9 Juicing Recipes for Beginners: Healthy & Delicious

By: Chris Freytag, CPT // March 19, 2024

Use these nine juicing recipes for beginners to introduce more fruits and vegetables into your diet while enjoying the wellness benefits of extra essential nutrients and vitamins.

Many of us are committed to eating better but it can be hard to know where to start, or which trends to pay attention to. I love the juicing concept, and I use juicing recipes that pack a healthy punch to get extra nutritional benefits.

And, I’m here to tell you not to be intimidated by juicing! It’s as simple as putting your favorite ingredients in the juice and letting your machine do the hard work. Plus, I’m giving you my all-time favorite healthy juicing recipes below!

Which one are you going to start with?

Here are my nine favorite juicing recipes, plus extra bonus tips for juicing beginners!


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    The Energizer Juice

    This isn’t your average carrot juice! The perfect mix of veggies and fresh fruits packs this hydrating juice with vitamin C and includes fresh lemon juice to help balance your body’s pH.

    PS. You might be surprised about some of the amazing health benefits from carrots!

    How to Make Energizer Juice:

    Energizer Juicing Recipe3 Carrots
    1 Green Apple
    1 Pear
    1/2 Lemon
    1 Inch Ginger, Peeled

    The Beet Blaster Juice

    Even if you don’t like beets, you have to give this juice a try! The apple and carrots in this tasty beet juice recipe are sweet, balancing the earthy beet flavor.

    Beets are a superfood that helps detoxify the skin and kidneys. They contain essential folic acid and are filled with betacyanin, which is known to prevent cancer and increase exercise endurance. I even put together a quick guide detailing the health benefits from beets.

    Tip: Wash and rinse the beets well with a strainer and cut them into pieces that will fit into the juicer.

    purple beets and beet juice

    How to Make Beet Blaster Juice:

    Beet Blaster Juicing Recipe2 Beets with tops, medium-sized
    3 Carrots
    1 Apple

    Green Machine Juice

    You won’t believe you’re drinking kale! The sweetness of the pineapple makes this juice drink feel like a treat.

    The green machine is filled with vitamin B, calcium, and iron (thanks to the leafy greens), which leave you energized and ready for your day.

    Plus, you’re in good company. Leafy greens are one the Bluezone foods that the longest living populations of people eat regularly!

    green juice with pineapple and apple

    How to Make Green Machine Juice:

    Green Machine Juicing Recipe1/2 Bunch of Kale
    1 Cucumber
    1 1/4 cups Pineapple

    The Healthy Mary Juice

    This is the Bloody Mary’s healthy sister! You haven’t had real tomato juice until you make it fresh and add a little kick to spice things up.

    Tomatoes are one of my favorite healthy foods. They’re rich in antioxidants, along with beta-carotene and lycopene, both of which are known to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes.

    red tomato jucie

    How to Make Healthy Mary Juice:

    Healthy Mary Juicing Recipe2 Large Tomatoes
    4 Stalks Celery
    1 Jalapeno, seeded
    1/4 Lemon, peel removed
    1/2 Cup Cilantro
    1/2 Cucumber

    Citrus Zinger Juice

    Good morning, gorgeous! Take your morning orange juice up a notch with this vibrant citrus juice. The vitamins and minerals in this fruit juice get my blood pumping, and the smell and taste really wake me up.

    I also add a little club soda to the recipe in the summer to make a healthy spritzer on hot days. Yum!

    orange juice on a table

    How to Make Citrus Zinger Juice:

    Citrus Zinger Juicing Recipe3 Oranges, peeled
    1/2 Ruby Red Grapefruit, peeled
    1 Apple

    The Popeye Special Juice

    If you have a hard time “eating your spinach,” this is the juice for you! I add strawberries and kiwi to sweeten the spinach up, and the combo tastes incredible.

    Plus, the juice is filled to the brim with potassium, iron, vitamins, and micronutrients to make you as strong as Popeye.

    green juice with spinach

    How to Make Popeye Special Juice:

    Popeye Special Juicing Recipe5 Cups of Spinach
    1 Cup Strawberries
    2 Kiwis, peeled

    Garden Party Juice

    Get your garden party on with this tasty vegetable juice! The beauty of juicing is that when you use carrots or apples, the other super healthy but strong flavors, such as parsley and green pepper, aren’t as pronounced.

    vegetables and green juice

    How to Make Garden Party Juice:

    Garden Party Juicing Recipe5 cups of spinach
    1 Green Apple
    1/4 Cup Parsley
    1 Green Pepper
    3 Carrots

    Snake Bite Juice

    This is one of the first juice recipes I ever made, and it’s still my kids’ favorite. The snake bite is sweet, but the fresh ginger gives it a healthy bite!

    Fresh ginger helps to optimize the immune system and is also known to improve digestion and circulation.

