This homemade strawberry juice is made with fresh ingredients, blended together to keep all of that nutritious goodness in the glass. The strawberries and small amount of sugar keeps the drink sweet, while the lemon juice gives it a slight tartness.
The other good thing about being made in a blender? This means less cleanup and less time spent before being able to sip on this healthy, refreshing beverage. Here are some tips and information on how to make strawberry juice.
Strawberry Juice Benefits
When making a drink with fresh fruit, there are bound to be some health benefits. It is full of the good stuff, so there shouldn’t be any guilt in drinking homemade strawberry juice, especially if you leave out the added sugar. The strawberry juice benefits range from health to beauty.
Strawberries are packed with antioxidants and fiber. The fiber comes from strawberry pulp, so if you want a health boost in your strawberry juice, I recommend keeping the pulp. There are minerals such as iron, zinc, potassium and manganese that help increase bone health and lower blood pressure.
As for beauty, the antioxidants and vitamin E and C in strawberries can treat skin inflammation and help to reduce age spots and wrinkles. Plus, vitamin C is great for the immune system and eyesight. A phytochemical present in strawberries called Ellagic acid, helps to prevent collagen destruction.
Strawberry Juice Ingredients
- 2 cups strawberries – cleaned, hulled and chopped
- 2 tbsp. sugar or agave nectar – (or to taste)
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 cups water
- Ice – to serve
Step 1: Add Strawberries to Blender
Add chopped strawberries and sugar to a blender.
Step 2: Add Lemon Juice & Water
Add the lemon juice and water.
Step 4: Blend
Blend until you have a smooth consistency. (If you don’t like pulp in your juice and would like it to be more clear, strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer.)
Step 5: Serve!
Pour into glasses over ice and serve!
Does Strawberry Juice Stain?
Does strawberry juice stain? Unfortunately, yes. Whether it is from the cut-up fruit or the finished drink, strawberry stains are difficult to wash off, especially when they don’t react well to soap. Here are some steps to wash out stubborn strawberry stains:
- First, blot (don’t rub) the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel immediately.
- Next, rinse any excess off with cool water (hot water can set some stains, so stick to cool water).
- Mix 1 tbsp. of white vinegar and 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol in a bowl.
- Dip a cloth into the mixture and blot the stain until it is lifted.
- Then throw it in the laundry using the hot water setting and detergent.
Do you love strawberry season as much as I do? If you enjoyed this recipe, let us know in the comments!
- 2 cups strawberries - cleaned, hulled and chopped
- 2 tbsp. sugar or agave nectar - (or to taste)
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 cups water
- Ice - to serve
- Add chopped strawberries and sugar to a blender.
- Add the lemon juice and water.
- Blend until you have a smooth consistency. (If you don’t like pulp in your juice and would like it to be more clear, strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer.)
- Pour into glasses over ice and serve!
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Strawberry juice, with all of its fiber, nutrients and antioxidants, is a healthy and delicious drink. Try not to overload it with added sugar, though.
The antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that strawberries are high in such as vitamin c, biotin and manganese, among others, may help to promote hair growth.
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