Ever wonder how to make strawberry juice? This is a recipe for the perfect, fresh-tasting homemade strawberry juice. It’s easy and delicious!
Ok, so you want to know how to make strawberry juice? Well, I’m going to tell you exactly what you need as well as a few tips that will help your juices turn out better than ever!
Let’s start with the equipment list:
- One blender or food processor (I prefer using my Vitamix because it cuts down on prep time),
- 2 cups of fresh strawberries,
- 4 cups of cold water (sometimes I use less water if I am making more concentrated juice),
- ¼ cup sugar and about ½ teaspoon lemon zest.
Now let’s talk about some tricks for getting the perfect strawberry juice:
Tip #1: Using a blender or food processor makes juice prep much easier. I really like my Vitamix for this because it does all the cutting and dicing for me! The top of your blender should have several ridges used to create air pockets that allow maximum surface area contact with the blades so the fruits and vegetables can be blended thoroughly.
Tip #2: Wash fresh strawberries before juicing them. Leaving the berries unwashed will result in a bitter flavor being extracted by your blender or food processor. Also, wash off any leaves that might still be attached to the berry, so they don’t get into your juice!
Tip #3: When cutting the leaves and stems from your strawberry, make sure you use a knife with long, thin cuts between each slice. Just like tip #2 above, this will result in less leaf flavor being extracted!
Tip #4: Using cold water when making homemade juice will help retain some of the nutrients in the fruits and vegetables. Refrigerating your juice once it is finished will lower the temperature even further and cause less nutrient loss from heat-sensitive vitamins.
Tip #5: Always taste a small amount of your strawberry juice before you bottle everything up; in case you need to adjust the flavor by adding more sugar or lemon zest (or anything else!), now is the time to do it.
Tip #6: Remember that homemade juice does not need to last forever! It’s fine to drink a glass the same day you made it, or you can store it in an air-tight container and drink within 1-2 days. Juice will begin to lose nutrients as soon as it is exposed to oxygen, so it’s always best to drink your juice as soon as possible after you make it.
Tip #7: Use organic strawberries whenever possible!
Now that the hard work is done, you are ready to make homemade strawberry juice. There’s not much else to do but blend away! Remember that the longer you blend your juice, those ridges will create more air pockets on your blender or food processor – this gives you even better flavor and preserves more nutrients for you to enjoy. I find that my strawberry juice is usually ready within 3-4 minutes when making it in a Vitamix!
I think the absolute best way to drink homemade strawberry juice is with a sprig of mint and a straw; it just makes me feel sophisticated.
Enjoy!! Have any questions about how to make strawberry juice? Leave me a comment below!
By the way, if you like this recipe, you should also check out my blog post on how to make grape juice with a blender. It’s every bit as delicious as this one is.