Need a New Healthy Habit? Try This Green Juice (no-juicer-needed)!
New and exciting! This recipe is part of our Vitamix diet plan: 1K30. Check it out!
This green juice recipe? It’s got it all.
- And, yes, tons of protein even though it’s just plants.
Hang on, hang on. You should know it’s absolutely delicious. Not too sweet, yet kids love it!
Go make a batch, would ya? Your family will love you for it.
I follow this green juice formula (and habit); and so should you!
People come to us with a few common questions:
- Can you help me with meal planning?
- Can you help me eat more vegetables without getting bored?
- Can you help me get greens into the mouths of my picky eaters?
Our response always starts with the same thing: Green juice.
Get into the habit of making it every morning.
Aside from our queso, this green juice formula has been the most life-changing part of our routine.
And if thinking about us making this green juice every morning doesn’t motivate you, here’s another option: John Barnard, 3rd generation CEO of Vitamix.
“I’m in charge of making green juice. I make it every day and make sure there’s always some available for someone who needs a snack.”
I learned this habit from Mr. Barnard during this conversation.
Also in that chat, he taught me the formula.
The green juice formula
We’ll provide an exact recipe below. It’s important to get it right the first few times.
But we do not measure anymore.
We follow the formula.
In summary, the green juice formula follows these three steps:
- Fruit (little bit).
- Greens (a lot).
- Seeds (little bit).
Then, there are three keys to success:
- Water / Ice
Finally, we like to finish the green juice with a little kick. Any hot pepper works, but we like jalapeno.
Want to hear it and see it? Here’s our blended green juice formula video.
Want to teach your kids about green juice? Here’s our book for babies and toddlers, Benny The Blender Makes Green Juice.
We’ve been touting this green juice recipe for a while now and finally have a dedicated recipe post for it. Go make a batch this morning!
Magic green juice for your daily routineApple, Banana, Ginger, Jalapeno, Kale, Orange,
- water - 4 cups
- apple - one whole, cored
- banana - one whole, peeled
- orange - one whole, peeled
- greens - a hearty handful (kale or spinach or collard greens or all)
- ginger root - thumb-sized piece
- lemon - garnish sized piece
- seeds - 1 Tbsp. (chia or flax or both)
- ice - 3 cups
- (optional) hot pepper - a small piece
- Grab your Vitamix container.
- Add water.
- Add fruit (orange, apple, banana).
- Add lemon.
- Add ginger.
- Add hot pepper.
- Add greens.
- Add ice on top.
- Blend on High for 90 seconds.
- Pour and enjoy.
- Be sure to tag #lifeisNOYOKE to show us what you made!
This green juice recipe is designed for a 64 oz container. If you’re using a smaller container, adjust proportionately.
Useful tips for Green Juice
Your green juice will last in the refrigerator for a couple of days. If it’s separated at all, just give it a little shake.
Make a giant batch. Any extra can go into a jar for later.
You do not need to peel the ginger if you’re using a Vitamix. Just be sure it’s rinsed.
You can leave the lemon peel on. Just be sure it’s rinsed.
Most of the heat inside hot peppers is in the seeds. Use more or less as desired.
As mentioned above, this is the basic formula for green juice. Feel free to add or subtract as you like.
The order in which you add ingredients matters. Liquid, fruit, greens, then ice on top. 🙂
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