Fresh, homemade juice is a great way to consume more fruits and veggies which we all could eat more of! However, what if you don’t have a juicer or you’re not ready to invest in a juicer quite yet? No problem!
Today I’m sharing how you can make juice at home with a blender. All you need is produce, a high-speed blender, a nut milk bag and some patience! You’ll also want to wash your hands before and after because it gets a little messy – but the sweet, nourishing taste of a glass of fresh juice is worth it! Note: If you are ready to purchase a juicer, it does streamline the process quite a bit.
This low sugar, veggie based green juice is from my book The 5 Day Juicing Diet! Here is an excerpt from the book about this juice:
Sip your way to a myriad of health benefits with this simple, nourishing green juice. Spinach contains flavonoids that act as antioxidants, which can help fight free radicals. Left unchecked, free radicals harm the body’s health cells and accelerate the aging process. Spinach is also rich in folate, an important nutrient that may support healthy heart function, and magnesium, an essential mineral that can help lower pressure levels and reduce symptoms of anxiety. Ginger supports circulation and digestion and turmeric contains a compound known as curcumin, which delivers anti-inflammatory benefits.
- 5 cups spinach
- 2 cucumbers
- 1 pear, cored
- 1 lemon
- 1 (½ inch) piece of fresh ginger
- 1 (½ inch) piece of fresh turmeric
- Direction To Make Juice With A Juicer: Prepare all the ingredients by rinsing, scrubbing, or peeling as necessary.
- Cut the ingredients to a size appropriate for your juicer.
- Process all the ingredients in the juicer, and enjoy within 1 hour.
- Directions To Make Juice Without A Juicer: Prepare all the ingredients by rinsing, scrubbing, or peeling as necessary.
- Peel the lemon and core the pear. Add ingredients into a high-speed blender such as a Blendtec and blend until creamy. Add a few tablespoons of water if necessary to help the ingredients blend together.
- Take your nut milk bag and place over a bowl. Pour juice into the bag and then with you hands gather the sides of the bag up so that no juice spills out. Gently squeeze the bag so that juice collects into the bowl and the pulp remains in the bag. Continue this method until all of the juice has been squeezed out from the bag.
- You can save the pulp for making recipes such as veggie tater tots, veggie burger or pulp cracker. I share recipe ideas with pulp in The 5 Day Juicing Diet. You can also compost the pulp. Pour juice into glasses and add ice. Chill tastes best when it’s chilled. Enjoy within one hour!