30 Best Juicing Recipes

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30 best juicing recipes (with or without a juicer) to increase your nutrient absorption and overall health. Juice ideas, top tips, and FAQs are included!

Nine glasses with homemade fresh fruit and veggie juices

Juicing is one of the easiest ways to meet the daily fruit and vegetable portion requirement. It helps you consume plenty of nutrients and perhaps even consume ingredients you usually wouldn’t enjoy (hidden in a juice blend). All while loading our bodies with micronutrients and antioxidants to boost our immune system and stave off disease! That’s why I’m sharing my top recipes for juicing and the best tips and FAQs to get you started!

Fresh juice tastes great. Plus, when learning how to juice at home, you can be 100% in control of the ingredients. Make the most of certain nutrients, use less or no sugar, focus on energy-boosting or immune-boosting ingredients specifically, etc. Even better, you can make many of the healthy juice recipes below with or without a juicer!

How to Choose the Right Type of Juicer

Four main types of juicers are available to make fresh juice at home. The best juicer for you usually comes down to budget, space, and how often you juice.

  • Centrifugal juicers: These use little teeth on a high-speed spinning basket to grind the ingredients into a pulp, while the high-speed spinning separates the juice from the solids. These machines juice fast, take up minimal space, clean fairly easily, and are the most cost-effective. The speed and spinning, however, can lead to slightly lower quality juice that’s more oxidized (plus more foam). They also don’t juice leafy greens and softer fruits/veggies well and are fairly loud.
  • Cold-press juicers (aka masticating juicers): These juicers use force to crush the ingredients and extract the juice through a sharp screen (not a press, regardless of the name). This process is slower but will retain slightly more nutrients and extract more juice than centrifugal ones. They can also juice greens like spinach/kale and wheatgrass easier. They are, however, more expensive, bulkier, and harder to clean and the juice is still fairly foamy.
    For many years, I’ve happily been using a juicer like this.
  • Twin gear juicers (aka triturating juicers): These use two gears that spin and pull the produce, extracting the juice by pushing the pulp through a screen. This method extracts more nutrients than the above two. Also, this machine is quiet and can make various other DIYs like nut butter and baby food. But it is slow, bulky, and fairly expensive, and the juice will contain higher amounts of pulp.
  • Juice press: This is the best type of juicer you can buy. It grins the produce into a pulp, then slowly extracts the juice with a press that uses thousands of lbs. of pressure. This machine extracts the most juice (leaving less than 1% pulp) and nutrients and creates little foam and oxidization. It also creates the longest shelf life juice and easily juices leafy greens and soft fruit.
    However, it’s also the most expensive and primarily used commercially.
Nine glasses with homemade fresh fruit and veggie juices

The Benefits of Juicing

  • Increased vitamins and minerals in your diet: My favorite juicing health benefit is how it allows you to consume large quantities of health-boosting ingredients in one go. It’s far easier to drink a glass of juice than eat multiple fruits and vegetables in one sitting. Juicing can also encourage you to consume fruits & veggies you otherwise wouldn’t.
  • Quicker nutrient absorption: Even better than the above, home juicing (especially on an empty stomach) makes it easier for your body to absorb the nutrients quickly. It also gives your digestive system a rest from digesting fiber. Perfect for an immediate morning or afternoon pick-me-up.
  • Can help cleanse your body: Though this depends on the ingredients, juice cleanse recipes are a great way to consume a concentrated amount of detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich ingredients.
  • An excellent alternative to soda: Ditch empty calories in high sugary soda and choose nutrient-rich, low-calorie juice instead (which can also help with weight loss).

The Pitfalls

Even though I’m a fan of consuming fresh juice regularly to supplement my diet, it’s also worth mentioning the potential pitfalls of juicing.

First, be careful of the ingredients you’re using. Lots of fruit means lots of (albeit natural) sugar. In addition, certain ingredients (like ginger, broccoli, and turmeric) can cause stomach upset when over-consumed.

Likewise, I consider a healthy diet to contain plenty of fiber (whereas juicing eliminates most fiber). So either use the leftover juice pulp or eat plenty of fiber in other areas of your diet.

What Are the Best Fruits and Vegetables for Juicing

Most fruits and veggies are juicer recipes friendly. However, the type of juicer machine you have might be more suited for harder veggies and have issues with softer ingredients like leafy greens (spinach, kale, wheatgrass, etc.).

