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Green Apple Cucumber Juice

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Green Apple Cucumber Juice, Honest Fare by Gabrielle Arnold

I woke up Saturday morning to the sun peeking through the shutters. Also, to the distant sound of my bar-b-que loving Puerto Rican neighbor playing reggaeton music from his backyard. These are good signs. Spring. The landscape is starting to return to us. Not blooming quite yet, but I wore flip-flops outside today so that’s a good sign. Pretty soon, tank tops and cut-offs. Baring my skin makes me feel human. I’m a Floridian 100 percent. Jackets and sweaters and pants and layers make me feel trapped.

In honor of springtime, I dug out my hibernating juicer and made a nice tall glass of refreshing green apple cucumber juice with a spritz of lemon and sparkling water. Something green that doesn’t taste green—how about that?

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Maya seemed perplexed by the whole thing.

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Prep time: 15 minutes. Recipes makes about 3 tall glasses full. It’s best if fruit is cold before juicing. Cut juice with either still or sparkling water. Drink that day, while freshest.

You need:

  • 3 granny smith apples
  • 1 large cucumber
  • Sparkling or still water
  • 1 lemon


  1. Juice apples (with skin on). Peel cucumber and juice it. Remove foam that collects across the top of vessel (the foam is bitter). Squeeze juice from one lemon into it. Stir well.
  2. Divide juice into 2-4 glasses. Add sparkling or still water to taste and ice if desired.



  1. Posted March 22, 2010 at 10:35 AM | Permalink

    sounds delish

  2. Posted March 22, 2010 at 11:05 AM | Permalink

    This looks very refreshing! I might have to give it a try :)

  3. Posted March 22, 2010 at 12:16 PM | Permalink

    I love the look on that cat’s face!! Too cute.
    And the juice looks amazingly fresh!
    Nice blog.

  4. Posted March 22, 2010 at 12:28 PM | Permalink

    Looks so refreshing!

    I’m going to try it when the sun decides to grace us Miami-ans with its presence again (it’s gloomy today).

  5. Posted March 22, 2010 at 1:19 PM | Permalink

    really could use one of this now.

  6. Posted March 22, 2010 at 1:47 PM | Permalink

    “Baring my skin makes me feel human.”
    I totally agree. Feeling the sun hit my skin makes me happy to be alive. Looking forward to long days by the skate ramp and some peaches n’ white wine at the beach.. ahh…
    Oh, and the juice looks yummy.

  7. Posted March 22, 2010 at 6:37 PM | Permalink

    Is there any way you could send me a gallon?

    Your blog is delightful and i love that i can hear your voice through it all. Maya is one lucky kitten.


  8. Posted May 17, 2010 at 4:52 AM | Permalink

    finally got a juicer this weekend. i tried the juice this morning, it’s amazing! love it, thx!