Spring is in full effect and the summer heat is just around the corner, so I wanted to share 4 of my favorite homemade juice recipes with you that are guaranteed to keep you feeling refreshed and hydrated. Homemade juices are an easy way to pack more veggies into your day while also having a refreshing drink, and it eliminates all of the questionable ingredients that can be found in store bought juices.

A few things to keep in mind about juicing: 

Juicing is great because the process removes all of the fibrous pulp, leaving behind just the liquid from the fruit/veggies. Because of this, juice can be easier to digest and have more concentrated amounts of vitamins and minerals than a smoothie. However, juices made of mostly fruit with few vegetables can be packed with sugar. Fruit juices lack fiber to help slow the absorption of sugar and can raise blood sugar levels quickly, so it’s definitely better to juice mostly vegetables along with maybe one fruit to get the most nutrients.⠀

Additionally, many store-bought juices are pasteurized in high heat killing off many of the beneficial enzymes, vitamins, minerals & phytonutrients. When buying store-bought juice, look for cold press juices since that process helps retain more of the benefits.

While you probably know I’m not a fan of overdoing fruit juices, I’m definitely a fan of vegetable juices because it’s a great way to get more micronutrients and phytonutrients in. Since the juicing process does remove the nutritional fiber, it’s better to juice mostly vegetables and mix in maybe 1-2 fruits if you need it a little sweeter without overdoing the sugar.


Looking for a refreshing green juice? Try out Green Machine:⠀


-1/2 cucumber ⠀

-1 whole green apple ⠀

-1 C spinach ⠀

-7 celery stalks⠀

-Juice of 1/4 lemon⠀


Want something with a little spice? Check out this Beet Orange Powerhouse:⠀


-4 beets ⠀

-3 large carrots ⠀

-1 orange ⠀

-1/2 C kale ⠀



Love a mix of green veggies? You’ll love this Green Goddess juice:⠀


-1/2 C kale ⠀

-1 C spinach ⠀

-2 cucumbers ⠀

-4 mint sprigs ⠀

-2 Tbsp parsley⠀

-Juice of 1 lemon⠀


Is simple and tasty your jam? Lean & Green is the juice for you:


-8-9 celery stalks ⠀

-1 cucumber⠀




1- Wash and prep all of the produce for your juice. (Note: I remove the rind from oranges for a less bitter taste and always add lemon last.) ⠀

2- Start safely adding your produce to the juicer one at a time. Press it down into the blade with the round tool. ⠀

3- If your juice calls for lemon, squeeze it over the juice mixture and stir.⠀

4- Pour into a glass and enjoy!⠀

Hope you love these recipes as much as I do! My personal favorite is the Green Machine, but I’d love to know which you loved in the comments below!


MeowMeix aka Amanda