Some of my favorite fruits and vegetables to juice include apples, beets, carrots, cucumber, citrus fruits, celery, sweet potatoes, and bell peppers. I also love adding leafy greens to my juice recipes once or twice a week. They shouldn’t be consumed in large amounts. Aromatic roots and fresh herbs (like ginger, mint, parsley, etc.) add more flavor.

Six glasses with homemade fresh fruit and veggie juices

What Fruits and Vegetables You Should Not Juice

There are several things you definitely shouldn’t juice. Usually, these are low on moisture or particularly hard/soft. These include bananas (too soft and not enough juice), figs (wrong consistency), rhubarb (too fibrous), avocado (not enough juice), and coconut (too hard/tough, though I made coconut cream using a juicer). All of these are better left to smoothies.

Some ingredients are difficult to juice but will work when making blender juice or using alternate juicing methods. This includes softer fruits like mango, pineapple, peaches, papaya, and many berries. Berries do juice but may be harder to separate from their pulp, and you need a lot to yield a small amount of juice.

Avoid juicing too much of any raw cruciferous veggie, too (like broccoli and cabbage), as overconsumption can lead to bloating, gas, and cramping. Likewise, dark leafy greens like kale and spinach should be consumed in moderation, as they can cause kidney stones and inhibit iron and vitamin C absorption when eaten in high quantities.

What to Do With Leftover Juicing Pulp

While this pulp may not look super appetizing, most of the time it’s perfectly edible. Instead, add it to smoothies, soups, stews, baked goods (muffins, quick breads, and bread), etc. You can also dry it out into crackers or dehydrate it and grind it into a powder to add to recipes for extra fiber.

If you don’t want to use it immediately, pop it into an ice cube tray and add a cube or two directly into smoothies/soups, etc.

What Are the Best Juicing Recipes

Below are the best juice recipes to get you started. Some are for natural juice with a single ingredient, others are a fruit and vegetable juice recipe blend. There are juice recipes for juicer, blender, and other juicing methods.

Beet Juice

How to Make Beet Juice (2 Methods)
How to make beet juice with or without a juicer. This sweet and earthy beetroot juice is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help your body detox and provide much-needed nutrients! Several flavored beet juice blends recipes included.
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A glass with freshly made beet juice

Orange Juice

How to Make Orange Juice
How to make fresh-squeezed orange juice at home using one of three methods. This sugar-free orange juice (with pulp or without) uses just one ingredient and is packed with healthy vitamins and wonderful alone or as part of a juice blend!
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Two glasses with orange juice

Grapefruit Juice

How to Make Grapefruit Juice (3 Methods)
How to make grapefruit juice with or without a juicer. It's slightly sweet, fairly tart, refreshing, and packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to boost your immune system. Enjoy it alone, added to juice blends, or in cocktails!
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Two glasses with grapefruit juice and ice

Cranberry Juice

How to Make Cranberry Juice
How to make cranberry juice at home with just two ingredients (plus water), no juicer or blender, and in under 30 minutes on the stovetop! This super refreshing, sweet and tart homemade cranberry juice is packed with flavor and nutrients and can be made with fresh or frozen cranberries.
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Cranberry juice served in a glass with rosemary

Aloe Vera Juice

How To Make Aloe Vera Juice
How to make Aloe vera juice (aka aloe water) with 3 ingredients in just 10 minutes. This Aloe vera drink is simple, refreshing, and packed with health benefits!
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A glass with homemade aloe vera juice

Apple Juice

How to Make Apple Juice
How to make apple juice at home with a blender, juicer, or manual, with no added sugar! Fresh, delicious, and easy to prepare, this homemade apple juice (aka unfiltered apple cider juice) is ready in no time at all.
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A glass of apple juice and three apples

Pomegranate Juice

How to Deseed and Juice a Pomegranate
How to deseed and juice a pomegranate like a pro – a foolproof method on how to cut a pomegranate, avoid cutting into the seeds, and deseed it, all within a couple of minutes!
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Square pomegranate juice

Pineapple Juice

How To Make Pineapple Juice
How to juice pineapple with or without a juicer. This tangy, sweet, refreshing homemade pineapple juice is perfect for adding to juices, smoothies, cocktails, glazes, and more.
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Pineapple juice in a glass and a pineapple

Celery Juice (Simple Green Juice)

How to Make Celery Juice (In a Juicer)
How to juice celery to enjoy alone or in juice blends as a fresh and nourishing beverage packed with health benefits.
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A glass of celery juice and a celery stalk

