Basil Apple Lime Juice

I don’t know about you, but I’m still feeling really stuffed from the holidays.  Getting back into my work and exercise routine has been slow moving, to say the least.  At times it has been downright painful. Since returning home I’ve been watching my processed sugar and gluten intake to try and detox from all of the heavy food I consumed for 11 days straight.  I’ve also dusted off my juicer.  A glass of fresh juice can do wonders when I’m feeling rough around the edges.

This basil apple lime juice is very refreshing and full of health benefits.  Basil contains antioxidants, can improve digestion and aid in stress relief.  Lime juice is a great source of Vitamin C.  Apples are believed to have cancer fighting properties.   I feel almost like new after enjoying a glass!


Basil Apple Lime Juice
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 1 serving
  • 2.5 ounces fresh basil, both leaves and stems
  • ½ lime, peeled (you can leave the peel on if using organic limes)
  • 2 sweet apples such as Gala, cored
  1. Wash all of your produce.
  2. Quarter the apples so the pieces will fit through in your juicer.
  3. Wrap pieces of the basil around the fruit and juice everything into a glass.
  4. Serve immediately!


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  1. Looks so refreshing, and love the vibrant color!

  2. I’m not convinced by detox, but that sounds delicious! Maybe I’ll give it a go ;-)

    • A lot of people don’t like detoxes. I’ve never done a juice detox but I do like to cut back on things like sugar and gluten because they cause my cravings to get out of control. After a week of holiday eating my body physically craves sugar. If I go without for 3 days the cravings go away and I feel better.

  3. I Love basil, it is my fav taste.. but i will have to wait until summer then i WILL make this it sounds amazing! and i also have cut out flour and sugar for the meantime, i just feel sludgy! c

  4. Even if you are not detoxing is a great drink to add to your menu of healthy eating. I have to try it and if you don’t mind I’m going to add a twist of fresh ginger. Thank you for sharing and happy new year!

  5. YUM!

  6. I have to give this a whirl; just saying it makes it sound amazing already. I have all the makings and I think I might put it together tonight :)) Thanks for sharing and I look forward to connecting more with you:))

  7. This juice sounds delicious! I need a juicer!

  8. Three things that I love. I do not have a juicer but the combo sounds perfect for a salad.

  9. I love that photo!

  10. I’ve been thinking about picking up a juicer for this very reason!

  11. I won’t lie, the thought of juicing scares me a little. Maybe I should conquer my fear and burn off the massive amounts of cheese that have been in my recent menu, haha

  12. This recipe sounds like a happy, sunny day! A reboot in a glass, so to speak, and the flavors sound great.

  13. thekalechronicles says:

    Sounds delicious — love all of the ingredients.

  14. Kay aka Babygirl says:

    I never would have thought of Basil Apple Lime Juice.. but I absolutely love it. I definitely want to try this out soon.,. thank for posting this

  15. Tutti Dolci (@Tutti_Dolci) says:

    I love basil, this sounds like a great combo!

  16. Great timing, I just bought a Vitamix blender the other day! I’ll definitely be making this juice soon; thanks for sharing. :)

  17. I am actually salivating! What an ingenious idea this is!
    :-) Mandy

  18. Thanks for reminding me to take out my juicer ! This looks as good as I imagine it would taste. Delish ! My favourite is celery, carrot, beetroot and ginger and it comes out looking as vibrant as your juice but bright red from the beetroot.

  19. Spring in a glass! A perfect Monday morning antidote. Will have to try this. Thanks x

  20. Really like the sounds of this…but I think I’m in love with your plate!

  21. This sounds so tasty and refreshing!! Love the beautiful green color too.

  22. I started juicing again as well, and love this combination of flavors! What a great idea!

  23. Sawsan@ Chef in disguise says:

    I would have never thought of this combination but it makes perfect sense..I look forward to trying it

  24. Jen says Yum!

  25. teenylittlesuperchef says:

    What a delicious sounding juice! I must be one of the weird ones out there who actually like their drinks to be green. It makes me feel like I’m downing something earthy and awesome. I’ll definitely be giving this one a try very very soon. Do you think a Golden Delicious apple would work well with this one? I tried juicing Pink Ladies once and it didn’t turn out so hot. Apparently they lack the water content that a good juicing apple does. Who knew?

  26. This sounds delicious! I think I will try this with a shot of wheatgrass thrown in. I love juice detoxes!

  27. I love all of these flavors, so I’m pretty sure I’d love this juice! It looks gorgeous, too!

  28. That’s an interesting combination of flavors, especially the basil. I’m sure this works great during summers too, sounds like a very cooling, refreshing drink!

  29. yummm this sounds like a great combination!

  30. Totally love this photo!! This does sound refreshing and healthy – very nice!

  31. Just wanted you to know that I love your blog so much and I nominated your for the 12th annual weblog awards!

  32. Reblogged this on Ariel’s Blog.

  33. pursuitofhappieness says:

    This looks fantastic, thanks for sharing!

  34. Delicious! And your photograph seems to bring the vigor right out! Do you ever use wheatgrass in your juices? I like the idea of using basil. I have never tried this before. I must at once. Thank you. To your health!

  35. That is a very interesting flavour combination. Lemon+mint, apple+mint, lemon+apple: all tried and tested, but the basil should give it an intense flavour. I should try this! Would red apples be ok?

  36. Uff! This is made in heaven! I’m always chasing after that combination of flavors. Thanks for posting!

  37. cityhippyfarmgirl says:

    I feel new just looking at that. Anything with lime in it is a winner.

  38. It´s not basil time here right now, but when it is I´m over run with it and there´s only so much pesto a girl can make. I will have to tuck this away and wait for summer to enjoy it – can´t wait!

  39. sounds really tasty! I’ll have to try that combo sometime.

  40. That looks heavenly… So nice and refreshing – no pun intended – to have something green, healthy and yummy after the excess of the holidays…
    Also, loving the idea of mixing apples and basil – sounds like a really appealing combination

  41. I’ve never tried apple & basil but it looks lovely. The green on that blue is so bright and refreshing, you’ve really sold it to me!!

  42. This is a marvelous adult drink to partner up with Yoda Soda. I’ve linked to it from Vinny’s website :)

  43. gourmetmommy says:

    This looks so refreshing. I don’t have a juicer but am thinking of getting one to hop on the juice bandwagon. Any juicer in particular you’d recommend?

  44. That sounds like a delicious combination of flavors! Like you, I’ve felt drawn to lighter fare lately. I’m having fresh juices, smoothies, and more raw salads. It feels good!

  45. Explore. Dream. Bake. says:

    I never would have thought that basil, apple and lime would make a good drink! This seems really good!

  46. yum! this juice looks so refreshing. i love the combo of basil & lime!

  47. i love the idea of the apple + lime together!

  48. I may have to dust off my juicer and try this.

  49. okay…this reminds me of freshly squeezed sugarcane juice with a squeeze of lime/lemon…froth included!! Will definitely try this.

  50. Your pictures & presentation of a recipe are always fantastic & inspiring.

  51. Looks great…ive been juicing lots since the holidays too

  52. This looks incredibly refreshing! Makes me thirsty just looking at it !!

  53. Flip's Foodie Files says:

    I just had this with breakfast. It was SO REFRESHING!!!! Thanks for the great recipe.

  54. I’m gonna try this one and add a bit of ginger as well…what a great way to start the day!

  55. Ooooh I wish I could have this NOW :-)


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