Juicing Without A Juicer
I toyed with the idea of buying a juicer, but even just spending $100 on a juicer is expensive because then you need to buy greens and veggies weekly. Instead, I’ve settled on eating kale and lettuce, and juicing the rest. Getting the consistency one might get from a juice bar is difficult because they are working with an industrial strength extractor and the lay person likely uses a blender. But, it is possible to get a good dose of fruits and veggies at home, without spending a ton.
This picture is an accurate result of blending the following ingredients. It’s an easy DIY smoothie. This isn’t a detox. It’s not a Kelly green juice. You need to pay $6 and find a juice bar for that. But this is something you can do at home for a few bucks. Swap it for your usual breakfast a few times a week or have it for dessert instead of dark chocolate or yogurt or whatever else you’re ingesting.
DIY Green Juice for Two
- 1 organic D’Anjou pear
- 1 organic apple (Granny Smith is best for flavor)
- ~1 inch of ginger root, without skin
- 1/2 – 1 cucumber
- A squeeze or two of lemon
- coconut water, green tea or detox tea
For a bonus, instead of the liquid options mentioned above, I dissolve a frozen organic wheat grass cube in water and use that as the liquid.
*Frozen organic wheat grass cubes are available at Whole Foods. A box of 20 cubes is $16.