So, as you know, I’m juice-crazy right now and I’m all about making the green juice and the orange juice and juices that are all of the colors of the wind (shoutout to Miss T on that one, WINK).
But the problem with juicing has been that I’ve mostly been restricted to juice that’s smoothie-like in it’s consistency. I have a blender, not a juicer, and juicers are about a million dollars. Just kidding, more like two hundred dollars. The price tag would even be fine, but when you move around as much as I do, it gets, you know, a bit heavy.
So. ALTERNATIVE TIME! I found this cheesecloth at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $3.99 and it does just the trick!
You just drape it over a bowl and strain your juice over it. Then squeeze like crazy. The more you squeeze, the more juice you extract. Just, you know, make sure your hands are clean. The juice comes out nice and clear which is especially good if you’re the fiber-sensitive type (if you know what I mean).
The only caveat to the cheesecloth is cleanup. I’ve been rinsing it off, which mostly works, but it can sometimes be hard to get the little pieces out. Overall, though, solid B+ in lieu of a a juicer, and highly recommend it!
Have you ever used a cheesecloth to juice or for anything else? (Making mozzarella cheese, perhaps?) Do you have any advice or tips for cleanup?