I will admit to being spurred on by reading this blog post from a lovely Ottawa-gal, who I happened to meet in Toronto last fall while attending some classes with Meghan Telpner. I've known how to juice without a juicer for a while now, but sometimes you just need a little push or a little inspiration, and that's what Alexa's post did for me.
And in I dove, and now I'm hooked. Don't be scared, minimal equipment is required:
- nut milking sac
- bowl (I use a large 4+ cup liquid measuring cup – it's just easier to pour that way!)
And very easy process (photos of step by step found here):
- Put veggies in blender
- Add 1 cup of water
- Blend, blend, blend, until everything is liquified (and then for a few more seconds)
- Pour into nut milk sac over bowl
- Milk it for all it's worth, and squeeze the juice out into the bowl (don't be scared of milking beets... your hand may be red for a bit, but it goes away quickly after a couple washes)
- Pour into a glass and drink with glass straw (it tastes better that way... for real!)
I've made three different concoctions so far, depending on what I had around. And to be honest, the first time I did it on whim, I was pretty pleased at what I did happen to have on hand. It might have helped that my delivery from Ottawa Organics came the day before. Side note: love them, check them out. I now receive the medium-sized veggie/fruit box every second week. Delivered groceries... you can't beat it!
Spinach, swiss chard, cucumber, cilantro, lemon, ginger, apple, pear:
Kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, parsley, lemon, ginger, apple, pear:
Kale, spinach, beets, celery, parsley, lemon, ginger, pear:
Yummy in my tummy! Now run off, and get juicing!