Discovering how to make green juices in a blender was a game-changer! I didn't have to buy a clunky juicer, and I didn't have to find a place to store it when in use, and when not in use. In other words, having a juicer meant less counter space for my NYC kitchen and less storage space. I decided I didn't need a juicer to make juices.
Instead, I used a nut-milk bag as my strainer and a large bowl to strain it into.
Learning what a nut-milk bag was also a game-changer in my food prep game. I could make my own plant-based kinds of milk and my own juices! It was incredibly exciting to recognize that I could create this way and it could help my healing. It was empowering to know that I was a team player in my own healing of chronic health conditions such as Sibo, candida, leaky gut, and more. So many people say that healing can be fun, and I agree. It can be. It can also be empowering.
Embodying the idea that healing was fun I dove in and bought 8 nut-milk bags at once! I stocked up! I suggest you do the same.
What is a nut-milk bag?
A nut-milk bag strains the juice the way a juicer would. And a nut-milk bag is not made from nuts. Instead, it is used to make more common nut-based kinds of plant milk like almond milk, cashew milk, walnut milk, macadamia milk, and so forth. What these packages don't tell you is that you can also use a nut-milk bag to strain any cold liquid, which goes for green juices, and other types of plant-based kinds of milk. A nut-milk bag simply looks like a large jewelry bag made from some sort of mesh. That mesh material allows the juice to come through while holding onto the pulp. It is also the second step in making juice from a blender.
How do you use a nut-milk bag?
You would place the open nut-milk bag over a cup, or large bowl. You'd then pour the mixture through the bag and into the bowl, straining the mixture into the bowl. The pulp gets help up in the bag and then you have a fresh smooth green juice.
How to make a green juice taste good
- Drink the green juice over ice with a straw (5 ice cubes)
- Sip it like it's a fancy drink
- Add Granny Smith apple, sweeter apples, pear, honeydew melon, grapefruit in small amounts to your juice. A little goes a long way and you'd be surprised how good green juices can taste once you add a little fruit.
- Add skinless cucumber or romaine lettuce to lighten your juice
- Add more water to make it lighter, less bitter, or less sweet
How to make a green juice
First, you'll decide what ingredients you want to use. In this green juice, we use a large handful of spinach, 1 cup of skinless cucumber, a few squeezes of lemon juice from ½ a lemon, ½ small Granny Smith apple.
Following you'll add ½ - 1 cup of water depending on how light you want it to taste to the blender.
Then you'll add all of the ingredients except the ice and aloe vera juice to the blender and blast on high till smooth.
Thereafter you'll take a large bowl, add the ice to the bowl and place the nut-milk bag on top and pour the mixture into the nut-milk bag squeezing all the juice into the bowl, and discarding the pulp.
Lastly, mix in the soothing aloe and top it off with a few ice cubes and a straw.
Why add aloe to green juices?
Green juices alone have so many benefits why add aloe as well? Green juices have the capacity to lower your PH levels to a less acidic state, so why add the aloe too? Because aloe also has soothing health benefits that can also balance your PH, while aiding in comforting acid reflux and a sour stomach. Aloe also coats the esophagus and prevents acid reflux and indigestion irritation. It also helps the pains associated with acid reflux and getting glutened. Often holistic healers, doctors, and coaches advise aloe as an anti-inflammatory healer.
More green juice recipes
Ready to gather your ingredients?
Apple Aloe Tart Green Juice
- high-speed blender
- nut milk bag
- Large bowl or cup
- 1 cup skinless cucumber chopped
- 1 large handful spinach leaves
- 2 squeezes lemon juice from half a lemon
- ½ medium sized green apple granny smith
- 1 tablespoon aloe vera juice organic
- ½-1 cup spring water
- 4-5 ice cubes
- Blast all of the ingredients together (minus the aloe, and ice) in a blender until smooth.
- Using a nut milk bag strain the juice mixture over a large bowl filled with 4-5 ice cubes.
- Strain mixture through the nut milk bag. Squeezing until you've gotten all the juice out. Then discard pulp. Pour the juice into a glass and serve with a straw.
- Sometimes apple can be grainy, so make sure you blend it for a longer amount of time.
- If you don’t have Aloe Vera juice, try the gel or the actual plant inner fillet.
Measurements do not need to be exact. Play.
- When it comes to juices always use organic or follow the dirty dozen and clean 15.
Love, and green juice health,
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