How to juice when you don’t have a juicer and you’re short on time!
Juicing can really be a life-changing habit with endless health benefits. If you haven’t already read my post onJuicing Made Easy and 12 Tips to Juicing Success be sure to check those out first to help you get started on your juicing journey.
Ok so you have started your juicing journey and now you are feeling overwhelmed! Maybe it’s the amount of time it seems to be taking you to prepare or make the juice? Maybe you just don’t like having to clean the juicer? We all have different schedules and structure our lives differently so I totally understand that what works for me may not work for you, and that is OK!
I make a large volume of juice each time I make it (usually between 75-90 ounces) because I make enough juice for both me and my husband to last for 2 days. I find that the 30 minutes it usually takes me to do this from start to finish is not that cumbersome. However, if you are someone like my little sister who is only creating a single serving of juice for herself every morning, it can seem a little overwhelming to clean your fruit and vegetables, cut them up, feed them through the juicer and then clean your juicer.
Don’t give up on juicing just yet my friend! I really do want you to be able to reap the amazing benefitsjuicing can provide to you! I have a solution that works when you have a similar setup like my sister and you are only creating a single serving each day. All you need is your blender and a fine mesh strainer (cheesecloth or a nut milk bag will also work well). This is not to be confused with a smoothie because you are only adding whole fruits and vegetables and will be straining out the pulp by hand.
How do I make my juice in the blender…
It is really pretty simple, you will clean and chop up your fruits and vegetables like you would to prepare them for your juicer. You will want to remove the non-edible parts of the fruits and vegetables for this method (i.e. peels of citrus fruit, seeds, and stem of apples and pears, etc.…). Grab your blender and place all your fruit and vegetables in with a cup of water (you may need to add more based on the power of your blender and the type of fruit and vegetables you are juicing). Blend until everything is well combined and blended. Then use your strainer to remove the pulp and viola you have juice. Lastly, you will only need to clean your strainer and blender.
This method is particularly helpful when you are just juicing one fruit or vegetable, like celery for example (which is amazing if you suffer from digestive problems). You will likely find it easier to clean and chop up some celery, toss it in a blender with some water, strain it and be done!
If you are feeling overwhelmed by juicing give this method a try and let me know how you like it!