According to Healthy Juice Central, juicing fresh fruits and vegetables is better, since you might not be able to get as much juice from frozen veggies. However, if you can only afford or find frozen vegetables, you shouldn’t shun juices just yet. Juices made from frozen vegetables are especially refreshing during the summer and you won’t even have to add ice to the mix.
Check your juicer’s manual if you have it. If not, check the manufacturer’s website for a copy. The manual should indicate whether your juicer can handle hard items like frozen vegetables. If nothing is mentioned, try a small piece of vegetable to start. Use a soft veggie, like spinach or celery, first to make sure your juicer can take it. If the motor doesn’t stall, you can move on to harder vegetables.
Let vegetables thaw for a couple of minutes before you put them through the juicer. They don’t have to completely defrost, but allowing to soften a bit will make the juicing process easier.
Feed the vegetables through the juicer a small piece at the time. Don’t push big chunks through in order to prevent damage.
Add some water or soymilk to the final product if you prefer a thinner drink. When you juice frozen vegetables, you might end up with a thick glass of juice, just as you would if you added crushed ice to the mix.
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