Are you wondering if there are other things to make in your juicer besides your morning juice blend or smoothie? Or, if you don’t own a juicer, and care nothing about juicing for health, you may be wondering what the point in having a juicer is. Juicers can actually do a great deal of unique things that many people don’t know of, or they can make things that might not come to mind at first. Take for instance, some of these things to make in your juicer below. They’re simple ideas, but might not be something you’d think of when considering purchasing a juicer. Let me know what you think!
1. Almond Butter
One of my favorite foods is also one of the best things to make in your juicer: almond butter! Slow juicers, such as the Bella NutriPro juicer that I own, can actually make homemade almond butter, or any other nut butter you want! All you have to do is soak the almonds to soften them, and run them through the juicer. No extra parts are needed, whatsoever! Now you can make your own favorite nut butters, and your green juice in the same machine!
If you’re a fan of the popular V-8 drink, then consider making it at home. You’ll avoid all the excess sodium that’s found in typical V-8, and it’s one of the easiest things to make. All you need is some tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, jalapenos and that’s it!
Instead of store bought lemonade, why not try making your own? Run some lemons through your juicer, and add a sugar-free sweetener of choice. Instant lemonade in minutes!
4. Almond Milk
I mentioned above that you can make almond butter and you can also make almond milk. The way slow juicers are designed, one side shoots out the pulp, which will end up being the almond butter, and the other part shoots out the juice, which will end up being your almond milk. Again, just be sure to soak the almonds overnight before doing this, so you’ll get a better result. Not soaking them will make them tougher on your juicer, which will prevent them from breaking down as easily. Obviously, you could make homemade cashew milk, walnut milk, or any other nut milks that you wish in the same way.
5. Homemade Citrus Rub
I love citrus rubs on seafood, and you can make them in your juicer, believe it or not. Use 1 lemon, 1 lime, and 1 orange, and peel them. Run the peels through the juicer, and the pulp will come out finely chopped which is what you use for the rub. Then, you can just stir in any spices you like, such as sea salt, black pepper, garlic, etc. You can also use the fruits that you peeled to run through the juicer to use as tasty marinade.
6. Hash Browns
One really cool thing to make with your juicer is hash browns. Run a couple of potato slices through your slow juicer, and the pulp can be used for hash browns! The juice is actually a wonderful source of potassium, and can be consumed as a beverage, or used in a soup stock.
7. Soup Stock
Speaking of soup stock, make some in your juicer! Juice carrots, onions, garlic, celery and potatoes, add some seasonings and spices and use it for your stock. You can use the pulp either in your soup, or bake it into muffins, quiches, or compost it.
Obviously, you can also make any fruit and veggie juices you want with a juicer, and aside from almond butter and almond milk, you can use a fast, or slow juicer. Do you have a juicer?