View Full Version : Making Juice with my gal Vita!
05-24-2008, 11:58 PM
Okay, I want to start adding more juices, along with my smoothies, Why? Because I CAN. :D
However, I don't have a juicer and don't really want to get one. Threw my Jack La'lame out once it pooped on me... And Vita came into my life and my world hasn't been the same... Aww * violins swell*
So Im wondering if anyone, makes juices as well with there Vita mix's? If so, whats ure style? I personally tried using nut milk bags, and the clean up on those things IS NUTS. So. I'm wondering if you use maybe a strainer, something??????
Maybe this should be in the juicer section. This is a more happenin place so... I decided to break the rules. shhhhhhhhh
05-25-2008, 12:07 AM
i use my vita-mix once in a while... as i love my champion... but... i use either a nut mylk bag and squeeze slowly and gently over a large bowl OR i use a metal strainer and a spoon.
depends on what i'm making as to the technique i follow.
05-25-2008, 01:53 AM
So can you give me an example of the last juice you made using the Vita? Was it pulpy?
I have been doing the smoothie thing soo long, I done forgot. LOL
05-25-2008, 01:59 AM
They dont use anything at the juice bar I go to.. dude..that orange juice..is..deeevine
I get Blendtech envy tho!!
I think you will need to use a nutmlyk bag for PULP FREE, a strainer should work through.
Try some less pulpy combos, give it a whirly
I make lots of juices in my vita mix and I use the paint strainer bags and a strainer. The bags are really easy for me. I double up 2 paint strainer bags that I got a Lowes then sqeeze. I use a strainer afterwards just to make sure there is no pulp. Citrus is a little messier than other fruits. I like green lemonade....baby spinach or kale, 2 apples, head of romaine, 1-2 lemons(peeled), blend and strain, or juice that taste like soup....baby spinach, carrot, onion, cerery, tomatoes, lots of parsley and cilantro, dash sea salt and sqeeze of lemon if you like.....blend and strain. For a yummy, light, green juice use 2 cucumbers, 1 celery bunch, big handful baby spinach....blend and strain. Have fun!!!
05-25-2008, 03:30 AM
I LOVE fresh OJ, they make it for me fresh at the local Jamba Juice. It's divinity in motion down my throat.
So silly question, gather round...:confused: :confused:
When making the juice do you add water if using a blender? Or would you blend up the watery fruits? Its been so loong, lol. Im so used to just blending greens LOL...
05-25-2008, 04:12 AM
I was between juicers for a long time and used my beloved Vita (angelic chorus) for all my juices --- I did add water to some, and when I really wanted pulp-free, used a nut-milk bag, then used the veggie pulp for a cracker or bread mix (awesome) and the fruit pulp for a dessert (with less success sometimes) in the dehydrator. One of my classmates in Alissa's class also said she freezes the pulp until she has time to use it, which was a great idea for me because sometimes I threw things together too quickly just to make use of the pulp.
05-25-2008, 09:55 PM
(in response to your email - i did email you back but thought this might be useful info the everyone so...)
I love love love love love my champion! If I had to buy a new juicer today... I'd get another champion!
That shaft you stuff the food down is exactly 2.25" which is small but you totally get used to it. I cut my apples in quarters and then shove them down the hatch LOL
I keep putting the pulp back in with the additional foods as I'm juicing so my pulp is super dry. I get so much juice for my buck! Saves me huge IMO.
05-27-2008, 10:34 AM
I use a fine metal strainer...I'm too impatient for a milk bag.;)
A Chinese Hat would work great if you have one...cone like strainer used to get seeds out of berry purees and such.
05-27-2008, 01:36 PM
When I make smoothies and want to have nut milk in them, I just put all the ingredients I'd use for nutmilk and then the smoothie ingredients and give it a whirl. No straining...but then it's not a juice either.
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