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Green Juice Without a Juicer

Want to get on the juicing bandwagon but don’t want to commit to buying an expensive juicer? This recipe for Green Juice without a juicer is the solution for you!

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I’m still nursing so every day I get so hungry around 3:00. Basically I need to eat 5 times a day.

Okay, so that’s sort of kind of the case even when I’m not nursing, but that’s my current excuse.

My new obsession is green juice for my afternoon snack. Yeah, some of you more disciplined people probably do green juice as a meal replacement. For me, it’s a snack. At least for the time being.

Here is my favorite: Kale (and/or spinach), parsley, lime juice, celery, cucumber and an apple. Blend it super well in a blender (I use my Blendtec) and then push it through a fine mesh strainer to get any larger pulp out.

And there ya have it – green juice. Tasty, nutritious and so easy to make, even without a juicer.

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Of course, it’s quite possibly the most flexible recipe in the universe. Any green will work (obviously, greens are important…that’s kind of what makes this “green juice”). I’ve thrown two apples in mine if I’m making an extra large batch. I’ve put a pear in if I have one. I’ve left out things if I run out. Substitute lemon for the lime. Add berries. Although, be warned the color is not pretty with the addition of berries. It’s more black-brown juice at that point rather than green juice.

Can I also add that my daughter loves this stuff? Yes, a just-turned-three-year-old is drinking kale, parsley, cucumber, apple, celery, and lime. I’d consider that a big time win.

Make sure to serve this over lots of ice. It’s important. For both feisty three-year-old girls and tired adults.



Green Juice without a juicer

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Want to get on the juicing bandwagon but don't want to commit to buying an expensive juicer? This recipe for Green Juice without a juicer is the solution for you!


  • 3 handfuls of kale (or about 3 loosely packed cups)
  • 1 whole apple, cored and cut into large chunks
  • 1 stalk of celery, cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 English cucumber, cut into large chunks
  • juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 1 handful of parsley or about 1 cup loosely packed
  • 1 cup water
  • ice


  1. Blend all ingredients except ice in a blender (I use a Blendtec). Blend well on high speed, at least a minute, up to 2 minutes depending on blender. Push through a fine mesh strainer to remove pulp. Serve with ice.
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15 Responses to “Green Juice Without a Juicer”

  1. denise — October 4, 2013 at 6:20 am

    sounds interesting

  2. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — October 4, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I still have yet to try any of the green drinks. Green smoothies, green juice, green anything. However, if I were to try it (and I just might, if you can get kids to drink and like it!), I’d definitely try this version. I love that you don’t need a juicer! That makes life so much easier!

  3. Tracey — October 4, 2013 at 7:58 am

    I always add berries to my green juice so it’s that horrible brownish color. Yours is gorgeous, I have to try it with apple instead!

  4. Tahnycooks — October 4, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I love this! Totally gonna try it! It’s a pretty color green, I can drink pretty!

  5. Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon — October 4, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I’m with you Rachel, I don’t do it as a meal replacement either. (And I’m not nursing so I have NO excuse) 🙂 Love this recipe and the pics!

  6. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — October 4, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I love this! I’m not quite ready to spurge on a juicer, so I’ve been doing the same thing! I can’t wait to try your combo of greens. My go to is usually kale, spinach, green apple, pineapple & mint.

  7. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — October 4, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    This is a great alternative to a juicer. Now I just need to convince myself that I like green juice!

  8. angela @ another bite please — October 7, 2013 at 10:39 am

    what a great tip…i forget that i could use my blender to make juices! i just put the vegies on my list to get at farmers market!

  9. Heide M. — March 17, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks for posting this.

  10. Yolanda — August 8, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I want to be corrected if I am wrong,but I been juicing a very long time and I always hear that only the apple can be mixed with vegetables. Mainly for a little help with the taste. I thought you should never mix fruits and vegetables because the enzymes needed are different and that is a cause of bad duigestion. Can someone help me with this ,because I always hear people putting their berries with their greens. I am older and one of my sources was the juice man of years ago:)


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