How to Use a Blender as a Juicer
- Cutting Board
- Lidded Container
Using a Blender as a Juicer:
Wash Your Fruit
Scrub all fruits with a brush if they are visibly soiled before you put them in a blender, especially a smoothie blender. Even if you plan on peeling the fruit, this is important to prevent contaminating the juice.
Peel the Fruit
Place peeled fruit on a clean cutting board before you juice it in your kitchen blender, especially if you’ll be using your blender as a juicer for smoothies.
Cut the Fruit into Small Pieces
Dicing the fruit into 1-inch cubes will make the fruit easier to mix together in your food blender. If you’re using apples, remove the core and take out any seeds.
Place Diced Fruit in Blender
If you are using apples or similar hard fruits, add 1/2 cup of water for every four apples. You can add more water to your traditional kitchen blender or smoothie blender later, if needed.
Blend on Chop Setting Shortly
Then blend on the “puree” setting for a few seconds for juice to rival that from the best juicer.
Stop the Blender and Taste the Juice
If the juice isn’t sweet enough, add a pinch of sugar or sugar substitute to your small blender. Replace the lid and blend on the “liquefy” setting until the juice is the desired consistency. You may want to let even the best blender sit for a few minutes before serving the juice to let the flavors run together again.