Juicing without a Juicer
Don’t have a juicer but want to juice?
Juicing without a juicer doesn’t have to be hard. In reality, it’s really easy.
Like with most things, there are a few different methods and some of them are more effective than others.
Obviously, if you want to juice properly, the best thing you can do is to get yourself a juicer. There are juicers to suit almost any budget and they are honestly the most effective means to juice.
You’ve obviously heard about the great benefits of juicing and want to start which is great.
Get ready to feel amazing.
But if you don’t have a juicer and can’t get one, don’t worry – I’m about to explain exactly how you can start juicing without a juicer.
What You’ll Need
- A blender or food processor. Anything that’s powerful enough to pulverize whatever you intend to juice will be fine.
- Cheesecloth. It’s a light mesh gauze made of cotton, and is usually used to wrap cheese (they call me captain obvious).
- A bowl to hold the juice in.
- Apples, carrots and other fruits and vegetables for juicing.
5 Easy Steps to Get Your Juice
- Clean, slice and chop all fruits and vegetables into a size that will fit into the blender.
- Make sure the lid is on properly, then hit the “power” switch. Blend until it turns into a puree, and always follow the manufacturer’s directions for operating.
- Put the cheesecloth into the bowl, then pour all the puree on top.
- Grab the cheesecloth and squeeze it tight. You should notice the juice draining out into the bowl.
- Mix well, pour into your favorite glass and enjoy.
Other Ways for Juicing without a Juicer
I found the method above to be the most effective way for juicing without a juicer. You might have more success with other methods, so I’ve included them here:
- Traditional elbow grease. Remember the juicers where you put half a lemon in and turn? It only really works with citrus fruits like lemon and grapefruit, but it’s a fairly easy way to get some good juice. Try making some homemade lemonade this way.
- 2L coke bottle. Grab the bottle and cut the top off about an inch below the cap. Mark and cut 6 vertical lines equally apart around the bottle, and cut roughly 2 inches down. Grab a lemon or orange and juice like the traditional juicer. I haven’t tried this method myself, but apparently the juice ends up in the bottle. I wouldn’t bet on it, so make sure you use a bowl just in case.
- Minced apples. Try passing apples through a mincer. At the very least, you’ll get a little bit of juice and you also end up with apple mince to use in cooking!
Now you know about this, you’ve got no excuses for not being healthy!
Like I said earlier, it’s obviously better if you can get a proper juicer. So work out a plan of some sort and make your kitchen a healthier place with a good juicer.
And if anyone has any experience with the 2L coke bottle method, let me know – I’m really interested to find out how it went.