Blender Drink Recipes
How To Make Any Kind of Juice
There are many blender drink recipes for making delicious and refreshing juice drinks. We walk you through the basic steps for making any kind of juice.
Everyone enjoys the refreshing taste of fresh juice. Not only that, but fruit juices are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Making your own juice is a great way to ensure that you are getting the vitamins and nutrients your body needs naturally. Juicers work great, but they are fairly expensive and sometimes separate so much of the fruit's pulp that it removes a lot of the fruit's nutrients and fibers.
A blender will retain all of the fruit that is placed in it and thereby maintain some of the most beneficial nutrients found in all fruits and vegetables. You can quickly learn how to make any kind of juice with a blender and easily follow the steps for many blender drink recipes. Your family will be thrilled to drink the fresh delicious juice you have created.
Gathering Tasty IngredientsYou need to obtain a good assortment of fruits and vegetables and wash them well before juicing. You may wish to put a little thought into the combination of fruits that you are using for your juice as some complement each other better than others.
The citrus fruits work well together, and bananas are a good addition to many fruits. Think of the varieties of smoothies and fruit juices you have seen on the shelf at your grocery store or on the menu at a local smoothie shop. This should give you some ideas of what flavors will work well together. You may even be able to locate a book that is dedicated to juicing and will contain different blender drink recipes and ideas for delicious fruit juices.
Remove the skin from any fruits or vegetables that have thick peels such as bananas or pineapple and cut them into manageable sizes. Do your best to remove all the seeds as well. Some people do not like to have any seeds at all in their drink. So if one of your blender drink recipes calls for fruits such as strawberries or raspberries, you can push these fruits through a strainer to help remove some of the seeds. Larger seeds like those found in oranges or apples should be removed before the blending process. You do not want someone getting choked on your juice!
Add all of the prepared fruit and vegetables to the blender with a small amount of water. There are some fruits that contain more water than others and will allow the fruit to blend easily enough without any added water. You will better be able to judge this after you have practiced with a few different varieties. Pineapple and watermelon both contain a lot of water and usually will not require that you add any with them.
The ripeness of the fruits you choose and the amount of time you blend it will also make a difference in the consistency of the juice. This really depends more on your personal taste; remember, you can always add water later if you feel that the consistency is not quite thin enough for you.
Getting the Drink Ready To Serve
After blending the mixture of fruits well, strain it through a strainer. This will remove any seeds you missed the first time and get rid of some pulp that refuses to be juiced. You will probably need a spatula to help mash the pulp and push it through mesh. With some fruits and veggies you can skip this step, such as kiwi or tomatoes. After straining the juice thoroughly, you may wish to give it another whirl in the blender for a few moments, just to ensure that everything is properly and thoroughly mixed and blended to a smooth texture.
Some people choose to drink fresh juice the natural way without adding anything. Again, this may depend on the fruits you have chosen and how ripe or sweet they are. Sometimes you may find it desirable to add just a few teaspoons of honey or sugar to the juice. Many blender drink recipes will include this step. Another option that makes a good substitute for sugar is apples. Add an apple to the mix, and you will find it much sweeter. Apples are one of the sweetest fruits, and if carefully chosen, a single sweet apple can sweeten the entire juice naturally.
Your freshly made juice should last in the refrigerator for a few days without spoiling. When you are ready to drink it, just remember to first stir it with a spoon. With homemade juices you have a lot more substance in the drink and a lot of the nutrients sink to the bottom of the pitcher. You want to make sure it is thoroughly mixed so you are getting the best nutrition from every drink. Enjoy!
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