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8 Easy Juice Recipes to Get You Started Juicing

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If you're just starting out juicing, try out these 8 easy juice recipes - they pack in tons of fruits and veggies in one glass!

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Have you guys gotten into juicing yet? If you haven’t, you should try it! It’s a fun and tasty way to pack a ton of healthy nutrients into a drinkable treat that’ll make you feel great.

Now, a lot of folks out there think of juicing as a replacement for whole foods—I don’t agree with that. I believe that whole foods (and the fiber that comes along with them) are vital part of a healthy diet. I don’t recommend using fruit or vegetable juices (or smoothies) as a replacement for food.

8 Easy Juice Recipes to Get You Started Juicing

Instead, I think adding all-natural, unsweetened fruit and vegetable juice to help supplement your diet is a great idea. It’s not better than whole foods, it’s just different. And sometimes, that’s all we need to help us keep up with a healthy diet.

As with everything, if it makes you and your family feel good, then do it. If it doesn’t? Skip it! For me personally, I see some real differences in the way I feel when I’m consistently juicing—I assume mostly because my overall consumption of fruits and veggies is up. My skin is brighter and clearer, and I tend to get sick less often. For me, juicing is a great way to kickstart healthy momentum.

8 Easy Juice Recipes to Get You Started Juicing

What kind of juicer should I use?

If you’re just starting out with juicing, the first thing you’ll need is…well…a juicer! There are two main kinds of juicers out there—centrifugal (AKA: fast) and masticating (AKA: slow or cold-press) juicers.

The typical juicer you grab from the big box store is probably a centrifugal juicer. The disadvantages of these kind of juicers are pretty numerous—they aren’t very efficient at extracting juice, they don’t do well juicing leafy greens, they are loud as all get out, and some of these juicers get hot enough that they actually break down of the nutrients in the juice.

The advantage of these kind of juicers? They are very affordable—you can grab one for about $40. If you only want to juice occasionally and not for nutrition purposes (like say for cooking or baking), a centrifugal juicer will do you fine.

8 Easy Juice Recipes to Get You Started Juicing

However, if you really want to get into juicing and get the most flavor and nutrients out of your fruits and veggies, a slow juicer is the way to go. The “slow” is a bit of a misnomer, because while slower than a centrifugal juicer, slow juicers are still very fast.

They are quiet, easy-to-clean, and really give you best quality juice. The drawback? They aren’t cheap. In fact, to get a good quality slow juicer (like the Hurom I have and recommend), you’re going to be spending upwards for $400. But if you plan on juicing regularly, it’ll be money well spent. And since my Hurom is so powerful, I can do a lot more than just juice in it—I regularly use it to make nut milks, smoothies (it comes with a separate strainer just for making smoothies), and to help me with canning. It’s an appliance that has earned a coveted spot on my kitchen counter!

8 Easy Juice Recipes to Get You Started Juicing

What are some good starter juice recipes?

When I first started juicing, I felt really intimidated by all the crazy combos out there—I mean just in the grocery store alone, you see some bottles of juice with a million different ingredients. 2 1/2 strawberries here, 2/3 of a mango there, 27 blueberries. Who counts blueberries!?!

I thought I’d pull together eight of my favorite simple juice recipes to get you started. These juice recipes all use easy-to-find fruits and veggies, and most of the juices have less than three ingredients. They are all sweetened naturally with fruit, so you know they taste great! These are a great way to get your feet wet with juicing. Let’s get started!

Green Goddess Juice

If you’re looking to start adding green juice to your diet, this is a great place to start. Cucumbers and celery are both packed with water, making them excellent candidates for juicing. And green apple adds tons of sweetness and fruity flavor to the juice. This juice is super refreshing and hydrating—perfect for summer!

Ginger Zinger Juice

Like the spicy kick of ginger? Well then this recipe is for you. The sweetness of carrots and apples are a great balance to the heat of ginger.

Tropi-Kale Juice

Get your nutrients from dark, leafy greens all while drinking juice that tastes like the tropics! This is one of the juice recipes that is not recommended for centrifugal juicers, which will not be able to properly juice banana or kale leaves. I recommend using a Hurom HH Elite juicer.

Antioxidant Blast Juice

The earthiness of beets is balanced out by sweet and fruity berries in this brightly purple juice. If regular purple beets are a bit too strong of a flavor for your tastes, try golden beets, which are sweeter and more mild in flavor.

Immune Booster Juice

Feeling under the weather? Send a power boost to your immune system with the germ-fighting combo of lemon, orange, and ginger.

Not So Sour Apple Juice

This juice combines two different types of apples to create a fun and healthy twist on traditionally apple juice. This is one of the juice recipes that is not recommended for centrifugal juicers, which will not be able to properly juice spinach leaves. I recommend using a Hurom HH Elite juicer.

Kale Kickstart Juice

Start your day off right with this fruity juice packed fruits and veggies!This is one of the juice recipes that is not recommended for centrifugal juicers, which will not be able to properly juice banana or kale leaves. I recommend using a Hurom HH Elite juicer.

