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5 Delicious Low-Sugar Green Juice Recipes

Satisfy Your Cravings with These 5 Delicious Low-sugar Green Juices


5 Delicious Low-Sugar Green Juice Recipes

Green juice has exploded in popularity over recent years as more health-conscious people discover its many benefits. These nutrient-packed beverages can help increase your daily intake of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and more from fruits and vegetables.


The problem is many commercial green juices have tons of added sugars, which reduces some of their nutritional value. The good news is you can easily make healthy, low-sugar green juices at home!


In this article, I'll share 5 delicious low-sugar green juice recipes that maximize nutrients while minimizing sugar. Whether you're new to juicing or want to add more variety to your routine, you’ll find tasty blend ideas to help you meet your health goals.



 

5 Low-Sugar Green Juices at a Glance:


  1. Apple Celery Green Juice

  2. Cool Cucumber Melon Green Juice

  3. Green Apple Broccoli Juice

  4. Grapefruit Mint Green Juice

  5. Pineapple Kiwi Spinach Green Juice

 

Why Make Your Own Green Juice?



Here are some excellent reasons to get into home juicing:


  • Control the ingredients: Make your green juice according to your nutritional needs and taste preferences rather than settling for store-bought.

  • Avoid added sugars: You can specifically keep sugar content low by using veggies, greens, and low-glycemic fruits.


  • Cost savings: Homemade green juice can cost a fraction of what you’d pay at shops and juice bars.


  • Experimentation: There are endless combo possibilities! And it’s easy to adjust portions to create your perfect custom blend.


  • Freshness: For the highest concentration of vitamins and enzymes, green juice is best consumed immediately after you make it.


Now let’s get to the recipes! Here’s what equipment you’ll need:



 

Essential Tools for Juicing


Having the right equipment makes juicing at home much more simple and efficient. Here are the essentials:


Juicer


A good juicer is crucial for extracting the most juice and nutrients from your ingredients. The two best types are:


  • Cold Press Masticating Juicers: These work by slowly “chewing” produce to extract juice. They operate at slower speeds and tend to yield more juice while better-preserving nutrients compared to centrifugal juicers. Masticating juicers are pricier but a smart investment for juice enthusiasts. Some feature adjustable settings to allow juicing of leafy greens or hard produce.

  • Triturating Juicers: The most high-powered and efficient type, triturating juicers use twin gears to fully crush fruits and vegetables. This unlocks maximum nutrient density. They excel at juicing leafy greens and produce the highest juice yields. Triturating models are more expensive but ideal for serious juicing.


When selecting a juicer, consider your budget along with the frequency of juicing. Reading reviews can help narrow options. See related articles below for tips and the best juicers for leafy greens


Knife & Cutting Board


Chopping produce helps pieces fit into the juicer’s feed tube. A good chef’s knife makes quick work of slicing and dicing fruits and veggies for juicing.


Mesh Strainer 


A fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag can help strain out the excess juice from the pulp in the pulp basket to get the most juice out of your fruit and vegetables.


Reusable Straw (optional)


An eco-friendly reusable straw lets you enjoy juice while cutting back on waste! Stainless steel straws with silicone tips are durable and easy to clean.



 

Staple ingredients for low-sugar juices


There is a list of low-sugar staple green veg and fruits that you can use to make a wide range of different green juices. This makes life easier when shopping as you won't need to get many different types of produce to make your low-sugar green juice.


Some of these include:


  • Spinach

  • Kale (any variety)

  • Swiss chard

  • Romaine lettuce

  • Green/red leaf lettuce

  • Collard greens

  • Beet greens

  • Turnip greens

  • Arugula

  • Cucumbers

  • Celery

  • Melons (honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon)

  • Pineapple

  • Grapes

  • Apples

  • Pears

  • Kiwis

  • Citrus fruits (lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange)

  • Fresh ginger


 

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5 Delicious Low-Sugar Green Juice Recipes


Below are some of my favorite low-sugar green juices that hopefully you;ll like too.




1. Apple Celery Green Juice


5 Delicious Low-Sugar Green Juice Recipes: Apple Celery Green Juice


This classic combo incorporates hydrating celery and apple for an easy, sweet sip.


Ingredients:


  • 3 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 small green apple, cored and chopped

  • 5 leaves kale

  • 1/2 cucumber

  • 1/2 lemon

  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

  • Ice cubes


Directions:


  1. Thoroughly wash all produce.

  2. Roll the kale tightly into a cigar shape and put it through the juicer

  3. Add celery, cucumber, apples, and ginger.

  4. Squeeze the lemon into the juicing jug and stir

  5. Add ice and enjoy!

Tips:


  • Drink immediately for best flavor and nutritional value.

  • Store leftovers airtight in fridge for up to 48 hours.

  • For a lower sugar content add more veg and less fruit


Nutrition Per Serving:


155 Calories / 17.92 Sugar


Serving size:


250-300ml (Double the ingredients (minus the lemon) for 500-600ml serving)


Nutritional facts



2. Cool Cucumber Melon Green Juice


5 Delicious Low-Sugar Green Juice Recipes:  Cool Cucumber Melon Green Juice

This sweet, refreshing juice combines cucumber, melon and kiwi with spinach's rich nutritional profile. The ginger gives it a little zing!


