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The Original Dr. Oz Green Juice Recipe

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Dr Oz Green Juice Recipe by @BlenderBabes
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Dr. Oz green juice was originally shared with the world on Oprah, and who wouldn’t want a green juice recipe from one of the most well known doc’s around!

Dr Oz’s green juice is traditionally made with a juice extractor…

Blender Babes tested the famous doc’s green juice by keeping all the fiber and other nutrition (found in skin & seeds, etc.) and liquefying everything with a good high powered blender – and we think it’s just as good!

The amount of liquid is important! 1.5 to 2 cups is needed to make this whole food Dr Oz green juice recipe. The adjusted ingredient amounts are below.


  • 1 1/2 cups – 2 cups (12-16 ounces) filtered or spring water
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup cucumber
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 small bunch parsley
  • 2 apples (cored)
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 cups Ice

If you don’t have a powerful blender, you will definitely want to cut this recipe in half, use more water, and follow these blending tips.

Since many of these ingredients are part of the dirty dozen that have the most pesticides, buy what you can organic or us this fruit and veggie wash to remove what you can.

Want to try a gentle detox using clean whole foods and green juice recipes you can make with your blender? Check out the 7 Day Blender Cleanse!

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One of our favorites, the new Dr Oz green juice recipe is similar to this one but has more fruit to sweeten it up a bit! 🙂

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If you make this one, share your rating with us in comments. 🙂

Note: Since 2103 the Blender Babes have worn Activewear, however we still loving blending in our bathing suits! 🙂

Dr Oz Green Juice Recipe by @BlenderBabes

Dr. Oz Green Smoothie

Dr. Oz & Blender Babes
4.13 from 8 votes
Course Green Juice
Servings 4 cups
Calories 98.7 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups 12 ounce Filtered Water
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup cucumber
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 small bunch parsley
  • 2 apples cored
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 cups Ice


  • Place all ingredients in the jar in order listed
  • For Blendtec: Press the Soup Button (it will not get hot due to the ice!)
  • For Vitamix: Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10; then to HIGH. Run for 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes


Half the recipe for 2 servings or if using Blendtec's FOURSIDE jar.


Serving: 2gCalories: 98.7kcalCarbohydrates: 26.5gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.05gSodium: 44.9mgFiber: 6.2gSugar: 17.5g
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


This smoothie is packed with tons of nutrition powerhouses.

Besides providing good levels of vitamins A and K, parsley also has several unusual, helpful components: volatile oils which can inhibit tumor formation, especially in the lungs; and flavonoids, which prevent cell damage associated with various diseases, including asthma, atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, glaucoma, heart disease and macular degeneration.

Ginger has many benefits unique to itself, lying in components called gingerols.  Several studies show that ginger (fresh not dried) helps reduce nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy, and when used in tea, can relieve symptoms of the common cold and flu, as well as menstrual cramps, headache, and sore throat. 

Gingerols appear to be responsible for relieving inflammation associated with arthritis and migraine.

Don’t forget the lime juice! Limes contain flavonol glycosides, which studies show can interfere with cancer cell growth and act as an antibiotic.

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Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner is the founder of Blender Babes®. She credits using a blender daily for helping her heal an unhealthy relationship with food. A passionate advocate for self-care, she is committed to helping others pursue optimal wellness by balancing and healing their bodies and minds. She offers several opportunities to help people improve their health including free challenges and downloads, a gentle whole foods 7 Day Blender Cleanse™ and her holistic mind, body and spirit Slim Down Solution™ Womens Coaching Programs.

59 thoughts on “The Original Dr. Oz Green Juice Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I love this article! I been looking for different smoothie recipes and this is just awesome! Thank you for this I will surely do this at home for my family. delicious and healthy I couldn’t ask for more. I also want to recommend this site which may probably help you in making you delicious and healthy smoothies.

  2. Laurel shine finucane

    What about the Ninja blender? Was aware it was different for those 2 blenders in the video!!

    1. Blender Babes

      You can use the Ninja blender for this recipe. Depending on the model you use, you can get it fairly smooth! Note it is a very fibrous recipe and the Vitamix and Blendtec blend this Dr. Oz Green Juice to more of a juice-like consistency. 🙂

  3. I tried it and it turned out amazing. What I love most is the choice of ingredients. Seems like you haven’t missed out any nutrients available in nature and have packed everything in one small glass. Plus ginger really enhances the taste of any drink it is added to.

  4. Gorgeous recipe. The quantity of ingredients is always dependent on individual taste.
    This is very refreshing, healty and nutritious smoothie!

  5. 1 star
    I watched the video and the info you provide is inaccurate or incorrect.

    You list 1 cup of spinach as 240 grams. That’s a half a pound or about $4 where I live. The FDA lists 1 cup of raw spinach as 30 grams. With effort I can get 40 grams in a cup. I’d like to know who or how you guys came up with a figure nearly 8x as much as every source on the net cites for 1 cup of spinach.

    You list 1/4 cup of parsley as 60 grams. The FDA says 25 grams in a FULL CUP. Not a quarter. Again you are out by a factor of nearly 8x.

    Your cucumber weight is only out by a factor of 2x though since a single cup is rated at 150 grams.

    I think a little more attention and research needs to go into what you’re doing before you publish. This is almost farcical.

    1. Hey Jesse! Thanks for the input! This was one of our very first videos and recipes and our editor must have used a bad conversion calculator! We do have a configured conversion calculator within the printable recipe on this page which should be more accurate. Definitely go by the cups and not the grams for the correct recipe amounts. HAPPY BLENDING!

