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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  • Mama’s Gotta Bake

    Looks so refreshing, and love the vibrant color!

  • Mad Dog

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

    • Savory Simple

      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.

  • ceciliag

    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

  • NutriSpire

    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!

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  • wartica

    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:))

  • Run Eat Play

    This juice sounds delicious! I need a juicer!

  • catbird365

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

  • Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide

    I love that photo!

  • Michelle

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

  • ringfingertanline

    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

    • Savory Simple

      Don’t be scared! They’re so easy and yummy.

  • bitsandbreadcrumbs

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

  • thekalechronicles

    Sounds delicious — love all of the ingredients.

  • Kay aka Babygirl

    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

  • Tutti Dolci (@Tutti_Dolci)

    I love basil, this sounds like a great combo!

  • Cathy @ Savory Notes

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

  • thecompletecookbook

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

  • Carolyn Chan

    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.

  • An Irish Village Pantry

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

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  • spree

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

  • Beth Michelle

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

  • Karista

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

  • Sawsan@ Chef in disguise

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

  • rumpydog

    Jen says Yum!

  • teenylittlesuperchef

    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?

    • Savory Simple

      I think Golden Delicious apples will work well. As long as you’re using a sweet apple not not a tart one, it will be good.

  • thecook

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

  • Tracy

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

  • Amrita

    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!

  • blissedmicha

    yummm this sounds like a great combination!

  • The Orange Bee

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

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  • inanna137

    Reblogged this on Ariel’s Blog.

  • pursuitofhappieness

    This looks fantastic, thanks for sharing!

  • Granny

    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!

  • Cinnamin

    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?

    • Savory Simple

      I don’t see why not. Just pick sweet apples over tart ones.

  • Moni

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

  • cityhippyfarmgirl

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

  • Chica Andaluza

    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!

  • puresweet

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

  • Skye

    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

  • foodblogandthedog

    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!!

  • Vinny Grette

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

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  • gourmetmommy

    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?

    • Savory Simple

      I have a really old juicer that isn’t made anymore. I’ve heard good things about the Breville juicers.

  • cadryskitchen

    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!

  • Explore. Dream. Bake.

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

  • sallysbakingaddiction

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

  • brandi

    i love the idea of the apple + lime together!

  • kathyag

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

  • Can’t live without….

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

  • Chilli Ninja

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

  • Lisa @ Life In Green

    Looks great…ive been juicing lots since the holidays too

  • meversusmartha

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

  • Flip’s Foodie Files

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

  • hippydude

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

  • nadisunshine

    Ooooh I wish I could have this NOW :-)

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