Sweet Apple Lemon and Broccoli Juice

January 15, 2013

This sweet celery apple lemon and broccoli juice tastes like key lime pie, and is an incredible detox juice that flushes toxins from the body.

Sweet Apple Lemon and Broccoli Juice

This sweet celery apple lemon and broccoli juice tastes like key lime pie, and is an incredible detox juice that helps flush toxins from the body. Do not miss making this one. It’s a surprising winner!

The Health Benefits of Broccoli Juice

Broccoli is the detox diva of the food world. Broccoli is rich in glucosinolates, and is very high in glucoraphanin, which the body converts to sulforaphane using the enzyme myrosinase (also found in broccoli). You can find myrosinase in mustard, radish, and horseradish, so pairing broccoli with these foods heightens the effects. This crazy-amazing crucifer is utterly loaded with antioxidants (glutathione plus vitamins C and E), alkalizing minerals (magnesium, zinc), flavonoids, carotenoids, and omega-3s to combat oxidation and inflammation.

High in vitamin K, folate, and iron, broccoli is also wonderful for oxygenating the blood. It contains vitamin C to aid iron absorption. The leaves are high in calcium and antioxidants like vitamins A and C. We push the florets, stalks, and leaves through the juicer.

The Health Benefits of Romaine Juice

This leafy legend was believed by the ancient Greeks to induce sleep, so it came into their banquet halls at the end of the meal. The Romans carried on the custom, and it’s from them that the green derives its name. Romaine does more than aid sleep and alleviate pain. It offers compounds that prevent macular degeneration and osteoporosis, iron-deficiency anemia, and cardiovascular disease. The leaves are an excellent source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, as well as vitamins K, B, C, and folate, xanthin and carotenes. Romaine reinforces all this with iron—and calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and copper. And with a nice crunch, too, come to think of it.

We use romaine as a natural sedative in evening juices. It is cooling, but as it’s inexpensive and available year-round, we include it in cleanses for every season. Juice the core from which the leaves grow, along with the leaves themselves, for a mellow, slightly bitter, fresh “green” flavor. Pair romaine with any fruits and vegetables; it’s especially nice with lemons and limes. Too much romaine can yield a bitter juice. A pinch of Celtic sea salt helps balance flavor.

The Health Benefits of Celery Juice

Alkalizing, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, and loaded with nutrients: essential amino acids, tryptophan, vitamins A, B complex, C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, iodine and copper, celery is also effective against respiratory conditions like bronchitis and asthma, and helps lower blood pressure. The organic sodium and potassium in celery make this juice a great post-workout refresher that helps replace electrolytes. It’s also a natural laxative and diuretic, supporting bowel and kidney health. Celery is a cooling vegetable, and we work it into our juices to take advantage of the rich mineral content and natural calming and sedative properties. We like it just as much, though, for its great flavor.

The natural salts are more abundant in the leaves, so when juicing celery, push the entire stalk (leaves and all) through the machine. That will yield a tangier, more savory juice. Celery makes a nice addition to almost any mix, especially juices made with leafy greens and other vegetables. As it sits, celery juice tends to get more assertive flavor-wise, so it’s best enjoyed right after it’s made. If you’re not using immediately, chill it, sealed up, but for no more than a few hours.

The Health Benefits of Apple Juice

Tasty, able to break down toxins, lower cholesterol, and enhance digestion, this fruit is a popular, versatile, and cost-effective go-to for juices. With phytonutrients, powerful antioxidants like quercetin, vitamin A (in the peel), vitamin C, and significant potassium, apple is a prime detox food that’s available year ‘round. As an aid to cleansing, apples’ high pectin content provides a great bowel regulator, able to slow the colon down or speed it up, as the body needs.

Apple is a cooling food, and we include it in juices to balance the bitterness of leafy greens and other vegetables. The sweet tang of apple blends with almost all fruits and vegetables; our preferred variety is Granny Smith, which has a tarter flavor and lower sugar content than common reds like Fuji, Delicious, and Honeycrisp. That said, this fruit is versatile, and our recipes work with any apple you have on hand.

We recommend coring apples before juicing, as the jury is still out as to whether the bit of cyanide occurring naturally in the seeds is detrimental to health.

The Health Benefits of Lemon Juice

This alkalizing tart tamer is a potent detoxifier and natural antibiotic that improves liver function, relieves constipation, and can help dissolve kidney and gall stones. High levels of vitamin C help boost immunity and alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as combat heart disease. Lemons provide calcium and magnesium for strong bones and teeth, along with unique compounds that have powerful antioxidant properties. The flavonoids in lemons have even been shown to halt abnormal cell division.

While lemons are cooling, this superstar can be balanced with warming foods like cayenne and fennel. We use lemons in lots of juice blends to lift the earthy and pungent quality of leafy greens and vegetables, add zip and tang, and balance the acidifying impacts of high-sugar fruits.

Remove the rinds of these fruits before juicing, as in substantial quantities they’re slightly toxic.

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Key Lime Pie Green Juice

This sweet celery apple lemon and broccoli juice tastes like key lime pie, and is an incredible detox juice that helps flush toxins from the body. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Tess Masters


  • 1 head broccoli, stalks and florets
  • 3 ribs celery
  • 2 green apples, cored 
  • 2 lemons, peeled
  • 1/2  zucchini
  • 1 heart romaine (or 1 handful baby spinach)


  1. Push the ingredients through your juicer, and strain with a fine mesh sieve. 

Recipe Notes

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Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 12

  1. I cannot WAIT to try this. You have so many delicious sounding recipes that I just plain don’t know where to start! I love getting this daily dose of inspiration!!! 🙂

  2. You know Tess, I normally take offense when people try to pimp out my beautiful wife, but you did it so nicely that I don’t mind just this once! Thanks for everything!

  3. Tess, this was so moving that it brought tears to my eyes (joy, happiness and LOVE). You are ONE INCREDIBLE woman. You have inspired me to do what I do! Thank you forever! <3 I adore your website, what you offer, share and of course, YOU! Thanks again, my friend! XX

    1. Oh, you are so sweet. I is ALL true. I am so excited that you have found your passion and are having so much fun!!! Love you xx

  4. I was intrigued by the name of this juice but it is curious that you call for lemons, not limes. Is that intentional?

    1. Hi Renee, Yes, it is intentional. It TASTES like a key lime pie. I’m sure you could substitute with a lime and it would be just as fabulous. Give it a try and let us know. Hope you enjoy it – it is my FAVORITE!

      1. Hey Renee, yes the combination of the flavours is what makes it taste like keylime. It is DEELISH! Thanks for responding Kibby. You ROCK.

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