How to make green juice in your blender

Don’t have a juicer? No problem! You can have green juice in minutes with this step-by-step tutorial on how to make a simple green juice in your blender.

It’s been 10 days since I’ve posted anything new around here so I am SO thrilled to be back with an epic post for all of you.

My trip to Costa Rica was fabulous and I’ll be recapping everything tomorrow once I’ve mustered the courage to look at the pictures and not want to teleport myself back there. Orange juice recipe in mixer It was truly one of the most spectacular places on earth.

We were totally spoiled by having a private chef cook all of our meals for us and while I love me some rice and beans, my body was dying for some veggie goodness by the end of the trip.

This always happens to me, I go a bit overboard with the treats and decadent eats and find myself needing an IV drip packed-full of vegetable juice. Orange carrot ginger juice recipe And by IV drip I mean I stop by Fresh Restaurant for one of their amazing green juices.

But juices get seriously expensive, FAST and it also isn’t in my budget to buy myself a juicer. Orange juice cleanse recipe So each time I feel a cold coming on or am needing a detox, I go through the same internal battle of whether or not I should sacrifice my wallet to the juice gods.

Let’s change subjects for a second here (I swear I’m getting to the point!). Orange ginger juice recipe A few weeks ago, Blendtec offered to send me a Designer 725 Blender with Wildside+ Jar, so I did a little research on the blender and then patiently awaited its arrival.

What excited me most was that the Blendtec has a “juice” option so you can actually make juice in your blender! Now here’s the catch, what actually separates juice from a smoothie is that the fiber (or “pulp”) from the vegetables and fruit has been removed so what you’re getting is the vitamin and mineral packed juice.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with fruit and vegetable pulp. Margarita recipe with orange juice Fiber is great for the body and we all need it in our diet, but sometimes it can get in the way of our body absorbing all of those vitamins and minerals. Orange juice chicken recipe When you drink juice (versus a smoothie), your body can absorb 100% of the good stuff, without the insoluble fiber getting in the way.

So I set out to recreate my favourite simple green juice using my blender instead of a juicer. Orange wine recipe from juice The Blendtec made it super easy because the “juice” option knows exactly how long to blend the fruits and veggies for (somewhere around 1 minute). Orange carrot juice recipe It also has a self clean option which makes cleaning the blender completely hassle-free. Orange pineapple juice recipe Considering the horror stories I’ve heard about trying to clean juicers, this is a godsend!

For the record, it has several other pre-programmed cycles including smoothies, soups, salsa and ice cream! I’ve made smoothies and soups using it and it has been fabulous. Jamba juice orange dream machine recipe I’m looking forward to trying it out on nut butter.

Back to juicing…To get around the whole “juicing without a juicer” deal, you have to take one extra step by straining the juice through some cheesecloth to remove the fiber. Orange and carrot juice recipe If you want to drink this with the pulp, go for it! But if you want real authentic green juice, you’ll need to do the second step. Frozen orange juice punch recipe It’s all good though, because I walk you through the entire process.

Besides being totally stoked about my new Blendtec, I am also so excited to kick off a new series on THM! Over the past couple of years, I’ve picked up quite a few food hacks that every healthy foodie should know. Orange juice recipe with juicer Healthy eating doesn’t need to be hard or expensive, so over the course of 2015 I will be bringing you a new “Healthy How-To” series teaching you some of these tips and tricks.

I figured what better way to kick off the series than with this How To Make Green Juice In Your Blender post?

• Place all ingredients in your blender and top with 2 cups of water.

• Press the “juice” button on your Blendtec and blend until done.*

• Place a large piece of cheesecloth over your bowl so that it covers all sides. Pineapple orange juice punch recipes Cut 3 pieces this size and layer them on top of each other.

• Place layered cheesecloth over bowl and slowly pour juice into bowl from blender.

• Pick up sides of cheesecloth to form a sieve and squeeze out juice. Blood orange juice cocktail recipes You should be left with about a cups worth of vegetable pulp.**

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Have you ever made juice in your blender? What healthy “how-tos” would you like to see as part of my healthy how-tos series?

I have this juicer thing that comes with the Magic Bullet. Healthy smoothie recipes with orange juice I fail so epicly at making juice with this thing, I seriously need to either drink that damn pulp or buy this cheesecloth. Recipe for jamba juice orange dream machine While looking at this green beauty I definitely want to buy the cheesecloth!!

