Searching for the berry best way to begin breakfast? Our super simple, vegan strawberry juice recipe is made with only sweet, ripe strawberries and a little bit of sweetener. It takes only a few minutes to make and tastes fabulous when you’re on-the-go or your appetite is low.
Strawberry juice is not only a delightful addition to breakfast, but it can also bring a sweet element to a savory snack, smoothie bowl, and can even satisfy a sultry, summer day thirst. Wouldn’t it be fun to fill a day with fantastic friends, merry berry picking, and then enjoy a jigger of juice in the evening? Sounds like heaven to us!
If you’re ready to step into the Wonderful World of Strawberries (anyone else a fan of the Strawberry Shortcake character?), then grab a basketful of bright red berries and join us at the juicing machine!
While it’s sometimes a pain to drag the cumbersome juicer out from under the counter, we feel that the finished product is always worth it. Juicing is such an easy way to absorb extra nutrients and give your body a big vitamin boost. Here are more reasons why we love this juice:
These heart-shaped berries are not only beautiful, but they’re super healthy, too. Strawberries provide us with:
Did you know that only only 8 strawberries give us more vitamin C than an orange and also 2 grams of fiber? Wow!
Strawberries are also amazing for our bodies and perfect to add into our daily diet because they’re:
Good question! June is usually the time when strawberries ripen. But, with new frost-resistant varieties on the market today, the season could last from January to June. This is the perfect recipe to make at the end of strawberry picking season when the berries are super ripe and ready to go.
Strawberries are almost always listed as Number 1 in the Dirty Dozen list. This means that strawberries are not only pretty high in pesticides, but they’re also very porous. They soak up more chemicals than most fruits, which are almost impossible wash away.
If you’re able to afford organic strawberries, we would highly recommend it. But, if not in your budget or you just can’t find any in your area, don’t worry too much about it. Consider growing your own or visit your local farmer’s market for the most delicious, delicate berries.
You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make your own fresh juice. Keep in mind that you need a lot of beautiful berries to make a mugful of juice. Get a few family members or friends to help with the hulling.
Fresh strawberry juice will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days. Make sure to shake before drinking, since the juice might start separating. This separation is totally normal.
You can also freeze the remaining juice by pouring it into an ice cube tray. Freeze overnight. You can then place the strawberry ice cubes into a freezer-safe bag or container for future use. Excellent for adding to seltzer water, fizzy drinks, iced teas, or lemonades. The frozen strawberry cubes will last up to 6 months, if stored properly.
Because berries are softer than most fresh fruits, you can also use a blender combined with a fine-mesh sieve or nut milk bag instead of a juicer. The leftover strawberry pulp can be saved for adding to or topping nice cream, pie, oatmeal, or even pancakes.
If you try this homemade strawberry juice recipe, let us know what you think by leaving a comment and rating below! Be sure to follow along on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook for even more vegan recipe inspiration.
Jump into juicing with both berries! Try these fun and flavorful juicing recipes for a tasty new twist. Call up your creativity and use all the fruits you fancy.
No juicer, no problem! Simply use a blender to blend the strawberries together and pour through a fine mesh strainer, cheesecloth, or nut milk bag to obtain the juice. Then, add in the sweetener. You may have a bit less liquid compared to juicing, but you can use more strawberries to increase the volume.
If you only have frozen strawberries, thaw them overnight in the fridge. There’s no need to slice them before juicing because they will be extra soft. If you wish to save a step, you can even buy sweetened frozen strawberries to use in this recipe. Then tend to be very sweet, so you may want to use a small container of fresh (or unsweetened) strawberries along with them.
You can easily replace all of added sweetener in the recipe by juicing 3 cups (around 3 small) of sweet apples (washed and sliced thickly) along with the strawberries. The best apples to use include Fuji, Gala, Ambrosia, or Juici. This method will give you more liquid, so you will have about three extra ounces in the end. Feel free to add less or more apples to your taste preference for the perfect apple strawberry juice.