How To Juice Using a Food Processor

How to Juice Using a Food Processor

I have been wanting to start juicing for awhile now but wasn’t ready to shell out the money for a juice or make room in my already crowded kitchen for another appliance.  After searching Google for ideas, I decided to try using my food processor.  Spoiler: it works like a charm.  I have been thoroughly enjoying these juices the last couple of days and you can too!


How To Juice Using a Food Processor


 Materials Needed:


Fine metal strainer

Food processor

Medium size bowl

Mason jar with lid


How To Juice Using a Food Processor: Steps 1 and 2

1.  Fill your food processor with your desired fruits and veggies.  In this one, I had kale, spinach, celery, carrots, and apple.  Turn on and let it blend for 1-2 minutes.


2.  Add some water.  I add about a cup of water each time.  Blend for 3-5 minutes.


How To Juice Using a Food Processor: Steps 3-5


3.  Place a fine metal strainer over a bowl.  Pour your belnded mixture into the strainer.


4.  Use a spoon to press the juice out of the pulp.  Move the pulp around and try to get every last drop.  Don’t worry if some of the pulp goes through the strainer, we will get that in a second.


5.  Your pulp should look like this 😉


How to Juice Using a Food Processor: Steps 6-8


6.  Place some cheesecloth over the jar you’ll use to store you choice.  Pour the contents of the bowl into the cheesecloth.


7.  Let gravity work for a second and the jucie to strain through the cheesecloth.


8.  Squeeze every last drop of juice out of the cheesecloth.  Store your juice and enjoy!


Fresh Green Juice


And you probably noticed the mess in steps 6-8 … that’s what happens when you try to take your own photos of the steps and are too lazy to start over 😉




I was more sad about the wasted juice than the ruined photos.  Priorities people 😉

Any – who … Overall I think juicing using a food processor is relatively simple and the clean-up is a breeze.  I make my juice for the next morning while Emmalyne is eating lunch and store it in a sealed mason jar.  I think the whole process takes me less than 10 minutes.  While it might be a little more time consuming that using a juicer, it saves me money and space so I’ll take it!

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Now that I am happily juicing, what are some of your favorite juice combos?  I need some ideas :)

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28 thoughts on “How to Juice Using a Food Processor”

    1. That’s a con of juicing in general … it takes a lot of produce for a glass. I got 16oz of juice out of the above though which is 2 servings for me. Since I always end up throwing away produce this is a good way for me to use it. I personally throw the pulp away but if you did carrots alone you could use the pulp for muffins, oatmeal, etc.
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  1. I love how you always do a post about something I am interested in or contemplating! My hubby actually just bought me a juicer for Christmas as I have a small food processor. I love this post!!
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  2. I think a lot of people think you need a juicer to make juice but using your food processor is a great option especially for those who can’t afford to buy a juicer. I personally like to have both a juicer and a blender in my kitchen. The blender is easier to clean though! :)

  3. I use a food processor with my veggies and then put into a blender and ad a bit of water and bingo. Good drink without loosing fiber and increasing sugar proportion to drink.

  4. You can always blend less and add avocado and salsa and it makes a nice crunchy salsa or a topping for a chicken wrap.

  5. Hi!
    I’ve read that using a blender will take the fiber out while the juicer will not, which is the plan for a juice fast. Will using the food processor do the same thing as the blender or the juicer?

    Thank you!

    1. It depends on what kind of juicer you use – many remove the pulp as well. I have never done a juice fast so I honestly don’t know – however I would assume you would want the pulp in your juice if that is the source of your nutrition. I juice for added nutrients but get plenty of fiber through my diet during the day so removing the pulp doesn’t affect me. You could use the food processor without straining the pulp to keep the fiber in it.

      1. Juicing using a juicer does remove the pulp but using a processor will give you the option. For more recipes go to the web site for juicing and there are all sorts of recipes.

  6. Looks awful but these juices taste aint too bad and so good for you. Exactly the sort of things I’m trying to put across on my blog, with recipes for everyday but prepared in a halogen oven and unusual extras and sauces to go with BBQ food. Anything that makes for a slightly more healthy outcome, without going to a lot of trouble
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  7. Ya I bought a juicer at Xmas and used it once and couldn’t believe how time consuming it is to clean. Instructions say to use a soft brush to clean the blade, well it took about 10 minutes just to clean the blade because they are so close together than to get the fiber out of the nook and crannies also is time consuming. Going to try my Food Processor.

  8. I have a juicer and a food processor. Juicing in the food processor actually works pretty good but straining out the pulp is a bit of a pain.

  9. THANK YOU FOR THIS! I was getting so frustrated with my juicer, it’s old and the seal isn’t what it used to be so juice leaks out and makes a mess. Using my food processor (which by the way is MORE QUIET and EASIER TO CLEAN than a juicer) with the same amount of produce I’ve been using in my juicer I have yielded three times the amount of juice with less waste. I didn’t even need a cheese cloth for the final part, I have two cups of juice waiting for me to drink and I’ve left my sieve dripping into my larger measure cup and it’s still dripping strong.

    I was contemplating getting a Vitamix, but I am SO happy to have come across this article. Thank you a million times over!

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