Up until last month I was a juicer virgin.

Yep, that’s right. I’ve never owned a juicer.

Well, not my very own shiny juicer.

Until now.

And boy o’ boy did my life just get a whole lot better.

Last year when I was sick I went to my neighborhood organic juice bar every day.

Sometimes even twice a day.

But now, I’m juicin’ all by myself. And it tastes pretty gosh darn good.

Trust me, this is a good idea.

And this juice recipe will blow your mind (in a good way).

I’ve been making fresh lemonade and herbal iced teas in this Manhattan heat so I thought… Why not go ahead and  make some fresh juice?

It’s insanely refreshing and makes me feel o’ so good inside and out.

I’m just a lil’ worried about one thing.

Think I can turn green from too much juice?


There’s nothing quite like a glass between breakfast and lunch and then again between lunch and dinner.

Heck, I’ve even added a pinch of stevia and made myself a green juice dessert.

Leave it to me to create a green goddess to cure my sweet tooth – this cilantro and cucumber combo is simple and perfectly hits the spot on your tongue that makes you grin from ear to ear.

Especially when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and summer is right around the corner.

Now I just have to figure out how to pack this juicer in my suitcase for my two week trip to Portland and Seattle next week.

Any suggestions?


Cilantro Cucumber Juice
Serves: 1
Gluten-Free and Vegan
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 2 large English cucumbers
  • 1 head organic Romaine lettuce
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 cup fresh watercress
  • 1 large bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 inch slice of fresh ginger
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds for serving


  1. In a juicer, juice all ingredients except flax seeds into a tall glass. Top with 2 Tbsp. of ground flax seeds.
  2. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Cucumber Juice
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 104mg5%
Potassium 2772mg79%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 24g100%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 55400IU1108%
Vitamin C 43.1mg52%
Calcium 394mg39%
Iron 9.5mg53%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. 5 stars
    Hi Amie! I want to start by saying that I’m truly glad that I’ve found your page! Your postings have been incredibly helpful and motivational! I’ve recently discovered that I suffer from many of the same health (such as thyroid, inflammatory, digestive, and allergy) issues that you do and your page has answered so many of the questions that I’ve been searching for answers for. This juice looks phenomenal and this might be a silly question but I do just have to ask to make sure. Is it okay for us (as those with thyroid disorders and are supposed to be on a low carb diet) to drink juices on a regular basis? I know that you state that you drink this almost every day, but I am a little worried about the carb count being on the high side. Because this is made up of healthy items, does that mean the net carb intake is much lower than what’s been labeled or because it’s a juice, therefore easier to digest, its good for you? Thank you, I know this is a long question lol.

    1. Hi Sara,
      Great to hear from you; thank you for your kind words and I’m so happy to hear you are resonating with my work. I wouldn’t do juices regularly if you have a thyroid issue. I stopped juicing years ago because of parasites on raw veggies with juicing and because of my thyroid. I would work with cooked, warm foods. I’m happy to work with you as a client if you’re interested. I do not count carbs because my philosophy is in the nutrients of the food and not in the calories and other numbers. Hope that’s helpful. Lots of love! xx

  2. My husband I started juicing about 2 months ago. Always looking for new recipes. Going to try this tomorrow. Thank!

  3. 5 stars
    It’s so beautiful! & I love your ingredients, so I’m sure to love it, but why is a specialized Juicer superior to a mixer-grinder?

  4. I love juicing! Unfortunately, I don’t have much time in the morning before work, but when I’m home it’s so yummy. Sounds like a great recipe.

    1. Thanks so much Michelle; so great to hear from you! Wish I met you at Expo East but hope to meet you soon. If you are short on time, try Barlean’s powdered greens or Amazing Grass powdered greens; they are both delish and all you have to do is add water!

  5. Oh, your green juice looks so good I had to make my own! I love juicing in the comfort of my own home, its a luxury! What kind of camera do you use to take these pictures–they are perfect!!

    1. Thanks Frank! I just got this Juice Master made by Carico and it’s awesome. Seriously so easy to clean and use. My clients are obsessed too! I worked with Alyssa- here is her email if you’d like to reach out to hear to buy one: alisaalt28@gmail.com
      Have a great night, Frank.

  6. This looks refreshing! Juicing is so appealing to me – especially as a morning pick me up. I’m so busy these days that its nice to see a wide variety of ways to get my nutrients in quickly.

    1. Awe; thank you Kati! You are so kind. Great to hear from you darling and so excited for our conference soon! Have a great day!

  7. When I make juicy drinks or smoothies, it’s so sad – I don’t have a juicer or blender, so I use my food processor… sometimes, it works, which is great. But usually, I just have to live with a sort of unprocessed drink. Which is fine, it still tastes good:D

  8. AMIE,


  9. Who would I contact for the juicer ? I’ve looked it up on the web and I cant find order information

  10. Cilantro, ginger, watercress…yum!! Alright, I may have to make an impulse purchase this afternoon. Juice Generation’s sales may drop drastically, if I make my own 😉

    1. Thanks Hanna; it’s amazing! I’ll have to make it for you when we get together in a few weeks. Have a fabulous weekend; thanks for a great walk in Central Park this week! xo

  11. I so want to run out and buy a juicer now. I’ve heard that they are amazing. Do you have one you would recommend?

    1. Yes! I LOVE my new Juice Master made by Carico! Seriously it is so painless and easy to use. I was worried it would be a headache to use and clean but it is amazing!!