(Closed) JUICING?!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m interested too!!!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I can’t help on the juicing front, but have been really into green smoothies lately, which is kind of similar. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just have to say that I absolutely LOVE juicing!  Another great juicing documentary is Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. You can stream it on Netflix.  It’s really inspiring!

 

  1. What juicer do you use?  I use a Breville Juice Fountain
  2. How frequently do you use it? 5 days/week!!
  3. How long have you been juicing? About a year and a half
  4. What is your favorite recipe? My daily one contains Kale, Spinach, Celery, Green Apple, Cucumber, and Ginger.  Of course any fruits you juice will be delicious, but I try to make mine mostly vegetables.  I also like Beet, Apple, Spinach
  5. What are the biggest changes you noticed? My energy levels have sky rocketed, obviously you slim down a little, especially if you use it to replace any meals, I’m not achy like I used to be, and it helped my mood! (example:I’ve been in a terrible mood the past 2 weeks.  I haven’t juiced in that long.  Coincidence?  I think not!)

My body literally craves juice now.  I can feel when I’m lacking the nutrients I need!

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love juicing.  We’ve been juicing at least two meals a day for a few weeks now.

  1. What juicer do you use?  We got our juicer on clearence at Best Buy for $30.  It’s The Sharper Imagine juicer.
  2. How frequently do you use it?  At least once a day.  Typically twice a day.
  3. How long have you been juicing?  A few weeks now.
  4. What is your favorite recipe?  I typically just throw a bunch of fruits and veggies in the juicer and hope for the best.  Haha  My favorites are the fruity ones though.  I LOVE berries and my favorite juice thus far has been:  2 carrots, 1 pear, 1 apple, 1 orange, handful of strawberries, 2 handfuls of raspberries, handful of blueberries, handful of spinach, and a handful of grapes.  So yummy.
  5. What are the biggest changes you noticed?  I’ve lost 5lbs (my Fiance has lost 20lbs since juicing), my skin has cleared up a bit (only a few pimples instead of a face full of them like previously), and I have SO much more energy.  It’s interesting eating a meal after juicing because you can really see the difference in filling yourself up on fruits and veggies and filling yourself up on meat and pasta.  After drinking a juice I want to immediately do things, whereas after eating a typically meal with meat, pasta, breads, etc. I feel like I could use a nap afterwards.  It’s difficult to explain, but it’s very noticable.

It’s really worth it if you want a change in your lifestyle.  We watched a documentary called “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” that was the push for us to try it.  It’s pretty remarkable how awesome it is for you, even if you only implement it into your diet for a meal or two every day. Good luck!  PM me if you have any questions or want some recommendations.  πŸ™‚

Oh, and I found this website recently that has a bunch of recipes (I haven’t tried them yet) and a bunch of explanations about what each fruit and vegetable specifically does for you, and it may be of use to you too:  http://www.juicing-for-health.com/

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@elchalten:  I think financially it kind of balanced out.  We stopped buying junk food (We haven’t had processed foods in our home for more than two years).  We buy mostly organic so it might be a little more expensive, but I think it’s important to put your health first.  I don’t go out as much anymore but I’d rather be juicing than drinking!  The amount of veggies you need depends on what you juice and how often.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

 

  1. What juicer do you use? Breville Juice Fountain Compact (BJE200XL)
  2. How frequently do you use it? Everyday!
  3. How long have you been juicing? For about 1 year!
  4. What is your favorite recipe? Too many to name. From what I’ve experienced, the simpler the recipe, the better. I used to just put a bunch of veggies and fruit altogether, and the juice would taste okay but it never had a distincitve taste either. Nowadays, I try to stick to about 1 or 2 veggies and only 1 fruit. Right now, I’d have to say I’m adding cucumber to most of my drinks. This morning I had a cucumber, a green apple, and 3 stalks of celery. Very refreshing!
  5. What are the biggest changes you noticed? Wow, so many changes really… less headaches, more energy, less craving for fast foods, slimmer waste, more frequent and better bile movement (gross I know, but definitely feels GREAT), clearer skin… I mean honestly, the changes are incredible. My husband and I juiced for all our meals for about a week, and although it was really tough for the first two days, when we finished, we looked so much better than when we started! It gets easier the longer you get into it. The documentary that inspired us to try juicing was “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.” GREAT GREAT film with so many eye opening facts, plus you see just how life-changing this diet is.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you ever need juicing inspiration add “fat sick and nearly dead” on facebook.  People are posting CONSTANTLY.  It really helps!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@elchalten:  I agree with @Brideonabudgetlauren, juicing hasn’t added any to our grocery expenses.  I think we calculated that it is about $70-$80/week for two people. And heck yes I’ve been saving money on junk- Especially pop.  I would down a few cans of Coke a day and now don’t even want any.  Even having a cup of coffee in the morning is something that is very rare (once in two weeks) because I’d rather have juice.

Also, we typically do a veggie and a fruit juice a day, I just have the most fun making the fruit juices.  πŸ˜‰  Haha  My Fiance really loves his veggie juices though.  His recommedation is to never juice a Diakon Radish.  He says it’s absolutely awful (the smell was enough to convince me not to try it!  Haha).

Another thing about juicing is that you can have as much of it as you want, and still remain healthy.  I love that it’s not a typically “diet” where you’re using portion control/eating low-fat cardboard.  I like that the best about juicing- It’s changing my health.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

That looks like a great juicer.  I’m sure you will be shocked at the difference it makes in your life!  I’m registered for a new juicer and a vitamix (I refuse to pay $400 for a blender, but if someone wants to get me one they are more than welcome!).  Each juicer comes with advantages and disadvantages.  My Breville leaves me with a decent amount of pulp every time I juice, but leaving the pulp out gives my GI tract a break with digestion (if you ever do a juice fast it’s best to leave most of the pulp out so you’re not running to the bathroom all of the time!), but of course leaving the pulp in adds that much more nutrients.  I get really excited when people talk about juicing lol.

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