What Can You Make with a Juicer?
If you thought your juicer was a one-trick pony, then you're missing out on some smart, convenient ways to make fresh and healthy meals. Sure, the Oster® JusSimple 5-Speed Easy Juice Extractor will produce healthy drinks packed with nutrient-rich fruits and veggies, but it can also make a whole host of other foods with just a push of a button. There are also some creative ways to use the pulp that's left over after making your favorite juices, which will help you get the most of the fresh ingredients you juice with.
Try making these foods with your juicer today:
Skip the canned stuff and use your juice maker to whip together your own soup, seasoned just the way you like it. Pass veggies like onions, carrots and celery through the juicer, and then combine the pulp with water and seasonings in a saucepan over medium heat. If you bring your own lunch to work or like to prepare dinners ahead of time, you can make a big batch of broth, divide it into individual servings and store in the freezer until needed.
The magic of sangria is that it's perfect for nearly all occasions, from dinner parties to lazy Sunday brunches. Instead of simply tossing sliced fruit into your drink, making sangria in your juicer directly infuses it with extra flavor and nutrients. Blend together fruits like strawberries, apples, oranges and lemons in your juicer along with optional add-ins like cucumber or fresh mint leaves and then combine with your red or white wine of choice.
If you're looking to cut down on dairy or pack more brain-boosting nuts into your diet, then look no further than your juicer. All you have to do to make your own milk is soak the nuts in water until soft and then pour them into the juicer. Try using almonds, hazelnuts or cashews to make smooth milks that boast a lot less sugar or sweetening additives than their supermarket counterparts.
Making nut milks with your juicer just uses half of your machine's capability. The pulp that's created by passing nuts through a juicer makes perfectly creamy butter that is a perfect topper for toast, crackers or bananas. To make the butter, simply pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of a plain-tasting oil, such as canola oil, into the juicer along with the nuts.
Struggling to get your kids to eat their veggies? A juicer is a sneaky way to hide them in your children's favorite meals. After making your favorite vegetable juice, add a little of the pulp to meatballs or burger patties. You can also stir in a small portion of the juice to pasta sauce to make spaghetti night extra nutritious.
Store-bought salsa can be packed with salt and sugar. Cut down on the bad stuff and add more of the good by making salsa in your juicer. Run tomatoes, jalapenos and onions through the machine, and then combine the juice with the pulp and seasonings to make a flavorful and satisfying salsa in just seconds.