ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

No Juicer No Problem

Updated on January 1, 2011

Homemade Juice

Many people in America fail to get the nutrients they need and with the ever increasing demands of our busy lives, we often eat on the go. The typical American has a demanding schedule that goes something like this:

- Wake up 7 in the morning to prepare for work and spend an hour getting ready.

- It takes 20 minutes to get to work and you have to be there by 8:30.

- Stop and grab a breakfast sandwich and a cup of coffee that costs around $5.

- Rush to get to work on time and listen to a lecture for being 2 minutes late.

- Take a 30 minute lunch break and run across the street to grab a quick bite to eat from some fast food place that you don't really even like.

- Hurry to eat the mediocre $3 sandwich in the 5 minutes left for lunch.

- Stay late because the boss needs you to get extra work done.

Okay, so you get the point of our on the go schedules interfering with our bodies getting the nutrients they need. It's impossible to get most of what's needed in breakfast and lunch, when the combined time to eat is about 20 minutes and getting all the missing nutrients at dinner time is not the solution.

Juicing has become popular in recent years, but many people don't want to pay $100 plus to purchase a juicer, in tough times, you want to save every dime possible, but you know that there are many healthy fruits and vegetables that you won't consume unless you can drink them in a juice.

Now heres where making juice at a cheaper price comes in!!!

For starters you will need:

1. A blender, which most people have and if not, you can get a decent one for around $20.

2. You will need the fruits and/or vegetables you want to juice. For this blog, I will use carrot juice as an example. 

3. You will need something to strain the juice through for which I'm glad the Dollar Tree had Stuffing Bags for of course $1. I have also heard of using a paint strainer or a cheese cloth.

4. A bowl or a pot to strain the juice into.

Step By Step Carrot Juice:

1. Take out desired amount of carrots (2 make about 1 glass).

2. Cut carrots into small pieces and put them in the blender.

3. Add about a half cup of water or how ever much you need, but not enough to cover all the carrot pieces.

4. Blend until you have carrot puree. The more blended the better, you don't want carrot chunks.

5. Spread out your stuffing bag, cheesecloth, etc over your bowl.

6. Pour out the carrot puree into your cloth, then squeeze the juice out of the cloth until you're left with a dry chunk.

7. Finally, you have carrot juice, pour it into a glass and enjoy a healthy glass of necessary nutrients.

There are many other ways to utilize this juicing technique, wheat grass juice, orange juice, grape juice, the possibilities are endless. Drinking juice throughout the day is a much easier way to get those needed nutrients than trying to cram them into a sandwich bag and never actually eating them. So the next time you're on the go, why not wash that piece of toast down with a glass of juice.

As always thank you for reading, feel free to leave feedback and follow my Hubs if you like what you read.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Daniel Carter profile image

      Daniel Carter 

      7 years ago from Western US

      GREAT hub. Have you heard of the Gerson Therapy? Dr. Gerson treated a lot of cancer patients by a very rigorous juicing diet before WW2. If you're interested, there could be some fabulous hubs written about it. You seem to have great knowledge in health/fitness. If this interests you, here is a link:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYRbexjnIWI

      You can google search for more info.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)