Juicing Preparation: Can I Juice Without a Juicer?

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Electric blenderYou may have just decided to try juicing as part of your fitness regimen. However, you don’t want to get a juicer too soon. Well, that shouldn’t be a problem for the meantime because you can still juice by just using your blender. First off, you have to choose a fruit to juice. Although you may be able to juice everything in a blender, it’s just that the result may not be as perfect as when using a juicer, as far as the kind of fruit you chose to juice is concerned. Remember, you are using a blender, not a juicer. So it would be best if you choose juicy fruits such as citrus, watermelon, or pineapple.

Say for instance you decided to juice a watermelon. Watermelon is a very nutritious fruit. What’s more? It’s very juicy and easy to blend. If you have a whole watermelon, wash it properly then slice it in smaller pieces. Then you have to remove it from the peel and cut it into chunks. You don’t have to worry about removing the seeds since it would be broken down (and the seeds are nutritive too!). But if you don’t want the seeds, patiently remove them before cutting the fruit into chunks. Then, blend! You’ll know when it’s done by just looking at it. Pour the blend in a glass through a fine mesh strainer. Use a spatula to press the pulp against the strainer to extract any remaining juice. Squeeze in some citrus if you want, add some ice and poof! There’s your watermelon juice.

If you want to juice a hard fruit like an apple, wash the fruit thoroughly (no need to peel). Cut the apples into chunks and place them in your blender. Now if you want to experiment and would like to mix in another fruit like an orange, just peel it off and drop it in the blender with your apple. Just remember one rule of blending: Always put the harder ones first before the softer or lighter ones (like vegetable leaves) since the former needed more blending than the latter. Strain the pulp using a clean cloth or fine mesh strainer. You can refrigerate the mixture, or you can just add some ice cubes and sugar it to taste.

For less juicy fruits, you can add a little water to it when blending.

So can you juice without a juicer? Absolutely yes! It just needs a little innovation and resourcefulness to prepare a refreshingly healthy juice drink.