Your Green Juice is Missing Something

January  2, 2017

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.

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.

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).


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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This article originally appeared on February 5, 2016. We're re-running it now because we're in need of some post-holiday green juice (just us?).

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Lyndsay March 14, 2017
Parsley, cucumber, lemon, ginger is yummy - add apple if you need some sweetness.
Gina March 13, 2017
Great ideas! Thank you! ;)
Sonali V. August 14, 2016
Wheat Grass is another wonder green veg. It has a higher nutritional content than any other vegetable, protects against inflammation, builds red blood cells and improves circulation. For more details check http://sonalisharmablogs.blogspot.in/2015/08/health-drink-organic-wheatgrass.html
george February 6, 2016
Love this. Constantly forgetting to eat, Juicing is my quick fix. No ya not alone on the "Wodka" - my mother swears it increases the antioxidants in a juice...