The Wheat Belly/Grain Brain folks and I disagree on one issue: they don’t believe in juicing and I do.
I don’t eat enough vegetables, end of discussion. Years ago, juicing was my answer to this problem. I bought a second-hand Champion. It weighed a ton and was a pain to clean, so after a year I abandoned juicing and settled for a life of potential vitamin deficiency. That is, until last year.
Last year a fabulous little juice bar opened not far from my gym. My brother-in-law told me about it and soon I was spending $6-$8 dollars a day on my morning fix. I’m frugal, so after months of spending $40/week on juice (don’t tell hubs) I wondered if I should just bite the bullet and buy a juicer. Models made in this century are much lighter and easier to clean that the circa 1997 Champion. My research was on.
A few months ago I watch Joe Cross’s documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Joe is credited with the revival of the juicing movement. During his initial juice fast he used a Breville Juice Fountain Plus, so a few weeks ago I hopped on Amazon and Bed Bath and Beyond’s websites and read every review of the Breville products. Last week I bit the bullet, ran out to BB and B and bought this.
It came with a free copy of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Winning!
I’ve juiced every day since buying the Breville. I’m using recipes from a juicing book as well as Holding Her Own a beautiful blog written by Rachel Holder. Rachel and I used to be colleagues in the non-profit arena and I know her to be a wonderful lady. Her blog has great information.
Each morning I make juice to fill one or two 16-oz mason jars and that’s my breakfast and morning snack. A friend and I are toying with juice fasting together, but we’ve not yet set the date.
I bought a few items to go with the juicer:
And here’s a photo of my first juicing creation.
The juicer is a snap to use and clean up is easier than I anticipated. It feels good to know that I’m upping the nutrients.
I’m learning as I go, so I’ll be sure and share my successes and failures in future posts.
What about you? Are you a juicer? I’m collecting recipes so hit me in the comments section.