Wondering how to make celery juice without a juicer?
You might be surprised that it can even be done, but it can and below I will show you how.
How to make celery juice without a juicer
While you can invest in a juicer for celery or a masticating juicer, these can be costly and out of reach for many. So below are a few simple steps to making your own celery juice at home without and fancy appliances.
While you will not need a juicer, you will need some other equipment to be able to do this at home.
- 1 or 2 mason jars
- Fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth
The most important of these items is the blender. The difference between a blender and a juicer comes down to how the machine handles the pulp. A blender pulverizes whatever you put into it and the resulting “juice” is a blended version of whatever you put into the blender.
A juicer does a similar job, but the big difference is that a juicer separates the pulp from the juice. This pulp and juice separation step lowers the bulk of the juice, and raises the nutritional yield per cup.
This pulp separation is what you’re going to be doing manually to get a cup of fresh juice without a juicer.
- Approximately 10 stalks of celery
- 24 ounces of water
- 1 lemon
- Wash celery thoroughly and cut into small pieces and add to blender
- Add chilled water
- Squeeze a half a lemon
- Blend on high until liquified, some blenders have a liquify setting so that can be used if yours has one
- Pour mixture through strainer into mason jar
Once poured you can store in the refrigerator for approximately 2-3 days.
While this is just for celery, you can of course add other fruits or vegetables as well. I tend to add tomatoes any time I make a celery drink. The trick is to make sure you repeat the blending process until the mixture is as liquified as your blender can make it.
The filtering with cheesecloth or a strainer will help refine the juice making it easy to drink.
How does a juicer change things?
While it’s possible to make fresh juice without a juicer, doing it this way is more time consuming, messy, and brings a less awesome result.
While a blender made juice will be OK, the end result will still have some pulp remaining and have a lower nutritional yield per cup than what a juicer provides. The health benefits of celery are huge, and when you blend the celery instead of juicing it you lose so many of those nutritional benefits.
This is why it is recommended to invest in that juicer instead of using a blender.
If you plan on making juice on a regular basis, investing in even a low-cost juicer can be beneficial.There are a variety of types of juicers you can buy, ranging from citrus juicers to high-speed centrifugal juicers and high yield masticating juicers.