Green Juice

So many readers have written to ask for my exact green juice recipe. The truth is that I make it a little differently each time, but what follows is a pretty standard execution. I use only organic produce for juicing.

  • 4 large kale leaves
  • 2 large English cucumbers
  • 1 head fennel
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored
  • 2 lemons, skin removed (see note)
  • 2″ piece fresh ginger root, quartered

  • Wash all produce thoroughly, but do not trim. Cut the kale leaves in half crosswise to make them easier to feed into the machine. You may need to halve the cucumbers as well depending on your juicer. Cut the fronds from the fennel (but hang onto them) and quarter the fennel bulb.
  • Turn your juicer on. Feed the ingredients in slowly, using the pusher to help control speed. Pour juice into a large jar with a tight-fitting lid and store in the refrigerator for no more than 2 days.
  • Quick Tips
  • 1. To get the skin off the lemon, cut both ends off then stand the lemon upright. Following the curve of the fruit, cut away the peel and pith using a sharp knife.
  • 2. You can easily substitute or add on here. Other things I like to toss in: green pears, honeydew melon, spinach, celery.
  • 3. Try this juice in the morning instead of coffee. Or try it in the afternoon instead of diet soda. You may be very surprised by how great you feel.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): Makes 4 cups

3 responses to “Green Juice”

  1. Green Juice says:

    I like your green juice recipe, I start my day of with a large glass, I’ll have to try honey dew in my next mix.

  2. Marisa Parrella says:

    I just opened my brand new Xmas morning Vitamix!! I went straight to Weekly Greens to find this Green Juice recipe, can’t wait to make it for brunch! Thanks, I look forward to more juice recipes as seasons change:)

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