Welcome to the refreshing world of homemade fruit juices, an easy way to enjoy health and flavor in every glass! Making juices at home lets you pick the freshest ingredients, giving you a tasty and nutritious drink. Whether you’re aiming to boost your health or just want a delicious beverage, these healthy fruit juice recipes are easy, wholesome, and perfect for any time of the day.

colorful selection of fruit juices on table.

Healthy Fruit Juice Benefits

Making fruit juices at home comes with several appealing benefits that can enhance your overall health and lifestyle. Here are a few highlights of why juicing at home is so great!

  • Nutritional Control and Freshness: Making your own fruit juices allows you to choose fresh, high-quality ingredients, ensuring your drinks are packed with vitamins, minerals, and free from added sugars or preservatives. For instance, I always try to buy pesticide-free or organic fruits, especially for the Dirty Dozen fruits like berries. Fruit juices are often full of vitamin C which is great for the immune system.
  • Customization and Cost-Effectiveness: Juicing at home lets you tailor recipes to your taste and health needs, making it easier to support your wellness goals. Plus, it’s often more economical in the long run compared to buying pre-made juices from stores.
  • Freshness and Purity: Homemade juices are fresher and can be made without any preservatives, ensuring you’re consuming a pure and more flavorful product. The nutritional content of juice is highest immediately after it’s made, so home juicing allows you to benefit from the maximum amount of nutrients. Juicing is healthy and easy to do at home with just a blender or a juicer.

How to Make Homemade Fruit Juices (Juicer or Blender)

Here’s a short tutorial of how to get started making your own healthy juice recipes at home using a slow juicer or a blender. You can also use a food processor if that’s all you have. And, in some cases, you can use a citrus press.

Be sure to click through on the specific fruit juice recipes below for specific instructions. Otherwise, here are the abbreviated steps.

Juicer Instructions

  1. Prepare Your Ingredients: Choose a mix of fresh fruits, wash them thoroughly, and cut into pieces small enough to fit your juicer. Remove any non-edible parts like skins or pits.
  2. Juice Your Fruits: Assemble your juicer, feed the fruit pieces through it, and collect the juice in a glass or jug. You may strain the juice for a smoother texture if desired.
  3. Enjoy Fresh: Taste and adjust the flavor if necessary, then enjoy your homemade juice immediately for the best nutritional benefits and freshness. Store any leftovers in the fridge and consume within 24 hours.

Blender Instructions

  1. Prep and Blend: Choose your fruits, wash and cut them into chunks, removing any seeds or pits. Place the fruit pieces in your blender, adding a little water or ice to help blend smoothly (at least 1-2 cups of liquid like water is usually necessary).
  2. Blend Until Smooth: Secure the lid and blend on high until the mixture is completely smooth. Add more liquid as needed to reach your desired consistency.
  3. Strain and Serve: Pour the blended mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a glass to remove the pulp. Press or squeeze to extract as much juice as possible. Enjoy your juice fresh, or chill it in the fridge before serving (cold juices tend to taste sweeter).

Best Fruits for Juicing

  • Apples: A versatile base for any juice blend. You can use almost any size or type of apple for juicing. Green apples tend to be the lowest in natural sugars (see my article on the best apples for juicing).
  • Oranges: Offers a classic, refreshing juice. Be sure to remove the skin first.
  • Pineapples: Adds a tropical flair to juices. Pineapple juice is amazing!
  • Grapes: Provides a sweet and tangy taste. You can juice almost any type of grape including white grapes.
  • Lemons/Limes: Perfect for adding a zestful tang. Remove the skin before juicing.
  • Berries (Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries): Ideal for mixing with other juices for a burst of flavor. I adore using berries in my summer fruit juices.
  • Pears: Delivers a sweet, mild flavor.
  • Watermelon: Extremely hydrating and refreshing. Watermelon juice is a summertime favorite!
  • Mangoes: Brings a rich, tropical sweetness.
  • Kiwi: Adds a unique tartness to juice blends.

