Do you struggle with consuming your daily requirement of veggies? Instead of composting yet another wilted bag of spring mix, there’s a better way to get your fix of leafy greens. A balanced diet is an important part of your overall wellness, and juicing is a great way to get your daily dose of greens — especially if you’re not a fan of veggies! Adding a green juice recipe or two to your weekly meals can help you stay on track with your wellness goals.
The CDC recommends most adults eat two to three cups of vegetables daily. If you can’t stomach salads, or turn your nose up at steamed broccoli, try drinking your veggies instead to reap the major health benefits:
Juicing increases the concentration of micronutrients (aka vitamins and minerals) you consume — since many are lost when fruits or veggies are cooked — while making them easier for your body to absorb.
Keep in mind, however, that fiber is lost during the process of juicing fruits and vegetables, so you’ll want to make up for that lack of fiber elsewhere in your diet (we recommend these fiber-filled breakfasts!).
Get juicing with five of our favorite recipes!
Nina Agdal’s Refreshing Green Smoothie Juice
½ of a lemon (rind removed)
½ an inch of fresh ginger
½ c. coconut water
Handful of fresh spinach
½ green apple
½ orange (rind removed)
A couple ice cubes
A splash of maple syrup (roughly 1 tbsp)
For preparation instructions and more delicious recipes, download Nina Agdal’s fitness app.
Kayla Nielsen’s Green Dream
½ head of lettuce
½ head of romaine
3 stalks celery
1 ripe pear
½ c. parsley
For preparation instructions and additional plant-based recipes, download Kayla Nielsen’s fitness app.
Nick Bare’s Fresh Green Powerhouse Juice
1 c. pineapple
6 stalks of celery
3 c. kale
2 c. spinach
½ in. piece of raw ginger root
Three ½ in. pieces of raw turmeric root
For preparation instructions and a nutrition program, download Nick Bare’s fitness app.
Steve Weatherford’s Hulk Juice
Handful of spinach
Handful of kale
1 green apple
3 small sticks of celery
1 large carrot
1 dime sized piece of ginger
¼ of a lemon
Handful of ice
32 oz. of water
For preparation instructions and nutrition resources, download Steve Weatherford’s fitness app.
Brynley Joyner’s Morning Greens Juice Recipe
While not a “green” juice, this drink helps fight inflammation in the body, due to the powerful combination of ginger and turmeric. It’s a great recipe to add to your routine — try drinking it first thing in the morning!
Emily Samuel’s Anti-Inflammatory Juice
1 ½ lemons
Chunk of ginger
3 shakes of turmeric
1 tsp. honey
1 glass of water
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