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How To Make Green Juice In Your Blender

January 4, 2023

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 from fresh fruit and veggies. When you drink juice (versus a smoothie), your body can digest 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!). Either way the blades are great at breaking up the fruit + veggie pulp

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 blender with a powerful motor 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 fresh 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:

Chop ingredients into bite-sized pieces. 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
  • Category: Juice
  • Method: Blend
  • Diet: Vegan

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.

Keywords: green juice in blender, juice blender, green juice recipe, green juice

 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
    Julia
    January 27, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    YES! Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!!!

    This is magnificent! I don’t own a juicer but I have a feeling my blender would love to blend the crap out of some greens to make juice. I’m making serious doe eyes at you right now 😀

  • Reply
    Em @ Love A Latte
    January 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    This is how I like to make juice!!! Awesome post.

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    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    January 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    This is awesome! Sometimes I just don’t feel like getting out my juicer haha. So it would be nice to just toss it all in the Vitamix sometimes!

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    Anna
    January 27, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    This is a good product to keep in mind as I A. Am madly in love with juices and spend lots of money on them while also making them in my blender, pulp and all, and B. Will soon be moving to a place where I will have more kitchen space and will finally be able to even consider owning a counter-top anything. Thanks for the super informative post!

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
    January 27, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    I really love this- I have a Blendtec, but I didn’t know it was so easy to create juices with it. Thanks for breaking it down. Totally trying this very soon!

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    Samantha
    January 27, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Wow! How fabulous! I have been wondering how to get myself juice without investing in another gadget.

    So happy you shared this!

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    Georgie
    January 27, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Ok, I’m mad jealz about that dope blender. It’s funny I actually make all my smoothies in a food processor- it does the trick but I’ve been dreaming of a blendtec or vitamix. Alas, no magical money pile has been dropped in my path (yet) so food processor it is.
    I love this technique though! Way less cleanup than a normal juicer (which is a pain in the ass)

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    Lindsay @ Shiny Love Affair
    January 27, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Welcome back! Can’t wait to hear all about your trip and see the photos.

    I love making juice in my blender! I don’t do it enough. I will admit though that I’m guilty of spending a lot of $$$ on juices too. I always get suckered in when I see a display of green juices.

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      January 27, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Thanks GF! That damn fridge in Detox Market gets me everytime! See you at the Barre this week? Gonna try and hit a 7:15 one AM! xoxo

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        Lindsay @ Shiny Love Affair
        January 28, 2015 at 1:09 pm

        That damn fridge got me this morning. I bought two juices. $25 later… UGH! No control. I’m going to Barre tomorrow morning and Friday. Let me know if you’ll be there either of those days!

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    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish
    January 27, 2015 at 9:11 am

    GORGEOUS photos!!! And super informative. #yougogirl

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food
    January 27, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I don’t think I have a blender powerful enough for this, but I sure wish I did! I love green juice and would make it all the time if I had the right equipment.

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    Erin @ The Almond Eater
    January 27, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Love that last graphic thoooooo. I definitely think it depends on your blender…..my current blender is WAY better than my last one but my last one was a $30 one from Target and it couldn’t even blend ice+banana–it was tragic. But for normal people who own normal blenders, this is super helpful! Pinning 🙂

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    [email protected]
    January 27, 2015 at 6:16 am

    I have this juicer thing that comes with the Magic Bullet. I fail so epicly at making juice with this thing, I seriously need to either drink that damn pulp or buy this cheesecloth. While looking at this green beauty I definitely want to buy the cheesecloth!!

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