Can You Juice Without a Juicer?

Fruits and a juicer

If you love making your own juice, there is no doubt that the thought of buying a juicer has crossed your mind. Or it could be that your best juicer stopped working and you need your juice fix ASAP. Waiting to shop for one when you really need your fix can be very upsetting. But not to worry. Why? Because it’s possible for you to juice without a juicer.

While it may seem a bit challenging when you start, especially when you are used to using a juicer, it’ll take you a few go’s before you become a pro. All you will need to make your juice will be a blender, a fine mesh strainer as well as a bowl and your juice will be safe from contamination. With these three things, you will be on your way to having your daily dose of fresh and self-made juice in your fridge without spending much.

The most critical thing to remember when juicing without a juicer is always to choose a flavor that is well balanced. This means having a good balance between sweet and savory. For instance, if you add carrots and beets, add an apple to keep it sweet, light, and refreshing. If you add some kale, you can ensure it doesn’t end up being bitter by adding pineapple.

By having a well-balanced flavor and the needed equipment to help you juice, you will be on your way to enjoying the benefits that come with juicing at home. The methods outlined below will guide you on how to make your own juice using items readily available to you.

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How to Juice Without a Juicer

If you are ready to start juicing without a juicer, the first step is to start by cleaning your organic vegetables and fruits thoroughly. You can do this by submerging your leafy greens in a bowl of water and letting the dirt and sediment sink to the bottom. Once this is done, rinse your vegetables or greens with fresh water twice before you can proceed to the next step.

For the second step, you will need to add some water to your clean blender, lemon juice (if this is part of your recipe) and then gradually add your leafy greens. For best results, consider blending the greens first. Once this is done, blend your mixture for about 30 or so seconds then add other vegetables and fruits and then blend for about one or two minutes.

Once that is done, the next step will be to strain your mixture using a fine mesh strainer, or if you need your juice to be less pulpy, then you can use a nut milk bag. You can choose to strain your mixture into a bowl first instead of glass so that it’s less messy. You can drink your juice immediately so that you can benefit from the most nutrition from your juice.

If you have a blender and are keen on making your own home-made juice, just get your fruits and vegetables and start juicing.

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