Making juice without a juicer is not impossible. Whether you are a student who can’t afford a juicer, don’t want to give up that precious counter space or are traveling and craving those greens, learning how to juice without a juicer is easier than you think. We love this solution from the Minimalist Baker…

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 my 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.

How To Juice Without A Juicer

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.how to juice without a juicer

The main thing to remember when choosing a flavor is to keep a balance of savory and sweet. Otherwise, dream away and start soaking up the benefits and savings of juicing at home without a juicer.

A few juicing tips…
+ 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.
+ You can make your juice ahead of time and store in mason jars in the fridge, but it’s always best when fresh.

No Juicer Required:
Pineapple Apple + Kale Juice with Lemon

Serves 1
Total time: 15 minutes


Fine mesh strainer
Large mixing bowl


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. Cheer!

Get more juice tips and recipes here. 

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