    Here are 11 more immune boosting foods to add to your diet!

    giner juice

    How to Make Snake Bite Juice:

    Snake Bite Juicing Recipe3 Carrots
    1 Inch Ginger, Peeled
    1 Green Apple

    The Grass is Greener Juice

    One of the biggest health topics is how to boost your immunity. Juicing isn’t just a weight loss topic; it’s a great way to get more immune-boosting, fresh ingredients regularly — and this green juice recipe is the perfect option.

    Wheatgrass is full of vitamins and nutrients that help boost immunity and energy. The combination of wheatgrass and vitamin C-rich lime makes this juice recipe the perfect flu and cold-fighting formula to keep you Kleenex-free.

    Mint is also known to clear up congestion and is a natural stimulant, so if you feel the sniffles coming on, this is the drink for you!

    Note: Pregnant or nursing mothers should not consume wheatgrass.

    green juice and grass

    How to Make Grass is Greener Juice:

    Grass is Greener Juicing Recipe2 Handfuls of snipped Wheat Grass
    2 Carrots
    1/4 Lime, peel removed
    3 Stems of Fresh Mint
    2 Green Apples

    Why Juicing Is Good For Your Overall Health

    As a certified fitness coach, I get tons of questions every year about what helps you lose weight the fastest, but my approach to nutrition is simple: I try to eat from a plant, tree, or animal at every meal. Fruits and vegetables are a non-negotiable for me!

    I avoid highly processed or pre-prepared foods as much as possible. I also avoid quick-fix detoxes, radical cleanses, or empty promises from companies trying to cash in — because I believe that if you eat well, your body will take care of itself.

    I don’t recommend a juicing meal plan and do not advocate juice cleanses or fasts that eliminate whole foods. But drinking fresh juice alongside healthy small meals and other eating habits is an easy way to ensure you get your recommended servings of fruits and vegetables and boost your overall wellness.

    Juicing is the quickest, most delicious way to add nutrients to your body and help you feel totally energized. (Oh, and it tastes great!) You may be surprised as to how easily you, too, will become obsessed with this healthy habit.

    Health Benefits of Juicing

    By extracting the natural juices from fresh produce, you can enjoy a concentrated dose of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are easily absorbed by your body.

    Here are some of the biggest benefits of juicing:

    Boosts Your Immune SystemThe vitamins and antioxidants you get from fresh fruits and vegetables can help strengthen your immune system, making it more efficient in fighting off illness and disease.
    Increases Nutrient IntakeJuicing allows you to consume a higher quantity of fruits and vegetables in one sitting, increasing your intake of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
    Improves DigestionThe juicing process results in a liquid that is easy for your body to digest, meaning nutrients are absorbed more quickly and efficiently.
    Detoxifies and CleansesMany fruits and vegetables contain natural detoxifying properties that can help flush out harmful substances from your body.
    Enhances Energy LevelsThe vitamins and minerals in fresh juices can provide a natural energy boost without relying on caffeine or sugar.
    Improves Skin HealthThe vitamins and antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables offer hydrating and nourishing properties that contribute to a healthy complexion and youthful glow, just like my favorite skin care products for women over 50!
    Reduces InflammationCertain fruits and vegetables used in juicing, such as ginger, turmeric, and leafy greens, contain anti-inflammatory compounds that can help reduce inflammation in the body

    Juicing Tips for Beginners

    Ready to get started with juicing? Use the following beginner tips for juicing to get the best benefits for your overall health.

    1. Read Your Manual

    Typically, I’m not a huge fan of “reading directions,” and mostly just figure appliances out independently. Trust me; you should really read the manual in this case!

    My juicer comes with a low and high setting that I can adjust for different vegetables — my manual lists those veggies and what speed they should be juiced at for optimal results.

    Also, if you get a big daddy juicer like I have, you need to make sure all the pieces are together correctly so you don’t accidentally juice a finger.

    2. Balance Fruit With Veggies

    Try to use the 80/20 rule for juicing — 80% veggies and 20% fruit to keep sugar content low. You will also want to remove any skins that are inedible (such as mango skin and citrus peels), large seeds, or pits and wash all of your produce well.

    3. Drink Right Away

    The point of juicing is to enjoy the fresh juice right away. Fresh juice will lose nutrients as it oxidizes, so plan to drink your juice immediately after making it. If you have extra or can’t drink it all at once, store your juice in an airtight container like a thermos or mason jar, filling it to the top and making sure it’s sealed.

    Make sure to refrigerate it ASAP. Fresh juice will keep for up to 24 hours, but I try to drink mine in under 12.

    I typically drink my juice for breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up. Drinking juice on an empty stomach is best as those nutrients are absorbed right away, and don’t have to fight with other foods your body is trying to digest at the same time.

