Naturally Sweet Green Detox Juice

This naturally sweet green detox juice recipe features apple, spinach, parsley, lemon, soothing ginger, and cucumber. It’s high in iron, vitamin C, and essential nutrients!

Green Detox Juice

Our bodies do a great job detoxing naturally, and this green juice offers a boost of nutrients that may complement that process.

It’s delicious, hydrating, and so easy to make! I also love this naturally sweet beet juice with lemon.

Key Ingredients

I like to think of this green juice as a concentrated dose of nutrients. I don’t do juice cleanses or use juices as a meal replacement, but I still love making a small veggie-packed juice and enjoying it with our (usually fiber-rich) breakfast or lunch.

  • Green apple: My go-to sweetener for green juice! It’s affordable and adds a touch of sweetness that nicely balances out the earthier flavors of the greens.
  • Parsley: A potent source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals like potassium, iron, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, C, and K. Though parsley has a strong flavor when juiced, a small amount goes a long way, adding a vibrant green color and a fresh, herbaceous note.
  • Spinach: Packed with iron, spinach is my top choice for juicing because it’s readily available and budget-friendly. Its mild flavor blends well with other fruits and vegetables.
  • Cucumber: High in vitamins A, B complex, C, and folic acid, cucumber is super hydrating and offers a mild flavor. I love using thin-skinned varieties like English cucumbers for juicing.
  • Lemons:  A great source of immune-boosting vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6. They’re known for their antioxidant properties and add a refreshing zing to green juices. Plus, the vitamin C in lemons can help your body absorb the iron from greens like spinach.
  • Ginger: A fantastic addition to juices! Gingerols in ginger offer anti-inflammatory benefits and can promote healthy digestion. No need to peel, just scrub, slice, and add to your juicer.
Green juice ingredients

How to Make Green Detox Juice

If you have a juicer, you’ll push everything through it and enjoy! I remove the peel and seeds of the lemon and the core of my apple.

I love my Omega slow/cold-press juicer (not sponsored, just what I have at home). It’s fantastic, especially for juicing leafy greens like in this green juice.

If you don’t have a juicer, blend the ingredients in a high-powered blender for 60 to 90 seconds. Then, strain it through a fine mesh strainer before drinking.

Just in case you aren’t aware, there are two main types of juicers:

  • Centrifugal juicers: These are generally more affordable. They use fast-spinning blades to separate the juice from the pulp. Some people worry that this process creates heat, potentially damaging nutrients and enzymes in the juice. They also tend to be less efficient, meaning you get less juice from your produce.
  • Slow/Cold-press juicers (masticating juicers):  These gently squeeze the juice out of your fruits and vegetables. They’re known for extracting the maximum amount of juice, which can offset the higher price tag over time. This is what I use and love.
Green Detox Juice

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Our bodies are amazing at detoxification, but this green juice is packed with nutrients that can support overall health and well-being. In this green juice, spinach tastes mild, and the parsley tastes fresh. Lemon and ginger add zing, and the cucumber adds nutrient-rich water. Apples are naturally sweet, so we don’t add any additional sugar or fruit except for lemons. If you find the juice too tart, consider pushing a couple of carrots or an extra apple through the juicer. If you’re sensitive to ginger’s warming/spicy quality, add a smaller amount at first and go from there.

Makes 2 servings

You Will Need

2 cups packed baby spinach leaves

Handful parsley leaves and stems

1 medium green apple, rinsed with core removed

1 large seedless (hothouse or English) cucumber, rinsed

1-inch length piece fresh ginger, scrubbed clean

1 small lemon, seeds removed

Directions

    1Chop the apple, cucumber, and ginger into thin pieces small enough to go through the juicer.

    2Cut away the yellow peel from the lemon, leaving most white pith and lemon flesh. Cut into slices and remove any seeds—reserve about half of the lemon.

    3Turn the juicer on and push everything through, alternating between the greens and the firmer cucumber, apple and lemon.

