If you often need something like coffee to help wake you up in the morning but want a healthier and more nutritious alternative, this morning green juice will make each morning a great one with its energizing recipe. And you can make green juice without a juicer! Making green juice in a blender is an inexpensive method of juicing without a juicer. Green juice at home or any juicing at home doesn’t need more than a blender, and as you will see below, it isn’t that difficult!
This is a great green juice recipe if you don’t want to fork out hundreds of dollars for a juicer but you don’t want to pay $5 (or more) for one glass of juice either.
All you need is a high-speed blender, some healthy ingredients, and either a nut milk bag or cheesecloth. We will get to those later. For now, let’s find out why green juice is all the rage and discover all its health benefits!
What are the Benefits of Green Juice?
Green juice is an explosion of health benefits packed into one tasty drink, this green juice contains celery, apple, kale, spinach, and ginger to give it a powerful flavour. This combo of superfoods is famed for their positive impact on the body/mind, with benefits including:
- Sharper focus
- Healthy source of minerals
- Improved eye health
- Lower cholesterol
- Helps with nausea
- Enhanced mental clarity
- Improved digestion
- Numerous vitamins (K, C, A, B2)
- Powerful antioxidants to boost immunity
- Improved bone health
- Reduced inflammation
When is the Best Time to Drink Green Juice?
The answer is really any time! Don’t be put off by the stark green color of this drink. I down this most mornings as a nutritious and healthy morning beverage to kickstart my day, and it leaves me feeling awesome.
It’s also a refreshing choice for after training or intense exercise, such as a hike, helping to fuel and nourish your body for recovery. And if you like fruits and veggies, you will love the flavour of this as well.
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Green Juice without a Juicer: What to Use Instead
You can use a cheesecloth or nut milk bag to make this green juice without a juicer. You’ll find it an easy way to make green juice.
A high-speed blender is your best bet to pulverise the ingredients and get everything the right consistency. It also means you won’t have a huge juicer taking up valuable countertop space!
You can use a nut milk bag or a cheesecloth to strain the green juice mixture through – either will work here. A nut milk bag has a good shape for straining the juice (since it’s used for making nut milks) and it also sieves it well. Cheesecloth tends to have a larger mesh so you might need to layer it several times. It will work though – it’s just slightly more fiddly!
If you don’t have either but you can’t wait to make this recipe, then you can drink it without straining. It won’t be green juice any more – more like green smoothie! But it’ll still taste pretty amazing.
Making green juice in a blender means you can save a few dollars (green juice is expensive if you buy it often!) and make your own at home.
What Fruits and Vegetables Do I Add to Green Juice?
Along with the ingredients listed you can throw in any fruits or veggies you like. Anything slightly beyond its prime can go into the blender. Tomatoes which are slightly squishy? Apples which have gone a bit soft? Baby spinach that’s been in the refrigerator a week? Into the blender they go!
If you’re using a blender, I’d recommend sticking to baby kale or else removing the coarse ribs. A juicer would remove those parts but a blender won’t and you’ll have fewer solids to squeeze in your nut milk bag or cheesecloth if you just chop off the tough fibrous bits beforehand. Green juice without a juicer is easier than you think, my friends!
The apple gives the juice the right amount of sweetness while the ginger puts that extra bit of kick into it. Delicious!
Morning Green Juice Recipe
Morning Green Juice
- 2 Cups spinach
- 1 Cup kale
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 apple
- 1 cucumber
- 7 celery stalks
- 1/3 Cup mint leaves
- 1/3 Cup water read notes
- Cut ingredients into pieces and place in a blender. and blend on high speed
- Blend on high speed until a smooth consistency. You may need to stop the blender an redistribute the fruits and vegetables to blend properly.
- Lay a cheese cloth over a bowl. Pour contents of the blender into the cheese cloth.
- Gather the ends of the cheese cloth together and squeeze to remove the juice from the pulp.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
I find myself drinking this green juice the most in summer when the weather is hotter, but it’s equally yummy and suitable for wintertime, too. It’s that drink I yearn for when my immune system is lacking, or I’m feeling a bit ill. The powerful ingredients certainly help me to feel better and recover with their antioxidants. Simply put, it’s a drink that makes you feel good.
After drinking this green juice every morning, you might even start to notice a positive difference in your physical or mental health as it flushes out the toxins, increases your energy levels, and boosts your immune system.
Start the day off right with the morning green juice, which can also help you make sure you’re reaching your required vegetable intake for the day. Those who dislike vegetables or dark leafy greens will find it easier to drink this yummy concoction instead! Green juice without a juicer is an easy way to get your servings of vegetables!
Who knows, you might even get your kids hooked on the green juice, and that just saves you the hassle of getting them to eat their veggies!
It’s more than a juice. The Good Morning Green Juice is an almighty powerful, nourishing infusion for the soul and body. Thank me later!
Let me know if you try to make this green juice without a juicer. Making green juice in a blender is an inexpensive method of juicing without a juicer. Green juice at home or any juicing at home doesn’t need more than a blender, and as you can see, it isn’t that difficult!