Getting the most out of your fruits & vegetables

Cold-pressed juicing has become significantly more popular because the goal when juicing is to break down produce with as little damage and exposure to air and as possible. This helps to keep as much nutrition as possible.

Using a cold press juicer is also superior in terms of juice taste and texture compared to other forms of juicing because instead of shredding the fruit, it uses force to squeeze out the juice, leaving the pulpy bits. This process gives you smooth and nutritious concentrated juice.

Having your own cold-press juicing machine at home will not only help you save a lot of money from regularly buying bottled cold-press juice bottles or going to juice bars, it also gives you more freedom to choose which kind of fruits and vegetables you’d want in your shot of cold-pressed juice. That is why having the best cold-pressed juicing machine like JUlaVIE will definitely up your juicing game.

We, at JUlaVIE, want you to get the optimum nutrition from fresh cold-pressed juice so we developed a cold-press juicing machine that is premium, convenient, and easy to use.

Preparing your produce
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Cold-press juicing is a different style of juicing. Unlike traditional juicers that blend, grind, and shred fruits and vegetables, JUlaVIE uses a press system that squeezes out the juice and leaves the pulp behind. In this scenario, you can imagine how it would be difficult to achieve a full glass of spinach juice due to how a cold-press juicer works.

With JUlaVIE, you have the option to cold press low-yield produce such as roots like beet root and carrots to get a concentrated single shot. You can also get a double shot serving of your favorite greens like kale and spinach.

And if you want to enjoy a full triple shot of cold-pressed juice, you can combine denser vegetables and juicier fruits.

Here are some tips we’d like to share to you on how to prepare some fruits and vegetables that are often used for juicing which will guide you on which produce you can use if you want a single, double, or triple shot of nutritious and delicious cold-pressed juice.

THREE BASIC PREP TIPS

TIP #1. Used alone, these are the shot sizes you can expect

1 filter makes:

Single shots of: Beet, celery and cucumber juice (100-150ml)

Double shots of: Spinach, Kale, Carrot, Tomato, Kiwi and Strawberry (150-200ml)

Triple shots of: Apple, Orange, Pineapple, Watermelon, Dragonfruit, Grapes and Pears (250ml-350ml)

TIP #2. By combining juicier fruits with more dense vegetables – you can get more juice

See our recipe page here to check out some great shot combinations using greens, roots, and fruits.

 

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TIP #3. If you prep your produce as follows, though not required to get the shot size listed above, you can increase the amount of produce you can put into your filter – and therefore, the amount you will get out.

WHOLE

Most small fruits and vegetables can be used whole when juicing.

Ex: Strawberries, blueberries, cherry tomatoes, and similar.

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CHUNKS

Juicy fruits (high water content) can be sliced in big pieces as it requires less force to exert juice from them.

Ex: watermelon, pineapple, oranges, pomelo, honeydew, melon

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CHOP / SLICE

Chopping them in 1-inch piece or smaller makes it easier to fit inside the liner, increasing juice yield.

Ex: apples, pears, kiwi, cucumber, lemon, passion fruit, dragon fruit, lime, etc.

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SHRED

Roots and greens have really low water-content. Shred first and with high-yield fruits. This allows the machine to press more juice.

Ex: Carrots, beet root, spinach, kale

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Another option for greens?

If you don’t want to shred your greens, you can use the Juice Extraction Mitts included with purchase to rub a handful of greens first before inserting them in the filter bag. Rubbing allows to break down the thick cell walls for easier juicing.

Here’s a video on how to use the juice extracting mitts:

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Juice Nutrition Shots & Produce Yield Chart

The size of the “shot” you will get depends on what produce you put in, and the manner of how you prepared them. The higher the water content of a produce, the less prep is needed. So you can just put about chunks of pineapple in the filter and get a double or triple shot. Greens and roots, having lower water content, needs a little more prep than others.

Here is a produce yield chart to understand what kind of shot you can get from filling the filter with a specific produce and comparing them to their yield from other popular juicers in the market today.

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*Juicer A is a famous global juicer brand that uses blade and sells for about 200USD.
**Juicer B is also a global brand masticating juicer model that sells for about 250USD.

Head over to our recipes page to try some of our favorite produce combinations!

We share this with you as we want to be sure you understand that even non-cold-pressed juicers have different yield output and that this new style of juicing is no exception. This chart will help understand what to expect from your produce and open you to the endless combinations to enjoy the kind of juice shots you want – be it a single concentrated shot, a double-produce double shot, or a fruity concoction of a full triple shot.