Juicing is all the rage right now and I totally get it! I am juice lover myself. I would way rather drink juice than water any old day. My kids as well.. and when I shop for juice I am always amazed at how pricey it is- how pricey the good, natural kind is! It can be killer on a budget with 3 kids and a momma who gulp it down. We don’t own a juicer (yet). But I do have a Blendtec. And yes my friends, you can make juice in a Blendtec. And I’m sure a blender would get the job done as well.
And oh it was delicious. Way better than any store bought.
On the Blendtec there is a “Whole Juice” cycle. Whole Juice meaning you are not just getting the juice but you are getting everything that was in the fruit…skins, seeds or stems (don’t add the grape stems). This is awesome because those crunchy things that we might not eat are packed with fiber and protein. Whole juice has a thicker more pulpy quality.
This is awesome and all but my kids wouldn’t down the pulp.. so I strained it. I used a fine wire mesh strainer. If you don’t have one, cheese cloth would work but very slowly. Strain as much of the pulp as you would like. And that’s it! EASY. Fast. Good.
Add some ice and sit back and sip your grape juice. Truly just a little sweet joy.
- 1-2 lbs Red Grapes
- 1 1/2 C Water
- 1/4 C Sugar
- Fill BlendTec with grapes (depending on size of blender will depend on the amount of grapes).
- Add water and sugar.
- Blend all ingredients in BlendTec or blender.
- Strain pulp if desired.
- Serve Chilled.