Worst Fruits for Juicing

  • Bananas: They’re too mushy and yield a thick puree rather than juice. Bananas are best used for smoothies (see how to freeze ripe bananas for making smoothies).
  • Avocados: Similar to bananas, they’re better suited for smoothies than juicing due to their creamy texture.
  • Figs: Their dense texture and small size make them less ideal for juicing. Plus, fresh figs tend to be quite expensive so it’s best to just eat them out of hand.
  • Dates: Extremely sweet and sticky, making them difficult to juice and better suited for sweetening dishes in their whole form or adding to smoothies.
  • Coconuts: While coconut water is a great hydrating drink, the flesh of the coconut doesn’t juice well and is better eaten or used in cooking.
  • Rhubarb: Its tartness can be overwhelming, and it’s more commonly used in cooking rather than juicing.
  • Persimmons: The texture can be mushy, and the flavor may not appeal to everyone’s taste buds when juiced.

Best Healthy Fruit Juice Recipes

Two glasses of pineapple cucumber juice each with two straws.

Pineapple and Cucumber Juice

This Pineapple and Cucumber Juice recipe is a delicious way to get nutrients and minerals like vitamin C and potassium. It’s my favorite pick for homemade juice because it’s so delicious. This juice is also hydrating, so it’s perfect for quenching your thirst on hot summer days. Learn how to make it in a juicer or a blender!

Two short glasses of pear juice next to a glass pitcher.

Pear Juice (Juicer or Blender)

Drinking pear juice is a great way to enjoy the health benefits of pears. Pears are a great source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. Pear juice is also a great way to get your daily dose of antioxidants. Here’s how to make it in a juicer or a blender.

Two short glasses of freshly squeezed kiwi juice.

Kiwi Juice (Blender or Food Processor)

This Kiwi Juice recipe made using a blender or food processor is hydrating, refreshing, and full of vitamin C. It’s a delicious way to use up a lot of kiwis at once. Try this yummy fruit juice recipe today!

strawberry juice in pretty glass.

Strawberry Juice Recipe (Juicer or Blender)

Strawberry Juice is not only beautiful, but it tastes great and it’s good for you. It’s a rich source of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C. Learn how to make homemade Strawberry Juice using a juicer, food processor, or a blender.

carrot mango juice in two glasses.

Carrot Mango Juice (Juicer or Blender)

Carrot Mango Juice is full of flavor and nutrition. It has a bright and refreshing taste that everyone loves. Make this juice in a blender or a juicer.

Two mason jars filled with peach juice and two straws each.

Peach Juice Made in a Blender

Here’s a delicious recipe for Peach Juice made in a blender. Peach juice is smooth and full of summer flavor. Make this delicious juice with just two main ingredients.

Two glasses of papaya juice next to a fresh papaya.

Papaya Juice Using a Blender

Papaya Juice tastes like a trip to a tropical island! It’s naturally sweet and thick and is excellent for improving digestion. Learn how to make this delicious Papaya Juice using a blender.

Two mason jar mugs with carrot juice, each has two straws.

How to Make Carrot Juice with Orange & Ginger

Here’s a delicious homemade Carrot Juice Recipe that is full of vitamin C. This recipe uses carrots, oranges, lemon, and ginger for the ultimate healthy fresh juice. Make this recipe using a juicer or a blender.

Watermelon Mint Lime Juice served in glass.

Watermelon Mint Juice Recipe

This delicious Watermelon Mint Juice is such an easy and refreshing summertime beverage. It’s naturally sweet and hydrating with no added sugar. Learn how to make it in a juicer or a blender.

A glass of mango juice topped with a mint leaf.

Homemade Blender Mango Juice Recipe (1-Ingredient)

Here’s a delicious recipe for Mango Juice made in a blender. Mango juice is a naturally sweet fruit juice that is full of vitamin C and antioxidants. Make this homemade juice with just one ingredient.

Two short glasses of fresh plum juice with halved plums on a table.

Plum Juice Recipe (Juicer or Blender)

Homemade Plum Juice is naturally sweet, refreshing, and great for the digestive system. Try making this recipe for Plum Juice in a juicer or a blender. 

