8 Delicious Foods Made With a Juicer
"Juicing" is a trending word in the health food community "Juicing" is a trending word in the health food community and many mainstream media have picked it up as well. Juicing refers to the act of reducing fruits and...
"Juicing" is a trending word in the health food community and many mainstream media have picked it up as well. Juicing refers to the act of reducing fruits and vegetables to juice and straining away the pulp.
Many believe that the resulting vitamin and mineral rich juice is a great way to improve overall health, wellness, and immunity. Others do a juice diet to detoxify the body from junk foods, pollutants, sickness, and chemical build-up.
Juicers are the primary tool used to make juicing a daily reality for those on a detox or juice only diet. However, juicers can be used to make a variety of delicious home-made foods beyond pure juice!
Check out these eight tasty dishes, sauces, and treats made with the help of an electric juicer such as the Cuisinart Extractor:
1. Salad Dressing
Fresh salad dressings add a lot of flavor and nutrition to greens, pastas, and more. Easily make your own veggie infused dressings with a juicer!
Carrots, celery, basil, watercress, ginger, lime, and cranberries are some common veggies, herbs, and fruits which can be juiced to add to salad dressings. Mix with oil and vinegar and other spices to get the exact flavor you want.
Making frozen sorbet is easy with a juicer. Choose your favorite blend of seasonal fruits and veggies, then juice. You'll also need plain syrup, and flavored liqueur (prevents the sorbet from freezing solid). Read this sweet juicer sorbet recipe for more tips.
Most people think of sweet things to make with their juicer, but you can also make savory items too. Juiced veggies are a great way to start the perfect soup base blend.
4. Pulp Muffins
Many people wonder what to do with the strained pulp that remains after juicing. One yummy way to use the pulp is in muffins.
Add the pulp to your favorite breakfast muffin mix in place of 1/3 of the liquid. This not only makes the muffins moist and tasty, but adds some great hidden nutritional benefits to the treat!
5. Fruit Roll-Ups
Remember those colorful fruit roll-ups your mother packed for lunch when you were a child? Make your own healthier version using an electric juicer and food dehydrator. Home made versions are also sometimes called fruit "leathers" if they are several mm thick.
6. Adult Beverages
Make your favorite alcoholic beverages with fresh ingredients using your juicer. Bloody Marys, Margaritas, Mimosas, and Sangrias are just a few of the most popular options.
Get creative and make your own twist on these classic drinks by adding special herbs and fruits for a unique flavor! For example, try adding strawberry juice to your Margarita for a fruity fun taste.
7. Baby Food
For those with little ones at home, using a juicer to make baby food is a great alternative to store bought options. Home made baby food is fresher and can be customized to your baby's unique dietary needs.
Make up a jugful of baby food in advance, pour into an ice cube tray, then store in the freezer covered. Thaw 2-3 cubes for about 2 hours in the fridge before meal times to serve. Another popular option is to put the baby food in reusable squeeze pouches -- toddlers love these too!
Make your own low-sugar or no-sugar jelly using concentrated juices from your electric juicer. These are fresher and healthier than commercial jellies which are commonly sweetened with high fructose corn syrup and colored with artificial food colorings.
What are some favorite recipes you've made with your juicer? Share in the comments!
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