If you are new to green juicing, you might wonder what fruits and vegetable to juice together to get the optimum benefits, or to get a juice that tastes better.
This guide is to help you get started on your juicing journey. After you have tried the different combinations, then you can be confident enough to experiment on your own.
The measurements provided here are all for one serving (about 400-600ml) using a masticating juicer. If you are using a centrifugal juicer, you may not get the same amount of juice. You can adjust accordingly.
The basic formula would be: Juice Base + Main Ingredients + Optional Ingredients
The Juice Base
The following are a few suggestions you can use as base for your green juice. Green juicing does not mean using all green vegetables. You can add other vegetables and fruits into your juice. You might try each combo or you can mix and match until you find one that suits your preference:
- 1 Carrot
- 1-2 green apples
This combination adds a nice sweetness to the juice.
- 2 green apples
- ¼ to ½ lemon (with peel)
If you want to savor more of the green juices without the sweetness of carrots.
- 1 small cucumber
- 4-6 ribs of celery
Many people use cucumber and celery as base for their green juice because they are high in water content.
The Main Ingredients
If you have already picked out your juice base, then you can add any of the following pairs to make your perfect green juice or you can mix and match any of them to suit your preference:
The Optional Ingredients
Now you have your Juice Base Combo and your choice of 2 items from your main ingredients. All you have to do is to add a bit of flavor to make your juice better-tasting. These are optional ingredients so it is up to you to add any of them to your green juice.
If you choose to add any of them, use sparingly because they are somewhat strong. If you don’t like their smell or taste, it is okey to omit them from your juice.
These optional ingredients not only add flavor but they also provide added benefits to your juice. They help balance your intestinal flora by reducing the harmful bacteria and increasing the population of the beneficial bacteria.
So here they are:
There are some other stuff that you can add to your green juices, such as: basil leaves, mint leaves, lime, cinnamon powder, cayenne powder (a pinch), chia seeds, etc. It really depends on you, if you want to add more flavor to your green juice, you can do so.
Have fun juicing!