How to Make Juice at Home

One easy -- and enjoyable -- way to stick to your resolution to eat better: Get your fruits and vegetables in a glass! You can whip up these cool juices at home -- no juicer required. Cheers!
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One easy -- and enjoyable -- way to stick to your resolution to eat better: Get your fruits and vegetables in a glass! You can whip up these cool juices at home -- no juicer required. Cheers!

Juicing How-To

1. Wash ingredients; remove stems and peel citrus. Thin-skinned fruits and vegetables, like apples or cucumber, don't need to be peeled.

2. Halve large fruits and vegetables so they'll fit into the juicer's tube.

3. Turn the juicer on and feed ingredients into the tube one at a time. Juice hard vegetables at a high speed and softer fruits at a low speed. Pour into a glass and drink up!

Home Juicing How-To

Juicer Solutions

No juicer? No problem! Run firm ingredients through a food processor fitted with a grating disk. Transfer to a bowl, remove the disk and insert the standard blade. Puree the ingredients for 5 minutes, then press through a fine-mesh strainer.

No juicer? No problem!

Tools of the Trade

Ready to graduate from your food processor to a juicer? Try these well-priced models we recommend.

Big Mouth Juice Extractor

Tools of the Trade

$70; hamiltonbeach.com

Bella 5-Speed Digital Juice Station

Five speed settings give you extra control.

Bella 5-Speed Digital Juice Station

$100; amazon.com

T-Fal Balanced Living Juice Extractor

A large pulp bin lets you juice more before dumping.

T-Fal Balanced Living Juice Extractor

$80; t-falusa.com

All Juiced Up

Try the trend with these delicious sippers. They all pack the powerful punch of nutrients that you'd expect from a produce-filled glass, but sweet ingredients like pears and oranges make them pleasing for any palate.

Each combo makes 1 serving, roughly 1 1/2 to 2 cups of juice.

All Juiced Up

Red Hot

5 medium tomatoes

2 ribs celery

2 carrots

1 lemon

2-inch piece fresh horseradish (or 2 tbsp. prepared)

sea salt (optional)

Red Hot

Mellow Yellow

2 heaping cups pineapple chunks

2 ribs celery

1 lemon

1 lime

Mellow Yellow

Pear-adise

4 large beets

2 pears

2 large ribs celery

Pear-adise

Orange Aid

4 large carrots

2 apples

1 orange

1-inch piece fresh ginger

Orange Aid

Sip Your Salad

Greens are in, especially if you're drinking them. These veggie-packed juices are outselling fruit blends three to one in many juice bars and stores, according to recent sales figures. If you're not used to drinking your veggies and herbs, ease yourself in with the fruity Honey-Do! and then work your way up to the more robustly vegetal Green Cleanse and Hail to Kale, adaptations of popular blends from two of the biggest names in juicing.

Sip Your Salad

Honey-Do!

5 large leaves romaine

2 cups cubed honeydew melon

1 cucumber

1 jalapeno

1 handful cilantro or flat-leaf parsley

1 lime

Honey-Do!

Green Cleanse

3 ribs celery

1 bunch Swiss chard

1 bunch Tuscan kale

1 handful baby spinach

1 apple

1 lemon

1/2 cucumber

1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley

1/4 head romaine

Green Cleanse

Hail to Kale

1 bunch curly kale

2 heaping cups watermelon chunks

1 tart apple

1 lemon

Hail to Kale

Get a Grip

To help your juicer process leafy greens, ball them up and push them through with something solid, like a piece of carrot or apple.

Get a Grip

Chef Tips

Check out the crazy-delicious juice blends chefs are dreaming up!

Chef Tips

Get the blends here