There are juice recipes on the Vitamix site. Click on beverages & click search. http://vitamix.ahoy.com/recipe/recipe_search.cgi
Blender Lady has a Whole Fruit Juice recipe with some other info. here. http://blenderlady.com/recipes/#FruitJuice
Whole Fruit Juice
Five Fruit, Two Veggies – Show Recipe:
Put Ingredients into your Vitamix in the following order:
Coconut Water 1/2 cup (at a show I use 3 oz.)
One Orange Peeled (leave the white pith)
1/2 of a Banana
5-6 Strawberries – leave the green tops on! ;-) (at a show I use 4 to save $)
Pineapple wedge (one to two cups)
1/4 of an Apple – I include the seeds, core, and skin
3-4 small Baby Carrots, or a small chunk of Carrot
a leaf of Red Cabbage (stem removed) half of a leaf if it is a very large leaf (this adds a beautiful color to the Juice)
One cup of Ice (or try freezing almond milk or coconut water into ice cubes!)
Sweetener of your Choice (or none) at home I use Stevia.
Blend on high until the ice melts. This can take longer than you think!
A lot of people say that they can’t make their fruit juices come out the same way taste and texture as mine at a show. The key to getting your Whole Fruit Juice the texture and temperature that you desire, is the proportion of frozen to non-frozen ingredients that you use. If you are using all room temperature fruits (and veggies if you are including them) you will need to add something frozen (either ice, frozen fruit, or “smoothie cubes”). If you are using frozen fruits, you may need to add water. If you use ice, it will melt and become the liquid in your smoothie. The amount of frozen ingredients should be enough that when you first start blending the drink it is very thick because of the frozen stuff (like a very thick “slushy”). In fact, many times my juices start out so thick and frozen that they are like ice creams. This allows you to blend the drink long enough (one to two minutes) without heating up the ingredients. As the friction of the blades spinning at 249 miles per hour begins to heat up the ingredients, the drink will turn from a very thick, frozen “slushy” to a liquid. If you want a smoothie and not a “chunky” you want your drink to be liquid (all texture gone) but very, very cold (preserves enzymes).
Making juice is not an exact science. You should strive for a very cold, and very well blended (one to two minutes on high) drink. If the drink gets warm, some of the enzymes will have been de-activated.
If you taste your juice and it is not as sweet as you would like, consider adding one of the sweeteners from the Sweeteners & Smoothie Additives page of my website. http://blenderlady.com/sweeteners-smoothie-additives/
Last edited on 7/2/2013
Last edited on 7/2/2013
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