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!
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!
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.
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
Bella 5-Speed Digital Juice Station
Five speed settings give you extra control.
T-Fal Balanced Living Juice Extractor
A large pulp bin lets you juice more before dumping.
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.
5 medium tomatoes
2 ribs celery
2-inch piece fresh horseradish (or 2 tbsp. prepared)
sea salt (optional)
2 heaping cups pineapple chunks
2 ribs celery
4 large beets
2 large ribs celery
4 large carrots
1-inch piece fresh ginger
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.
5 large leaves romaine
2 cups cubed honeydew melon
1 handful cilantro or flat-leaf parsley
3 ribs celery
1 bunch Swiss chard
1 bunch Tuscan kale
1 handful baby spinach
1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley
1/4 head romaine
Hail to Kale
1 bunch curly kale
2 heaping cups watermelon chunks
1 tart apple
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.
Check out the crazy-delicious juice blends chefs are dreaming up!