Some mornings need a quick re-boot, like this super delicious, nutrient-packed apple, kale, lime, and basil green juice!

Do you ever have those mornings where there’s no energy flowing, no matter how many cups of coffee you knock back?

Mr. Spicy said it best this morning after I stumbled back into the bedroom, with 2 cups of coffee down, 2 breakfasts made, 2 lunches packed, and multiple school papers signed, with a dazed look on my face.

Did someone swap out the regular for decaf???

Maybe I can blame the rain…

Or, maybe I can blame these gluten-free Bacon Banana Pancakes with Salted Macadamia Nuts I inhaled yesterday morning at a pre-Gluten-Free Wellness Retreat planning meeting at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

Note to my gluten-free friends in San Diego or traveling to San Diego, I highly recommend the Park Hyatt Aviara not only lots of delicious gluten-free menu options but also because the chef and staff have been well-trained about food intolerances and food allergies and take all precautions to avoid cross-contamination. Β Of course, you should always address any dietary concerns with the chef and staff when dining out.

Or maybe, just maybe, some mornings need a little re-booting to fire up your day…

Like this super delicious fresh pressed Apple Kale Lime Basil Green Juice which was absolutely, positively, just the ticket to energize my day!

Oh, and it’s SO tasty, I think I might even get my kids to drink it.

If they were blindfolded πŸ™‚

The apple adds the perfect touch of sweetness, the basil is pure morning aromatherapy, the kale is, well kale, and super nutritious, and the lime adds a fabulous hint of tart.

Re-Boot Green Juice {Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo}

The Ultimate Energizing Re-Boot Green Juice Recipe with Kale, Apple, Basil and Lime | Vegan , Paleo, and Gluten Free. Get more healthy recipes at The Spicy RD Blog
Overhead photo of a glass of green juice with kale, apples, and basil in the background.

Re-Boot Green Juice: Apple Kale Lime Basil

This super delicious fresh pressed Apple Kale Lime Basil Green Juice will be the ticket to having an energizing day!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 glass


  • 1 whole chopped apple with skin, core and seeds removed
  • 2 cups kale, loosely packed fresh chopped
  • 1 whole lime, skin removed
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil
  • 2 cup water, optional, for blended juice


  • In a juicer: Place all fruit and veggies in your juicer,and juice per manufacturers directions.
  • In a blender: Place all fruits and veggies, plus filtered water or coconut water as needed, in a blender and blend until smooth. If you prefer your juice pulp-free, strain the mixture through a strainer or cheesecloth.


  • Serving size (3 cups) is for blended juice. You will have 1 serving if you use a juicer.
  • Nutrition facts are for blended juice.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4928IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 1mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Drinks, juice, Smoothie, Snack
Cuisine Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low FODMAP, Vegan
Keyword Green juice
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  1. I like green drinks a lot. The recipe you made looks really nutritious, I’ll make it with my wife. Thank you for this recipe.

  2. Katherine says:

    Hi there,

    This is a wonderful recipe. I loved this so much that I featured it in my best of post 33 HEALTHY Green Drinks For St Patrick’s Day.
    I have not shared the exact recipe, only one image and a small quote from here.
    All credits are given to you and linked back to this page.

    Have a fantastic day!

    Katherine from

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  5. Kristi Rimkus says:

    I love the vibrant color. Just looking at it I feel like I’ve done something good for myself. The basil would definitely take it over the top for me.

  6. The Spicy RD says:

    Hi Sharon-So glad you stopped by! My first suggestion for easing in to green smoothies, is to go low on the green, and higher on the “not green” πŸ™‚ This particular juice, you really don’t taste the “green” because of the sweetness of the apple, and I think a little sour always helps too. You might want to try this Kale Frosty which is a favorite of mine. I do 2 cups of kale, but if you start with 1 cup, plus lots of ice, I think you will barely notice the “green” at all. Cheers!

  7. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living says:

    This juice would definitely boost my day! Like a direct infusion right into my blood stream!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      It really is a great pick me up Jeanette πŸ™‚

  8. great smoothie combo but I want those pancakes ha

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      LOL Rebecca! Those pancake were worth every single sweet, salty calorie πŸ™‚

  9. kellie@foodtoglow says:

    Super zippy combo Miss EA. I am one of the unfortunates who can’t have caffeine except in small (ineffective) amounts. I rely on strong green juices sometimes – as well as my matcha tea (just a little caffeine). I love the basil in this. I usually use mint in something like this (kale/apple juices) but basil, hmmm. Must give that a go.

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Oh, my condolences on no caffeine πŸ™ If that were my fate, I would be juicing every day πŸ™‚ The basil was delicious, but mint sounds fabulous too!

  10. The Spicy RD says:

    Thanks Regan! And, yes, those pancakes were absolutely, positively splurge worthy!!!! πŸ™‚

  11. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    I love green juice to re-boot! One of my favorite combos is simply spinach/cucumber/apple/lemon.

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      I’m sure you have lots of busy days too w/ your boy where you need a good re-boot Andrea πŸ™‚ Love your green juice combo too!