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Making Blueberry Juice at Home with 2 Delicious Recipes

13/09/2023 | Juice recipes

Would you like to make your own blueberry juice too? With these 2 tasty recipes, you can fully enjoy the health benefits of blueberry juice. If you want to learn more about the health benefits of blueberry juice, you can find more information on this blog.

Did you know that blueberries are packed with healthy nutrients? They are rich in vitamins and minerals and are low in calories. Additionally, blueberries are among the most antioxidant-rich foods in the world. The health benefits of antioxidants in blueberries are increasingly supported by scientific research. If you want to learn more about the health benefits of blueberries, read this article. If you're looking to take advantage of all the goodness in blueberries, you can easily turn them into blueberry juice. This way, you can effortlessly consume a substantial amount of berries, and it tastes delicious too! Below, you'll find two delightful recipes that make crafting blueberry juice a breeze.

Different Types of Blueberries for Making Juice

In the Netherlands, you generally come across two different types of blueberries: one primarily found in stores, and the other in the wild. Both types of blueberries are quite healthy, but there are differences. The larger, rounder berries usually available in stores under the name 'blueberries' are the fruits of Vaccinium corymbosum. These grow in the wild, including in the United States, but not in our region. Nevertheless, they are cultivated extensively due to their cluster growth pattern and easy picking. They have light flesh and a soft, sweet taste. You can purchase them year-round, sometimes from the frozen food section. Even frozen, these blueberries retain their health benefits. The blueberry you can pick in the wild in the Netherlands is a different variety, originating from Vaccinium myrtillus. They don't grow in clusters; the berries are spaced apart and slightly smaller. They have dark purple flesh and a more tart and tangy taste. You can pick them in the wild between April and June, and sometimes later in the (early) summer. The following blueberry juice recipes can be made with both types of blueberries.

Blueberry Juice Recipe

Blueberry Juice Recipe

This delectable deep purple juice combines (wild) blueberries with (wild) blackberries, purple beetroot, and a hint of lemon. During spring and (early) summer, you can pick wild blueberries and blackberries yourself. It's a fun way to enjoy a beautiful day, and it's free! Opt for berries and blackberries that have a dark blue or purple color, feel slightly soft, and easily detach from the stem. Wild fruits are often rich in healthy nutrients. When out of season, you can also choose blueberries and blackberries from the store, possibly in frozen form. Properly frozen, they should retain most of their freshness and nutrients. Frozen fruits are often more budget-friendly as well. Of course, you'll need to thaw them before juicing.

Ingredients per serving:

  • 2 handfuls of (wild) blackberries
  • 1 purple beetroot with stems
  • 1 handful of (wild) blackberry leaves
  • 1 handful of (wild) blueberries
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1 lemon wedge (peel included)

Preparation:

  1. Wash the blackberries thoroughly and juice them in the slow juicer.
  2. Scrub and wash the beetroot thoroughly, then cut it into wedges. Juice it, including the stems, in the slow juicer.
  3. Wash the blackberry leaves and juice them in the slow juicer.
  4. Wash the blueberries and juice them in the slow juicer.
  5. Juice the lemon without its peel, but with the white pith, in the slow juicer.
  6. Finally, juice the lemon peel in the slow juicer as well.

Wild Blueberry Juice Recipe

This blueberry juice with cabbage, plums, carrots, and aloe vera supports your immune system due to its high vitamin C content, among other benefits. Let yourself be surprised by this exciting combination of ingredients! You can pick the berries in the woods or buy them in the store. Use aloe vera from your own plant (be sure to follow instructions carefully).

Ingredients per serving:

  • 2 handfuls of purple pointed cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 blue plum
  • 1/4 stalk of aloe vera

Preparation:

  1. Remove the outer leaves of the pointed cabbage and discard them. Chop the cabbage finely and juice it in the slow juicer.
  2. Trim the ends of the carrots, cut them into small pieces, and juice them in the slow juicer.
  3. Wash the blueberries and juice them in the slow juicer.
  4. Remove the pit from the plum and juice it in the slow juicer.
  5. Completely remove the green skin from the aloe vera, leaving only the white, gel-like interior, and juice it in the slow juicer. Note: Remove the skin carefully, as aloe vera skin is toxic for consumption!

Consume your juice right after juicing for maximum freshness and nutrient content. If you're making larger quantities for convenience, you can freeze any leftovers.

Buying Blueberry Juice: What to Look For

If you're interested in making your own blueberry juice but lack the time, buying blueberry juice is a good alternative. Choose pure, organic blueberry juice without additives whenever possible. Naturally, blueberry juice without added sugar is the best option. Concentrated juice often contains fewer nutrients, so if you want to reap the health benefits of blueberry juice, it's best to avoid concentrated versions. If you want to make the most of the antioxidants in berries, our Antioxidant Shot is worth a try. In addition to blueberries, it contains other wild berries and fruits with high antioxidant value. You'll also find the berries in our Recover, Wild, and Ron's Juice. All our juices are pressed with a slow juicer, immediately frozen, and poured into glass containers to preserve all the healthy nutrients naturally, without any unnatural additives. We deliver them to your door with our freezer truck whenever it's convenient for you. All you need to do is thaw them and enjoy all the goodness that berries have to offer!

How Can I Make Blueberry Juice at Home Effectively?
In this post, we present two comprehensive juice recipes for crafting healthy blueberry juice at home. Opt for organic and preferably fresh berries to ensure you're consuming only healthy ingredients. You'll need a slow juicer for both recipes. A slow juicer ensures you extract all the vital vitamins and minerals from the berries, transferring them to your glass. Don't have a slow juicer? You can use an immersion blender or a regular blender as alternatives. After making the blueberry juice, it's best to consume it immediately. This way, you'll be sure to get the most vitamins and minerals. If you want to store the juice for longer, freeze it immediately after making.
Where Can I Find a Good Blueberry Juice Recipe?
We have various healthy and delicious blueberry juice recipes on our website. These recipes are easy to follow, enabling you to create them quickly and easily at home. Keep in mind that the recipes are designed for use with a slow juicer. If you don't have one, you can certainly use a blender or immersion blender as a substitute.
What Makes Blueberry Juice Healthy?
Blueberries are rich in many vitamins and minerals while being low in calories. This combination makes them very healthy. Plus, they're incredibly delicious. That's why they're often consumed and incorporated into juices, yogurts, or other dishes. Are you curious about all the health benefits and effects of consuming blueberries? We thoroughly explain it in our ingredient list.
What Should I Consider When Buying Blueberry Juice?
When purchasing blueberry juice, opt for pure, organic blueberry juice without additives. Naturally, blueberry juice without added sugar is the best. Juice concentrates often contain fewer nutrients. Therefore, it's best to avoid these options. If you want to maximize the amount of antioxidants in berries, our Antioxidant Shot is worth a try. Besides blueberries, it contains other wild berries and fruits with a high antioxidant value. You'll also find the berries in our Recover Juice, Wild Juice, and Ron's Juice. All our juices are pressed with a slow juicer, immediately frozen, and poured into glass containers to preserve all the healthy nutrients naturally, without any unnatural additives.