Blenders are a convenient way to make your own juice from your favourite fruits. Even those without the benefit of owning a blender, you can still make healthy juices, either by using an electric juicer or by hand squeezing the juice from the fruit the old fashioned way.
Plug in the electric juicer and follow any of the manufacturer's included instructions, but generally speaking it's a good idea to thoroughly clean the internal parts of the machine by running a cycle of hot water through the juicer prior to using any fruit. Once done, add fruit as directed to create a glass of juice, the amount of which will vary according to the type of machine you purchased.
Set the hand juicer on a flat and stable surface. Hold it in place with one hand and place a sliced piece of fruit cut-side down over the point in the centre of the juicer. Press down hard and twist, which wrings the juice from the fruit and allow it to run down into the sieve. Place more fruit over the centre point and repeat until you have enough juice to fill as glass. Tilt the sieve to pour the juice into a glass.
Hold a piece of sliced fruit over a glass. It's a good idea to have a plastic mat or cloth under the glass for ease of cleanup. Squeeze the fruit with all your might and allow the juice to drip out of your fists and into the glass. Repeat several times to wring out all the juice, and while this method requires no special juicer, it will allow considerably more pulp to enter the glass.
Things you need
- Juicer (electric or hand)