Green Juice Recipe with Lemon & Ginger
Learn how to make this delicious Green Juice Recipe with fresh ingredients including lemon, ginger, cucumber, and celery. It has a mild and slightly sweet flavor that is so refreshing. Everyone loves this tasty green juice that you can make in a juicer or a blender.
If you’re new to making vegetable juice at home, then you’re going to love this tangy and slightly sweet Lemon and Ginger Green Juice recipe. It uses simple ingredients that are affordable and easy to find.
I’ll show you how to make this green juice recipe in either a juicer or a blender.
Why You Need This Recipe
- This green juice recipe is primarily made using vegetables, but it includes lemon and apple to add brightness and sweetness.
- This is a great “beginner juice” recipe because it’s easy to make and has a mild flavor.
- All of the ingredients in this juice are incredibly healthy and full of antioxidants. This juice is great for the immune system because it’s high in vitamin C.
Cucumber is a perfect vegetable to use in green juice. It’s full of water and it also includes nutrition (I like to use English cucumbers). You can peel the cucumber or leave the peel on (some people find that the peel adds a bitter taste to the juice). See my related Cucumber Juice Recipe.
Celery is another great veggie for making green juice. It has natural sodium and adds a lot of nice flavor. See my recipe for just Celery Juice.
Lemon adds brightness and lots of vitamin C to homemade vegetable juice. Peel the lemon to prevent the juice from becoming bitter.
Fresh ginger adds tang and helps with digestion. Peel your ginger with the back of a spoon or a knife before juicing it. You may also like this Pineapple Ginger Juice!
Green apple adds sweetness without adding too much sugar. I like using a Granny Smith apple in this healthy green juice recipe.
Parsley adds even more nutrition to this green juice recipe. Parsley has a mild flavor but is so nutritious.
You can adapt the ingredients to whatever you have in your fridge or to your own preferences, but I really love this combination! It is similar to my Anti-Inflammatory Juice Recipe with ginger and turmeric.
See my full list of the best vegetables to juice.
Let me show you how easy it is to make this simple and best Green Juice Recipe using a juicer or a blender.
Wash and prep your veggies and fruit. Remove the peel from the lemon.
To make this green juice in a blender, simply combine the ingredients in the pitcher of a high-speed blender, along with 1/4 cup of water. You can also use a food processor if you like.
See the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact measurements.
If you are using a juicer to make this green juice, simply feed the produce through the juicing tube of a juicer.
If using a high speed blender, blend the ingredients until smooth.
If you used a blender, then you’ll need to strain the juice through a nut milk bag or a fine-mesh sieve to get rid of the pulp (or save it and make green juice crackers).
Or, you can serve the blended veggies as green smoothies (just pour and serve). But, for fresh juice, the mixture will need to be strained.
Serve your green juice immediately.
This Lemon and Ginger Green Juice recipe with green vegetables is my favorite right now. I hope you love it too!
Potential Health Benefits of Drinking Green Juice
I’ve been making green juices for almost a decade now, and enjoying the addition of vitamins and antioxidants for my health. Some people have asked me why juicing is a good idea when you could just eat all of those vegetables?
My answer is that there’s no way most people can comfortably digest the same amount of vegetables by chewing them as they can by juicing them. Most people just can’t handle that much fiber without their digestive system getting upset.
By juicing, you get all of the antioxidants, but hardly any of the fiber. Don’t get me wrong, I still eat plenty of vegetables and think that you should too, but I believe that green juices can enhance our intake of antioxidants from green veggies.
The science supports this theory as well! This study showed a positive effect on cardiovascular health in people who consumed fruit and vegetables juices. Scientists believe this is because of the antioxidants in the juices from fresh fruit and veggies.
Recipe Tips & Substitutions
- The apple is optional, and can definitely be left out if you prefer your green juice less sweet. Otherwise, I think you’re really going to like this refreshing ginger lemon juice.
- It’s ideal to serve juice immediately after making it since the vitamin C will start to diminish almost immediately. If you have extra juice that you want to have later, just pour it into a glass jar or Mason jar and cover with an air-tight lid. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in your airtight container.
- Look for organic produce at the grocery store or farmers’ market whenever possible, especially if you use any items from the Dirty Dozen list.
There is no evidence that juice is more nutritious than eating fruits and vegetables, but juicing is a great way to increase your intake of the micronutrients found in fresh produce. It’s also nice because you can get nutrition quickly into your system as opposed to having to chew and digest the whole vegetables.
There are pros and cons to doing a juice cleanse. It certainly isn’t right for everyone. Learn more about juice cleansing.
I’ve had my Omega juicer for almost ten years now and it still works like a champ (this is almost the exact one that I have). You can learn more in my articles about the best juicer for a cleanse or the Best Ginger Juicer.
I would try to use a masticating type juicer as opposed to centrifugal juicers which usually don’t handle hard vegetables very well during the juicing process.
So many things! Add the leftover juice pulp to muffins or other baked goods. Or, try making my Green Juice Crackers.
More Vegetable Juice Recipes You Might Like
- Cabbage Juice
- Carrot Juice with Orange & Ginger
- Beet Juice
- Celery Cucumber Green Juice
- Ginger Lemon Shot
- Green Vegetable Juice
- Kale Juice
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- 1 medium cucumber, sliced
- 1 head of celery, separated into about 8–10 stalks
- 1/2-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled
- 1 green apple, sliced
- 2 lemons, skin removed
- 1 bunch of flat-leaf parsley, stems removed
- Prep all of your ingredients by washing and chopping your vegetables.
- Feed the cucumber, celery, ginger, apple, lemons, and parsley through the tube of a juicer, alternating soft and hard pieces.
- Serve the juice immediately or store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. The juice is best served within 24 hours of making it.
- BLENDER INSTRUCTIONS: add 1/2 cup of water to your blender, along with the chopped produce. Blend until smooth and then strain the juice through a nut milk bag.
- It’s ideal to serve juice immediately after making it since the vitamin C will start to diminish almost immediately. If you have extra juice that you want to have later, just pour it into a glass jar and cover with an air-tightly lid. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Beverage
- Method: Juicer
- Cuisine: Healthy
- Diet: Vegan
Keywords: how to make a lemon and ginger juice at home, lemon ginger green juice, ginger juice