As some of you may remember, I was so blessed to be able to purchase a Vitamix at the beginning of this year. Our family has been working up to getting rid of processed foods in our home now for several years. It is a process. At first we wanted to do away with all of it – but that is not reality. We had to learn over time how to replace many of the “staples” we were using before we could eliminate them entirely. We have reached a place where there are only a few things in the home we do not make most of them being condiments and some organic cereals.
A huge reason of ours to get a Vitamix was to be able to make our own grains for breads and make really good juices that you simply cannot make in a blender OR juicer without losing much of the nutrients. With that being said, I wanted to show you how EASY it is to make organic homemade apple juice! And the best part is, there are NO HARMFUL CHEMICALS in it (like arsenic)!
This recipe only makes approximately 6 cups as we like to make it fresh every day and only drink a little bit at a time as it is much different (stronger) than store bought juice.
3 organic apples
1 cup of steamed distilled water (other water will suffice but this is best)
Wash, quarter, and seed apples
Turn machine on low starting at 1 and quickly turn to 10, then high.
Mix until completely pureed, using the tamper as needed – about 45 seconds.
Next take out your cheesecloth (we use organic unbleached)
and find a container you will use to store the juice in.
And….voilà! You have just made some delicious organic apple juice without the arsenic!
Of course if you do not have a Vitamix OR want to make larger quantities, you can make it other ways. Here is a link to a recipe I found that is similar to canning (for those without this machine). Enjoy!