Watermelon Juice

4 Ways to Juice a Watermelon
How to juice a watermelon using one of four methods, use the leftover pulp and rind, or turn the leftover melon into a watermelon keg. Including tons of ways to customize the juice with herbs or even a cheeky bit of alcohol, you're sure to find a watermelon juice recipe you love!
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Watermelon juice in two kegs and a watermelon keg

Grape Juice

How to Make Grape Juice (5 Methods)
How to make grape juice with a juicer, blender, potato masher, or by hand (with a bonus stovetop method). This homemade grape juice is fruity, refreshing, and tastes even better than store-bought, with no added sugars nor preservatives!
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Two grasses with red and green grape juice and grapes around them

Cherry Juice

How To Make Cherry Juice (5 Methods)
How to pit cherries then make homemade cherry juice using either sweet or tart cherries and one of 5 methods – with or without a juicer. This sweet/tart cherry juice is super refreshing, flavorful, and loaded with health benefits!
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Cherry juice in a glass with ice

Passion Fruit Juice

How to Make Passion Fruit Juice (2 Methods)
How to make homemade passion fruit juice with or without a blender, then customize it to your liking! This maracuya juice is fairly tart, slightly sweet, super refreshing, and packed with several vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants!
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Half a passion fruit and a glass with passion fruit juice

Mango Juice

How to Make Mango Juice (Mango Nectar)
How to make mango juice (or mango nectar) with just 2 ingredients (no added sugar), 5 minutes, and a blender! It's sweet, fruity, summery, and super refreshing.
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A glass with mango juice topped with mint leaves and a mango piece

Tomato Juice

How to Make Tomato Juice (4 Methods)
How to make tomato juice with and without a juicer with one of three methods: blending, grating, or a tomato juicer recipe. I've also thrown in a bonus heated method. The resulting homemade tomato juice takes just minutes to prepare and is fresh, packed with flavor, and perfect for whipping up cocktails or storing for later!
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Tomato juice in a small pitcher

Carrot Juice

How to Juice Carrots
How to make carrot juice in a blender or juicer for delicious, nutrient-packed homemade carrot juice. All you need are carrots for a sugar-free, healthy juice that can be consumed alone or as part of a mixed juice. Plus, this recipe is zero waste – with methods to use the remaining pulp and carrot tops!
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A glass of carrot juice

Lime Juice

How to Juice a Lime (6 Methods)
How to juice a lime with or without a juicer, using one of 6 methods! Including top tips, FAQs, and how to freeze limes (whole, sliced/wedges, juice, zest) for longer-term storage!
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A small bottle with lime juice and limes on a chopping board

Fresh Ginger Juice

How to Make Ginger Juice
A simple DIY on how to juice ginger with and without a juicer – plus some idea on how to use this highly nutritious, superfood ginger juice and even save the pulp!
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Ginger Juice square photo

Wheatgrass Shots and Juice

How to Make Wheatgrass Shots and Juice
A simple DIY for how to make wheatgrass juice using a juicer or blender.
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Square image of wheatgrass shots

Strawberry Juice

How to Make Strawberry Juice
This strawberry juice recipe requires just ONE ingredient for a super fresh, fruity, and nutritious, pure strawberry juice. Best of all, strawberry juicing is super simple and can be done with a juicer or blender. Plus, I've included tons of potential add-ins and recipe variations for tons of ways to enjoy a strawberry drink.
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A glass with strawberry juice

Cucumber Juice

How to Make Cucumber Juice (3 Methods)
How to make cucumber juice with a juicer, blender, or machine-free! Cucumber juice is tasty, refreshing, and packed with hydration and health benefits! Best of all, there are three ways to get the cucumber juice; with and without a juicer!
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Cucumber juice with ice cubes in a pitcher

Kiwi Juice

How to Make Kiwi Juice
How to make kiwi juice with or without a juicer – a wonderfully nutritious fruit juice with a sweet and sour flavor. Enjoy alone or combine with other juices for a refreshing, summer-ready fresh fruit juice.
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A glass with kiwi juice

Pineapple Orange Juice

Fresh Pineapple Orange Juice
How to make fresh pineapple orange juice with just two ingredients and a juicer or blender. This fresh pineapple orange juice is a refreshing combination of sweet and tangy for a delicious and nutritious summer drink, perfect for enjoying in the morning or setting out at potlucks, BBQs, and other gatherings.
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Pineapple Orange Juice in a glass

Turmeric Juice

How To Juice Turmeric
4 methods for making homemade turmeric juice – perfect for using within wellness shots and immune-boosting juices.
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Small bottles with turmeric juice

Lemon Juice

How to Juice a Lemon (6 Methods)
How to juice a lemon with or without a juicer, using one of the 6 methods below! Including top tips to get every last drop and how to freeze lemon (juice, slices, and whole) for longer-term storage!
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A pitcher with lemon juice and three lemons around it

Reduce waste by zesting all the lemons (or limes, oranges) before juicing them and storing the zest in the freezer!

