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How to Make Juice in Blendtec Blender
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
About the Author:
Chef Austin Merath is Everything Kitchen's Culinary Wizard, Kitchen-Gadget Reviewer, and New-Product Tester. He studied under chefs in College of the Ozarks' Culinary Program. It's his job to make sure you choose the kitchen tools that are right for you by testing the best we have to offer. When not cooking, Austin is tinkering with computers or exploring the Ozarks with his wife Amy. Click here for his full bio.