How to Juice without a Juicer

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The health benefits of juicing fresh fruits and vegetables has long been touted by various experts, but for those of us that are frugal minded or have limited storage space, keeping a juicer on hand to make various delicious juicing recipes for weight loss, detoxing or higher energy isn’t always possible. Did you know, you don’t “Need” a juicer to take advantage of the benefits of juicing? Read On . . .

Juicing is a fantastic way to increase your nutritional intake in a short period of time, providing your body with a great dose of healthy vitamins and minerals, helping to boost your immune system, among other things.

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All you need to make tasty fresh juice is a basic kitchen blender and some cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer. Wash your fruits and/or veggies well before proceeding.

Cut them into smaller chunks and place them in the blender. Pulse the blender for about a minute or until the the ingredients are finely chopped and the juice has been extracted.

Strain it thoroughly into a glass using a fine mesh strainer or several layers of cheesecloth. One of our favorites is Apple Carrot Ginger Beet Juice, another is orange carrot!

Apple Carrot Ginger Beet:
You’ll Need:
1 beet, washed thoroughly, peeled & cut into chunks
1 apple, washed, peeled & cut into quarters
3 whole carrots, washed & peeled
1/2 inch piece of peeled fresh ginger
apple juice (unfiltered)

Combine the first 4 ingredients in the blender adding only a splash of apple juice. Pulse, blending until smooth. Strain over a bowl with a fine mesh strainer or with cheesecloth. Allow it to rest 5-10 minutes to let the juices naturally drain.

The pulp can be used in other recipes, as a thickener for soups/stews, in “Hidden veggie” recipes as an added nutrition boost.

Drink Immediately.

Carrot Orange Juice– loaded with vitamin C and Beta Carotene
1 medium yellow tomato, washed & quartered
1 medium orange, peeled & quartered
1 medium apple, washed & quartered
4 large carrots, peeled & cut into chunks

Combine all the ingredients in the blender: Pulse, blending until smooth. Strain over a bowl with a fine mesh strainer or with cheesecloth. Allow it to rest 5-10 minutes to let the juices naturally drain. Drink Immediately.

Blueberry Cabbage Juice– this powerful antioxidant drink is loaded with anthocyanins which give you a fantastic Memory boost and is great to alleviate brain fog Moments
1/4 medium red cabbage, sliced
1 large cucumber, washed, peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 large apple, washed, cored & quartered

Combine all the ingredients in the blender: Pulse, blending until smooth. Strain over a bowl with a fine mesh strainer or with cheesecloth. Allow it to rest 5-10 minutes to let the juices naturally drain. Drink Immediately.

Juicing Pulp – What to do with it?

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Waste not, want not! Don’t toss out the leftover pulp when you juice, it can be used in a multitude of ways, here are a few of our favorites:

Vegetable Pulp Uses

  • Vegetable Pulp can be mixed into Homemade Mac & Cheese
  • Added to Soups and Stews for thickening and additional flavor
  • Mix 1/3 cup pulp with 4 oz of cream cheese for a fantastic spread for crackers, to fill celery or as a sandwich spread
  • Add Carrot Pulp to Quick Breads
  • Make Homemade Veggie Broth by simmering the pulp with seasonings
  • Add it to your pets food/chicken feed (with the exception of ONIONS!)
  • Make Homemade Vegetarian Burgers
  • Compost It
  • Make Vegetarian Meatballs or mix it with ground meat for healthier meatballs

    Fruit Pulp Uses:

  • Fruit Pulp can be added to fruit salad
  • Fruit Pulp can be mixed with a dollop of honey and fresh yogurt
  • Puree it super fine and make fruit leathers
  • Use the various fruit pulps in homemade Skin Masks, soaps, beauty treatments
  • Compost It
  • Add 1/2 cup of pulp to pancake or waffle batter for an added boost of flavor

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    10 Comments

    1. soaking fruits in a sink full of warm water with 1 cup of white vinegar added will remove everything that was on the skin! Leaves a really nasty blackish water in the sink but the fruit comes out sparkling!
      Question tho: straining the mixture, would a coffee filter work here? I don’t keep cheese cloth in my truck.

      I do have a small personal-sized blender that would be ideal for this application.:thankyou:

    2. wow, this is great. i have been thinking about juicing for better health but a juicing matching is so expensive. i’m trying this method.

      that way if it’s not for me i haven’t invested money on a machine i don’t use. thanks so much.

    3. delighted to find this article. my daughter got me interested in juicing but i didn’t want to buy a new appliance. i have cheesecloth and i have a strainer.

      thanks also for the ideas for using the pulp!

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