Superfood: Spinach juice recipe

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Spinach is packed with many essential vitamins and minerals, so incorporating a spinach juice into your breakfast or lunch meals is a great idea! This spinach juice combines with pear, which is a really lovely combination – try it and you will soon agree!

In terms of nutrition, spinach is a good source of vitamins A, C and K as well as B-complex vitamins (especially folic acid and B6). Vitamin K is needed for blood-clotting, so do check with your doctor if you take warfarin or other blood-thinning drugs, as it could interfere with your medication. Spinach also contains good levels of the minerals iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium. It has a high water content (around 90%) and is low in calories, sugar, salt and fat.

We always recommend eating spinach with a source of vitamin C, as this helps your body to metabolise (absorb) the iron content more efficiently. Lemon juice, apples, pears all have a good amount of vitamin C (so too does carrots and peppers if you want to enjoy the full vegetable – no-fruit – option).

All this nutritional content means eating spinach has many benefits for our overall health. Indeed, some articles claim that eating spinach can help reduce oxidative stress and the effect of free radicals (which means it helps to keep your cells healthy). It is also said to benefit eye health, moderate blood pressure and even help to prevent cancer. Enjoying spinach as part of a healthy diet, combined with a healthy lifestyle, is a great idea! 

Juicing tip: Buy large leaf spinach if you can, as this is better for juicing than the really small-leaf salad spinach. If you use a centrifugal juicer (rather than a masticating juicer), sometimes not a lot of spinach is produced, so we recommend sandwiching the spinach leaves in between two pieces of apple or pear. This helps to keep the spinach in one place, thereby producing more juice. (If you are unsure of the difference between a centrifugal and a masticating juicer, you might like to read our article how to choose the best juicer for you. 

Spinach juice recipe – spinach-tastic

Serves: 1

Calories: 402

Large handful spinach
3 cm broccoli stem
2 pears
1 apple
2 cm lemon
1/3 avocado


We recommend washing the spinach beneath cold running water to make sure there is no soil left on the leaves and stems. (You can also wash the broccoli, pears and apples too). If you have a strong juicer and are using an unwaxed lemon, leave the skin on, otherwise trim off the outer skin of the lemon, leaving the pith.  

Put the pear, apple and lemon – with the spinach sandwiched in between – through your juicer.

Place the avocado into a blender and add in the fresh juice. Blend for 30 – 60 seconds until you have a delicious green smoothie juice to enjoy.

Wash your juicer and blender soon after use, to maintain them in tiptop condition.

Pure vegetable spinach juice recipe

Sometimes you just want to drink a green vegetable juice, with no fruit in it. Well, if that´s what you want, try this recipe instead:

Large handful spinach
3 cm broccoli stem
1 courgette
1 cucumber
2 cm lemon
1/3 avocado

Follow the same instructions as above. If you feel you need a little more “sweetness”, add some carrots instead (but note this will change the colour of the juice and make it somewhat brown in appearance) or a green pepper.

More juice recipes on our blog

Our health and wellbeing blog is packed with juice recipes that we have published over the years: follow this link here for juice recipes. We also send a regular newsletter via email, which includes juice and plant-based recipes, as well as other articles about health and wellbeing. Add your details into the box to sign-up.

La Crisalida detox juice retreats  

Juicing is an important part of our holistic programme here at La Crisalida Retreats. It is completely optional – we offer guests the choice to juice for any or all meals and you can pick and choose depending on what your health and wellbeing goals are.

Some of our guests choose to juice for their whole stay, finishing with a plant-based meal or two before they leave. Read more about our juice detox retreat here. This option is great if you want to re-boot your digestive health. Juices are easy to digest, meaning your body absorbs more vitamins and minerals with less effort. Reset and re-energise with a detox juice retreat here at La Crisalida and you can enjoy juices like this – made for you freshly each meal.

Come and try it for yourself!

About the author

Lisa is one of the founders of La Crisalida Retreats. She is an Epidemiologist, therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa has studied NLP and hypnosis, as well as nutrition (she designs the menus).