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Coconut Green Juice

by jenny sansouci on March 2, 2012

So I want to share a little miracle that’s been occurring in my kitchen lately.

It may not seem so miraculous at first glance, but to me it seems completely revolutionary.

Here goes. Ever since I got my juicer for Christmas, I’ve been making epic amounts of green juice. It’s been thrilling, really, but I’ve realized that it takes a LOT of produce to make juice. Sometimes I just want an incredible amount of green juice and I don’t feel like juicing through pounds of produce.

Green juice is one of my favorite beverages, hands down, but another one of my faves is coconut water. In fact, I can often be spotted drinking both, at the same time, from separate glasses.

(See where this is going?)

Yep. So my epic miracle was – one day I decided to pour coconut water into my green juice. I realized that if I do this, it’s so much more efficient, and I can make so much extra juice – not just any juice – super-hydrating coconut green juice.

Double the pleasure, double the fun!

My usual recipe – makes a LOT of juice. I don’t know how much exactly, but a big amount, enough for a whole day of juice. Feel free to cut the recipe in half.

  • 2 bunches of kale
  • 2 bunches of celery
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2 green apples
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 3 cucumbers
  • 1 inch piece of ginger

THEN – the final ingredient – coconut water! Pour as much in as you want.  I tend to pour half a glass of green juice and top if off with half a glass of coconut water.

Hydration + leafy green energy = you’re a superhero.

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Jessica March 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm


Thanks for this recipe! I add coconut water to my green juice when I need extra hydration and sometimes it can be a little funky–sometimes good. Glad you are the juicing goddess with awesome recipes so I can eliminate the funkiness from my concoctions! Happy blogging on a plane. Enjoy your trips! Chicago is chilly now but should be warming up next week 🙂


jenny sansouci March 2, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Thanks! Good luck making the juice! 🙂


Rachel March 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I love this tip and your recipe, Jenny…just wondering…do you make that whole batch in the morning and keep it in the fridge throughout the day? What’s the rule of thumb with how quickly a green juice loses its enzymes? I always only make enough for bkfst because I’m afraid if I keep it, it will “go bad” and not be as nutritious….


jenny sansouci March 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Hey Rachel! I usually make a big batch and keep it throughout the day. The rule of thumb is definitely that the quicker you drink it, the better/more nutritious, but I think if it’s tightly sealed it’ll be OK for a day or 2.


Laura September 5, 2014 at 2:38 pm

That depends on the type of juicer you are using…


Tara @ suchdifferentskies March 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I do this too! Totally delicious. Plain carrot juice with coconut water is beautiful, really sweet x


caitlyn March 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm

yum. made a huge batch for two days of juicing:)


michaela December 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm

careful about making that much juice ahead of time, unless you have a very expensive Norwalk juicer or something. Juice should be made and drank right away. Enzymes break down, oxidation occurs. I personally wouldn’t even make a days of juice at a time unless I had a better juicer…but i lack the $2500 or so ha!


jeff March 11, 2012 at 5:09 pm

You should really consume the juice within a couple hours of juicing as the nutrients break down very quickly. This is due in part to the heat created with high rpm juicing. Take a look at the back of a naked juice..very little nutrients unless it has been fortified. If you use a low rpm, 80rpm or less, juicer or a press the juice will keep for at least a day. Still best, but not convenient, to juice and then drink.


Emily February 5, 2013 at 6:14 pm

What a great idea! I’m going to try coconut water with my green juice for the first time today. Thanks for sharing this :).


Audrey February 16, 2013 at 9:04 am

Hi! I’m new to juicing so this may be a silly question. When you use lemons, limes, grapefruits, do you peel the skin off? I’m obviously thinking you core the apples. I really want to try this and I think my household would like it!! I own a Ninja high powered blender.

Thank you!! 🙂


zach June 28, 2014 at 11:21 pm

When you juice a grapefruit definitely peel the skin. But personally for lemons and limes I just cut them in half and grow them in. It usually tastes fine but if it’s not local farm fresh (farm to table) it will taste a little funky so if you don’t live near fresh farms then I recommend buying the organic lemons but their hell of alot more expensive


MARY March 23, 2014 at 12:25 am

Hi Jenny,

I am a diabetic. I understand that coconut water has a lot of sugar. A lot of recipes call for coconut water. I would like to use it. Can you suggest how much to use? Or maybe an exceptal amount of coconut water and regual water. Please help.

Thank you,


Michelle July 23, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Hi there, when you say bunches of kale or celery, what exactly does that mean? LOL I don’t buy them, ever, and am thinking of starting juicing so I am looking over your site and wondering how much of stuff I’d need to buy.


Kate Flores March 12, 2015 at 6:51 pm

Hi Mary

Regarding you question about sugar content in coconut water, my husband is a diabetic and coconut water has become his go to drink – he finds himself very thirsty and this quenches the thirst with just the right amount sugar.



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