Juicing substitutions list (good for smoothies, too)

juicing subsitutions

If you're wondering what can you can substitute beets for in your recipes or celery and cucumber, this is the place to look for juicing substitutions.  Take a look at this chart for your options.  

Remember that just because you replace with one of these options it doesn't mean it will taste good.  You'll have to use good judgement and in some cases, move on to another recipe that you have the all ingredients for.  


apple Pear, grapes, cherries, blackberries, blueberries

arugula Spinach, kale, watercress

basil Parsley, cilantro, mint

beets Golden beets, red cabbage, tomato, radish

blueberries Blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries

bok choy Kale, beet greens, dandelion greens

broccoli stalk Celery, cucumber, cauliflower

broccoli Cauliflower, green cabbage

butternut squash Pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato, acorn squash, spaghetti squash

cantaloupe Mango, papaya, peach

carrots Sweet potato/yam, winter squash, pumpkin, parsnip

celery Cucumber, zucchini, jicama

cherries Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries

cilantro Basil, parsley

coconut water Water, diluted fresh juice, sometimes apple juice

collard greens Mustard greens, kale, beet greens, dandelion greens

cranberries Cherries, raspberries

cucumber Celery, zucchini, jicama

dandelion greens Kale, mustard or collard greens, beet greens

fennel Celeriac root, kohlrabi, jicama, daikon, endive

grapefruit Another variety of grapefruit, clementine, orange, tangerine, lemon

green beans Asparagus, long bean, french bean

green cabbage Red/purple cabbage, kale, arugula, watercress, endive

green peppers Red or yellow peppers

honeydew melon Green grapes, cantaloupe, watermelon

jalapeno Serrano pepper, yellow wax pepper, chili pepper

kale Arugula, watercress, spinach, swiss chard, green cabbage, mustard greens,

collard greens, beet greens, turnip greens

kiwifruit Mango, orange, tangerine, lime 

lemon Ginger, lime

lime Lemon, orange, clementine, tangerine

mango Papaya, kiwifruit

mint Ginger, sweet basil

onion Garlic, leeks, shallot

orange Grapefruit, clementine, tangerine, kiwifruit, mango, papaya

oregano Sage

parsley Cilantro, kale, arugula

parsnips Turnip, parsley root, celeriac root, carrots

peaches Nectarines, plums

pear Apple, celery, peach, plum

pineapple Orange, grapefruit, mango

pomegranate Pineapple, strawberries

radish Red cabbage, tomato 

red/purple cabbage Green cabbage, radish, cauliflower, broccoli, radicchio

romaine Bib lettuce, radicchio, endive, boston lettuce, green or red leaf lettuce

spinach Kale, swiss chard, romaine lettuce

strawberries Raspberries, blackberries, cherries

summer squash Zucchini, cucumber

swiss chard Kale, spinach, romaine, mustard greens, collard greens, beet greens, turnip greens, green cabbage, arugula, watercress

tangerines Orange, grapefruit

thyme Rosemary

tomato Radish, red pepper, watermelon

watermelon Red grapefruit, cantaloupe, honeydew, tomato, radish


These juicing substitutions will most likely be great options for your smoothies, or even in your cooking recipes.  Happy juicing!

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