    1. Hi Majkela! Sometimes, when there are a lot of greens in a smoothie, I use the SOUP button so that it is definitely 100% smooth and drinkable liquid like a cold-pressed juice! You can try the smoothie button if you prefer that consistency, though – use your judgment and make it how you like it! Happy Blending!

  6. Hey Lorraine! Dr. Oz's green juice is ideal for diabetics, since it's lower in sugar with tons of greens and light on the fruit. If you're asking about his detox smoothie program, both Blender Babes and Dr Oz recommend you ask your doctor first. HAPPY BLENDING!

  7. Hi, My name is Lorraine, I really want and need to lose weight . Like forty pounds to be exact. The only thing is I'm a type 1 diabetic. Is this green smoothie detox safe for me? And if not what is. I'm in desperate need my son is getting married in November and I want to look good . Thank you
    Lorraine Arbuckle

  8. 5 stars
    The green juice is great! Since I have been making green juice, it has helped keep my blood pressure stable. I have been on High Blood Pressure meds for 2 years now, and just started drinking this juice about a month ago, and have started monitoring my pressure, and it has helped it tremendously. Great Health Benefits!

    1. Blender Babes

      WONDERFUL TO HEAR KATREA! So happy for you! Glad it has helped you and thank you for sharing with us and our community. WELCOME. 🙂

  9. SOUNDS DELICIOUS! Yes Eddie that’s perfect – it’s what we do. Just be sure to drink them usually within 24 hours, otherwise freeze and defrost/thaw before you’re going to consume. 🙂

  10. I prefer this Dr. OZ green juice recipe as it is a bit simpler than the new one. I replaced one apple with a golden beet and spinach for lacinate kale. Also, included the beet stem/leaves. Question: I typically store extra juice in ball jars and store in fridge, is that ok?

    1. SOUNDS DELICIOUS! Yes Eddie that’s perfect – it’s what we do. Just be sure to drink them usually within 24 hours, otherwise freeze and defrost/thaw before you’re going to consume. 🙂

    1. Hello Janet and WELCOME! You will want to add more liquid. Try halving the ingredients but keeping the liquid amount the same and running your Vitamix for 1.5 minutes (with ICE or frozen fruit to keep it cool!). More liquid will give you more of a juice consistency vs a thicker one like a smoothie. Kale is more bitter than spinach – try adding a touch of stevia or a date to sweeten, or try it with spinach and see if you feel the same. HAPPY BLENDING!

    1. Love it Chelse! Yes I agree, a little extra lime, ginger, and honey really adds more flavor to Dr Oz’s green juice 🙂

  11. Finally found a support group to put the issue to rest : to juice or to blend !!! All this time i was contemplating (more like tempted) to invest in an expensive slow juicer while my trusty old blender was still doing a great job. I would like to start on veg-fruit smoothies as meal replacement, perhaps for dinner, when I don’t really need much energy as i slow down my day. Is that a good idea ? Of course remembering to keep my healthier, whole food meal choices for breakfast and lunch. This site is so helpful. Hope we all find the resolve to lead healthier lives always . Thanks !

    1. Hello and welcome! Yes you can absolutely have a veg-fruit smoothie as a meal replacement for dinner. We host free green smoothie weight loss challenges a couple times a year, and many in our groups have replaced their dinner meal instead of breakfast or lunch and found they lost more weight and their digestion was better. Let us know how it goes! 🙂 xo

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  13. 3 stars
    This is great stuff, if you need more help with your workout I can help! Stay focused and remember that you are doing this for YOU and only you! In any event that you don’t meet your goal the first time around, don’t give up!! Just work a little smarter and it will all pay off!!! Trust me, you can do it!!

  14. I tried this and loved it. I did not include the ginger and parsley. Added 1 see you of milk, banana and minus apple and a carrot.

    1. Glad to hear it! We tried many variations with different greens and fruits, all is good. However we recommend milk substitutes and keeping it dairy free. CHEERS! 🙂

    1. Let us know what you think about it Casey 🙂 If you hit the “save recipe” button you can save it to your ZIPLIST recipe box, which is a universal recipe box + shopping list + meal plan that you can use for any recipe website across the web! 🙂 Luv, Blender Babes

  15. Robin Bartekoske

    I would like to try this. Do these replace a meal? or is this for a snack? how would you keep track or the exchanges? I am new to all this stuff.

    1. Hello Robin and welcome! This green smoothie is very filling with all the fiber in it, some people can drink a 32oz portion of this and have it replace breakfast or lunch. If you feel hungry 20 minutes after eating, we recommend having a small snack in addition, such as whole grain toast with almond butter & sugar free jam. It’s really up to your bodies needs! 🙂 Typically for weight loss, people replace a meal this way. However if you are just adding more fruits & veggies to your diet, try it as a snack! Hope that answers your question. Make sure to subscribe for new recipe updates 🙂 To Your Health! ~Blender Babes

    1. Oh, whoops, this is the blender version of the recipe. I actually use a juicer, but it's basically the same as above without the water and ice of course- and probably a little bit more of the veggies

      1. Thanks Jenny! 🙂 Juice extractors def use a lot more veggies! We like both versions, however we prefer keeping the fiber and other nutrition (and fullness after!), using less produce, and the easy clean up! 😉 WE LOVE DR. OZ! Feel free to share your best recipes with us! To Your Health! Blender Babes

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