    4. Have Fun!

    I have tried tons of juice recipes and then made my own adaptations based on my taste. Try new fruits and vegetables and get your friends and family involved. Don’t be afraid to experiment with cooky concoctions.

    Who knows? Maybe beet and broccoli are the next big thing!

    Watch My Juicing For Beginners Video Guide

    I put together this juicing 101 video to help you get started with easy juicing recipes that you’ll love!

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    The Best Types of Juicers For Every Budget

    Juicing machines can vary drastically by price, so I’m going to breakdown the best juicing machines that work best, at every budget level.

    Juicer Machine Price Ranges by Budget:

    Affordable Juicer$60-$150
    Mid-Range Juicer$150-$400
    Commercial Grade Juicer$200-$1,000+

    I know many sites offer refurbished juicers as well, so that is an option if you don’t want to buy new ones.

    Here are my favorite juicer options by budget type:

    Affordable Juicer 

    When it comes to affordable juicers, this is the best selling juicer on Amazon. And if you are like me, I am convinced when there are over 2,000 good reviews!

    I did order this one for my mother-in-law a few years back, and she still uses it and likes it!

    Mid-Range Juicer

    A middle-of-the-road option is the Breville Juice Fountain Plus at 850 watts, that retails for around $150. Breville is probably the best-known name in juicers and stands for quality.

    Commercial Grade Juicer

    A little more pricey is the Breville Juice Fountain Elite, with 1,000 watts of rocket-like power. This is a commercial-grade juicer, so if you plan to juice a ton, this is the juicer for you. It retails for $299, so it’s pricey.

    I bought this juicer 15 years ago, and although it wasn’t cheap, it may be one of the best investments I have ever made.

    The bottom line? Juicing is a flexible and customizable practice!

    Feel free to mix and match ingredients and juicers according to your preferences and dietary needs. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing green juice, a colorful fruit juice, or an energizing boost, there’s a recipe for everyone.


    Printed from GetHealthyU.com


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    Beginner Juicer So I want to thank you for explaining juicing and giving us some recipes. I definitely need to do whatever to improve my health. Is juicing or smoothies better for you? I am guessing that juicing is better. What kinds of fruits and vegetables help with brighter, younger-looking skin?

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      Hi there! Well I am a fan of blending because I love a thicker smoothie - I am more satisfied. However they are both good for sure! This article explains it all!!https://gethealthyu.com/juicing-vs-blending/

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    Wow, they are delicious. I've seen a huge improvement in my health since I started drinking green juice first thing in the morning. Now that I've tried them, I want to drink more fresh juices all day long.

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    Hey Chris, Firstly, I’d like to say thanks for sharing your insights on juicing for beginners! Your article provides a great starting point for people who want to improve their health and nutrition, and juicing is certainly an excellent way to do so. I completely agree with you that drinking fresh juice makes you feel amazing! I’m a big fan of juicing too, and I’ve found that it’s a great way to get all the nutrients I need to fuel my body and stay energized throughout the day. Your beginner juicing tips and recipes are super helpful and straightforward, making it easy for anyone to get started with this healthy habit. I appreciate your approach to nutrition, emphasizing the importance of eating from a plant, tree, or animal at every meal and avoiding highly processed foods. I agree that juicing should never replace a meal, but rather be incorporated alongside healthy eating habits. It’s all about finding the right balance that works for you and your lifestyle. Overall, I think your article is a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to start juicing, and I’m sure it will inspire many people to give it a try! Keep up the great work!

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      thank you Jack!!

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    Thanks for letting me know this useful information

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    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along totally agree with what you have said! Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often

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    What are you thoughts on adding protein powder to the juices?

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      Hi Cate - great question! I think that is a great idea as long as you enjoy the taste! I prefer putting protein powder in smoothies, because I enjoy my smoothies to be a little thicker so that's how I would get protein powder in. However, if you are someone who prefers juicing and enjoys the taste of adding protein powder to these juices, then I would say go for it! Absolutely no harm in doing so.

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    These are so good! Been starting my day with green juice for a while now, and I have gotta say it really made a difference. Now, I'm looking to incorporate more fresh juices throughout the day.

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      Amazing :) Starting your day out with green juice is awesome! Pack those nutrients into the start of your day!

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    I'm definitely trying your recipes. How many ounces do your recipes typically yield?

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      It will vary based on how big your prodouce is but I usually get about 6 oz

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    So excited to try some of these! Question about the Energizer, do I need to remove the rind of the 1/2 lemon? Thank you!

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      yes you should take rind off

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    Hello! Thank you for sharing! I usually cut up fresh pineapple and freeze it for smoothies... can I use this frozen pineapple for juicing too? Or should I just use fresh? TIA!

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      Frozen works too! Enjoy!

    (This will help us personalize your experience so that you can get the best advice possible from us!)
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