Did you know you can make delicious juices in your Vitamix by blending whole fruits and vegetables. They are actually more nutritious because you are getting the maximum nutritional value, as well as all of that healthy fibre. There's also no waste, and clean-up is a LOT easier!
Most whole produce can be blended to an ideal juice consistency in the Vitamix. Even tough fruits like pineapple cores are pulverized in seconds. Use your tamper to help guide all of the ingredients through the blades. Most whole juices take about 20-30 seconds. Watch the How To Make Juices in your Vitamix video.
I love whole blended juices because I want the benefits of all of the fibre. However, if you want a pulp free juice, just use a filtration bag or some cheesecloth to strain it. If you don't have either one of these things on hand you can also use a clean pair of sheer pantyhose to strain your juice! I do this ALL the time and it works a treat. Straining just takes a few minutes.
I decided to post this super easy apple juice recipe because it is a fantastic example of how quick and easy Vitamix juicing is! Also, apple juice is one of the most popular breakfast juices. Try blending a variety of different apples together for a deep rich flavour. You could also add in some ginger for an extra kick.
One thing to note: I do not blend the apple seeds. Some people recommend consuming apple seeds. I do not. Apple seeds contain cyanide, and whilst you would have to consume a bucket load of them for there to be any issues, I just don't want to be ingesting them. They are also slightly bitter. So always deseed your apples before blending.
Mix it up and blend different fruits and vegetables together for all kinds of flavour combinations and health benefits. Really, the sky is the limit.
Trust me, be open minded and try a Vitamix juice. It just doesn't get any better!
What is your favourite Vitamix juice combination?
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This recipe is an official Vitamix Recipe.
Published here with permission from the Vitamix Corporation.
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*Please note: this recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container.
If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.