Fall’s Favorite Drink: How to Make Apple Juice at Home with Blender

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:

Ingredients

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:

  1. 1
    Start 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.
  2. 2
    After 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.
  3. 3
    In 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.
  4. 4
    Boil 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.
  5. 5
    Let the mixture sit for some time as it cools. Next, pour the juice mixture into your blender, add sugar here if you want.
  6. 6
    Next, take your coffee filter or cheesecloth in your fine mesh strainer. Place it in a bowl.
  7. 7
    Now 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.
  8. 8
    Keep doing it till you are satisfied with the pulp producing all the juice. Save the mush for later.
  9. 9
    With the liquid, add cinnamon if you want a kick of flavor and dilute it with water if it's too strong.
  10. 10
    For the mush: use it to make applesauce for another recipe.

Nutritional Information

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.

Calorie Count

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

Water, g

88.24

Energy, kcal

46

Energy, kJ

191

Protein, g

0.1

Total Lipid, g

0.13

Ash, g

0.23

Carbohydrate by difference, g

11.3

EnterTotal dietary fiber, g 

0.2

Sugar, including NLEA, g

9.62

Sucrose, g

1.26

Glucose/dextrose, g

2.63

Fructose, g

5.73

Calcium, Ca, mg

8

Iron, Fe, mg

0.12

Magnesium, Mg, mg

5

Phosphorous, P, mg

7

Potassium, K, mg

101

Sodium, Na, mg

4

Zinc, Zn, mg

0.02

Copper, Cu mg

0.01

Manganese, Mn, mg

0.07

Selenium, Se, microgram

0.1

Total Vitamin C, mg

0.9

Thiamin, mg

0.02

Riboflavin, mg

0.02

Niacin, mg

0.07

Pantothenic acid, mg

0.05

Vitamin B-6, mg

0.02

Total Choline, mg

1.8

Betaine, mg

0.1

Vitamin A, IU

1

Lutein + zeaxanthin, microgram

16

Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), mg

0.01

Total saturated fatty acids

0.02

Total monounsaturated fatty acids

0.01

Total polyunsaturated fatty acids

0.04

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:

  • Improving your heart health with the vasodilator element Potassium
  • Relieves asthma with its anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties
  • Works with digestion and eases constipation with malic acid
  • Makes skin better with vitamin C and loads of antioxidants. It also promotes hair growth by virtue of procyanidin B-2
  • Sharpens vision and eye ailments with vitamin A
  • Prevents osteoporosis with its iron content

Bottom Line

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!

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