I’m sure you’ve tried juicing before, but did you know that it can be done with food items that aren’t traditionally thought of as juices? Potatoes are one of the most popular vegetable juices, and they can be juiced without a juicer. This is great because it means you can quit buying overpriced bottles of juice, and start juicing your own fresh juices at home. Here’s how you do it:
You will need 1⁄2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 medium-sized fresh potatoes, and a few ice cubes to make one glass of fresh, cold potato juice.
1. Start by thoroughly washing your potato. Try to get all the dirt off of it, even if you have to scrub really hard with a brush or something.
2. Cut the potatoes in half so that they are easy to hold onto while you juice them. Peel both halves, and cut one of them into small slices.
3. Place the potatoes on a cheesecloth, and tie it up so that none of the juices can escape. Make sure you leave enough room for the juice to drip through.
4. Hold the sack over your cup and squeeze as hard as you can until all the potato juice is out of it and into your cup.
5. Pour the juice into a glass jar and enjoy! You may need to run it through cheesecloth again to filter out any pulp that might be leftover from squeezing.
6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 with your other potato half, and store the juice in the fridge until you’re ready to drink it.
If the process is quite difficult for you, follow this instead.
Tips: Try adding some lemon juice, cinnamon, or ginger to your potato juice before you drink it for that extra zing. It’s especially delicious if you do it first thing in the morning!
The best part of juicing a potato without a juicer is that it’s so simple to do. With just a little bit of effort, you can be on your way to living a healthier life by drinking fresh juices. One potato can make a lot of juice, so try making enough to last you for a couple of days or more while you make your new habit a lifestyle choice.
What are the health benefits of juicing potatoes?
Potato juice can be consumed raw or cooked, but raw potato juice has the most nutritional value.
It has been used as both an internal and external cleanser for thousands of years and is even recommended by doctors as a way to keep the body healthy.
One of the biggest benefits is that it helps flush out toxins from your system. That makes it a great choice for those recovering from eating disorders, heavy partying, or addiction problems because it gets rid of impurities that you might not even know were there.
Potatoes are a good source of potassium and the juice made from it also contains a lot of potassium, which your body needs in order to keep itself hydrated. If you don’t drink enough water or juice, your skin can become dry and flaky, but that won’t be an issue if you start drinking potato juice regularly. It will help get rid of any impurities that may cause acne breakouts too.
Potato juice is a tasty drink that is an excellent source of antioxidants as well as being rich in vitamin C. The juice can be mixed with many other healthy fruits and vegetables to create a whole new flavor sensation.
Potato Juice has anti-inflammatory properties that have beneficial effects on rheumatoid arthritis (joint inflammation), Crohn’s disease (a chronic inflammatory bowel disease), and psoriasis (an autoimmune skin disease).
Potato juice has also been known to help heal skin rashes and other irritations when applied topically. So if you have any cuts on your hands, try using potato juices as a healing agent to help them go away faster.
You can also use raw potato juice as a good scrub for your face and hands to clean off dirt and oil buildup. Make sure you don’t mix the juice with water in your face or hand scrub, as that will lessen its effects. You can keep it on until it dries, then rinse it with cool water to feel refreshed.
What else will you need?
You don’t necessarily need a juicer to juice potatoes, it just makes the process a bit easier and faster. If you have one, great! But if not, don’t sweat it – buying a juicer is an investment that pays off over time, so it’s not like you have to rush out and buy one.
You can use just about any type of cheesecloth to squeeze the juice out of your potatoes once they’re juiced, but if you have a lot that you want to get done at once, then it would be a good idea to buy several pieces so that you don’t have to stop squeezing halfway through and wait for a new one.
If you want to try mixing your potato juice with other ingredients, then it would be good to get yourself a couple of empty glass jars to store the different juices separately. That way, you won’t mix the flavors, and it will be easier to drink.
How long can grate potato juice be kept?
Potato juice is usually good for about 3 days, so it’s best to start drinking it right away so that you don’t have to throw any of your fresh potato juice out.
What are the side effects of juicing potatoes?
Potato juice has several benefits for your skin and overall health, but if you’re allergic to potatoes or any other form of nightshade vegetables, drinking potato juice can cause adverse reactions. It’s best to talk to your doctor before using it so that they can give you an idea of whether it’s safe for you to use.
There aren’t really any side effects, just be sure that you’re juicing organic potatoes and getting the skin as well. The skin has most of the nutrients and since there isn’t a lot of sugar in a potato, this juice is very alkalizing to the body.
If you’re juicing organic potatoes it’s very unlikely that you will have any problems.
What can I mix my potato juice with?
There are all sorts of things you can mix your juices with – fruit, vegetables, and even other types of juice. You can also try squeezing a little lemon or lime over the top to give it some extra flavor and to balance out any bitterness that may come from the raw potatoes.
What should I drink my potato juice with?
Like I said before, you can mix other juices into your potato juice if you’re looking for some variety. You can also try drinking it on its own without mixing anything else in, or just have it with a healthy meal to help you get all of your nutrients.
By now, you know how to juice potatoes, what tools you will need to make it easier, and what benefits there are from drinking potato juice. Keep all of these tips in mind when juicing potatoes so that the process is a bit less daunting and intimidating.