Ever wanted to make juice at home, but not sure you’re ready to invest in a juicer? No worries! This recipe is for you. All you need is a blender, a strainer, some cheesecloth and a love of fresh, nutritious juice.
If you’d like to try this with other ingredients, keep in mind that some (like aloe and strawberry, for example) thicken naturally. So go easy on these!
Remember: the longer you blend, the finer your juice. So if you’re working with greens, blend longer for smoother consistency.
Don’t be afraid to re-strain if your juice is too thick the first time.
Add a couple of ice cubes into the blender to make sure your juice stays cold.
Juice Without A Juicer
Serves 1 - 2 cups
- ½ a peeled cucumber
- ½ a cored pear
- 1 cup clean spinach
- 1 cup cleaned romaine
- ½ cup clean kale
- ¾ cup coconut water + extra in case you’d like to make your juice thinner
- 2 ice cubes
- 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice
Line a strainer with two layers of cheesecloth, leaving plenty of cloth around the edges. Place the strainer over a mixing bowl or a measuring cup.
Blend all ingredients on high for 90 seconds, adding additional coconut water (or filtered water) if the blend is not liquefying.
As soon as your slurry is the consistency of a thick tomato soup, pour into cheesecloth-lined strainer and let the liquid filter though.
When the juice slows to a trickle, gather the edges of the cheesecloth and squeeze so the remaining juice is pushed through the cheesecloth. Repeat if necessary.
Drink and enjoy!