I love to start my day with a glass of juice. It gives me a burst of instant energy, and it is what my body needs to function at it’s best! Unlike coffee or tea, juice does not give you the crash or the jittering.
A few months ago, I ended my juicing using a juicer because I broke my first juicer. And a juicer is so expensive that I never got the chance to replace it. Thus ever since, I have been making smoothies instead. Now, do not get me wrong; I love smoothies. But sometimes I just want something light that quenches my thirst.
Like you, I started looking into how I can juice without a juicer, and I came across the idea of filtering smoothie to make juice with either cheesecloth or strainer. So I decided to give it a try instead of spending a few hundred dollars on another juicer. This method is straightforward, and it is not as time-consuming at all ( way less time than what you will spend on cleaning a juicer) while saving you a few hundred dollars on buying a juicer or wasting money on juices. This method works great for times when you don’t have access to a juicer, don’t want to spend your money at the juice bar, or while traveling.
So, back to juicing. To get around the whole “how to juice without a juicer,” you only need to take one extra step by straining smoothie either through a strainer or cheesecloth to remove the fiber. I use a strainer as the filter, and it is super easy, and no mess!
I am not saying you shouldn’t buy a juicer, but if you don’t have a budget for it, you could make juice just using a blender. To me, juicing with a blender is like having a three in one: blender, juicer, and a shaker.
Top Reasons Why I juice:
I am terrible at eating my greens and culturally ( I am Chinese), we don’t eat salad. All the vegetables we eat are either steamed, stir-fried, or boiled.
When it comes to juicing, I love exploring a variety of fruits and vegetables because they taste slightly different from when you eat them. For example, I would never buy chard because I wouldn’t say I like the taste of it and I don’t know what to do with it, but I will juice it. I will only buy it for juicing purposes, and you don’t taste the chard when you juice it with other potent ingredients like lemon or ginger.
When the juice is separate from the fiber of fruits and vegetables, it is easier for your body to absorb all the nutrients so it will you an instant boost of energy.
When it comes to a blender, these are my top choice!
If you know someone who hasn’t tried juicing but owns a blender – please share this post with them! It could be a life changing!