Juicing organic vegetables is an easy way to consume the micronutrients from a large amount of fresh produce. Here are 6 of the best juicing recipes to get you started with fresh. juice. These healthy juice recipes are lower in sugar, making them excellent for weight loss, detox, and wellness. 

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I’ve been a smoothie girl since I was little kids, but over the years have grown to love juices too. Because sweet fruit juices are so high in calories and sugar and cause a blood sugar spike, I opt for green juices with little to no fruit added. 


The nutrition and energy from a freshly pressed juice is so much better than from a cup of coffee in the afternoon. Unlike smoothies, when juicing, the produce is stripped of its fiber, so it won’t be as filling, and shouldn’t be considered a meal. I think of juicing recipes as natural, homemade supplements. 

Kale, celery, and cucumber and shown in the feed tube of a Breville juicer.

Best Juicers 

There are plenty of juicers to fit every budget and lifestyle. Here are some top-rated juicers. Just so you know, these are affiliate links, which means I may earn a commission when you shop through them. 

  1. High End: This Slow Juicer from AICOK has amazing reviews. 
  2. Midrange: Breville Juice Fountain Compact Centrifugal Juicer is the juicer I have, shown above. I find it easy to use and clean, and efficient. 
  3. Affordable: Here’s a highly rated fruit and veggie juicer for just under $40 on Amazon Prime. 

Juicing Without a Juicer

If you don’t own a juicer, that’s okay, you can still make fresh juice! High quality juicers can be expensive. If you’re going to buy either a juicer or a blender, I’d go with blender. 

  1. To make juice in a blender, add the ingredients to the blender and blend on the lowest setting.
  2. Slowly add just enough water to turn the blender. Puree until completely smooth, adding more water to thin as necessary. 
  3. Pour through a fine mesh sieve set over a wide mouth jar or bowl. Use cheesecloth or a nut milk bag for a thinner juice. 

A beautiful photograph of fresh fruits and vegetables that are great for juicing recipes.

Best Vegetables & Fruits to Juice

  • Carrots 
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • Beets 
  • Cucumber
  • Kale 
  • Dandelion greens
  • Spinach
  • Romaine
  • Parsley
  • Wheatgrass 
  • Broccoli Sprouts
  • Apples 
  • Citrus 
  • Berries
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric

Vegetables to Avoid Juicing

  • Potatoes and sweet potatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Eggplant
  • Turnips

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Tips for Healthy Juicing

  • Choose organic produce whenever possible. If you can’t find organic, peel dirty dozen ingredients and/or wash well. 
  • Always peel citrus fruits as the pith is bitter. 
  • You don’t need to remove the stems from greens or herbs, just wash and trim and bad bits. 
  • Following drier ingredients like herbs or ginger with watery ingredients like cucumber helps to extract as much of the juice as possible and push things through the juicer. 
  • Freshly pressed juice should be consumed immediately. If you must save it for later, save for no more than 24-48 house in the fridge. 

Healthy Juicing Recipes for Weight Loss, Detox, and Wellness

Here are six fantastic juicing recipe combinations to get you started. They are lower in sugar and high in phytonutrients. Feel free to mix and match, or come up with your juicing recipe own combinations. 

Kale, cucumber, celery, lemon, parsley, ginger, and pineapple on a cutting board before being juiced.

Green Juice

  • ginger 
  • cucumber 
  • kale 
  • parsley 
  • celery stalks 
  • pineapple chunks
  • lemon

A raw beet, apple, ginger, and lemon on a cutting board for juicing.


  • beet
  • lemon
  • ginger
  • apple 

Carrots, turmeric, lemon, and orange prepared on a cutting board for juicing.

Carrot Orange Turmeric 

  • carrots
  • orange 
  • turmeric
  • ginger 
  • lemon
  • pinch black pepper 

Ready for healthy juicing, carrots, beetroot, and kale on a cutting board.

Popeye’s  Punch

  • spinach or kale
  •  carrots
  • beet
  • cucumber 

Peeled lemon, water, and liquid stevia ready to be juiced into a healthy detox drink.

Spicy Lemon Cleanse 

  • ginger 
  • peeled
  • cayenne pepper 
  • stevia to taste 
  • water

Peeled grapefruit, orange, pineapple and mint.

Pink Grapefruit

  • pink grapefruit
  • orange
  • pineapple
  • mint

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More Healthy Juice Recipes to Try

What to Do With Juicing Pulp

Juicing can feel wasteful because there is so much pulp left over, but you don’t have to throw it away. Juiced vegetable pulp can be added to stocks and soups, while fruit pulp can be added to quick breads, muffins, and granola. 

Juice Cleanse Recipes for Weight Loss or Detox

I personally consider juice a supplement, rather than a meal. However, I have many friends who swear by doing a juice fast or cleanse ever year. You can get a 3-day juice cleanse package at Pressed Juicery, among other places, or DIY it. 

When choosing juicing recipes for weight loss, look for lower sugar options to avoid a blood sugar spike from consuming fruit juice. 

Sources consulted for this post: 

Pressed Juicery 

Lazy Acres Market 

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, by Mark Bittman 

Yield: 1 Serving

6 Juicing Recipes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Juicing organic vegetables is an easy way to consume the micronutrients from a large amount of fresh produce. Here are 6 of the best juicing recipes to get you started. These healthy juice recipes are lower in sugar, making them excellent for weight loss, detox, and wellness. 

Six glasses of colorful freshly pressed juices.


Green Juice

  • 1/2 inch ginger 
  • 1 large cucumber 
  • 1/2 bunch kale 
  • 1/4 cup parsley 
  • 2 large celery stalks 
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 peeled lemon


  • 1 beet
  • 1/4 peeled lemon
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1 apple 

Carrot Orange Turmeric 

  • 4 carrots
  • 1 small orange, peeled
  • 1/2 turmeric
  • 1/2 inch ginger 
  • 1/4 peeled lemon
  • pinch black pepper 

Popeye's  Punch

  • 1/2 bunch spinach
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 beet
  • 1/2 cucumber 

Spicy Lemon Cleanse 

  • 1/2 inch ginger 
  • 2 lemons, peeled
  • pinch cayenne pepper 
  • stevia to taste 
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Pink Grapefruit

  • 1 pink grapefruit, peeled
  • 1 small orange, peeled 
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 6 mint leaves


  1. Set up your juicer and prepare any ingredients you are using. Wash your produce well and peel anything that is not organic.
  2. Add the ingredients for your preferred juice to the feed tube of the juicer, starting with the driest ingredients and following with the most watery, as this will help move ingredients through.
  3. Turn on the juicer, following the manufacturer's instructions.
  4. There may be foam at the top of your juice. This is normal and you can scoop it off with a spoon if you'd like.
  5. Enjoy your fresh juice immediately, as this is the time it will have the most nutrients. Furthermore, fresh juices tend to separate when stored. I like to serve homemade juices over ice.
  6. If you must save for later, you can keep your juice in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 24-48 hours.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1/2 green juice recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your favorite calculator.