Marcus’s Green Juice Recipe

Image of a jar with some green colored smoothie.
What You’ll Make

Start your day with a delicious Green Juice! Discover Marcus’ recipe and learn about the benefits of his favorite healthy drink. Makes 2-4 servings, can refrigerate any extra to share or enjoy later.

by Marcus Lemonis

Ingredients

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  • 1 Cucumber, sliced
  • 6 Cups of Kale
  • 2 Cups of Spinach
  • 1/2 Lemon, peeled
  • 1/2 Lime, peeled
  • 1/2 to 1 inch Ginger (to your liking), peeled
  • A few sprigs of fresh Mint
  • 4 Green Apples

Instructions

1

Prepare Your Ingredients

Wash your fruits and veggies. Depending on the type of juicer you will be using, you may want to cut up your ingredients for easier processing.

Woman washing green apple in sink before adding to her green juice

2

Start Juicing

Grab your fruit juicer or blender and get to it.

 

3

Chill Out

This third step is optional, but many prefer to let their juice chill in the fridge for a few minutes.

Different types of juices chilling in the fridge

4

Enjoy

The hard work is over. Now it’s time to sip and enjoy your delicious cup of fresh Green Juice!

 

Notes

Introduction to Green Juice

It’s hard to walk down the street nowadays and not notice someone enjoying a cup of fresh green juice. With consumers eager to add easy, delicious and nutritious foods into their everyday routines, green juice has rapidly become a staple in the health and wellness sector of the beverage industry. The delicious drink is prepared with dark leafy greens and vegetables processed through a juicer, hence the clever name. Given that green juice can provide a bitter taste, most green juice recipes include kiwi, berries, apples, oranges, or other various fruits for an added dash of sweetness. Leafy greens like spinach, Swiss chard, and lettuce offer a milder taste, making it an often preferred green juice ingredient. Many prefer to prepare their own at home, experimenting till they find the perfect green juice recipe that satisfies their taste buds.

Person slicing a pineapple to put into their green juice

Health Benefits of Green Juice

Green juice not only tastes good, it also offers a bunch of health benefits that will only enhance your daily lifestyle. Although it is not a substitute for a balanced and healthy diet, it does share the same benefits as eating a ton of daily fruits and vegetables. Our bodies require a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals to keep us going, especially on our most hectic days. Fruits and vegetables help provide our system with those vital nutritional elements, allowing our body to perform at peak conditions. Fresh juices are not only quickly digested and absorbed by the body, but they also allow us to get the most out of the essential nutrients and antioxidants of each key ingredient. Green juice is a delicious way to stay healthy, while enjoying the added benefits of improved digestion, potential weight loss, reduced inflammation, and a boost to your immune system.

Bowl of spinach surrounded by other ingredients for the perfect green juice

Marcus Talks Green Juice

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to stay healthy, I’ll let you in on my little secret: green juice. I drink it at least three times a day. I make it right in my kitchen at home, bottle it and bring a batch to share with the folks at my office. It’s very simple – made with 8 ingredients: green apples, cucumber, kale, spinach, lemon, lime, ginger and mint. Since I’m always on the go, this is a quick and efficient way to get all the proper nutrients into my system. Plus, it tastes just like Sour Patch Kids, and anybody who knows me will tell you, I have a serious sweet tooth. Enjoy!

Equipment

A juicer is typically the best way to go, if you already have one. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy or expensive. If you don’t have a juicer, a blender works just fine. Just remember that the consistency will be slightly thicker with a blender, more so like a smoothie. If you use a blender and don’t want any of the pulp in your drink, use a small mesh sieve to pour the juice through. Then use the back of a spoon to press the pulp into the sieve, extracting as much liquid as possible.