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Don't have a Juicer yet?

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Posted by Soose on 1 year ago

If you don't have a juicer, you can try smoothies. And here's another way to juice: someone who grows her own Wheat Grass and juices it (with some liquid) using a blender and a french coffee press... cool, huh?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix_45QlXKXA

Every morning, she harvests and presses then takes the pressed juice back into the blender and blends it with a banana. She says she thinks when she gets a juicer she'll get more nutrients but I think she ought to get pretty good yield this way. The one thing I would not do is use commercial apple juice to blend the grass first. I'd use filtered water and add an apple or two to the blender in that step.

EDIT June 23, 2018. (A few months gone?) --

I would say that a neighbor who doesn't have juicing equipment recently tried a very cheap $10 french press for her full veg juice and the press just would NOT press that juice. She didn't have just wheat grass in there or even thin stuff -- it was carrots, beets, the most fibrous stuff. I would not have tried that in a french press. She ended up using the straining bags (will check if I've added that idea to the discussion) and hand-pressing her blender output into a bowl. She said she thought it wasn't too bad to produce juice that way. (I agree, done it many times.)

Honestly, I have a Blendtek -- a Vitamix competitor -- and my juicers, from cheap to fancy, centrifugal or auger, do not get the yield with greens I like. So I do this with my greens. I blend them and pour the slurry into straining bags and start hand-pressing the juice. It just doesn't take that long and I want maximum yield of the greens. THEN I add them to the other juices if that's what I intend.

This topic contains 12 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by Soose 10 months ago.

Replies To Don't have a Juicer yet?

  • Soose

    1 year ago

    Here's another Youtube. I've juiced with only a blender and mesh bags the way this person does. You can get a really good yield this way.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4hUOcvbn4Y


  • Soose

    11 months ago

    Some people may find it easier to use small amounts of pulp/slurry in the bag at a time and do multiple hand-pressings, than loading a bag up with all the whole blender full of slurry.

    What also can help for hand-pressing is to press against a flat surface bottom of a pan, sloped... we drilled a hole near the corner of a casserole-sized pan like for a steam buffet table at a restaurant. (I just had a couple of these from years ago, picked up at a surplus place. Any firm rigid pan would do I think.)

    You can do more pulp at once in a pan, safely. I am perching the pan up on something slightly taller than my collection bowl, and resting the hole end so the juice flows into the collection bowl.

    This is very helpful when hand wringing a mesh bag of pulp... compared to the way I used to do it, holding the bag over a bowl. (That works, too, but this just works better. )

    [ Note: It was a mistake to not drill the hole in corner of this pan. With the pan slightly sloped, juice would collect along the bottom edge below the hole. So we had to go back and beat a little ramp in the metal for juice to flow down hill to hole, lol.]
  • Soose

    10 months ago

    Thought I'd add some photos of this in operation. I was making a very large batch of tomato salsa juice.

    [ That's a ratio of 5 Roma tomatoes, 3 scallions, 2 large colored peppers, juice of one lime, 1/2 large cucumber, 3 stalks celery, handful of parsley, some greens (2 cups?), plus some turmeric, some raw ACV, and if needed some citric acid (or more lime juice). The turmeric and ACV and lime are all needed to balance out the turmeric.]

    Line some type of bowl inside with your straining bags. (I double my bags up to give it strength and in case one one has a tear I haven't noticed.) Blend it all in a blender and pour it into a straining bag.

    You can see we've propped the pan up on a coconut bottle behind, and perched it on a sturdy mixing bowl on the hole end. The pan is stiff enough to press the bag against.

    This works amazingly well if you don't mind getting your hands wet. Also yield is very efficient, you can squeeze that pulp very dry if you want. See the juice in the yellow bowl? (And I'm not done yet - there was very little in the bag when I stopped.)

  • Soose

    1 year ago

    I was in a rush this morning, and smoothies are faster than juice for me. So here's a photo of the very thin green spinach and banana smoothie I made in my blender. Very close to juice, actually. Just added ice and water to a blender full of baby spinach with 2 baby bananas I had:

    In this case, I added a bit of protein powder I'm trying out, for the point I am in my reboot. YMMV. Our normal smoothies would be a lot thicker (like a milkshake) with a lot of other fruit and veg and greens, maybe lime or lemon juice, and sometimes supplements. Depends on your goals. But thought I'd show you one alternative if you don't have a juicer yet. And it doesn't have to be thick.

    Just remember it's a good idea to vary your greens and other contents if you can.

  • Maisie

    1 year ago

    hey guys, I’m sorry to go off subject here, but I’m trying to get to the bottom of an inappropriate ad IMHO which keeps popping up on my pages. I just wanted to know if you all are seeing it too, or if it is selective and targeting certain people. It’s a shot of squirming maggots and some caption about treating arthritis. It’s just seeking attention but what’s it doing on a site like this? It was finally the last straw for me just now, as I was sitting down to breakfast, signing into the site, and up popped that awful photograph.

