Group RebootsPosted by Soose on 11 months 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?
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.
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