Cucumber Cooler Juice

Bright and fruity, this juice shows off how awesome melons are in fruit and vegetable juices. For a fun, refreshing twist, add in a leaf or two of fresh mint.



Glasses of varying heights filled with fruit and vegetable juices.

8 Easy Juice Recipes to Get You Started Juicing

Yield: 12 ounces
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

If you're just starting out juicing, try out these 8 easy juice recipes - they pack in tons of fruits and veggies in one glass!


For Green Goddess Juice:

  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 large cucumber, cut into quarters
  • 1 medium green apple, cut into eighths
  • 1 medium pear, cut into eighths

For Ginger Zinger Juice:

  • 2 medium apples, cut into eighths
  • 5 carrots (no need to peel)
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger
  • 1/4 lemon (remove peel to avoid bitterness)

For Tropi-Kale Juice:

  • 1/4 of a fresh pineapple, skin and core removed, and cut into 1” strips
  • 4 kale leaves
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled

For Antioxidant Blast Juice:

  • 2 medium beets, cut into quarters and the greens
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup halved, hulled strawberries

For Immune Booster Juice:

  • 2 oranges, quartered (remove peel for less bitterness)
  • 1/4 lemon (remove peel for less bitterness)
  • 1 medium apple, cut into eighths
  • 1/2” fresh ginger

For Not-So-Sour Apple Juice:

  • 2 tart apples, cut into eights
  • 5 kale leaves

For Kale Kickstart Juice:

  • 1 orange, quartered (remove the peel for less bitterness)
  • 1 cup halved and hulled strawberries
  • 2 kale leaves
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 ripe banana

For Cucumber Cooler Juice:

  • 1/4 ripe cantaloupe, seeds removed, cut into chunks (no need to peel)
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1/2 cucumber, cut into slices
  • 1/4 lemon (remove peel to reduce bitterness)


For All Flavors:

  1. Juice all the ingredients following the instructions for normal juicing in your juicer manual. Drink immediately, or let chill for an hour and then enjoy.
8 Easy Juice Recipes to Get You Started Juicing

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Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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119 Responses
  1. Benny Esedo

    Cassie, please what brand of Huron juicer would you recommend I buy for business purposes. I want a durable one that is good for commercial purposes. Thanks . Benny

    1. Cassie Johnston

      Hi Benny: Sorry, I can’t be of any help here. I only juice at home. I’d recommend contacting a Hurom directly to see if they have any suggestions. Thanks!

  2. I can’t spend additional money for a slow juicer. I’d find it helpful to see which recipes or items can’t be used in a centrifugal juicer.
    How to use a lemon perhaps in the carrot/ginger juice.
    What about melon?

  3. Michael S

    Really appreciate your hard work. It will be great if you provide a video for these recipes. Hope you will make video in future. Thanks

  4. Randy aka TE5LA

    I tried two of these today:

    Green Goddess
    Ginger Zinger

    Green Goddess:

    Light taste. The celery and cucumber seem foremost in this juice. Not a favorite of mine.

    Ginger Zinger: Much better than Green Goddess in my son’s and my opinion. Sweet with a bit of tartness. Very worth making again.

    1. Julie @ Wholefully

      You should be able to, with some adjustments – you’ll probably need to add liquid, and cut back on the amount of fruits and veggies so that the blender isn’t too full.

  5. Ali Asgar

    Love to try your recipes. Basically the fruit recipes. I love to try different fruit recipes that can rejuvenate the health and benefits to get more energy.

  6. Linda Makokis

    I just bought a juicer and are excited to try some of these combos unfortunate for me celery is very hard to find in the Yucatan pennisula.

  7. Sara Köhle

    Hi, thank you for this great recipes. Could you please explain again how do you Juice banana? I have Kenwood slow juicer and it has only one function plus the reverse button.. I’m not sure I know what I’m doing.

    Thank you!

    1. Cassie

      I’ve never juiced with your brand of juicer, but I imagine if you just have one function, it should be fine to run it through just like you do any other fruit or veggie. 🙂 Cut it into spears that are the size of your chute, then run them through just like normal.

  8. Charlie

    My wife and I first tried the antioxidant blast. It tasted great, but then very quickly realized we had made a mistake, being that she and I are both very new to juicing. Our systems were not prepared for the effects of the beet juice, we found literature shortly after consuming two entire beets each that beginners should start with a quarter of a beet per week due to its natural let’s just say cleansing ability. Neither wife nor I made it to work that morning.

  9. June

    I always want to try juicing but it looks like a lot of calories for me. I really need to restrict high glycemic foods and I afraid I would not only gain weight but would raise blood sugar/a1c levels.
    Has anyone had issues with weight gain or blood sugar from juicing?

    1. Dm

      No… I actually lose weight and my eyesight clears. My hunger subsides and my energy level balances. I don’t check my sugar levels but I can tell where they stand by how I feel. I don’t recommend downing juice, but small portions can’t hurt. I do know that if you introduce anything into your regimen, keep a close eye on yourself. For me, if I feel anything off, water goes down my hatch like a fish.

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