We have heard many times over that juicing has many benefits, and that machine looks nice and convenient, but they are pricey, cool but pricey. So for now, while you are saving your pennies here is a tip for a really yummy vegetable juice using your blender and a strainer.
First you’ll need your blender of course, any kind is fine nothing fancy, and a wire mesh strainer. Now you can find a wire mesh strainer at pretty much anywhere from dollar stores to Walmarts, and Kmart stores maybe even your neighbor will let you borrow one. The strainer should be large enough to pour into.
If you use a small one like for coffee or tea, you will be pouring juice all day long. Make sure it is large enough to poor, but small enough to fit inside you pitcher you are pouring into.
For this particular juice we are going to use the following ingredients:
- 1- 1/2 large tomato (about a pound)
- 1 green apple med-large
- 1-2 carrots
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/2 onion
- 1/2 med bell pepper
- 1-2 stalks of celery
- 1/2 small beet (canned is good here too)
- 1/2 small potato
- 2 tsp horseradish (jar is fine)
- 1 tsp lemon, lime, (juice) or vinegar
- 1-2 tsp worcestershire sauce
Cut all veggies down to 1 inch pieces or so and toss in blender with all other ingredients, include all the juices from tomato on the cutting board. Blend everything till smooth. You may have to split these in to two different blending sessions depending on your blender. but no worries. I use a pitcher to pour my juice into, so take your strainer and hold it over the top of your pitcher, you may set it on top if it fits, however you must hold on to the strainer while pouring into it.
Slowly pour into the strainer and stay near the sink so you can empty the strainer from time to time, shaking and lightly tapping the juice into your pitcher. If you have to do this in multiple blends, then make sure you stir your finished juice before serving.
Voila, juice in a blender. You can use this technique for other or your own recipes too.