Post # 1
Me and FI are thinking of getting into it, to get healthier, but I’ve got some questions.
What kind of juicer do you have? Do you have any problems with it leaking?
How often do you juice?
Do you drink the juice as a meal, or drink it along with a meal? Or just for snacks?
What are you favorite ingredients to juice with? Any recipes you care to share?
Post # 3
We just get Boathouse Farms all-organic fruit and veggie juices! They’re all fresh all natural, and have no preservatives. And you just have to pour it into a glass.
I love having them instead of an afternoon snack or as a small meal replacement (like if we’re going out for dinner, I’ll have a glass instead of lunch!)
Post # 4
@allyfally: I usually make a weeks worth on Sunday and then drink them for breakfast every morning. I do it more to try to be healthy than for weight loss because I never ate breakfast before… I have a magic bullet and it works well, no leaks and we’ve had it for almost a year! Also, my favorite smoothie (I don’t take out the pulp) is: a bunch of kale, an apple, a banana, some frozen fruit (I use mixed berries), and coconut water. Sometimes I add spirulina powder if I remember… Makes ~2 drinks and tastes soo good!
Post # 5
Breville and it’s perfect for just me. I can’t eat fruit though so I juice veggies. yum!
Post # 6
@allyfally: THe Netflix movie Fat, Sick, and nearly Dead got me into juicing.
Post # 7
I have a Breville also and I LOVE it! I love juicing, you can experiment with flavors and combinations, it’s fun! Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead also got me into juicing.
Post # 8
We have an Empson (I think?!) and we used to use it a lot to get more veggies into our diets. Now it sits sadly on our shelf next to the also unused ice cream maker, haha.
Maybe we’ll bust out the juicer this weekend!!
Post # 9
I have a Breville Juice Fountain and I LOVE it. Use it in the morning right when I get up to make a juice and eat a small breakfast with it. Sometimes I use it in the afternoon for a snack. I like it fresh, it separates and changes colour if I leave it in the fridge for more than a few hours. No issues at all, it pulverizes everything I’ve thrown at it so far. I wouldn’t juice for a meal, it doesn’t keep me full for very long.
My favourite recipe:
2 stalks celery
2 stallks kale
1 chunk ginger (thumb sized)
DH likes the taste but isn’t into the way it looks, slowly its growing on him.
Post # 10
We’ve been juicing since January and I second the Breville juice fountain! It’s pretty easy to put together and dishwasher safe. We juice weekday mornings as soon as we wake up and then eat a light breakfast like an hour later. I used to juice on Sundays for the week, but after doing some research, it seems like letting everything oxidize for that long really reduces the health benefits, and I’m certainly not doing it for the fun of it!! We use a pretty basic recipe- kale, celery, cucumber, carrot, tomato, parsley, lemon and ginger. We phased out fruits after about 2 months to reduce the sugar intake. 🙂
Post # 11
Just keep eating… I don’t do juices, cleanses, or anything but I do eat healthily.
Post # 12
@lazybee123: You dont have a problem with it staying fresh for a week? I read it should only be refridgerated for 2 days max.
@VikingPrincess: Thats what got me interested in it, as well.
@howsweetitis: I’m glad we’re not the only one with unused appliances. We got a waffle/pannini maker a year ago and its still in the box. XD
Post # 13
The reboot with joe website is a good spot for recipes. 🙂
We did two juices and one vegan meal per day for a couple weeks. I snacked on nuts and various veggies as well. Now we try to have one juice per day and we try to only eat one meal a day with meat in it.
I have a breville juicer. I bought it from bed bath and beyond with a 20% off coupon, so it ended up being $119
here is my favorite juice:
Post # 14
I really want to start juicing, but I want to make sure I can get a really high quality machine first. I love fruits and veggies, so it sounds great to me.
Post # 15
I have a ninja & really wanted to get into making juices with it (since it’s way healthier NOT to extract the pulp, which juicing does), but everything i had was either way too thick or tasted like death.
I really wish I loved it as much as I thought I would 🙁
Post # 16
I have and love an Omega, I forget the number, but the lateral one that has a screw. It’s a masticating or “slow” juicer, but its not at all slow. I love it, because of how it works the juice gets less aerated and stays almost like new nutritionally for three days, and stays fresh longer than centrifugal (most home juicers.) Its also super quick to clean and doesn’t leak. I juice whenever I have extra greens to use up or just want juice. How often depends on the batch size I make. I like to do kale, cucumber, apple, & parsley with either a lemon and some ginger, or after juicing I add apple cider vinegar (unfiltered) and cayenne. I drink it as a snack/pick-me-up, it gives me a buzz and energy (its not the sugar, I don’t use much fruit at all and get no buzz from regular fruit juice.) If you want to lose weight or do meal replacement, use a blender like the magic bullet. I juice to get a super potent dose of micronutrients, so juice is better for me without the bulk of the fiber. There is some debate over whether centrifugal juicers rupture the cell wall of plants, which is important for nutrient availability. Masticating juicers and blenders don’t have that issue from what I have read.