Green Lemonade

Green Lemonade

I drink fresh vegetable juice almost daily, but I tend to filter the juices I show here. See, I have a feeling that if I posted a juice recipe that said “juice 1 giant bunch of kale and a peeled lemon” some of you might actually drink it.  And, if you aren’t a hard-core juice fanatic, you’d take one sip of that and never come back here.

But this green juice?  This one is actually doable.  Let’s talk about it.

Green Lemonade

This juice gets some tart-sweetness from green apples, which have less sugar than other apple varieties, but still help to liven up the juice a bit. I also added in some cucumber because it is very hydrating and I love cucumber juice for its mellow taste. Combine these goodies with some celery, ginger, a peeled lemon, and a bit of kale and you have yourself a powerful, nutrient-packed green juice that tastes like a healthy version of lemonade.  I’ve found that the tartness from lemons really help cut the “green” taste from a lot of juices so this is a great juice to try if you are nervous about green vegetables juices.  And if you are a true juice beginner, you can sub out the green apples for red to make the juice a bit sweeter.

Green Lemonade
Recipe type: Juice
Serves: 1 - 2
  • 2 small green apples
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • ½ cucumber
  • 6 stalks celery
  • 6 large pieces of kale
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  1. Juice ingredients and enjoy.


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  1. says

    Perfect. I just got a juicer for my birthday and it looks like I need to give this a try. Do you use green kale? I find that if the leaves have even a bit of purple or red in them, it turns a smoothie (and I’m assuming a juice) an unappetizing muddy color. Yours looks so vibrant!

    • says

      I used lacinato (aka dinosaur) kale in this (pictured above). I don’t think I have used purple kale in juices before, but I love it in smoothies. Have fun with the new juicer and happy birthday! :)

  2. says

    So excited to have found this post and your blog! I haven’t tried a green juice yet but I think I could do this one. I’ll be coming back regularly.

    • says

      I have a basic Juicerman juicer that is pretty old at this point. I will “ball up” the kale and follow it through with something juicy, like a lemon, and then it juices just fine.

  3. says

    I tried to convert this to a smoothie recipe. still working the kinks out, but it tastes pretty good! the texture is still a little weird, I think that’s because of the lemon though.

    • says

      Interesting, I’ve never tried this as a smoothie. I love that idea! I’ve had a hard time using apples in smoothies as I’ve found the fiber makes the texture off. Let me know if you are able to make a successful version. :)

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