Ever wanted to achieve liquid green bliss, then realized you’re in a home with no juicer? Whether it’s your own apartment we’re talking about, your short stay with a friend or a long-distance family member who you’re trying to turn on to juice – learning to juice with no juicer in sight is a skill that will well serve any devoted juice-head! We love this solution from blogger Dana, aka the Minimalist Baker. Here, Dana walks us through the juicer-free journey…a process-filled journey to be sure, but totally doable!
If you’ve ever felt like a broke college student for not owning a juicer, join the club. While a juicer could be justified in our budget, I don’t want it to be. It’s yet another piece of equipment taking up space in our small kitchen and requiring loads of clean-up time. As with everything I prefer to keep things simple and affordable – the guiding theme of our blog, Minimalist Baker.
My solution? Juicing without a juicer. All you need is a blender, a bowl and a fine mesh strainer, and you’re well on your way to having fresh, custom-made juice in your fridge at a fraction of the cost.
The main thing to remember when choosing a flavor is to keep a balance of savory and sweet. So if you add kale, balance it out with pineapple to keep it from becoming too bitter. If you add beets and carrots, throw in an apple as well to keep it light, refreshing and sweet. Otherwise, dream away and start soaking up the benefits and savings of juicing at home without a juicer.
Pineapple, Apple, Kale Lemon Juice
Total time: 15 minutes
1/2 ripe pineapple, cut into chunks
1/2 green apple, seeds and stem removed
3 cups kale, stems removed
1 small cucumber, quartered
juice from half a large lemon
Place pineapple, apple, kale, cucumber, and the juice from half a lemon into a blender and blend until smooth, adding a splash of filtered water to help it along if it gets stuck.
Place a fine mesh strainer over a large mixing bowl and pour juice over. Press down with a rubber spatula to speed things along. Reserve pulp for adding back into smoothies, or even baked goods, such as muffins and cakes.
Pour juice into a serving glass and enjoy immediately, or cover and chill.
You can make your juice ahead of time and store in mason jars in the fridge, but it's always best when fresh.
For even more flavor ideas, and ideas from a few of my favorite bloggers, check out my original post.