Hot Pink Lovers Juice

DIY juice at home WITHOUT a juicer!

February is about love. But love doesn’t have to be all about chocolate and wine. It can also be about health. Enter: Hot Pink Lovers Juice.

Hot Pink Lover's Juice Ingredients

This simple juice begins and ends with 6 simple ingredients and does not require a juicer. (See my original post on the matter here.) You just need a blender, a towel and a bowl. A fine mesh strainer is helpful but optional.

Hot Pink Lover's Juice |

Just pack in all your fruit and veg with a little water and blend, blend, blend.

DIY Hot Pink Juice!

Wowzer. Now comes the fun part. Juicing WITHOUT a juicer.

How to Juice without a juicer

This simple system is fail proof and strains out beautiful juice without the cost of a juicer. I love it.

Just the other day I had 2 pounds of organic apples that I knew we wouldn’t eat in the next week. So, I removed the stems, quartered them and whirled them into an apple-y oblivion in our blender  Strain, squeeze and chill and ‘voila!’ Fresh pressed apple juice! We couldn’t believe how delicious it was! It’s just so simple, cheap and easy. You MUST try this method.

Hot Pink Juice at Home!

Hot Pink Lovers Juice! 6 fruit and veg in ONE amazing juice |

This juice is:

Packed with nutrients
Perfect as is or added to smoothies
Super healthy

What’s not to love? Happy juicing!

Hot Pink Lovers Juice | The perfect DIY Juice (without a juicer) for Valentine's Day

Hot Pink Lovers Juice | the perfect healthy DIY juice for Valentine's Day and energy boosts

5.0 from 2 reviews
Hot Pink Lovers Juice
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Hot pink juice that's loaded with fruit and veggies. Refreshing, crisp and not too sweet.
Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 2-3
  • 1 large (or 2 small) grapefruit, peeled and quartered
  • 2 large sweet apples, roughly quartered, stems removed
  • 2 carrots (or 10 baby carrots)
  • 1 small beet, greens removed, roughly chopped
  • 1 small knob ginger, peeled (scant 1/4 cup chopped)
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • ~1/2 cup filtered water
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until well combined and liquified, encouraging it a long with more water if needed.
  2. Place a clean thin dish towel over a fine mesh strainer (optional) set over a mixing bowl (see photo).
  3. Pour over juice mixture, then gather four corners of your towel and twist to squeeze out all of the juice, leaving the pulp behind. Once you have all of the juice squeezed out, either chill the juice or serve immediately.
  4. I liked reserving my leftovers and adding it to smoothies, but it's great as is. Will keep covered in the fridge for a few days but is best fresh.
*This juice is a bit more tart and earthy thanks to the lemon, ginger and beets. If you prefer a sweeter juice, add an additional apple or two and scale back on the beets/ginger.
*See step-by-step photos on juicing without a juicer using a fine mesh strainer in this article we did for Chalkboard magazine.
*If you don't have a fine mesh strainer, fret not! Just drape your thin dish towel or nut milk bag, pour over the juice/pulp, and squeeze the juice into the bowl!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/2 recipe (1 large glass) Calories: 220 Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 53 g Sugar: 31 g Sodium: 87 mg Protein: 3 g



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  1. says

    Oooh. Love those straws! This is almost identical to one of my favorite juices at one lucky duck. Would I like to make it at home and save $$$? YES. Thank you.

  2. says

    MMM, yum! This looks amazing. I make juice all the time in my blender. I can’t find cheese clothes at the store though, so I don’t get as much juice out when I use just a mesh strainer. Gotta find me some!

    • says

      Try a nut milk bag for straining. They are $5-6, and rinse out pretty well (mine is kind of a slippery fabric). They usually have a drawstring, so you can cinch it closed before straining/squeezing the juice out. No towel or mesh strainer needed.

    • Dana Shultz says

      Agreed. Juicing is good once in a while but most days I prefer smoothies. But for special occasions, I whip out the “juicing” method :D

  3. says

    Aw yeah. Beets once again. You can’t go wrong with them. I’m going to whip this up a soon as I get off the computer. Love this!
    I juice without a juicer too. They are so expensive and unnecessary. I have a drawer full of flour sack cloths that I use. The best part is, if I only want to juice a little bit (say just one beet) I can. And I don’t have to worry about cleaning a huge counter-hog contraption afterwards.

    • Dana Shultz says

      flour sack cloths are the best! I need to order a few more so I don’t have to do laundry as often :D Glad we see eye to eye on simple juicing!

  4. says

    You’ll never believe that, just last night, I queued up a verrrry similar recipe to be posted next week on my blog! Looks like we’re riding the same brain wave… Or just both have excellent taste ;)

  5. says

    I so appreciate seeing a recipe for juice that doesn’t require a juicer! I love the colour of this one, absolutely beautiful. Happy Valentines Day!

  6. Beth Hornback says

    I get an all-organic produce box delivered weekly (cheaper then buying the same items at the store and it comes to my door!). Yesterday it arrived, and it contained all the ingredients to make this juice. Even Meyer Lemons which I am excited to try in it as I think it will make it just a touch sweeter without any added sugar. Do you have fridge ESP, Dana? It’s like YOU KNOW.

  7. Jennifer B says

    I made a single version of this recipe in my nutribullet. I’m trying to get myself to like beets, this is no easy feat mind you as I think they taste like dirt but I have to say drinking them with grapefruit and apples make them a lot more palatable.


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