No juicer? No problem! Get the healthy nutrients of green juice along with beneficial fiber all with the ease of your blender. This easy Green Blender Juice can be made in just minutes with just a blender and a fine mesh strainer.
Making juice in a blender is super quick and easy! It’s easy to customize to suit your family’s tastes.
This green blender juice is fairly mild in flavor, a great starter recipe if you’re new to juicing. The apples and grapes provide just enough sweetness so you don’t feel like you’re drinking a salad.
Ingredients you need
Ingredient notes and substitutions
Apple ~ Red apple can be used in place of the green apple, but be sure to peel it first so the red skin doesn’t muddle the vibrant green color.
Grapes ~ I would not suggest using a different color of grapes as it would affect the color of the finished juice. The taste would be good, but it might not look as appealing.
Kale ~ The kale can be subbed with another mild leafy green, like spinach or chard.
Celery ~ Celery is hydrating, contains large amounts of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes, and has anti-inflammatory properties. [source]
I don’t care for celery on its own, so adding it to juice is a great way to reap the benefits without having to chew on the stringy ribs.
Cucumber ~ Cucumber is another incredibly hydrating veggie with many health benefits.
Lemon ~ A touch of fresh lemon adds a brightness and a lovely citrus kick.
I usually peel 1 to 2 wedges and throw them in the blender (make sure to remove the seeds!). You can squeeze fresh juice right in to the blender, also.
Extras ~ Want even more nutritious ingredients packed into this easy blender juice? Try adding some fresh parsley, cilantro, mint, or a small piece of peeled ginger.
How to make the recipe
Rough chop the fruits and veggies (no need to chop the grapes) (1) and add them to a high speed blender (2).
Purée the ingredients until smooth (3).
Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the puréed juice through the strainer (4). Stir the juice around in the strainer to allow all of the liquid to pass through. The strainer will catch any pulp or bigger pieces of ingredients that didn’t get puréed completely.
Alternately, you can use a nut milk bag instead to strain this green blender juice.
Pro tips and tricks
~ Wash the produce well.
~ Remove the core and seeds of the apple, the woody stems of the kale, and the stems of the grapes.
~ Rough chop the fruits and veggies to make it easier on the blender.
~ Blend until completely smooth.
~ Strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer or a nut milk bag to remove any pulp.
~ Serve over ice. This green blender juice is better when it’s cold!
~ Drink immediately.
A high-speed blender is going to work best for juicing.
I love my Vitamix blender. It’s super powerful and blends ingredients completely smooth.
I also have a high-powered Kitchen Aid blender that works wonderful as well.
Although, I don’t personally own one, I have heard great things about Blendtec and feel confident recommending that brand as well.
I don’t think one is better than the other. They are different and both healthy options. I think it should be noted that you should never solely rely on juicing or blending to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables. While it can definitely be part of a healthy diet, it’s important to also eat produce in their whole form.
Juicing removes all the fiber from the produce. This makes it easier for our bodies to absorb and digest the nutrients. It also allows us to consume a large amount of produce at once, increasing the amount of nutrients introduced.
In contrast, blending purées entire fruits and vegetables, including the fiber. This means the resulting drink will be more filling and won’t spike your blood sugar like juice potentially could. [source]
No. Blending does not extract nutrients. It blends the entire fruit or vegetable, fiber and all. Even after straining the blender juice through a sieve, most of the fiber will remain in the juice.
More healthy blender drinks
- Matcha Mint Smoothie (like a healthy Shamrock Shake!)
- Beet Strawberry Smoothie
- Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
- Secret Ingredient Pineapple Smoothie (great for post-workout!)
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie (a kid favorite!)
- Easy Watermelon Juice
If you do have a juicer, be sure to try my Green Vegetable Juice and Spicy Tomato Juice (like V8!).
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Green Blender Juice
- 1 large green apple cored and chopped
- 15 green seedless grapes de-stemmed
- 2 large kale leaves woody stems removed
- 2 ribs celery chopped
- ½ seedless cucumber chopped
- ¾ cup cold water
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or to taste
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Strain the juice through a fine mesh sieve or a nut milk bag into a bowl to ensure no pulp remains.
- Serve immediately.
This recipe makes about 16 ounces after straining.
Nutrition values are calculated using online calculators and are estimates only. Please verify using your own data.
I’m definitely smoothie over juice. Taking out the fibre seems a daft thing to do and if you have a good blender, you hardly notice anyway. Love the vibrant green you’ve achieved.
Jenn S. says
Becca Amuse Your Bouche says
I often make my smoothies with water when I fancy something a bit lighter, I guess this is kind of like that! Definitely more practical than buying myself a juicer anyway, no room for more appliances 😉
Jenn S. says
Yup, probably very similar. Definitely a great option for those that don’t have a juicer, but don’t necessarily want super thick creamy smoothies all the time.
This looks and sounds wonderful… and perfect to have my Lean Greens in too. I love your use of green and pink together, BTW, so perfect!
Jenn S. says
Thank you, Nicole! I thought they looked great together too. 🙂
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit says
With that beautiful color I was expecting spirulina, but grapes and kale is a gorgeous combination! Apple white grape juice is the bomb, I have some of that in the fridge right now, and getting in some greens in the process, heck yeah! I love the idea of Vitamix juice, one less appliance to have to store and clean haha!
Jenn S. says
So pretty, right? Thanks, Natalie! And, yeah, I love my juicer, but it’s definitely easier in the Vitamix!
Strength and Sunshine says
Yea!!! I mean…I’ve never done it, but I’ve seen it done and it’s much more economical too if you don’t have a juicer. The only reason I want to juice (even though I never have…but I do have a juicer) is to get some veggie pulp for dehydrator wraps or crackers! ….One day!
Jenn S. says
Yeah, that’s the other thing. I always tell myself I’m going to use the pulp for something. And I even keep it for a day or two and then I end up throwing it out anyway because I just never get around to using it. This way = no waste! 🙂
This looks so good! I love that you don’t need a juicer to make it.
Jenn S. says
So easy! Thanks, Becky!