Ingredients:


  • 1/2 cucumber

  • 1 cup of chopped honeydew melon

  • 1 kiwi, peeled

  • 1 large handful of spinach

  • 1 inch piece ginger

  • 1/2 lemon lemon,

  • Ice cubes


Directions:


  1. Wash all produce thoroughly.

  2. Roll the spinach tightly into a cigar shape and put it through the juicer

  3. Juice the cucumber, melon, kiwi and ginger

  4. Squeeze the lemon into the juicing jug and stir

  5. Add ice and enjoy immediately!


Tips:


  • Drink ASAP for best taste and nutrition.

  • Store leftovers covered in refrigerator. Stir well before drinking.

  • For a lower sugar content add more veg and less fruit


Nutrition Per Serving:


119 Calories / 16.23g Sugar


Serving size:


250-300ml (Double the ingredients (minus the lemon) for 500-600ml serving)




Nutritional Facts


 

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3. Green Apple Broccoli Juice


5 Delicious Low-Sugar Green Juice Recipes: Green Apple Broccoli Juice

This sweet yet savory juice blends vitamin-rich broccoli with tart granny smith apples. The lemon brightens up the flavor.



Ingredients:

  • 1 cups broccoli florets

  • 1 small granny smith apple (chopped if you have a small feed chute)

  • 1/2 cucumber

  • 3 leaves romaine lettuce

  • 1 inch piece ginger,

  • Ice cubes


Directions:

  1. Thoroughly wash all produce.

  2. Roll the romaine lettuce tightly into a cigar shape and put it through the juicer

  3. Juice the broccoli, cucumber, apple and ginger

  4. Add ice and enjoy immediately!


Tips:

  • Consume ASAP for maximum nutrients.

  • Store leftover green juice tightly sealed in refrigerator up to 24 hours.

  • For a lower sugar content add more veg and less fruit


Nutrition Per Serving:

73 Calories / 12.87g Sugar


Serving size:


250-300ml (Double the ingredients for 500-600ml serving)



Nutritional Facts



4. Grapefruit Green Juice


5 Delicious Low-Sugar Green Juice Recipes: Grapefruit Basil Green Juice

This savory juice recipe incorporates fresh basil and mint with grapefruit for a delicious zesty flavor. Lettuce and cucumber provide extra nutrients.


Ingredients:


  • 1 small pink grapefruit, peeled

  • 1 cup of kale leaves

  • 1/2 cucumber,

  • 10 mint leaves

  • Ice cubes


Directions:


  1. Wash the produce thoroughly.

  2. Roll the kale, and mint leaves tightly into a cigar shape and put it through the juicer

  3. Juice the cucumber and grapefruit

  4. Stir jug, add ice, and enjoy immediately!

Tips:


  • Drink right after making for best nutrition.

  • Store covered in fridge up to 24 hours. Stir before drinking.

  • For a lower sugar content add more veg and less fruit


Nutrition Per Serving:


135 Calories / 16.22g Sugar


Serving size:


250-300ml (Double the ingredients for 500-600ml serving)




Nutritional  Facts


 

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5. Pineapple Kiwi Spinach Green Juice


5 Delicious Low-Sugar Green Juice Recipes: Pineapple Spinach Green Juice

You'll love this tropical juice! It blends pineapple, coconut water and spinach for a luscious, nutrient-dense beverage.


Ingredients:


  • 1 cups of pineapple chunks

  • 1 kiwi peeled

  • 2 large handfuls of spinach

  • 1-inch piece organic ginger

  • Ice cubes


Directions:


  1. Wash produce thoroughly.

  2. Roll the spinach tightly into a cigar shape and put it through the juicer

  3. Juice pineapple chunks, kiwi and ginger

  4. Stir jug, add ice, and enjoy immediately!


Tips:

  • Drink right away for optimal nutrition & taste.

  • Store leftovers in sealed container up to 24 hours.

  • For a lower sugar content add more veg and less fruit


Nutrition Per Serving:


138 Calories / 21.38g Sugar


Serving size:


250-300ml (Double the ingredients for 500-600ml serving)


Nutritional Facts



 

Tips for Making Great Green Juice


Here are some pointers for achieving tasty green juice any time:


  • Use organic produce when possible to reduce pesticides.

  • Use a cold-pressed (masticating) or Triturating juicer to get the most of your produce

  • Thoroughly wash all ingredients before juicing.

  • Cut produce into smaller pieces that'll fit into feed tube. (larger feed chutes save more time on chopping)

  • Drink juice immediately after making for best flavor and nutrient levels.

  • Store extra juice in sealed container and drink within 48 hours.

  • Add ice or chill juice for a refreshing beverage.

  • Don’t be afraid to test out new ingredient combinations & flavors!

  • Have fun coming up with new herb and spice add-in combos.



 

About Author


Gavin is the owner of Tru Foo Juice Bar. He has over 6 years of experience running a juice bar and creating juice and smoothie recipes for the consumer market  His passion for juicing began in his early 20s as he explored natural ways to boost nutrition and energy. Over the years, Gavin has experimented with countless ingredient combinations to create the perfect juice and smoothie blends and bring them to the masses.

Gavin is the owner of Tru Foo Juice Bar. He has over 6 years of experience running a juice bar and creating juice and smoothie recipes for the consumer market


His passion for juicing began in his early 20s as he explored natural ways to boost nutrition and energy. Over the years, Gavin has experimented with countless ingredient combinations to create the perfect juice and smoothie blends and bring them to the masses.