Green Juice Recipe

This Green Juice Recipe features cucumber, celery, and dark leafy greens. It is the BEST green juice recipe for beginners with a sweet punch from some green grapes.

a glass of fresh green juice


Inspired by a Netflix documentary, this mean green juice recipe was one of the first fresh juice recipes I concocted when I purchased my juicer. My version isn’t quite as mean with the very nice addition of sweet green grapes.

a glass of fresh green juice

Green juice benefits are many! Treating your body to a super green juice recipe may:

  • reduce inflammation
  • improve digestion
  • increase energy
  • build immunity
  • hydrate the body
a glass of fresh green juice


  • romaine leaves
  • kale leaves
  • cucumber
  • parsley
  • celery
  • green grapes

Juicing is also a useful way to get rid of whatever veggies might be languishing in your fridge. The last stalks of celery leftover from the soup you made, lettuce you meant to have in a salad, etc.

a board of kale leaves, celery, and cucumber


Juicing is pretty easy. Prep all of your ingredients and pass them through the juicer.

My favourite part is juicing the kale. There is something about the aroma that wafts up from the juicer as it pulverized the leaves. Pure kale. I love the earthy, green smell.  Close second? Tossing in the grapes and watching them bounce around like the ball at a bingo hall.

a container of grapes

Strain the foam from the top and enjoy that juice!

a hand holding a container with a healthy drink


  • Is green juice really good for you? Of COURSE, it is. Check out the amazing amount of vitamins in this drink in the nutrition info in the recipe card of this post.
  • What is the healthiest green juice? The ones with the lowest sugar content would be the absolute healthiest – like this one without the grapes. BUT – I drink this juice frequently because the grapes balance the seriousness of the greens. Haha. The healthiest green juice is the one you will actually drink. 😉
  • Does green juice make you lose weight? It all depends on the rest of your diet. You can’t have green juice for breakfast and Doritos for dinner. Trust me, I’ve tried that! It does not work. If you want to do a juice cleanse for 3-4 days to jump-start your weight loss, it is effective.
  • What is the best time to drink green juice? For all of the nutrients to be absorbed it is best to drink green juice on an empty stomach.
  • TIP! Serve the juice over ice. Maybe this is a personal opinion but I love my drinks on the rocks. I find the mean green juice less mean with some ice in my drink. 😉
  • TIP! Rinse the juicer pieces right away. It is SO much easier to clean when the juice has just been made. Once it has time to dry, cleaning the blades and screens, etc. can be difficult so it’s best to quickly run them under the tap and you’re done. I do it while I chill my juice over ice.
  • Substitute lemon and apple for the green grapes for an extra-low sugar and super alkalizing version.
a glass of fresh green juice


a glass of fresh green juice

Originally published July 7, 2014. Updated February 9, 2021.

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a glass of fresh green juice

Green Juice Recipe

Sharon Rhodes
This Green Juice Recipe features cucumber, celery, and dark leafy greens. It is the BEST green juice recipe for beginners with a sweet punch from green grapes.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 153 kcal


  • 5 romaine leaves
  • 5 kale leaves
  • 1 cucumber peeled
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 cup green grapes


  • Rinse all ingredients to prepare them for the juicer.
  • Start with the leafy greens and pass them through the juicer then add the cucumber, parsley, celery, and green grapes.
  • Strain the foam and serve over ice, if desired.


Calories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 8gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 69mgPotassium: 1238mgFiber: 3gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 20539IUVitamin C: 182mgCalcium: 268mgIron: 3mg
Keyword green juice, how to make green juice, mean green juice
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  1. 5 stars
    I make a juice from green grapes, celery and romaine lettuce in my VITA-MIXER. I use a five gallon strainer bag after blending it. Then I squeeze with my hands until mixture is dry. I use no water, and one entire head of romaine. I end up with a whopping 48 ounces of juice.

  2. Hey! Can you pre make these the night before and refrigerate them for the next day?? Or should you drink it right away?

    1. Hey Mary! Juices are always best fresh but if it means not having it at all then by all means make it the night before. 🙂

    1. Hey Larissa! Is a fruit ninja a juicer or a blender? If it’s a juicer, yes. If it’s a blender you will have a smoothie. Still good, but different and you will probably need to add some liquid.

  3. 5 stars
    Hello Sharon!

    What a creative and tasty looking green juice recipe! I have really grown to love using grapes in some of my green juices, because a little bit really goes a long way! The energy you’re feeling after drinking your green juice is definitely not a placebo effect. That’s from all of those amazing nutrients going straight to use, because your body is not having break down any fiber to get to them. On top of that there are just so many nutrients inside of a green juice that your body is saying thank you!

    I’m with you in that crazy healthy place and I never regret it! I’ll be sharing this great article and recipe with all of my peeps on social media! 🙂

    1. Yay Sean! Thanks for the great comment and for sharing. 🙂 I’m looking forward to trying some of your green concoctions. Have a fabulous week!

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you for the juicing ideas. Which juicer do you recommend? I have a magic bullet but have some pulp when I use it. Definitely want to maximize the nutritional value of my veggies and fruit. Thanks.

    1. Hey Lisa! I use a Breville Juice Fountain and I do recommend it. It’s not too cumbersome to clean and does a nice job juicing. I would use your Magic Bullet for smoothies and use a juicer for juice. 😉 I like to switch it up between both to get a good balance and variety.

          1. 5 stars
            I have a juicer but found it such a pain to clean lol I have invested in the vitamix. It was pricey but does SO much I was able to justify the expense and love it!

  5. 5 stars
    I so wish I had a juicer. I LOVE the look of green juice, and your comment about how healthy it makes you feel is spot on – every time I buy one and have it I feel great! Such a great colour. Bookmarking this one for the day I buy a juicer 😉

    1. I debated for about a year. They went on sale at my department store and I couldn’t resist. I’m so glad I went for it as I use it almost daily. Thanks Dearna! 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Wow, that really is quite the pile of veggies!! I would really love to own a juicer but I find them pretty pricy for someone like myself who wouldn’t really use it often enough. I barely get enough use out of my blender for smoothies. So, until I become a juicer owner, I will just adore your amazing photos and dream of drinking green juices. 🙂

    1. You’re so cute. 🙂 The juicer was an investment. I have been using it daily for carrot & orange juice in the AM and I use it when unused veggies are on their last legs, so I feel justified in the cost. Now, if I could only rustle up some more counter space for it …

  7. 5 stars
    It’s midnight and I’m not going to lie – this post is making me want to head into the kitchen to make a juice!!! LOL

  8. 5 stars
    So so good. I love your version of green juice. I made green juice every single morning, but I’ve never added green grapes. I use green apples instead. I will try it with grapes. It must taste delicious as well! Thanks for sharing 😉