Making your own pure strawberry juice recipe is a fun and easy way to enjoy this delicious fruit. Not only is it healthy and refreshing, but there are many different ways you can customize your recipe to suit your taste preferences. Keep reading for tips on how to make strawberry juice and some of the benefits you can expect from drinking it.
There's nothing like a glass of cold strawberry juice on a hot day. In this blog post, I'm going to show you how to make your own strawberry juice at home. It's really easy - all you need is a blender and strawberries. So let's get started!
- Ripe strawberries
- Lemon juice
- Cold water
Prepare your ingredients
Wash and optionally trim off the crown and strawberry leaves with the tip of a knife. This is unnecessary as the leaves are edible, but they can add a slightly bitter taste. We always leave them as they are very nutritious.
Note: we always go for organic strawberries when making homemade juice because strawberries are among the fruits that are most commonly flooded with pesticides.
Cut a lime or lemon and measure the water. If you want to make chilled juice, you can either replace one cup of water with a few ice cubes or use frozen strawberries.
Depending on how thin you want your juice, add a minimum of one cup of water. We like a 1:2 ratio (1 point strawberries = 2 cups water).
If using frozen produce, let them thaw in a jar immersed in water for a minute, or add chopped strawberries to facilitate the blenders' job.
Add strawberries to a high-speed blender, and add water and lemon juice.
Blend all the ingredients until smooth for approximately 35 seconds.
Optionally strain the juice with a fine-mesh strainer. I don't find this necessary at all as there is very little pulp left, but some people like their juice perfectly thinned.
If you want to make fruit leather you may want to keep strawberry pulp using a cheesecloth and a large bowl, then use the smooth puree in a fruit leather recipe. Pulp seeds can also be planted!
We recommend you try it and this point and see if you like the consistency.
Pour in serving glasses optionally add ice cubes.
If your strawberries are not very sweet, you might want to add a tablespoon of agave syrup or any natural sweetener. I find agave syrup to be the most neutral sweetener when I don't want to affect the flavor of the juice.
I am not a fan of added sugar to our juices but you could also use brown sugar or coconut sugar. Be aware that this will raise the nutrition calories.
If you are trying to reduce your sugar intake, skip all sweeteners.
Our favorite variations include adding a few pineapple chunks, a ginger knob, mint leaves, and even making it fizzy adding sparkling water.
Bottle the juice using an airtight container. I use a funnel to facilitate the process.
You can keep fresh juice bottled for up to 2 days, and up to three if you add lime or lemon juice.
You can also make homemade strawberry syrup for your vegan pancakes, cocktails, and desserts.
Another way to store leftover juice before it goes off is by making strawberry ice cubes. They come in very handy for making strawberry smoothies.
Here are some of our favorite strawberry recipes strawberry pineapple smoothies, strawberry banana smoothies, strawberry chocolate smoothies, strawberry peanut butter smoothies, blackberry strawberry banana smoothie, and strawberry kiwi smoothies.
What are the benefits of strawberry juice?
The benefits of strawberry juice extend far beyond its delicious taste.
Strawberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that can boost your health in many ways.
🍓 10 Health Benefits that you can get from juicing strawberries
This strawberry juice recipe is not only deliciously bright and tempting but it's packed with antioxidants and nutrients and is low in calories.
Did you know that you can make your hair brighter by simply applying strawberry juice directly to your hair and massaging your scalp? You can see its benefits in action only a couple of weeks later. Plus, it is probably the cheapest hair treatment you will find!
Promotes tissue strength and skin health
Strawberry juice supports collagen production, given its high manganese content. Collagen is an essential protein that plays a vital protective role in the human body, providing the elasticity, and preventing skin from tearing. Collagen is the big responsible for giving your skin a younger look.
Protection against free radicals
Antioxidants present in strawberry juice can slow down the growth of cancer cells. On the other hand, strawberries contain high levels of pectin and Vitamin C, one of the most potent antioxidants which play a role in cleaning the cells of toxins. Strawberries are both fresh and have enough of these compounds.
Enhances healing process
The supply of vitamins and minerals this juice has can trigger the body's healing process. This greatly helps in speeding the recovery from illness or injury.
Also, the vitamin C and E present in strawberries help reduce blemishes, wrinkles, age spots, wrinkles, and the sun's ultraviolet rays' effects, thus, delaying the aging process.
Strawberries are a great source of phytonutrients that help reduce inflammation, a well-known precursor of disease. Packed with their high vitamin C content, which acts as antioxidants, they enhance the body's immunity to help fight infections and many diseases.
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Drinking this fresh fruit juice can help you keep healthy hydration levels due to its high water content. This is also why its juice is very low in calories. Think watermelon juice or cucumber-based juice!
It also has soluble fibers that readily dissolve in water and your digestive tract. Drinking a glass of strawberry juice is very light on your stomach.
Read on: 10 Most Hydrating drinks »
The minerals and nutrients present in strawberries can contribute to the healthy development of bones and teeth. These nutrients are potassium, zinc, folate, iron, magnesium, copper, and phosphorus.
Since these components help increase bone mineral density, you can expect to lower osteoporosis risk by consuming this nutrient-dense juice. This is especially great for athletes.
Promote stable blood sugar levels
Soluble fibers present in strawberry juice slow down the speed of digestion of other nutrients, which reduces the likelihood of sharp spikes in blood sugar levels.
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Lowers cholesterol levels
The fiber in sweet strawberry juice stops cholesterol from being broken down and digested. Consumption of foods with soluble fiber can help you lower the cholesterol levels in your blood to keep your heart healthy.
Also, the high potassium levels in strawberries can help promote the dilation of arteries and blood vessels, making strawberry juice a great partner, keeping you away from strokes.
The B-complex vitamins are responsible for maintaining your metabolism. Fresh strawberry juice has a high content of various Vitamin B's, which are building blocks directly impacting the body's neural functions, hormonal balance, and energy levels.
❓ FAQ and helpful tips
We suggest adding lemon or lime juice for this strawberry juice recipe not only to brighten the flavor, but the acid contained in these fruits helps preserve the color.
Simple strawberries and water. Lemon juice helps to accentuate strawberries' flavor, so adding a few drops is highly recommended.
Sure thing. Almost every fruit can be juiced, and this strawberry juice recipe is delicious and hassle-free.
It is best to consume fresh strawberry juice immediately after juicing it, but if you're trying to save time in your busy schedule, refrigeration is crucial. Fresh juice will only be stable for a couple of hours at room temperature before it begins to spoil.
Fresh strawberry juice lasts about 48 hours in the fridge, though.
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If you love taking care of your skin, try out this Carrot, apple, and celery juice recipe, the perfect summertime partner.
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Strawberry Juice Recipe
- 1 lb ripe strawberries about 16 large strawberries or 20 medium
- 2 cups cold water
- Wash and optionally trim off the crown and strawberry leaves with the tip of a knife. This is not necessary as the leaves are edible, but they can add a slightly bitter taste. We always leave them as they are very nutritious.
- Place the strawberries in a high-speed blender, and add water and lemon juice. Blend for 35 seconds.
- Optionally sieve the liquid with a fine-mesh strainer. I don't find this necessary at all as there is very little pulp left, but some people like their juice perfectly thinned. I recommend you to try it and this point and see if you like the consistency.
- If your strawberries are not very sweet, you might want to add a tablespoon of agave syrup or any natural sweetener. I find agave syrup to be the most neutral sweetener when I don't want to affect the flavor of the juice.
🌡️ Food safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with a high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
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