Spinach Juice is a mild-tasting green juice that can be made using a juicer or a blender. It is hydrating and tastes great too. This healthy recipe will give you a quick and simple way to add lots of nutrients to your diet. 

A tall glass of fresh spinach juice.

You may think that a glass of green juice looks unappetizing, but it’s actually very tasty!

Using baby spinach gives this juice an earthy sweetness, the green apple gives it a sweet and tart flavor, and there’s just enough lemon in the recipe to provide you with that zing without making your mouth pucker.

Recipe Benefits

  • The mild flavor makes drinking a highly nutritious juice two or three times a week super easy. It’s so refreshing that you may even be tempted to have some daily. It’s a great source of vitamin K and folate (the natural version of folic acid).
  • This is one of the best green juice recipes out there. Its bright green color indicates it high antioxidant properties and overall healthiness.
  • If you don’t love eating your green veggies, try drinking them! A vegetable juice or green smoothies can help increase your overall intake of essential vitamins and maybe even prevent chronic disease. This is also a great weight loss recipe, especially if you swap this for a sugary drink.

Key Ingredients

This Spinach Juice recipe calls for fresh produce that’s readily available and inexpensive at the grocery store. All of these ingredients have mild flavors and are a great veggie combo and a source of essential nutrients.

Each ingredient is picked for its ability to fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress.

Here are some notes on the ingredients and on selecting the best produce. 

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

Spinach

Baby spinach is tender and sweet; you can use it raw or cooked. It is a nutritional powerhouse with a variety of vitamins and minerals.

For best results, choose firm baby spinach with vibrant green leaves. They should look fresh, and there should be no signs of yellowing or wilting. If any leaves are bruised or slimy, it’s best not to buy it. Look for a fresher batch.

Baby spinach does not last long after you’ve opened it, but you can extend its lifespan slightly. Once you’ve opened the container or bag, it will be susceptible to moisture. Place the baby spinach in a sealable container or bag with paper towels (to absorb moisture) and store it in the crisper drawer.

Celery

Celery has a salty and pleasingly bitter taste and is super crunchy. It’s great for soups and salads and flavoring other savory dishes. 

Celery also has excellent health benefits. It’s a great source of antioxidants, so it helps protects your cells, organs, and blood vessels from oxidative damage. It’s also alkalizing, can reduce inflammation, and support digestion. 

When buying celery, look for firm stalks. Also, check the leaves. They should be vibrant green and not wilted. The stalks should be firm, tightly packed, and have several thin stalks in the center. Celery stalks should be crisp enough to break easily. 

A white bowl filled with fresh spinach leaves.

Cucumber

Cucumbers are high in water and nutrients and low in calories. They provide excellent hydration and may aid in weight loss

It’s easy to add cucumbers to your daily diet in salads or on sandwiches, or as a crudité with a healthy hummus dip. I love adding cucumbers to smoothies and juices like this refreshing Spinach Juice. You may also like this recipe for Cucumber Juice!

To select the best cucumber for this recipe, look for a firm one without soft spots or blemishes. It should be dark green and crunchy.

Green Apple

Green apples have a slightly tarter flavor than red apples. They’re also somewhat more nutritious than red apples. 

Green apples are excellent for digestive health because they contain pectin, which helps break down food. As long as it’s fresh, you can use any of the green apple varieties in this recipe, for example, Crispin or Granny Smith which have the best flavor.

Look for a green apple that is firm without blemishes. I also love this green juice with apples recipe.

Lemon

Lemon juice will provide vitamin C, B6, potassium, and other nutrients. They can help relieve stomach discomfort and help boost your immune system.

The best lemons are heavy for their size and are bright yellow.

Pale lemons could be a bit old, and lemons that still have some green are underripe. The best lemons for juicing have smooth thin skin. Be sure to use fresh juice for the most vitamin C.

Top view of a frothy glass of spinach juice on a wooden surface.

Making Spinach Juice 

If you have a juicer or a blender in your kitchen, you have everything you need to make this Spinach Juice. You can also use a food processor; it will work just as well.

Recipe Steps

This refreshing and nutrient-dense Spinach Juice comes together in minutes with these simple steps.

You’ll find the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and quantities. 

Step One

Wash all the ingredients and peel the lemon, and core the apple. Cut everything into pieces small enough to fit through your juicer’s feeding tube, or into small pieces if using a blender.

Step Two

Add the produce to your juicer or blender. I like to use a masticating juicer, but you can use centrifugal juicers as well. Slow juicers often have the best yield.

Step Three

Follow your juicer’s instructions, or blend until everything is smooth. You can add a little water if you use a blender or food processor and the juice is too thick.

Step Four

Use a nut milk bag or fine cheesecloth to strain the juice and remove any fibrous materials. Serve straight away.

This is one of my favorite juices, I hope you love it too!

Recipe Tips

  • You can double or triple this recipe if you want more than a single serving of juice.
  • You can store the juice in the fridge for up to three days, but it’s best to enjoy it immediately.
  • The cucumber should provide enough liquid for this juice, but if it’s too thick, feel free to add a little water if you’re using a blender or food processor. It won’t be necessary if you’re using a juicer. 
  • It’s best not to freeze green juice to avoid the loss of nutrients.
A skinny glass of spinach juice with a lemon wedge on the rim.

FAQs

How to tell if spinach has gone bad?

It is probably bad if your baby spinach is discolored, slimy, wilted, or smells bad. If you’re unsure, rather play it safe by throwing it away. All leafy greens are highly perishable, so they go bad really quickly. 

How long does this juice last?

You can keep this Spinach Juice in the fridge for up to three days. Just remember to store it immediately and not allow it to remain at room temperature for too long. 

When should I drink spinach juice?

It’s up to you! I like to drink it in the early morning with my breakfast. it’s an easy recipe that is a quick way to get a lot of nutrition. But you can drink it at any time of day.

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A tall glass of fresh spinach juice.

Spinach Juice (Juicer or Blender)

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Spinach Juice is a mild-tasting green juice that can be made using a juicer or a blender. It is hydrating and filled with micronutrients. This Spinach Juice recipe will give you a quick and simple way to add lots of nutrients to your diet. 

  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 cups of baby spinach packed
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 green apple, cored
  • 1 lemon, peeled

Instructions

  1. Wash all the produce thoroughly, removing any soil from the celery. 
  2. Core the green apple and peel the lemon.
  3. Cut the celery stalks, cucumber, apple, and lemon into chunks that will fit through the feeding tube of your juicer or smaller pieces if you’re using a juicer.
  4. If you use a juicer, run the spinach, celery, and fruit pieces through the juicer. Collect the juice in a pitcher.
  5. If you use a blender or food processor, add the baby spinach, celery, cucumber, apple, and lemon to the base. Blend or process on the highest setting until the mixture is smooth or for 20 – 30 seconds. Add a little water if the juice is too thick.
  6. Pour the blended juice through a nut milk bag or a fine cheesecloth. Squeeze it from the top down over a pitcher so the juice drains into it. You can discard the collected pulp or save it and use it for another purpose.
  7. Serve your Spinach Juice immediately.

Notes

  1. You can double or triple this recipe if you want more than a single serving of Spinach Juice.
  2. You can store this Spinach Juice in the fridge for up to three days, but it’s best to enjoy it immediately.
  3. The cucumber should provide enough liquid for this juice, but if it’s too thick, feel free to add a little water if you’re using a blender or food processor. It won’t be necessary if you’re using a juicer. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/3 of recipe
  • Calories: 56
  • Sugar: 9.6 g
  • Sodium: 26.9 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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