Juicer-Free – Green Apple Juice

Being surrounded by white snow has been lovely, but I’ve noticed myself gravitating towards more colorful foods in response.  Lots of red apples, opting for a near neon orange cauliflower, eating very non-local and out of season blackberries, and lots and lots of kale.  These bright and deep colors are definitely putting a smile on my face, and hopefully putting a dent into all the holiday damage.

I’m feeling a bit left out of the juicing rage since I’m still on the fence about which juicer to purchase (any recommendations???)  But I’ve seen some juice recipes which only require a blender and fine-mesh sieve, and decided to give one a go.

This super simple juice uses basic, inexpensive ingredients.  It’s also a great use up for any extra kale I have leftover in the fridge.


The vibrant green color is pretty wild too.  (kind of reminds me of someone from my childhood :P)

I’ve scaled back on the lemon, since I like it less tart and more sweet.  But feel free to increase if you’d like a more acidic kick to your juice.

Green Apple Juice – slightly adapted from weelicious.com

  • 2 whole apples, chopped
  • 2 cups packed chopped kale
  • 3 cups water
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • honey, to taste

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.  Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a large measuring cup and chill in fridge if desired.  Pour into individual glasses and serve.

Yield – 4 cups (3 servings)

Looking for more kale use-ups?  This Real Simple smoothie recipe is delicious!

Banana, Kale, Almond Milk Smoothie

13 thoughts on “Juicer-Free – Green Apple Juice

  1. This is wonderful! You get to have your juice and keep the fiber too! :) Well, we juice a few times a year and absolutely love our Champion juicer. They are spendy but well worth it. Ours was handed down from gramma and it has been juicing since the 70’s! Check them out and let me know your thoughts, I know they have a website and I have seen them for sale at our food coop.

    • I’d never heard of the Champion brand before. I’m leaning towards a masticating juicer, which this is. It looks very high quality, and they even say it was listed on reddit’s “Buy it for Life” threads. Love reddit :P Thanks!

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