trimming wilted greens, which means it’s less fresh than you’d like it to be. 

I also use fennel in my Anti-Bloat Drink.

A pile of fresh fennel bulbs.

Green Apples 

Green apples are slightly more tart than red apples and are slightly more nutritious. All apple varieties contain pectin, which can help lower LDL cholesterol

You can use any of the green apple varieties for this recipe. I love the crisp flavor of Granny Smith apples. To choose the best apple for this Fennel Juice recipe, ensure it’s firm and free from bruises and signs of decay. Apples should smell fresh and pleasant.

Lemon 

Lemons are sour fruits packed with flavor and full of vitamin C and other healthy vitamins and minerals. Among other health benefits, research has proven that lemons are effective as a cold remedy.

When choosing a lemon for your Fennel Juice, look for a firm lemon that’s heavy for its size and completely bright yellow. The lemon is probably not ripe if it still has green parts. 

Ginger

Ginger root adds a fiery kick to anything you use it in, and it has tons of health benefits. It is excellent for digestive health and contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.

This tangy ingredient balances the smooth flavors of this Fennel Juice perfectly! 

To ensure you choose the best piece of ginger for this recipe, it should be firm and smooth. Wrinkly skin indicates it’s old and dehydrated. 

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Special Equipment 

The only equipment you need to make this Fennel Juice recipe is a blender, food processor, or juicer. Any of them will work, so whatever you prefer to use is great!

Recipe Steps

These are the basic steps to make this nutritious and refreshing Fennel Juice.

Scroll down to the recipe card for exact measurements and detailed instructions. 

Step One

Wash all the ingredients well.

Slice the stalks and fronds from the fennel bulb and remove the root end. If you are using a blender to make the juice, be sure to cut the fennel into small pieces or small chunks.

Core the apple, and peel the lemon.

Step Two

Slice the ingredients into chunks that will fit through the juicer’s feeding tube or smaller pieces if you use a blender or food processor.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Three

Place the chunks into the juicer or blender, and add water if you’re using a blender. Run it through the juicer as per instructions, or blend everything until it’s smooth.

If you’re using a juicer, serve your Fennel Juice immediately; otherwise, go to the next step.

Step Four

If you use a blender, use a nut milk bag or a piece of fine cheesecloth to strain the juice and separate it from the pulp.

Serve once you’ve strained all the juice.

A glass of fennel juice next to fennel, apple, and ginger.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • This recipe is for a single serving, but you can double or triple it if you want to make more Fennel Juice.
  • It would be best if you served this juice right away for the best results. If you want to store it, place leftover juice in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
  • You can peel the green apples and the ginger if you want, but it’s unnecessary. 

Recipe FAQs

Is fennel the same as anise?

No, it is not. Although the two have a similar taste, fennel and anise are not the same things. Fennel is grown for its bulb, and anise is grown for use as a spice. Anise has a sweeter and more intense licorice flavor.

Why do I have to add water if I use a blender?

When you use a juicer, the produce is processed in such a way that the pulp is separated from the juice. With a blender, everything remains in one place. Adding water makes it easier to strain the juice and separate it from the pulp through a nut milk bag or fine cheesecloth. 

Shouldn’t I peel the apple and ginger?

No, you don’t have to peel the apple or the ginger. A lot of the apple’s nutrition is located just under the skin, so it’s best to keep it on. Ginger has soft skin, so you don’t have to peel it.

Can I use the entire plant of fennel in the juice?

Yes, but the bulb of the fennel plant will yield the most juice (as opposed to the fronds or leaves). Feel free to juice just the bulb or the whole thing. Be sure to wash the fronds well as they can collect dirt.

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A glass of fennel juice next to fennel, apple, and ginger.

Fennel Juice

Fennel Juice is a mild green vegetable juice that you can make using a blender or a juicer. It has a mild licorice or anise flavor and can help with inflammation. Try this delicious green juice today!

  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 green apple, cored
  • 1 lemon, with the skin removed
  • 1 1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 cup of water (if you’re using a blender or food processor)

Instructions

  1. Wash all the produce thoroughly. 
  2. Slice the stalks and fronds off the fennel bulb and remove the root end.
  3. Core the apple, and peel the lemon. 
  4. Slice the fennel, green apple, lemon, and ginger into large chunks that will fit through the feeding tube of your juicer if you’re using one. If you’re using a blender or food processor, cut the pieces of produce a little smaller.
  5. If you use a juicer, run all the ingredients through the juicer. Collect the juice in a pitcher, and serve immediately.
  6. If you use a blender or food processor, add the fennel, green apple, lemon, ginger, and water to the base. Blend or process on the highest setting until the mixture is smooth or for 20 – 30 seconds. 
  7. Pour the juice through a nut milk bag or use a fine cheesecloth instead. Squeeze it from the top down to gently drain the juice into a pitcher. Discard the remaining pulp or save it if you can use it for another purpose.
  8. Serve your Fennel Juice immediately.

Notes

  1. This recipe is for a single serving, but you can double or triple it if you want to make more Fennel Juice.
  2. It would be best if you served this juice straight away for the best results. If you want to store it, place leftover juice in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
  3. You can peel the green apples and the ginger if you want, but it’s unnecessary. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 35
  • Sugar: 6.1 g
  • Sodium: 17 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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