I Love my new Juicer

A friend of mine has been raving about her juicer for  months.  She comes into work every day telling us about the juice she had that morning and how great she feels.  I had to have one!

It is wonderful.  We all know that we should eat at least 3-5          servings of fruits and vegetables  a day (that’s 3-5 of each, not a total of 3-5), but  it is rather difficult to get these all in.  Juicing extracts the juice from fresh fruits and vegetables leaving the vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals found in the whole fruit.

An easy and delicious juice combines:

  • apple
  • pear
  • carrot
  • celery
  • 1/2 a beet
  • red pepper
  • 1/2 a package of spinach

There is no concrete evidence that juicing is actually better than eating raw whole fruits and vegetables, but some believe say that we can better absorb the nutrients from juice. Because juicing allows us to get in all our servings of fruits and vegetables, it can boost our immune system, help remove toxins from our body, reduce our risk of cancer, aid digestion, and help us lose weight!

The only thing lacking from juice is the fiber as the pulp is separated from the juice. But the pulp can be used .  Today I juiced the fruits first,  and discarded the fruit pulp, then I juiced the vegetables.  I mixed the vegetable pulp with a can of mashed black beans and about a tablespoon of olive oil.  I mixed it all together, made 4 patties, rolled them in bread crumbs and sautéed them in olive oil for delicious high protein, high fiber veggie burgers!

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8 responses to “I Love my new Juicer

  1. I’ve been thinking about a juicer but just haven’t been sure! (I just got to the point where I make smoothies so I can get my daily fruit intake.) It’s nice to hear from people who use them. Have you had one for long?

  2. I bought a juicer for my daughter for Christmas and she raves about it. I’ve had mine for about a week and have made juice every day. The good thing is you can make a juice of fruit and veggies!

  3. Grace your post echoes well with me. I have the same strong feelings for my juicer. Not without good reason though. My juicer, and a balanced raw juice diet, helped me loose 20lbs in 6 weeks last year http://www.potsandpickles.com/how-i-got-my-mojo-back-and-a-bit-of-a-bikini-shape-too/.

    Since, I juice religiously every morning which in turn has helped maintain my new super feminine shape. The best things is people are constantly complimenting me on how healthy and glowing I look… Yes, I certainly love my juicer!

    Great post!Thanks for sharing!
    If you are interested? http://www.potsandpickles.com/raw-juice-recipes/

  4. Paedra, my friend tells me that after 2 weeks or so I will notice a glow and almost become “addicted” to juicing! I can’t wait..

  5. I should get into drinking juices more. I keep on going for the coffee and tea. That recipe looks like it would taste good. How much do juicers cost thses days?

    • I got mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond. It was $149 plus I had a 20% off coupon bringing it down to $119.20!
      Figuring that Juices at a Juice specialty store cost about $7.00 each, I should break even in 3 weeks!

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