How to Make Juice Without a Juicer

Can you believe it? All this time you could have been making fresh-squeezed vegetable juice from home without owning an expensive juicer! And, it’s easy… it just takes a blender, a nut milk bag, and a little manpower. Oh, and fruits and vegetables, too!

Here’s how to make juice without a juicer.

How to Make Juice Without a Juicer

The Veggies and Fruits
Choose juicy fruits and vegetables such as celery, cucumber, carrot, tomatoes, lemons, oranges, apples, and beets. Avoid harder-to-juice veggies like spinach or kale. Mix and match to your liking. For newcomers or those who are dubious about trying fresh juice, it’s always a safe bet to mix in some carrot or apple for additional sweetness and palatability.

The Blender
Cut your vegetables (and/or fruit) into chunks. Make sure no skins or seeds make it into your pitcher. Blend it up! Tip: Don’t let the blender run long enough to heat your mixture because it can kill off some of the vital enzymes.

The Nut Milk Bag
Place a nut milk bag in a large bowl and pour your blended mixture in. Tighten the top of the bag and squeeze. Your juice will begin flowing into the bowl. The bag’s fine material strains the pulp, keeping it inside. If you find the squeezing to be too strenuous, you can remove some of the pulp. This will give you a smaller amount to manhandle.

The Leftover Pulp
You can save the pulp by freezing it into small portions in an ice cube tray. Use the cubes later on in smoothies or veggie patty recipes for an extra punch of fiber.

The Pleaser Recipe
I’ve shared this crazy-simple juice recipe with numerous doubters over the years and it’s usually a winner. Makes 1 serving. It’s sweet, flavorful, and full of antioxidants.

  • 1 large carrot
  • ½ an apple with core and seeds removed

The Enjoyment!
Juicing is a fabulous way to get a concentrated amount of essential nutrients, including live enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. It can also contribute to a healthy microbiome (1) because the fiber, polyphenols, and oligosaccharides help foster healthy gut balance. And, with the right combinations, fresh juice tastes pretty amazing, too. So blend ’n’ juice away!

 

What are your favorite fresh juice combos? Let us know in the comments section below!

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