I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not one to head to the store or a juice shop and pay upwards of $10 for a juice. Maaaaaybe once in a while as a healthy treat, but if I did that on the daily I’d be broke! Also, I’ve never wanted to keep a juicer in my house because I just don’t need another thing crowding my kitchen! I’d much rather have an awesome blender, or an Instant Pot or a Slow Cooker! A juicer has just never been on my kitchen list of priorities.
Then one day I saw some of my blogger buds make a version of this green juice and it blew my mind. I HAD to have it! I can’t remember where I saw it first? Either my friend Elaine from Eating by Elaine, or Lindsay from Weeknight Bite, but they both made slight variations and they both looked insanely delicious so I had to recreate.
I was so excited that I could make this refreshing juice WITHOUT a juicer! Sold. It’s also a great way to use up leftover produce in your fridge and pack in all the nutrients. You can get as creative as you want with it, but today I’ll show you how I made this green juice with 5 simple ingredients in less than 10 minutes.
It really is as easy as throwing all the chopped up fruit/veggies into your blender. A high powered blender works best for this. This is the one I have. Then simply strain it using a fine mesh strainer or a nut milk bag (I love this one), pour over ice and enjoy!
I can’t wait to see what flavor combinations you come up with! Happy juicing!
Green Blender Juice (no juicer required!)
- 1 large cucumber, roughly chopped
- 1 bunch celery (about 8-10 stalks), roughly chopped
- 2 green apples, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 lemon
- Other ingredient ideas: parsley, mint, ginger, pineapple, kale, spinach
- Add the cucumber, celery, apple and water into a blender. Blend for about 30 seconds until smooth.
- Place a nut milk bag (or fine mesh strainer) over a large bowl and pour the mixture into the bag. Carefully squeeze out all the juice into the bowl, leaving behind the pulp.
- Add fresh squeezed lemon juice to the strained juice and pour over ice into a glass! Keep remaining juice in a pitcher in the fridge for up to 7 days.