While we definitely love whole fruits and veggies, juicing can be an easy and delicious way to get them all in one drink. Just beware of store-bought green juices that may harbor added sugar, and be careful not to rely on them to meet your daily nutrient needs.
The Best Green Juice Tastes
Whether your juice is “vegetable-forward” with leafy greens, or fruit-forward, it will have a unique flavor profile based on the ingredients you choose. Some green juices are cold-pressed, meaning they are not heat-treated (i.e. pasteurized) which helps preserve nutrients, flavors & texture. Look for ingredients like kale, spinach, cucumber, mint, celery, ginger, fennel, dandelion, cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, bok choy, collards) & green algae like spirulina.
Some green juices are naturally sweet from low-glycemic, low-fructose fruits like apples & pears. Other green juices add in low-calorie, plant-based sweeteners like stevia or agave. Others rely on natural spices and herbs for flavor, like turmeric, cayenne or black pepper.
We used dino kale and Swiss chard in this recipe, but any type of leafy green you enjoy will work. This simple blend balances a bit of bitterness from the greens with sweet oranges and apples, plus immune-boosting kiwi and vitamin C.
You can adjust the amount of water in this recipe to your liking. More water will yield more juice, but it may also dilute the flavor and nutrient content. Add in extras like wheatgrass, spirulina or additional herbs for even more nutrition & flavor. You can even make it more tropical by adding in some pineapple, which pairs well with most other flavors!