DIY Nettle & Cleaver Spring Juice

DIY Nettle & Cleaver Spring Juice

Wow, now this really is a knock out spring cleanser! It’s a super easy recipe and you’ll need to make it within the next month before the nettle stalks become too fibrous to be processed in your juicer / blender.

You’ll never have concocted a more velvety green juice than this, it’s the most alive drink we’ve ever tasted at Babes and it spills over with goodness, not to mention flavour…

Cleaver, otherwise known as ‘goosegrass’ or ‘sticky willy’ is both a tonic & lymphatic cleanser and the nettles are packed with vitamin C and iron, so without further ado, this is how you make it…


Serves a small dinner party with an aperitif

  • 1 carrier bag full of nettles
  • 1 carrier bag full of cleavers
  • A bunch of apples
  • An inch of fresh ginger

Suggested Instructions

Simply put everything into the juicer and blend! Ensure that you only pick the fresh young heads of the nettles and when you gather the cleavers that you don’t accidentally de-root them.

If you don’t have a blender, simply put cleavers into water overnight and shake the mixture. In the morning you’ll have a slightly sweet and cleansing water to drink that is surprisingly delicious… even kids have been known to like it!

Serving Ideas

Serve as a pure juice or add a shot of vodka for the cocktail lovers amongst you – it’s a deadly drink and awaits a knock-out name!


There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Sheila Evans at 7:41 pm

    Easy recipe, must try this. I am looking to make herb tincture, medicine etc for cysts on liver, crowns disease, persistent coughing and oesteoarthritis.
    I would prefer to make one medicine to tackle one or two of my illnesses and see how it goes.

    • Sophia at 4:09 pm

      Hi Shelia. Thanks for your comment. Yes it is a super easy recipe. A book that we refer to a lot at Babes in the Woods for tincture making and herbal remedies is: Hedgerow Medicine by Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal. Here’s a link to their website: Best Wishes Hetti & the Babes in the Woods team

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