As I note in the guide to buying the best juicer, there are several different types of juicers. There are centrifugal, masticating, single-gear, and singer-auger juicers. Each juicer has its own pros and cons.
If you have a centrifugal juicer (Breville, Big Mouth), you can’t juice berries and grapes. The grapes will be dropped in and then spun right into the pulp basin. That’s a con. But centrifugal juicers are fast and tear through carrots, beets, and other hard fruits and vegetables.
If you have a masticating (Omega J8004) or singer-auger juicer (Omega VRT 350), then you can juice berries and grapes. (On the downside, it takes longer to juice.)
As I have a centrifugal juicer, here’s how I juice berries and grapes:
- Blend the berries or grapes.
- Put a strainer over a mixing bowl (preferably one with a spout so you can pour the juice without making a mess).
- Strain the juice through the strainer to remove the pulp.
You can also forgo straining. Blend your grapes and berries and then add the juice and pulp/skins to your juice.
I used a blender to make a kale grape juice.
- Put 2 cups of grapes into a blender.
- Add 6-10 kale leaves and stalks, cut into small pieces.
- Add 1 cup of water.
- Strain the juice into a mixing bowl.
- Use a spatula or something else to swish around the wet pulp.
- Pour the juice into cup and enjoy.