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Is your green juice no longer green to you? Your carrot-orange-ginger losing its zip? While vodka might be the first option that comes to mind for improving the matter (just me?), there's another, work-appropriate way to bring life back into your juice routine.

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At New York's Maialino, they have a carrot-apple-ginger juice on the menu, but after one sip, you know something else is going on. They sneak thyme in there, which gives the juice a more interesting, rounded flavor (and probably some health benefits, too). Just like mixing savory, hearty root vegetables and sprightly, sweeter citrus makes a juice more balanced, blending in herbs adds another layer of flavor to the mix.

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Whether you choose cilantro for tropical sweetness or rosemary for savory darkness, there are a lot of ways to play—take a look at some flavor combos below. And in terms of how much herb you'll need to juice, more is generally more—a bunch (stems and all) will produce a few tablespoons of juice. So the solution to that droopy bunch of basil in your fridge is to drink it up (bet you never said that before).

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Thyme

  • carrot + apple + ginger + thyme
  • blackberry + celery + thyme

Rosemary

  • beet + lemon + strawberry + rosemary
  • carrot + pear + rosemary
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Cilantro

  • kale + ginger + spinach + cucumber + pineapple + cilantro
  • green bell pepper + jalapeno + cilantro (make a bunch and warm it into a soup)

Basil

  • spinach + dandelion greens + pomegranate + lime + basil
  • grapefruit + basil
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Tarragon

  • pear + lime + tarragon
  • celery + cucumber + tarragon

Dill

  • carrot + orange + turmeric + dill
  • wheatgrass + green apple + dill
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Parsley

  • cabbage + arugula + apple + parsley
  • beet + carrot + orange + parsley

Mint

  • fennel + cucumber + celery + mint
  • carrot + papaya + mint

What are your favorite juice combos? Tell us in the comments below!

Tags: juice, juicing, herbs, tips