I Bought a Juicer


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:

I liked the green mason jars. Very antique-y!

I liked the green mason jars. Very antique-y!

 

Rachel Holder made this discovery and posted a photo on Facebook. I bought a set the day after seeing her post. So cute and convenient.

Rachel Holder made this discovery and posted a photo on Facebook. I bought a set the day after seeing her post. So cute and convenient.

And here's an item I didn't need but couldn't resist. No more drenching all of my dishtowels with freshly washed produce.

And here’s an item I didn’t need but couldn’t resist. No more drenching all of my dishtowels with freshly washed produce.

And here’s a photo of my first juicing creation.

 

Viola!

Viola!

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.

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2 Responses to I Bought a Juicer

  1. Catherine says:

    Good for you. I like The Juice Lady’s webpage: http://www.juiceladycherie.com/Juice/

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