Do you have a (Vitamix) blender that you would like to use as a juicer? Chances are, if you like to blend your food, that you also love to juice your food! But for many people, having both a blender and a juicer is simply too much. But, fortunately for us, there is the Vitamix filtration bag, that allows you to use your blender to make juices!
In this page I will give you a short overview of how you can use the Vitamix filtration bag to use your Vitamix blender to make juices. It might sound complicated. But the process is actually very simple. If you like to drink fruit and vegetable juices – but you don’t have a juicer… then continue reading!
What is a Vitamix filtration bag?
A Vitamix filtration bag is a very simple, but useful product. It’s a little bag made out of 100% all-natural hemp. The bag is approximately 12 by 12 inches (that’s 30 by 30 cm). And it can be used to squeeze the pulp out of freshly made smoothies.
The Vitamix filtration bag weighs around 4 ounces, so it’s very light. Since it is made from all-natural hemp, the bag is very strong. This means that you can put a lot of effort into it when squeezing your juice.
Now, before we get into how the Vitamix filtration bag exactly works, I’d like to quickly discuss the benefits of juicing. And maybe, you’re not too sure what the difference is between blending and juicing.
Note: If you already know the benefits of juicing and the difference between juicing and blending – feel free to skip the following paragraph and dive straight into the next part!
Benefits of juicing
As you probably know, juicing is a very effective way to consume a lot of fruits and vegetables. Not only is drinking a juice (that contains several portions of fruits) more convenient than eating the same amount of fruits, but it’s also a great option to take with you.
Many people find that they are not that hungry in the morning, but they still like to eat their fruits. In that case it would be a great thing to make a good juice in the morning – and then take it to work to drink there!
Another benefit of juicing is that it can make some vegetables (or other foods) more tasty. If you’re anything like me, you might not enjoy the taste of some vegetables. But, even vegetables that you don’t like can still be good for you.
For instance, I absolutely cannot handle the taste of spinach, but when combined with several carrots, a celery stick and some lemon, I can still drink it!
But, enough of the all these benefits of juicing… let’s find out how you can make juices, if the only thing you have is a blender!
How can you turn your Vitamix blender into a juicer?
As I said before, the only thing you’ll need when you want to make juices – but all you have is a blender – is a Vitamix filtration bag. The entire process is actually pretty simple. Here’s how to do it:
- Find a juice recipe that you want to make
- gather all the necessary ingredients
- Blend all the ingredients
- Run the mixture through the filtration bag (Amazon) to separate the pulp from the juice
- Remember to squeeze the bag extra tight to get all the juice from the bag
- Enjoy your juice!
So, as you can see. it’s actually incredibly easy to use your blender to make juice! And one last thing: as you go through step 5, you might want to squeeze it several times. Otherwise it would be a waste of delicious juice!
How many times can I use the Vitamix Filtration bag?
You might not have this question about the Vitamix filtration bag, but if you do, here’s the answer. Since the bag is made out of 100% all-natural hemp, it means that the bag is very strong and can handle basically anything you do with it. So, if you use the bag normally and don’t do any weird things with it – it should last you at least several years!
How do I wash the bag?
Another question I’ve seen around on the internet was how to wash the bag. Again, there’s no need to over-complicate things here. I recommend you just wash it by hand and leave it to dry somewhere warm. And if you feel the bag is really dirty, you could put it in the dishwasher or dish-washing machine. Although I wouldn’t do this all the time, as it might be bad for the hemp fibers in the bag.
Why should I get the Vitamix bag – other nut/juice bags are cheaper?
One of the main reasons why I like the Vitamix filtration bag is because it’s made from quality materials. Just like all the other Vitamix products, you’re guaranteed to get a high quality product that will last you years. Other nut/juice bags might be cheaper, but at what cost?
If you have to get a new one within a year, then it is actually cheaper to get Vitamix filtration bag, simply because it lasts you longer!
Where can I get the Vitamix filtration bag?
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably also have had good experiences shopping at Amazon. That’s why I recommend you to order the bag from there. No need to complicate things. If you like to make delicious & tasty juices, but you only have a blender – then I recommend you get yourself a Vitamix filtration bag!
P.S. for those of you who didn’t want to read the entire post, here’s the short version: If you want to make juices, but you don’t have a special juicer to do that… than you can use your Vitamix blender together with the special Vitamix filtration bag to make extremely tasteful juices!