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Love that last graphic thoooooo. Jamba juice recipes orange dream machine I definitely think it depends on your blender… current blender is WAY better than my last one but my last one was a $30 one from Target and it couldn’t even blend ice+banana–it was tragic. Recipe orange juice cake But for normal people who own normal blenders, this is super helpful! Pinning

Erin @ The Almond Eater recently posted… Paleo Chocolate Strawberry Brownies

I don’t think I have a blender powerful enough for this, but I sure wish I did! I love green juice and would make it all the time if I had the right equipment.

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Welcome back! Can’t wait to hear all about your trip and see the photos.

I love making juice in my blender! I don’t do it enough. Orange juice cake recipe from scratch I will admit though that I’m guilty of spending a lot of $$$ on juices too. Punch recipes with orange juice and lemonade I always get suckered in when I see a display of green juices.

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Wow! How fabulous! I have been wondering how to get myself juice without investing in another gadget.

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This is a good product to keep in mind as I A. Chicken recipes with orange juice Am madly in love with juices and spend lots of money on them while also making them in my blender, pulp and all, and B. Chicken recipes using orange juice Will soon be moving to a place where I will have more kitchen space and will finally be able to even consider owning a counter-top anything. Baked chicken with orange juice recipe Thanks for the super informative post!

This is awesome! Sometimes I just don’t feel like getting out my juicer haha. Simply orange juice recipes So it would be nice to just toss it all in the Vitamix sometimes!

Liz @ I Heart Vegetables recently posted… 5 Recipes Under 300 Calories

This is magnificent! I don’t own a juicer but I have a feeling my blender would love to blend the crap out of some greens to make juice. Best margarita recipe with orange juice I’m making serious doe eyes at you right now ??

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Great recipe! I definitely need to upgrade blenders asap! I probably could buy a new one for what I have spent in juices at Whole Foods. Fresh margarita recipe with orange juice In fact, I could probably buy a house to put the blender in too – ha.

Back in the mid 90’s I tried hard core wheat grass juicing. Perfect margarita recipe with orange juice I actually grew my own wheatgrass in my “living room” – I was single living with a roommate at the time. Apple cider with orange juice recipe I had seven cafeteria trays stacked on seven shelves one on top of the other. Orange and apple juice recipe I harvested one tray per day, since it takes wheat grass a week to grow to about 7 inches high. Orange juice smoothie recipes easy One tray made enough for 8 oz. Easy orange chicken recipe with orange juice each morning. Easy orange juice cake recipe Wheatgrass has a sweet taste but can make you gag at the same time. Recipes using fresh orange juice Its an odd combination. Recipes with fresh orange juice I did it for two weeks. Apple cake recipe orange juice Couldn’t stomach it after that. Cake recipe with orange juice It is to regular juice what 100% proof vodka is to wine. Orange juice bundt cake recipe from scratch Having said all that, my wife recently got into juicing in a better way, and we tried your recipe above. Pineapple orange banana juice recipe I have to say, much more enjoyable. Orange apple juice recipe Ginger is the secret ingredient in many a recipe. Easy smoothie recipes with orange juice Fred.

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I’ve had certain liver issues in the past so i am juicing for quite some time. Hot apple cider recipe with orange juice No sugar, no gluten and no dairy. Popsicle recipes with orange juice It is really really working out for me. Orange juice popsicles recipe My liver test results are back to healthy and i’ve even got rid of some extra pounds. Recipe for fresh orange juice I started enjoying all my daily shakes and juices, and just lately i started with Organifi green juice and this stuff is supergood. Fresh cranberry recipes with orange juice It truly is yummy also it saves me time and effort. Jewish apple cake recipe with orange juice Never before i was using anything similar to this but this is golden. Jewish apple cake recipe without orange juice Look it up here if you wish

I went and bought everything I need to start drinking this juice in the morning along with a few other healthy mix green recipes. Frozen orange juice chicken recipe I don’t have much time in the mornings. Glazed carrots recipe orange juice Can you make this in the evening and have it hold up till morning? Or maybe make a pitcher for the week?

Straining it is to remove the fiber and pulp. Carrots in orange juice recipe While there are many benefits to drinking this (feel free to!), traditional juice has this removed so the liquid is broken down by the liver rather than having to pass through the digestive organs. Apple cider orange juice recipe Hope this helps!

[…] Love green juice but not the high price per bottle? If you don’t have a juicer…and don’t want to shell out $5 a pop (at least) any time you want a liquid dose of greens, the answer might already be in your kitchen. Recipe for fresh squeezed orange juice If you’re willing to put a little work — and cheesecloth – into it, here’s how to make juice that’s just as smooth, using your blender. Apple cider recipe with orange juice (The Healthy Maven) […]

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