Juicing is a growing food trend, and for good reason. With more and more people seeking ways to incorporate healthful, natural foods into their busy lifestyles, juicing satisfies multiple needs.
About Whole-Food Juicing
But there are significant differences between juice extraction and whole-food juicing. When you make juice, you remove the pulp of fruits and vegetables so only the smooth liquid remains. Whole-food juicing (also called raw food juicing), by contrast, uses all of the food and blends it together, including the pulp, skin, fiber, liquid, and nutrients. Because they have more fiber and a thicker consistency, whole-food juices keep you fuller longer. You’ll also need fewer fruits and vegetables to create the same volume of liquid nutrition than with juice extraction, thus decreasing your overall cost.
How to Make Whole-Food Juices with Your Vitamix Machine
A Vitamix machine is perfect for creating smooth-textured beverages that incorporate the whole fruit or vegetable. If you want an even finer textured drink, you can further strain it through a fine sieve or filtration bag. Watch Video
Try these recipes
Experiment with a variety of whole fruits and vegetables to create your own array of signature healthy drinks!
- Carrot Juice Plus - A touch of lemon juice adds zest to this healthy beverage.
- Carrot, Orange, and Apple Juice - A colorful blend of tart and sweet flavors.
- Pineapple Juice - Easy and delicious, with 4 grams of fiber per serving.
- Orange Juice Plus - A splash of vanilla extract is a sweet variation on the classic breakfast drink