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You might be interested to know how to make apple juice at home with blender, like a juice bar. When you think about the earliest fruits to remember, you'll be reminded of apples. These old boys have been around for over 8500 years, tasted and eaten ever since the settlement in ancient Jericho. There are various ways one can consume the apples if you've been watching the recipe side of YouTube, but today it calls for a special one to try out: good old apple juice.
For proper detoxification, better hydration, probable weight loss, and strengthened metabolism learn how to make apple juice at home with a blender!
What is apple juice?
Apple juice is more than the frequent advertisements on TV about canned drinks. It is one of the most popular and widely consumed juices, liked for its benefits, taste, and nutritional fulfillment. It is made by pressing the apples.
Post pressing, you can filter it or purify it as you wish with a thinner resultant of the juice. If you're neither filtering nor pasteurizing but maybe fermenting the pressed juice, you get apple cider vinegar.
But that is for another day to discuss. Let's move on to the recipe for apple juice.
Quick Recipe: How to make apple juice at home with a blender
This recipe requires an hour to prep, serves 8 people, and will need about 20 minutes for prepping. Let's begin:
You will need: 18 McIntosh red apples (or any other if you have at home), sugar and cinnamon (optional, for added taste)
Steps to the preparation
Follow these steps:
- 1Start with washing the apples. Peel and core the apples if you please, but peeling isn't so essential if you're not feeling into it. Removing the seeds, however, is pretty important.
- 2After you have the seeds out of the way, cut the apples into several slices. You can add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to the cut apples to prevent them from darkening.
- 3In a pot, place the apples and soak them in enough water to have them soaked. Adding too much water or more than necessary will dilute the juice, and the real taste of the apple will get lost in the way. If you feel that the outcome is too concentrated, you can always add more water later.
- 4Boil the apples for as long as 25 minutes maximum. You'll see the apples become soft. Poke them if you want to check for yourself.
- 5Let the mixture sit for some time as it cools. Next, pour the juice mixture into your blender, add sugar here if you want.
- 6Next, take your coffee filter or cheesecloth in your fine mesh strainer. Place it in a bowl.
- 7Now ladle the blended mixture into the mesh strainer and mesh the apples as you go. The apple mush will be on top while the juice makes its way through the mesh into the bowl below.
- 8Keep doing it till you are satisfied with the pulp producing all the juice. Save the mush for later.
- 9With the liquid, add cinnamon if you want a kick of flavor and dilute it with water if it's too strong.
- 10For the mush: use it to make applesauce for another recipe.
If you aren't messing it up anywhere (which should be hard, anyway), your apple juice will retain the nutrition from the apples you used in making the juice. From the vital nutrients, you have vitamin C, various types of vitamin B, minerals such as magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, and manganese. If you are not straining it, you may retain the fiber as well.
Moreover, you will get flavonols, procyanidins, and phytochemicals from your apple juice. In a cup, apple juice concentrate can give you 10% of your daily requirement of carbohydrates, which is quite the credit of the natural sugar present in the apples.
Another mineral, Potassium, is also present in plenty in the juice, if taken meeting up to 7% requirements of the said mineral in the body in a single serving.
As obtained from USDA, there are 46 calories in a 100 gram serving of unsweetened and unpreserved apple juice. Here is a summary of all of that there is in the juice:
Canned/Bottled/Unsweetened Apple Juice, without Ascorbic Acid or Preservatives
Single Serving of 100g
Total Lipid, g
Carbohydrate by difference, g
EnterTotal dietary fiber, g
Sugar, including NLEA, g
Calcium, Ca, mg
Iron, Fe, mg
Magnesium, Mg, mg
Phosphorous, P, mg
Potassium, K, mg
Sodium, Na, mg
Zinc, Zn, mg
Copper, Cu mg
Manganese, Mn, mg
Selenium, Se, microgram
Total Vitamin C, mg
Pantothenic acid, mg
Vitamin B-6, mg
Total Choline, mg
Vitamin A, IU
Lutein + zeaxanthin, microgram
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), mg
Total saturated fatty acids
Total monounsaturated fatty acids
Total polyunsaturated fatty acids
14:0, 16:0, 18:0, 18:1, 18:2, 18:3, g
0, 0.02, 0, 0.01, 0.03, 0.01
Benefits of Drinking Apple Juice
Apple juice works by:
You have learned how to make apple juice at home with a blender, but we would like you to know these too: consuming apple juice in excess or too high an amount can cause diarrhea, acid reflux and increase the risk of kidney stone formation. So, drink in moderation!