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How To Make Green Juice In Your Blender

January 3, 2020

Don’t have a juicer? No problem! You can have green juice in minutes with this step-by-step tutorial on how to make green juice in your blender in just two basic steps. All you need is a high-speed blender and some cheesecloth.

 Don't have a juicer? No problem! Here's a step-by -step tutorial on how to make green juice in your blender!Green juices have had their moment in the spotlight… While I don’t think they’re the cure to all health issues I do think they’re a great way to pack a ton of nutrients in a drink!

The Benefits of Green Juice

There is absolutely nothing wrong with fruit and vegetable pulp. Fiber is great for the body and we all need it in our diet, but sometimes it can get in the way of our body absorbing all of those vitamins and minerals. When you drink juice (versus a smoothie), your body can absorb 100% of the good stuff, without the insoluble fiber getting in the way.

The benefits of green juice differ based on the ingredients you include. Kale is different from spinach is different from cucumber is different from apple. I encourage you to change up your green juice so you’re getting a variety of benefits! Scroll down to learn the benefits of this green juice recipe.

What Type of Blender Should I Use?

I vividly remember getting my Blendtec Designer 725 Blender aka my first high-powered blender and it was honestly a game-changer. Eventually I got a Vitamix and while it’s great I don’t think it’s that much better than the Blendtec (just a tad quieter!).

What excited me most was that the Blendtec has a “juice” option so you can actually make juice in your blender! Now here’s the catch, what actually separates juice from a smoothie is that the fiber (or “pulp”) from the vegetables and fruit has been removed so what you’re getting is the vitamin and mineral packed juice.

There are so many types of blenders out there but my recommendation is to invest in a high-powered one since they’re so quick and last a really long time.

 Don't have a juicer? No problem! Here's a step-by -step tutorial on how to make green juice in your blender!

Ingredients in Green Juice

  • kale – packed with vitamins A, C and K as well as folate which is essential for healthy brain development. (Source)
  • celery – is loaded with anti-oxidants and is anti-inflammatory. (Source)
  • cucumber – super high water content but also notable amounts of potassium and vitamin C and K. (Source)
  • green apples – green apples add just the right amount of sweetness to this juice and are high in vitamin C and potassium. (Source)
  • ginger – ginger adds a nice kick to this juice and ups the nutrition factor thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. (Source)

Don't have a juicer? No problem! Here's a step-by -step tutorial on how to make green juice in your blender!

How To Make Green Juice In Your Blender

To get around the whole “juicing without a juicer” deal, you have to take one extra step after blending by straining the juice through some cheesecloth to remove the fiber. If you want to drink this with the pulp, go for it! But if you want real authentic green juice, you’ll need to do the second step.

So it’s really as simple as it sounds:

Add veggies/fruit to your blender with some water and blend together. You need to add the water to get the veggies going. You’ll then strain the mixture through some cheesecloth to remove the pulp and then BAM you’ve got green juice. Trust me, your wallet will thank you.

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How To Make Green Juice In Your Blender

Don’t have a juicer? No problem! You can have green juice in minutes with this step-by-step tutorial on how to make green juice in your blender in just two basic steps. All you need is a high-speed blender and some cheesecloth.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Juice 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 head of kale, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, coarsely chopped
  • 2 green apples, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 inch cube of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • supplies: a powerful blender, several pieces of cheesecloth (a nut milk bag works too), a large bowl.

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in your blender and top with 2 cups of water.
  2. Press the “juice” button on your Blendtec and blend until done.*
  3. Place a large piece of cheesecloth over your bowl so that it covers all sides. Cut 3 pieces this size and layer them on top of each other.
  4. Place layered cheesecloth over bowl and slowly pour juice into bowl from blender.
  5. Pick up sides of cheesecloth to form a sieve and squeeze out juice. You should be left with about a cups worth of vegetable pulp.**
  6. Pour juice into a cup and drink immediately.

*Or blend for about 1 minute in any other blender
**You can add remaining juice pulp to soups, baked goods or smoothies, or discard.

 Don't have a juicer? No problem! Here's a step-by -step tutorial on how to make green juice in your blender!

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  • Reply
    Douglas Gray
    July 27, 2020 at 12:54 am

    I have a way of making it without water. Substitute organic green grapes. They are soft and watery, with my VITAMIX, I have made it without water. I used green grapes, one apple, 1/2 cucumber, six stalks celery, 6 large leaves of romaine lettuce.

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    Liza Parker
    July 22, 2020 at 7:43 am

    Hi, Davida! I am on a diet these days, and my trainer has asked me to take care of my food. Is this juice perfect for weight loss? You have included green vegetables about which I have heard once that they are good to reduce obesity. Can you help me with it? Also, please suggest me some edibles for weight loss. Thanks!

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    Maria Bakkers
    June 5, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Green juice is essential and full of nutrition, I prefer green juice over traditional once, Liked your juice recipe.

    Thank You.

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    Mamtaz Akter
    March 24, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Your recipe is amazing.

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    kawsar
    February 4, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    so informative and delicious juice recipe mind touch it.you can use Vitamix 5200 blenders for smoothie juice.

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    Sheri
    January 12, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Davida,

    I know this is an older post, but do you have any recipes you can recommend for the pulp. I want to start juicing but I would rather use to pulp as well. I’m not big on soups but if you can recommend any desert like recipes that could work with the pulp I would be grateful.
    Thank you,

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    Ella
    November 9, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Awesome, very great tips!
    I’ve never thought, that I can make selfmade green juice with a blender. I always thought that I need a juicer to make such juices. I love to make this green juice with my new high performance blender: https://www.vitality4life.com/biochef-blender/

    The 1200w pulverizes all peels and seeds and it operats really quiet, with only 85db.

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    Luna
    August 22, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Thank you for the great tips! A piece of cheesecloth is a great idea – I find it quite heard to drink a juice with too much pulp in it.

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    Audrey Yap
    December 10, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I’ve got a great Green Juice recipe as well! It tastes amazing! And the best part is it doesn’t taste green at all! Check it out here:
    http://lifewithaudrey21.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/recipe-green-juice-that-doesnt-taste-green.html

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    Audrey Yap
    December 10, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I’ve got a great Green Juice recipe as well! And the best part is it doesn’t taste green at all! Check it out here:
    http://lifewithaudrey21.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/recipe-green-juice-that-doesnt-taste-green.html

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