    4When everything but the reserved lemon has been juiced, stir the juice and taste for tartness. Add the remaining lemon if you feel it can take it.

    5If the juice is too tart, consider adding a couple of scrubbed, unpeeled carrots or another cored apple.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Make-ahead: Fresh vegetable juice is best enjoyed soon after juicing, but you can make it a day or two in advance. Store in glass, airtight containers. If you have used a cold pressed juicer, it should last a little longer.
  • The nutrition facts provided below are estimates.
Nutrition Per Serving Calories 66 / Carbohydrate 16 g / Total Sugars 9 g / Total Fat 1 g / Cholesterol 0 mg
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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15 comments… Leave a Review
  • Neha Verma May 13, 2021, 2:40 pm

    Its simple recipe and taste good too. Recipe is quick and amazing for detox.

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  • Sophie November 9, 2020, 1:40 pm

    You guys have the best recipes. Found you through your hummus recipe and am impressed by how thorough you are. Your recipes are tested, easy to follow, and delicious. When I forked over the money for a juicer this was the first place I looked! I was super scared of all the greens (although excited for the nutrients). This is an excellent recipe for beginners!

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  • Weight Loss Products July 22, 2020, 6:13 pm

    An excellent post, thank you!

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  • Kenya Chibok May 9, 2020, 8:21 pm

    I did it!! And it was soooo goood! My bf is definitely anti healthy and I made him try a sip and next thing I know he’s asking me for more! ?? Hahahah anyways, i made everything in a blender and just added a bit of water, it was delishh! A bit warm and spicy but so nutritious! ?

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  • Judy Haynes February 19, 2020, 12:39 am

    I love your site AND your recipes. I can’t wait to get started making them. Thank you!!! Judy

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  • Forhad October 16, 2018, 4:45 am

    Hello, i am going to have a new a juice recipe from here, it is so nice.

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    • Francisca Iyere August 4, 2020, 6:44 am

      New to juicing. But I love this. What is the ideal quantity to consume per time. I finish a full glass and still had half glass leftover.

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  • Carol Bucello June 7, 2018, 8:50 am

    this sounds very good and I would like to receive the recipes!

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  • Janet hailer April 23, 2018, 1:58 pm

    Can I use my bullet to make your hummus recipe?

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    • Adam May 1, 2018, 1:38 pm

      Hi Janet, We have never made the hummus in a bullet blender, but a few of our readers have had success with it.

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  • Rosetta Marie Archie March 30, 2018, 1:50 am

    I found that juicing is a healthy source of energy and Absolutely a special way to detoxify the blood! Thank you for these fabulous and delicious juice recipes!

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  • Sandra Robinson October 12, 2017, 7:39 pm

    Hi, New to juicing and wondering if you know how much fiber in grams there is in these juice recipes? I realize it should be quite high — which is great. Thanks, Sandra

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    • Joanne November 16, 2017, 3:30 pm

      Hi Sandra, There will be fiber left in the juice — specifically this will be soluble fiber. The other fiber found in foods is insoluble fiber. This is what is left in the pulp. It is hard for us to say how much fiber (in grams) will be in each juice since I have not found an appropriate source to calculate soluble vs. insoluble.

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  • Alex June 14, 2017, 1:34 am

    Just a question: is adding apple a good idea when the purpose of taking a green vegetable juice is for a bowel/colon cleanse? While it clearly has nutritional value, in this context, when the intention is to cleanse with weight loss in mind would adding apple, a fruit containing fructose be a good idea? If a juice has too much natural sugar it can affect insulin levels pretty dramatically, causing cravings which can then obviously make it harder to stick with it. Your feedback would be much appreciated.

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    • Adam July 2, 2017, 12:03 pm

      Hi Alex, You can absolutely leave the apple out or use half as much as we suggest in the recipe. The apple balances out the flavors, but the juice is still really tasty without it. When we do use apple, we go for green apples since they are not as sweet.

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