The Power of Juice

I don’t usually make January 1 resolutions, but am always on a quest to eat more fruit and vegetables; this time of year seems as good as any to remind myself to eat and drink better.  One of my favorite ways to start the day is with a fresh, usually green, juice.  I love my Acme juicerator juicer–although I’m very excited to have received a Vitamix (finally) this past holiday season.  While I’m still experimenting with the Vitamix, I’ve been putting the juicer into overdrive. There’s no real recipe for this, just try to use the freshest (and organic, if possible) produce.  I’d love to know what your favorite combos are.  Here are some of my favorites:


pineapple+coconut water+basil



kale+mint+cucumber+Asian pear

And some great posts from around the Web…

Amie Valpone’s The Healthy Apple

A Beautiful Mess

The Kale Mary

10 Juices to Start Your Day

Top 10 Favorite Juice Recipes from Choosing Raw




Green Juice

Total time: 10 min
Print Recipe


  • A variety of organic fruit and vegetables, such as carrots, apples, celery, cucumber, kale, mint, pomegranate, ginger, lemon, pineapple, etc.


  1. Wash and peel fruit and vegetables; cut into pieces that will fit into the feed tube of your juicer.  Juice and enjoy!

Date Published: January 7, 2013

All recipes have been tested by the Test Kitchens unless otherwise noted.

6 comments... read them below or add one


  1. January 7, 2013 6:09 pm by The Healthy Apple Reply

    Thank you so much for the mention, Kim! Happy New Year. Miss you and sending you hugs from NYC. I love green juices and adding fresh mint is my favorite way to add a touch of sweetness!

    • January 7, 2013 6:12 pm by kim Reply

      Amie–You are an inspiration with such an amazing story to share! Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2013!

  2. January 8, 2013 6:59 am by Chad Haynes Reply

    While I love the Vitamix, stick with the juicer. For making juice the Vitamix makes it way too frothy.

    • January 8, 2013 9:06 am by kim Reply

      That’s good to know. Thanks, Chad. What’s your favorite Vitamix recipe these days?

  3. January 22, 2013 7:32 pm by Christa Reply

    Kim, we must have been on the same wave length! I bought a Breville juicer a few weeks ago. My favorite so far I’m calling ‘Oh So Orange’. It’s a combination of sweet potato, orange, carrot, and ginger. Very yummy!

    • January 23, 2013 9:55 am by kim Reply

      Hi Christa,

      I’ve never juiced sweet potatoes and I have a friend who includes sweet potato in her juices. I’ll have to try your combination; sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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