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 jitter.
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!
Juicing vs Blending
Why Do I Like Juicing With a Blender?
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.
- Much easier to clean and cheaper than a juicer.
- Spend way less on produce than juicing from a juicer because there is only so much you can fit in a blender.
- You can blend nuts, superfoods, and supplement with your juice.
- Consistency is like juice but with more content, because some micro pulp will still get filter through (depends on the filtration you use).
- You may get more fiber than juicing from a juicer (depends on the filter you use).
- Travel-friendly. This method works great for times when you don’t have access to a juicer or while traveling.
Top Reasons Why I Juices:
Intake more greens!
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.
Intake variety of fruits and vegetables
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.
Juice gives you an instant boost of energy
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.
What Will You Need To Make Juice From A Blender?
- A blender. I use Nutribullet, and it is excellent for one or two people.
- A strainer or cheesecloth. I use a strainer because it is easy and no mess.
- A Mason Jar/ cup.
- A spoon.
When it comes to a blender, these are my top choice!
- Great for one or two people.
- Travel size friendly, which means you can take on a business trip or vacation with you!
- BPA free.
- Nutrient extractor. This means it breaks down the cell walls of fibrous plant foods, releasing important vitamins and minerals contained within. At the same time, they reduce beneficial fiber, pulp, seeds, and skins into a smooth-as-silk texture, delivering food to your body in an easily digestible, easily absorbable form
- Includes 1-year warranty.
How To Juice Without A Juicer:
Watch to see how you can make juice using a blender:
What to do with the pulp?
- Add the pulp to your smoothie for extra fiber.
- Add the pulp to your soup or broth.
- Add spice to your fruit pulp and make it into tea.
- Add your veggie pulp into your meals like lasagna, chili, or pasta.
- Add eggs to your pulp and make quiche.
- Make into veggie burger or fritters.
- Make sweets with it. Like muffins, cake or bread.
- Compose it!
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