green juice

Green Juice, 3 Ways

Tracy Piper

There are endless ways to make a green juice. Tracy Piper, the founder and owner of the Piper Center for Internal Wellness in New York, sticks to combinations of greens with no fruit or sweet vegetables. She makes batches fresh for her clients in New York and anyone lucky enough to experience one of her five-day detox retreats upstate. At home, green juice is a dietary staple: “I’m in my fifties, so I try to look for vegetables and combinations of vegetables that support me as I age.”

We asked Piper to share three green juice recipes she has in rotation this summer.

Romaine in the Game

“What I love about this juice is even amateur juice drinkers can handle it.”

1 bunch romaine

8 sprigs parsley

1 bunch celery

1 or 2 English cucumbers, peeled

1 lemon, peeled

Dill with It

“This humble-looking vegetable is rich in flavonoids.”

4 sprigs dill (can add
more if you love dill)

1 bunch celery

2 English cucumbers, peeled

1 lime, peeled

Cabbage Patch

“Cabbage is the star here—this beautiful cruciferous vegetable can help support a healthy inflammatory response. I always say yes to cabbage.”

½ green cabbage

2 cucumbers, peeled

4 leaves curly kale, destemmed

1 lemon, peeled


Slow juicing is gentle, so your juice is better-tasting and more nutritious, without the tendency to separate or foam. Hurom’s version takes the daily squeeze a step further: This model is designed specifically for juicing celery, leafy greens, wheatgrass, and root vegetables, so you get more juice and won’t spend the morning picking celery strands off the auger. And it handles fruits, nuts, and garlic with equal finesse—and even makes noodles.


Tracy Piper is the founder and owner of the Piper Center for Internal Wellness, an integrated holistic health care facility in New York City. Piper is a licensed massage therapist, a licensed acupuncturist, a Chinese herbologist, and a certified colon hydrotherapist. In the fall of 2014, she opened the Piper Institute for Internal Fitness in upstate New York.

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