A Mix And Match Guide To Making The Perfect Green Juice For You

Quick tips on how to combine your juice ingredients well for great-tasting green juices and best health effects.




How To Use This Chart

I’ll try to simplify juice combining for you here with some charts. There will be questions like “Can you mix fruits and vegetables?” Some places in the internet suggest that you cannot mix fruits and vegetables for whatever reasons. I beg to differ. I ask “Why not?

Fruits and vegetables are plant foods. Plant foods basically can mix except that the juice texture may be different which may cause the juice to not taste so good, but they don’t harm you.

When uncooked, plant foods all contain the same basic nutrients: enzymes, vitamins, minerals, bioflavonoids, phytonutrients … so why can’t they mix? In fact, mixing them gives them the synergistic power to work together as a super booster!

What other health benefits to green juices you ask? Please look up vegetable juicing. If you’re new to juicing, please read the Juicing Basics page first.

This chart is just a very basic guideline to start you off on making a nice-tasting green juice. Once you’ve tried any of these various combinations, you’ll be more confident to experiment on your own. The combinations are endless. Later, you may want to add more ingredients to the juice, or less. It’s totally up to you. There’s no hard and fast rule as to what you can put into your juice.

All measurements below are for one serving only of about 400-600ml using a masticating juicer. You might get lesser using a centrifugal juicer. Adjust the amount accordingly to make your desired amount. It would be:

Juice Base + Main Ingredients + Optional Ingredients

= Great Tasting Green Juice !!

The vegetables suggested below are to be juiced uncooked. To learn more about the health benefits of each fruit/vegetable, click on their links.


Juice Base

Firstly, decide which BASE you want to start with. Green juices doesn’t necessarily mean you have to use ONLY green vegetables. You can also have other colored vegetables and fruits but in smaller amounts. Here are a few suggestions:

1 carrot and 1-2 green apples.
This is my personal favorite as I find these two items mix very well with almost anything at all. Even with greens, it adds a nice sweetness to it without being too overpowering. Very easy for beginners to transition to fully green.
2  apple
 lime & lemon
Lemon & Lime
2 green apples and ¼ – ½ a lemon (with peel).
This base is best if you want to make just green juices without the sweet carrots.
1 small cucumber and 4-6 ribs of celery.
This combination alone is nutrient densed, supplying electrolytes and the right sodium to your juice. Great juice for athletes or if you work out/perspire a lot.


+ Main Ingredients

Pick any of the above two items as your base and mix with any of the following:





8-10 kale leaves and 6-8 ribs of celery ¼ head of cabbage and
6 ribs of celery




Brussels sprouts

¼ head of cabbage and
4-5 branches of broccoli florets
6-8 Brussel sprouts,
2 red/yellow 
capsicums and
¼-½ of a lemon


Collard green



6-8 collard green leaves
and a bunch 
of spinach
with ½ of a lemon
½ big or 1 small bittergourd and
1/8 of a small pumpkin





2-3 heads of Romaine lettuce and
10-12 sticks of asparagus
1 medium-sized jicama and
1 section lotusroot (~6 inches)





A bunch of spinach and
2 red/yellow 
with ¼ of a lemon
2-3 heads of Romaine lettuce and
½ head of cauliflower


lime & lemon
Lemon & Lime
2-3 medium-sized beetroot and
½ lemon
1 grapefruit and 1-2 tomatoes.
(Not a green juice

but suitable for diabetics)


Sweet potato


Any base with 2 sweet potatoes,
 and 2 carrot
1 small fennel bulb and
2 green apples


You get the idea. From the list above, you can also mix and match any two items using the suggested amount. Then …


+ Optional Ingredients

So take Base # 1 or 2 or 3, + any of the main ingredients (2 items) above. To make it more interesting, + any of these optional items below to complete the taste, if they’re not already in your recipe. These items are somewhat strong and even pungent, so use sparingly, or just omit if you don’t like the smell/taste of them.

One of the superb qualities of these foods is for helping to balance your intestinal flora. It helps reduce the harmful bacteria and increase population of the beneficial bacteria.

A small bunch


1-2 cloves 

Ginger root
1 inch 

2-3 inches 

1 small onion 


Some people add other stuff to their juice. I don’t but you can try: mint leaves, basil leaves, lime, dandelion, pinch of cayenne powder, cinnamon powder, chia seeds, etc. You’re only limited by your imagination, so they say. :)

So there you have it, an endless list of green juicer recipes that you can make by mix matching. Experiment with the amount according to your taste. Keep it simple and uncomplicated.

Get more green juice recipes here, or my personal favorites.


6 thoughts on “A Mix And Match Guide To Making The Perfect Green Juice For You

  1. Diana Moore

    Great chart, Sara. Love this. This juice chart not only great for health but tasty also. Woman need to drink more green juice for their beauty :)

    Personally I love beetroot and lime, really fresh…

    Bookmarked your site. Again, thanks for great chart very useful.

  2. Dr Funke

    Sara, this is an amazing site. I run juice programmes in Ghana and your site is awesome. I will be forwarding your link and also make reference to your site in my new book on juice cleanse.
    Dr Funke.


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