Wondering if a juicer is worth investing into? There’s so much more to your juicer than what meets the eye. The appliance is handy in not only whipping up your favorite low pulp juices; but also ideal for creating some of the most unique, healthy and nutritious liquids to pump up your diet.
Say hello to a fit lifestyle with these amazing recipes to cater and appeal to your vegan senses:
Recipe 1: Almond Butter
A personal favorite of many, and it’s perhaps one of the easiest to prepare. The best part is that you only need a masticating juicer for that! You can make almond butter – or any other nut butter, for that matter – using a Masticating juicer. You specifically need this type of juicer because unlike Centrifugal juicers that is high-speed, these are slower, and hence provide a thicker, buttery texture that you want from the almonds. All you need to do is soak the almonds in water in order to soften them, and then put them into the juicer. Almond butter is considered to be rich in monounsaturated fats, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, and is a good source of riboflavin, phosphorus, copper and vitamin E.
Recipe 2: Your Very Own V8 Juice
Fan of the popular trademark V8 Vegetable juice? Why not embark on a home-made version of it? If you’re unfamiliar with it, V8 is traditionally a beverage that is made from water, a high concentration of tomato and other seven vegetables, or a combination of eight veggies and fruits. Typically, you can use about 80% concentration of tomatoes along with beets, celery, carrots, lettuce, parsley, watercress, and spinach. You can also replace a few fruits for some of the vegetables.
Recipe 3: Lemonade
Skip the ride to the superstore for your daily round of lemonade, and enjoy the freshness of homemade one instead. Run some peeled lemons in your citrus juicer. You can also add some sugar for the sweetness, although you should keep the sugar intake to minimal.
Recipe 4: Almond Milk
Again, for this recipe, you need the assistance of your Masticating juicer. This works in a way that while
one side shoots out the pulp – which in this case is the almond butter or meal if you dry it, the other side gives out the almond milk. Again, it is important to note that you should soak it enough so that the almonds are soft and are easily broken down by the machine. Feel free to experiment with walnut milk and cashew milk as well.
Recipe 5: Citrus Rub
Believe it or not, you can actually make citrus rub at home – that too with your juicer. If you have a masticating juicer, that’s great. If not, you can use a Citrus juicer. Peel 1 lemon, 1 lime and 1 orange. Run these peels in the juicer and the pulp that comes out is what you use as the rub. You can stir it in any spice you want. And the juice can be used as a marinade.
Recipe 6: Soup Stock
You never saw that coming, did you? Traditional means of preparing stock includes simmering various vegetables in a sauce pan or pressure cooking it. Here’s the downside here though. In both cases, you may be losing some of the valuable nutrients while heating. When you make your soup stock using a masticating juicer, you get the purest and rawest form of soup stock that has all its essential nutrients in place. Juice the carrots, onions, garlic, celery and potatoes. Then add some seasonings and spices and you have your stock.
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