Ultimate Juice Recipe

Ultimate Juice Recipe
Staff Writer

Thinkstock/ iStockphoto

Joanna K. Chodorowska, a personal and sports nutrition coach, says that this is her go-to recipe. She'll add a clove of garlic in the winter to boost the immune system ("usually knocks out anything I have!"), celery in the summer to hydrate, and a pear (one of fall's best ingredients) instead of an apple to change things up. "But what I have... is the base of my juicing drink," says Chodorowska. You can update this juice recipe for any season. 


Add ½ zucchini or cucumber or red pepper, if desired. 

Add 1 - 2 cloves of garlic for an immunity boost, if desired. 

Add 1 stalk of celery, if desired. (Adding more celery will also add more liquid to the juice, which can be helpful.) 


  • 3-4  leaves of kale or Swiss chard, or 1 cup or more of spinach
  • orange, peeled
  • apple, gala or Granny Smith
  • 1/2  lemon
  • 1/2- to 1-inch ginger root
  • medium-sized beet with greens


Add all ingredients to a juicer, and serve immediately. 

Recipe Shopping Tip

For healthy recipes, choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

Recipe Cooking Tip

For healthy recipes, substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.