    I’m sorry to bust in on a discussion, but I wanted to catch anyone who was active at the moment, because I’m trying to nip this in the bud with the IT people. Perhaps they will take it down. But first I want to know is it everyone who sees it.

    Thanks

    Maisie

  • Soose

    1 year ago

    Yeah, Maisie,I understand why you asked it here, trying to catch people posting at the moment.

    My answer. Agreed there is a lot of spam on the list.

    I have not seen anything like maggots -- sounds like that's your own computer.

    But there are lots of fake treatments, male boosters, online viewing, and links, etc.. Most of them come in the mornings, a flood -- except over the holiday weekend we seemed to have an inundation, guess whoever had extra days off to spam us.

    Joe has been told by at least one person in another venue, he thanked them for letting him know and he referred them to his support. Which did not as far as I've heard get back to the person. This list was not this bad back when I joined it the first time in 2013(?). They seem to have had a rewrite and it's not the best. Someone seems to come in as a moderator about once / week and do a mindless sweep away of those flagged. Sometimes good people have gotten caught up in that. When we who are active participates start a thread on it, whoever that is deletes that thread, too, when we're just trying to get attention and figure out what to do.

    Meanwhile...

    I do not click. I flag as I can.(It won't let me flag past the first page.) The actual groups I belong to are not spammed, so if you stay on those pages, maybe you'll only see good posts. Here are a few groups that I know are active:

    Juicing Through 2018:

    https://community.rebootwithjoe.com/groups/view/co...

    Happy Juicing 2017/2018 :)

    https://community.rebootwithjoe.com/groups/view/co...

    Juicing Challenge for Beginners

    https://community.rebootwithjoe.com/groups/view/co...

    Seniors on Juice

    https://community.rebootwithjoe.com/groups/view/co...

    There are also a few others, for instance for people who are plant-based refeeding after a fast, and geographical to help find friends nearby. There are also some discussions on some of the main boards - threads, not groups. If you look at the "recent activity" and "view all" button at the bottom right column on this site, you'll see every post pretty much that comes across, groups and discussions, but it includes spam.

    HTH.

    [ Note: I was trying to leave this particular thread longer term to be added to since I've seen a good many ask what they could do if they couldn't afford a juicer yet, and I've btdt a few times. So can we please move this discussion elsewhere on the site? I've seen people talk about this on the FAQ's page. Unfortunately I don't know how to delete a post you made, but you can do it, pretty sure. So after this little discussion, maybe in a day or two, and you get your answer, let's find a better place for it, okay? Pretty please? If you'll delete your original post we'll see if ours go with it -- if not, then those of us who answer can delete ours, too. Clean up the page and leave it for newbies who need it. Thanks.

    p.s. I don't mind if the conversation stays up at the group wall level, looks like you double-posted it. Just not here on this thread, please. Thanks.]

  • Maisie

    1 year ago

    Thanks Soose. I’m actually on a guided reboot right now and seeing this crap. what’s worse is when you just sit down to enjoy something you prepared and simultaneously have a quick look what’s going on here you get thus nasty ad comes up in your face. It’s too much really! The IT seems unable or unwilling to sort he problem out since last reboot I did, I noticed the same ad. That’s whats really got me wanting to ask about it because if a year can go by and no action on it.......well, I won’t say what I really want to. But you can imagine I’m p1$$3d somewhat.

  • Soose

    1 year ago

    Yes, Maisie, I'd be upset, too. We've not seen such -- just lots and lots of spam, including photos of weight lifters, -- but a lot of it is there on the wall of each of the new fake members spamming, so we only see it if we're looking at all the recent activity... find some groups to join and stay down at that actual level unless you NEED to go looking for something else, you might miss the spam we see. But I can't tell you about the stuff you're seeing. Far as I know everyone here has been seeing the same daily spam. But not ads on the page anywhere.

  • Soose

    1 year ago

    Ok. Update. Since being on this site this Spring, since Feb 14, I've not seen actual ADS but now, today, suddenly I'm getting google ads on the right side of the page under the latest posts and under an ad for Joe's books. Someone's playing with the site.

    I do shop locally at a Kroger store and the ads show that.. so it's using keywords that are out on the web, like Maisie must have arthritis as a keyword tagged to her IP or name -- and it was sending her an offensive arthritis ad. I clicked the X to close the ad, and it says now, "Ad Closed by Google" and under it 2 boxes, <REPORT THIS AD> and <AD CHOICES>.

    So Maisie, if you go set your ad choices at Google, or report the offensive ad, maybe you can get rid of the offensive ad?

  • Maisie

    1 year ago

    It infuriates me. These tech giants have made their gazillion dollars. Not they need to start attempting to clean up some of the problems they created or allowed to be created because it suited them.

  • Maisie

    1 year ago

    Thanks for your reply Soose. I’m not even using google as my browser. Don’t know if it makes a difference.

  • Maisie

    1 year ago

    And I just realized I’m eating and on thus site........I better not come across that yeuky add or ill barff.

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