No more buying nutritionally worthless apple juice from the store, this homemade apple juice in the blender is easy peasy and packed with goodness!
The truth comes out.
Little known fact about me: I hate apple juice. I always have. I really don’t know why, since I absolutely love apples and all the things I can make with them. Other than applesauce…
I guess I prefer my apple things to taste like apples, and store-bought apple juice and applesauce never really tasted like the fruit they came from – IMO.
My kids, however, LOVE apple juice.
I don’t know where they came from. (Well, I actually do, since I was there… but you get the point.)
Store-bought = no bueno.
Despite my kids enduring love for apple juice, I never buy the stuff. Reason one mentioned above, reason two… it’s never really just apple juice. I mean, just take a look at the two major brands of apple juice and the ingredients in their products:
Mott’s: water, apple juice concentrate, ascorbic acid.
Juicy Juice: apple juice from concentrate (water, juice concentrate), ascorbic acid, citric acid.
Meh. Now I’m sure compared to some, these brands are relatively clean (minus the pesticides on the apples they use – ew!). But I prefer not to add ingredients to things that don’t need to be there, like ascorbic and citric acids.
I know, some of these things are used as preservatives, both for flavor and color. But as I’ve mentioned before in my post on how to make juice in your blender, juice is really only good for the first 24 hours after it’s made. After that it’s pointless calories, friends.
Homemade apple juice in the blender.
While you might think that finding a good, clean, fresh apple juice is easier than making your own… I’d say no. Not only is it next to impossible to buy fresh apple juice, making your own is SO easy and it’s much cheaper than buying whatever organic apple juice you may be able to find in the store. I promise.
Step 1: wash and chop apples. No need to peel.
Step 2: place apple pieces in the blender with water and blend until smooth.
Step 3: drain through a cheesecloth or old t-shirt.
Step 4: the end.
It generally takes 6 apples to make about 4 cups of apple juice. This means that one $4 bag of apples can make you 1/2 a gallon of apple juice, making it much cheaper than organic apple juice in the grocery store.
More nutritious drinks.
Looking for more delicious and nourishing drinks? If you enjoy this homemade apple juice, here are a few of my family’s favorites…
- Homemade Kombucha
- Perfect Homemade Hot Cocoa
- Healing Elderflower Tea
- Mixed Berry Switchel
- Homemade Mango Soda
- How to Make Juice Without A Juicer
- Homemade Water Kefir
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Easy Homemade Apple Juice in the Blender
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar.
- 6 organic apples (I like to use these organic ones)
- 2 cups water
Wash your apples and remove the cores. Slice into pieces and place in your blender (I use a Blendtec).
Turn the blender on, remove the lid, and slowly add in the water until you have a thick juice.
Blend for about a minute, then turn off the blender and strain through a cheesecloth or old t-shirt.
Drink within 24 hours, or freeze to drink later.