Juicing

May 6, 2015

Juice Recipes: Vegetable Juice

For the base of my vegetables juices I use tomatoes and interchangeably I use spinach, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, beet greens, swiss chard and bok choy. The following recipes may state kale, for example, but you can substitute any of the leafy greens; DIY  juicing is about experimenting with different combinations and finding what you like. Leafy greens move best through your juicer when followed by a harder fruit or vegetable, such as carrots, tomatoes, celery, or zucchini.

I add jalapeno peppers with the seeds, to most of my vegetables juices. I like my juices hot & spicy plus it adds tremendous flavor and depth to the overall juice, as does ginger to the fruit juices I make. Both with the jalapeno pepper and ginger root, a little bit goes a long way, so be aware of the amounts you are using when adding them to your juice.

The amount of ginger [root] you use depends on your individual taste; start with less, you can always add more. Approximately one inch of ginger root is ample for most tastes. Break off the piece of ginger root you will be juicing, and with a vegetable peeler, take off the skin and feed it into the juicer with other fruits.

Green Juice - South Florida Food and Wine

Green Juice – South Florida Food and Wine

Most times I garnish my juice, I like the extra added touch. I don’t like to combine sweet and savory flavors, so most of my recipes are one or the other, fruit or vegetable; some people add yams, apples or other fruits to sweeten up the juice to make it drinkable at first. After 7-10 days you find your juicing way, you discover what you like and what you don’t like.

I do not follow a recipe with said amounts. Rule of thumb, if you keep your ingredients to 1-2 pieces, stalks, cups etc…with approximately 6 ingredients you’ll have about 8-12 ounces of juice. If you add more ingredients and/or larger portion sizes you’ll make more juice. Depending on how much juice you want to make adjust your amounts.

1.) Wash all ingredients well
2.) Cut and trim all fruits and vegetables to fit in the juicer shoot
3.) Add all ingredients through juicer.

Vegetable Juice Recipes

Beet-Carrot-Ginger Juice
beetroot (small beetroots are sweeter)
carrots
spinach
ginger

Root Juice
turnip (including greens)
beetroot (including greens)
radishes
cucumber
carrots
(add a red apple to sweeten if needed)

Orange & Green Juice
sweet potato
carrot
orange
spinach

Green Juice - Kale/Tomato - South Florida Food and Wine

Green Juice – Kale/Tomato – South Florida Food and Wine

Spinach-Kale-Carrot Juice
spinach
kale leaves
carrots
ginger

Salad Juice
red cabbage (not shredded)
cucumbers
Swiss chard
tomatoes

Green Juice
kale
spinach
cucumber
celery
zucchini
(add a red apple to sweeten if needed)

Red Juice - Kale/Tomato - South Florida Food and Wine

Red Juice – Kale/Tomato – South Florida Food and Wine

Vegetable juice
beetroot
carrots
celery
tomatoes
jalapeño pepper (with or without seeds)
red radishes

Lettuce-Tomato-Onion Juice
any leafy greens (spinach, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, beet greens, swiss chard)
tomatoes
vidalia onion (sweet)

Green Ginger Juice
kale
spinach
cucumber
celery
ginger
(add a red apple to sweeten if needed)

Spicy Green Juice
mustard greens
bok choy
spinach
cucumbers
celery
jalapeño pepper (with or without seeds)

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One Comment


  1. Now those are my kind of drinks! Great recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    We need a Juice, Smoothie & whole organic foods Festival in Miami :)



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