Make the Most of a Lemon/Citrus Juicer
Juicing recipes for a healthier living
Having your very own lemon juicer can be one of the simplest solutions for so many every day issues. Citrus juice that you extract yourself is the freshest, most power packed lemon juice that you can get, better than any product on the market. Making your own citrus juice is also beneficial because you avoid drinking the preservatives and additives like citric acid and tartaric acid, and acidity stabilizers. When you make your own lemon juice, you get fresh and straight lemon juice that you can use for a variety of uses.
Of course, this is all the more easier if you know how to juice your lemons properly, so that you extract the maximal amount of juice out. Here are some tips that will help you understand how to juice better. For starters, always microwave your lemons for 10-15 seconds before you use the citrus juicer. This helps get more juice out of the lemons, especially for citrus fruit you have just taken out of the fridge. Another alternative is lightly pressing the fruit on a counter or table top and rubbing back and forth under the palm of your hand, to soften the fruit.
Using a citrus juicer is the best way to get lemon juice without seeds, as the strainer attachment will catch them all. You can then use the lemon juice right away, or keep it in the fridge and use for up to a week. The easiest recipe to use lemon juice in is to make lemonade. Especially in these hot summers, lemonade made with your own lemon juicer is a quick, five minute fix for the afternoons.
Easy Lemon Blast Lemonade/Mojito
Add the juice of 3-4 lemons to half a pitcher of cold water, or a quarter pitcher of water and crushed ice. Add 3-4 tablespoons of powdered white sugar, a pinch of salt, and voila! Your lemonade is ready.
And you can substitute the water for sodas like Sprite or 7 Up to make a kid friendly mojito that’ll cool them down, after an afternoon of playing outside. It also makes a great accompaniment to light lunches and for guests who have suddenly popped over. If you know how to juice your lemons right, you can serve fresh drinks in five minutes!
The lemon juice left can also be used for so many other things. In marinades, in making lemon jelly, in making your own sour cream from leftover milk, or for giving yourself a quick facial too.
When you have pure lemon juice with no artificial additives, the possibilities are endless!