How to juice without a juicer and my favourite apple, beet, carrot and ginger juice
With this simple method, all you need is a blender, a cheap nut bag and a little bit of elbow grease to produce affordable, delicious, and nutrient-filled juices - without a juicer! Use the recipe below for one cup of juice, or scale it up to make a whole pitcher (I've used this method to process 20lb bags of carrots and beets, and it never failed. My arms just got tired.).
Author Ksenia Prints
½large carrotor one medium-sized one
1-inchor 2cm nub of ginger
a few mint leaves
blenderyou can use a cheap blender to do this; It will just take more time and a bit more water than a high-speed one, but it will still work!
nut bagI like this one from Amazon - http://www.amazon.ca/Elaina-Loves-Pure-Joy-Planet/dp/B001UEPGFY
a large pitcher or bowl
ice cube traysoptional, if making more than one glass
Wash and trim al of your vegetables well (no need to peel - that's where a lot of the nutrients are!). Cut all of your vegetables into manageable, 1-inch sized pieces. Add to blender with the juicier ones (apples) in the bottom, and start blending from low to high. Do not skip speeds, and do not jump straight ahead to the fastest! Take time (about a minute at the low speeds, probably less on the higher ones), and break any resulting air pockets with a knife as you go along (of course, stop the motor running first). Stir contents occasionally. Depending on the quality of your blender, you will add some water as you go - start with ⅛ of a cup, and add more if needed. You do not need to get this to the consistency of a perfect smoothie - just to the point that everything is blended well, the vegetables have been reduced to tiny pieces, and there is no visible separation between liquids and chunks (but don't worry if you overblend it - it's fine too).
Arrange your nut bag over your bowl or pitcher (preferably, you have chosen one that the nut bag can fit over; otherwise, you'll just have to hold it as you're pouring the liquids in). Pour your "smoothie" into the nut bag, and, twisting as you do so, try to squeeze out as much of the juice as you can into your receptacle. This will be very easy at first, but then get harder the less juice you have left in your veggies. Try to squeeze every bit out - make my grandma proud!
Drink whatever you want right then and there, when the nutrients are fresh, and if you have any extra juice leftover, pour it into ice cube trays.
You can then use the remaining pulp for compost, to thicken soups or boost up baked goods.
And voila - you can now juice without a juicer.
How to juice without a juicer and my favourite apple, beet, carrot and ginger juice https://immigrantstable.com/how-to-juice-without-a-juicer/ October 24, 2014