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How to Make Juice in Blendtec Blender
Written by Chef Austin | August 2, 2017
Once you've tasted fresh juice, you'll never want to go back to the processed store-bought stuff. The flavors of freshly blended juice are much more bright and tangy, and if you blend juice yourself, you can experiment with different flavor combinations. Blendtec blenders have a Whole Juice feature, which preserves fruit pulp (loaded with fiber!) to give you all of the nutritional benefits of the fruits and vegetables you blend. Not a fan of pulp? You can strain the whole juice through a nut milk bag or fine mesh strainer to remove the pulp.
Plan on drinking your fresh juice right away; we recommend within 24 hours. Why? Freshly made juice isn't processed or loaded with preservatives, so it has a shorter shelf life than the stuff in the carton.
Chef Austin's Whole Juice Tips:
- Remove any large pits from fruits like peaches and mangos
- Core apples to remove seeds, which can be harmful if ingested (citrus seeds blend easily; no need to remove them)
- Cut larger fruits and vegetables into small chunks to make them easier to blend
- Combine fruits and vegetables for your own custom, one-of-a-kind juice cocktail. Serving a picky eater? Fruit juice covers vegetables' flavor without losing any of the veggies' nutrition
- Or, add vegetables that lean to sweet or neutral flavors, like carrots, cucumbers, beets, spinach & kale. These veggies are like vanilla ice cream - they enhance flavor (and nutrition) without overwhelming the primary fruit flavor you want
- Frozen fruits work for whole juice, too. Frozen strawberries and grapes are as sweet as fresh, & frozen fruit cools down your smoothie
- Adding water to fruit smoothes the blending process. Sometimes low-moisture foods, like apples and carrots, need extra help from water to get blending. Plus, adding water stretches the juice
- Don't like pulp? Pick up a nut-milk bag or fine-mesh strainer to strain it out