Pineapple Ginger Juice

Pineapple Ginger Juice
Pineapple ginger juice is sweet, refreshing, spicy, tangy, and tart – delicious for a summertime healthful shot or to sip on throughout the day. All you need is 3-5 ingredients, no added sugar, and a juicer or blender.
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A shot glass with pineapple ginger juice

Strawberry Kiwi Juice

Fresh Strawberry Kiwi Juice
This strawberry kiwi juice is slightly sweet, sour, and super refreshing – making for a perfect healthy summer drink! All you need is two ingredients and a few minutes to prepare this strawberry and kiwi juice – plus a blender or a juicer.
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A glass with strawberry and kiwi juice

Carrot Ginger Juice

Refreshing Carrot Ginger Juice (2 Methods)
This freshly squeezed carrot and ginger juice refreshing, light, yet with a little zing, and packed with health benefits! All you need are just two ingredients and a few minutes of your time to make this morning immune-system boosting pick-me-up! 
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Two glasses with carrot ginger juice and a carrot and ginger next to them

Peach Juice

How to Make Peach Juice (Peach Nectar)
How to make peach juice and peach nectar in a juicer or blender! It’s simple yet sweet, refreshing, and packed with flavor, perfect for summer!
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Pouring peach juice into a glass

Ginger Turmeric Energy Shots

Ginger Turmeric Immune-Boosting Energy Shots
This recipe for healthy, vegan Ginger Turmeric shots is the perfect daily boost for your immune system. From anti-inflammatory properties and digestive aid to staving off a cold. Plus, it takes just 4 ingredients, a juicer and 10 minutes of your time!
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Ginger Turmeric immune-boosting energy shots ( juicer recipe). Also including the benefits of ginger and benefits of turmeric. Using just 4 ingredients and 10 minutes.

Lemon, Ginger and Cayenne Immunity Shots

Lemon, Ginger and Cayenne Shots
These simple lemon, ginger, honey, and cayenne shots are part of a wonderful immune booster juice to start the day right during cold and flu season (or any time of the year!)
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One whole and one half lemon with two ginger roots and 7 small glass vials filled with ginger lemon shots laying on a flat grey surface

Orange Juice with Ginger

Simple and Fresh Orange Juice With Ginger
Fresh orange juice combined with ginger makes for a sweet and spicy, delicious flavor-filled, healthful juice that can be made at home. Make this with a juicer or blender in minutes – for a wonderful morning pick-me-up!
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A glass of orange ginger juice


Can you juice frozen fruits?

I don’t recommend it, as the liquid is frozen. Stick to using frozen ingredients for smoothies and thaw your fruits before juicing them.

How long do fresh squeezed juices last?

The fresh juice will begin losing its nutrients as quickly as 15 minutes after juicing. So it’s best to consume it immediately or place it immediately in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Juice press juice will last closer to 3-5 days in the fridge.

Top Tips For Juicing

  • Start off slow. If you’re new to juicing, it can help to dilute the fresh juice with water to avoid stomach upset. Or start will lower amounts and build your way up.
  • When to peel fruits: While most juicers will technically work to grind the rind of citrus fruits, it can lead to bitter juice and stomach upset. Likewise, remove any other tough rinds/peels like kiwi and mango peel, pineapple peel, pomegranate peel, etc.
  • For maximum nutrient absorption: Only make enough juice to consume immediately. If you have leftovers, freeze them immediately.
  • Experiment with ingredient variations: Not only will you find new favorite blends, but this ensures you’ll consume various nutrients. It’s also good to consume fresh juices with veggies primarily (80/20 ratio) to avoid overconsumption of sugar.
  • For added volume: High-water ingredients like cucumber and celery are great for adding volume to fruit and veggie juice recipes.
  • Drink on an empty stomach: This will ensure the nutrients are absorbed as quickly as possible.

More Healthy Drink Recipes

If you try these easy juicing recipes, let me know how it goes in the comments below. I’d appreciate a recipe card rating and would love to see your recipe recreations – tag me on Instagram @Alphafoodie!

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