Two short glasses filled with blueberry juice on a table with fresh blueberries.

Blueberry Juice Recipe

Fresh berry juice is a seasonal delight! It is made with just two main ingredients plus water. Learn how to make this delicious Blueberry Juice recipe using a blender or a food processor.

A glass of raspberry juice on a wooden table.

Raspberry Juice Recipe (Blender or Food Processor)

Raspberry Juice is a seasonal delight! It is made with just a few ingredients but is huge on flavor. Make this easy fruit juice recipe using a blender or a food processor.

a glass of celery apple juice.

Celery Apple Juice Recipe (Juicer or Blender)

Celery Apple Juice is a great way to get the benefits of celery juice, but with better flavor. This simple recipe has just 3 ingredients and can be made in a juicer or a blender. Try this green juice recipe today!

A glass of lemon apple cider vinegar water with a floating lemon wheel.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice (Weight Loss Drink)

Start your day right with this Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice. This recipe can help boost your health, including lowering your blood sugar, aiding in weight loss, and improving your digestion.

a glass of orange lemon ginger juice with ice.

Orange Lemon Ginger Juice Recipe (Immune-Booster)

This Orange Lemon Ginger Juice is a delicious alternative to regular orange juice. The combination of flavors is invigorating and the ingredients are healthy and full of anti-inflammatory properties.

glasses of pineapple ginger juice.

Pineapple Ginger Juice: Great for Digestion

Pineapple Ginger Juice is a refreshing and invigorating beverage that blends the tropical sweetness of pineapple with the zesty spice of ginger. This vibrant drink not only offers a great balance of flavors but also boasts potential digestive and anti-inflammatory benefits. Learn how to make it in a juicer or a blender!

juice served in a glass on a table with fresh ginger, lemon, and orange

Ginger Immunity Shot Recipe with Lemon & Cayenne

Start your day with this bright and tangy Ginger Immunity Shot. This recipe is easy to make, and is high in vitamin C to boost the immune system. You only need a few simple ingredients to make this healthy juice that you can take as a wellness shot.

Two tall glasses of tomato juice, each with a stalk of celery.

Tomato Juice Recipe Using Fresh Tomatoes

Fresh Tomato Vegetable Juice is a healthy and tasty beverage that is the perfect way to use up extra tomatoes and veggies from the garden. Serve it chilled or over ice for a refreshing and nutritious drink.

vitamix orange juice in glass.

Vitamix Orange Juice

Use your Vitamix blender to make orange juice that is full of nutrition, fiber, and flavor. You only need oranges and water to make blended orange juice in your blender that is a delicious treat.

Homemade Juicing FAQs

How long does homemade fruit juice last in the fridge?

Homemade fruit juice is best enjoyed fresh but can last in the refrigerator for up to 24-48 hours. The quality and nutritional value start to decline after this period.

What’s the best way to store homemade fruit juice?

Store homemade fruit juice in an airtight container or glass bottle in the refrigerator. To extend its freshness, make sure it’s sealed tightly and kept cold.

Can you freeze homemade fruit juice?

Yes, you can freeze homemade fruit juice. Pour the juice into an airtight container, leaving some space at the top for expansion. You can also freeze it in ice cube trays. Frozen juice can last for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before drinking.

Should I peel fruits before juicing?

It depends on the fruit. Citrus fruits like oranges and lemons should be peeled to avoid bitter flavors from the peel. However, apples, pears, and grapes can be juiced with their skins on for added nutrients.

Can I juice the seeds and pits of fruits?

Most seeds and pits should be removed before juicing, as some can be toxic (like apple seeds) or damage your juicer (like peach pits). Small seeds from fruits like watermelons or grapes are typically fine to juice.

Can I add leafy greens to my fruit juices?

Absolutely! In fact, this is perfect for a healthy lifestyle because then you lower the natural sugars in the juice and add lots of amazing nutrition. Fresh vegetables juices balanced with 1-2 fruits (like a green apple and a lemon) are great for a healthy diet.

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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.