HOW TO MAKE GREEN JUICE IN A BLENDER: AN EASY RECIPE
Green juice is nutrient-dense, simple to make and delicious, and the best part is you don’t need a juicer to try it. You can make a simple green juice recipe in your blender and even elevate the classic flavors by experimenting with your favorite flavors. Get tips on how to make green juice in your blender below.
CAN YOU USE A BLENDER FOR GREEN JUICE?
Rather than visiting the juice bar or purchasing a juicer, you can have homemade green juice made to your liking using a blender. Although blenders and juicers are different, you can achieve similar results when making healthy juice at home. With a KitchenAid® blender, you can blend even the toughest ingredients for a customized taste and texture.
From classic Fresh Green Juice flavors to Spinach Pineapple Juice and beyond, your blender is a great tool for creating antioxidant-rich, energy-boosting green juices in your own kitchen.
GREEN JUICE BLENDER RECIPE
Use the recipe below to get started juicing in a blender. Once you have tried this basic recipe, you can experiment with different fruit and vegetable combinations or add flavors like fresh mint or ginger.
Fresh lemon juice
Honey, agave or another sweetener
Fine mesh sieve
STEP 1: WASH AND PREP VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
Begin by washing and prepping your fruits and vegetables. Core the apples, cut the ends off the cucumber and remove the peels, if you desire. Cut fruits and vegetables into large chunks that are similar in size.
STEP 2: COMBINE INGREDIENTS IN BLENDER JAR
Combine your ingredients in the blender jar, adding the water and ice last.
STEP 3: BLEND
Secure the lid on your blender jar. Select the juicing option, if your blender has one. Otherwise, turn the dial to speed 1 or low, gradually increasing the speed to high. Blend for about 1 to 2 minutes or until the juice appears smooth.
STEP 4: POUR JUICE THROUGH FINE MESH SIEVE
Your juice will be a bit thicker since you are technically blending all parts of the ingredients, rather than extracting juice. To achieve the thinner juice consistency, you can blend in a bit more water and then line a fine mesh sieve with a double layer of cheesecloth. Pour the juice through the lined sieve into a container, pressing the solids with a rubber spatula to extract all of the juice.
STEP 5: SERVE AND ENJOY
Once you’ve created your juice and it’s the consistency and flavor you want, it’s ready to serve. Pour your juice in a glass over ice and store any extra in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
SHOP KITCHENAID® BLENDERS FOR MAKING GREEN JUICE
With variable speeds and capacities, a KitchenAid® blender is a great option for making your own green juice at home. The stainless steel blades will blend even tough ingredients to help you customize your own green juice blends.
WHAT ARE THE BEST VEGETABLES TO USE FOR GREEN JUICE?
The best vegetables to juice include cucumbers, leafy greens such as kale, spinach and romaine, carrots, beets, broccoli and celery. These vegetables are not only healthy, they also make for delicious juices when combined with fruits and other ingredients. A powerful blender works great for juicing vegetables that are more dense, such as kale.
CAN YOU ADD FRUIT TO GREEN JUICE RECIPES?
You can add fruit to your green juice recipes to reap the health benefits of the fruit, as well as add sweetness and flavor. Adding sweet fruits such as apples, melon or oranges can provide a concentrated punch of sweetness while still primarily using healthy greens. You can also add a squeeze of lemon or lime for a bright flavor boost without adding too much sugar.
For instance, this Spinach Pineapple Juice combines the health benefits of spinach with the sweet flavor of pineapples. This Tropical Carrot Juice includes pineapple, cantaloupe and carrots for a fresh and flavorful juice you can make easily in your KitchenAid® blender.
CAN YOU MAKE GREEN JUICE THE NIGHT BEFORE?
You may want to make your green juice the night before if you are meal prepping for the day. Although green juice is best when enjoyed immediately, it can be stored for 24-48 hours in an airtight container and enjoyed later. Sometimes the juice will separate a bit, so be sure to stir before you drink it.
CAN YOU FREEZE GREEN JUICE?
You can freeze green juice to drink later if you know that you will not be able to finish it within 48 hours. Be sure to freeze it in an airtight container. Liquids will expand when frozen, so make sure to leave a little extra room in the container. When you are ready to enjoy the green juice, allow it to thaw in the refrigerator and then drink it immediately.
EXPLORE KITCHENAID® BLENDERS
Ignite your imagination with the KitchenAid brand line of blenders. From soups and nut butters to smoothies and sauces, your inspiration will come alive with the turn of a dial. The KitchenAid® K400 blender offers the power to give you smoother results on tough ingredients vs. a leading competitor1 Or take on even more with the Pro Line® Series blender that offers the strength of a 3.5 Peak HP Motor2 and unique asymmetric stainless steel blade that cuts at four distinct angles, even your toughest ingredients won't stand a chance. Available with a variety of speeds and in different capacities, a KitchenAid® blender is the next countertop appliance you need in your repertoire.
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