This vitamin-packed refreshing green juice is loaded with nutrients, and naturally dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free.  A great energy boost to start your day at the best!

I love starting the day with a delicious homemade smoothie or juice.

If you ask me, this green juice is the rock star of all the juices. This drink is nutrient-dense and has an impressive list of health benefits. It’s also naturally gluten-free and vegan.

All you need to make this energizing green juice is 6 ingredients: celery, spinach, cucumber, green apple, mint leaves and a tiny bit of fresh ginger.

You don’t need to be super strict with the ingredients! I often throw in a bunch of kale, or romaine if I have them at hand. Carrots are also great add-ons! 

Green Juice Prep and Storage Tips

Packed with oh-so-good-for-you ingredients, it takes 5 minutes to make this energizing green juice.

Here are some favourite tips to ensure you make the best green juice ever:

  • I like to keep the skin on the green apple and cucumber, but feel free to peel it away if you’re not a fan.
  • Core the apples and cut off the ends of the cucumber and they’re ready to be used.
  • Give all the ingredients a nice wash under cool running water before use.
  • If you have time, soak them in a bowl with water and vinegar or baking soda, then wash them and pat them dry with a clean towel.
  • *I do buy all these ingredients organic, but I still wash them before use.*
  • If you’re in a hurry, you can totally prep this green juice the night before. It keeps well in the fridge for 24-48 hours.
  • Don’t’ forget that the longer the juice sits around for, the more the juice nutrients will be oxidised and damaged.

It’s Better To Use a Blender or a Juicer?

You can use a high-powerful blender or a juicer to make this green juice. I use both appliances interchangeably and the results are almost identical.

A juicer will eliminate all the fiber, making this juice super easy to digest. A blender, on the other hand, will minimize waste and will give you a more full-filling drink.

So, it’s really up to you to choose your favourite method.

morning green juice in a glass, next to a wood board with fresh ginger, celery stalks, cucumber and cucumber slices, green apple and spinach leaves

I’m sure you know by now that we need to get at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day for a healthier life. Juicing/blending fruit and veggies is an easy way to guarantee that you get your daily income.

I like to drink this green juice first thing in the morning. However, feel free to drink it any time you fancy it or whenever you feel the need for a little energy boost.

morning green juice in a glass, next to a wood board with fresh ginger, celery stalks, cucumber and cucumber slices, green apple and spinach leaves

This energizing drink is the perfect combo of tangy & sweet flavours.

And not only it tastes good, but it’s also loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, fiber and other nutrients.

All the good reasons to give it a try!

morning green juice in a glass, next to a wood board with fresh ginger, celery stalks, cucumber and cucumber slices, green apple and spinach leaves
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Morning Green Juice

This vitamin-packed refreshing green juice is loaded with nutrients, and naturally dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free.  A great energy boost to start your day at the best!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Gluten-free - Dairy-free - Vegan
Keyword: dairy-free, gluten-free, green juice, juice, vegan
Servings: 1
Author: Andrea

Ingredients

  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 cucumber ends cut off
  • 1 green apple cored
  • a bunch of fresh spinach leaves
  • 6 fresh mint leaves

Instructions

Green Juice in a juicer recipe:

  • Place the celery stalks into the juicer and juice. Repeat with the other ingredients in the order listed until all ingredients are juiced. Pour into a glass and serve.

Green Juice in a blender recipe:

  • Put celery, cucumber, apple, ginger and half a glass of water into your blender, then pulse until liquefied. Add the spinach and mint leaves and pulse until liquefied. Pour into a glass and serve.
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*This post was originally posted in January 2016 and updated with an improved recipe and more info*

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