My husband is obsessed with juice. There is always a cartoon of juice in our refrigerator but I try to stay away from it because there's so much added sugar. So after a few of my friends bought a juicer and raved about theirs I bought one too (word of mouth marketing does work). I purchased a Breville Ikon Juicer from William Sonoma for $200. I rationalized the pricey purchase by telling myself that over the long run it would financially pay off and fresh juice is way healthier and tastier than store-bought juice. The best way to juice is to juice daily. I quickly learned that unless you are unemployed, have a full-time housekeeper or live with someone that has an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) about cleanliness, juicing daily is impossible. What I do is juice enough for about two days. Since fresh juice does not have any preservatives that's the absolute limit for fresh juice.
The pros to juicing is it's delicious, you get a concentrated dose of nutrients and vitamins, and it's healthy . The con is it is TIME CONSUMING =shopping+ cleaning + washing +cutting + juicing + more cleaning AND after an hour of juicing you may get about two full glasses (ahhhhh).
In order to make sure that juicing remains healthy, you have to have more vegetable juice than fruit juice. I also add ice and water to my juice so it fills me up and is less concentrated. I will do another update after I do a three day juice cleanse this summer.
|Pineapple, orange, strawberry, and apple.|
|Grapefruit, carrots, and cucumber|
|Grapefruit, cucumber, plums, ginger, and apple|
|My basic vegetable juice: cucumber, celery, tomatoes, spinach and carrots|