How To Juice With A Blender: Fun And Easy
Blenders are convenient to use, especially for your liquid desserts and snacks, such as smoothies, milkshakes, and purees.
But do you know that you can also prepare healthy and fresh fruit juices with this appliance? Here, we will share how to juice with a blender—the easy way.
Are you ready? Let’s begin!
Fresh Juice, Anyone?
Fresh fruit juices are undeniably healthier than those in cans or bottles. They are great for adults and kids alike.
Buying a fresh fruit juice from a restaurant may also cost you a little more than preparing one for yourself.
If you do not have a juicer at home, there is no need to worry. Your ordinary blender can do the job. You can skip buying canned juices once you learn how to make juice with a blender.
Once you learn the basics, you can make more variants with your favorite fruits.
Steps And Tips
We have put together the steps and tips to prepare your very own fresh fruit juice.
- Choose fresh and juicy fruits. Withered fruits do not produce as much juice as fresh ones.
- Use fruits that are seasonal and are available in your area.
- Carefully wash and peel the fruits. Discard the seeds, kernels, and other components that will not go very well with your juice.
- You may also add vegetables into your fruit juice for added vitamins.
- Chop fruits in small pieces so your blender can process them well.
- Follow the advised capacity (number of cups) of your blender. Do not overwhelm your small blender with a big batch of fruits.
- Once your cut-up fruits are in the blender, press the ‘Chop’ button to process them for a minute or so. Then use the liquefy setting until your mixture is smooth.
- Add water to achieve your desired texture.
- You may also add sugar if you think your juice needs a little sweetening.
- Let the mixture sit for five to ten minutes after blending.
- Use a sieve to strain lumps and pulps.
- Serve with ice.
Now that you know how to juice with a blender, you may be very keen on consuming a glass daily. Well, drinking a glass every after a meal may not be a very good idea.
Some nutritionists and dieticians recommend drinking fresh fruit juice only once or twice a week, especially if you have gastroenteritis and other stomach problems. Fresh fruit juices can intensify symptoms of such conditions. Some fruits may also have higher acid content, so be careful about your intake.
On the other hand, some juices are good to relieve problems in bowel movement. For this, use fruits that are high in fiber, such as prunes and oranges.
Make homemade fruit juices for your family’s enjoyment. Your blender is indeed a trusty kitchen companion.