Tuesday, July 15, 2008
More Adventures with Juicing!
I can't express how excited that I was when my hubby came home with this juicer for me, (for my birthday after the fact), but still, I am so excited(thank you, honey). The kids and I made our first juice, really really simple, we just threw in grapes, and a granny smith apple for kicks. And wallah... I was really impressed with the juice. I haven't drank juice for a long time because it is so full of garbage(additives and sugars) that I just don't buy it and really do not find it healthy. My kids were so excited they couldn't believe how it turned out. The juice had a very interesting texture. Not at all like, some of the market bought stuff. It was SO fresh and tasty. The juicer is the Breville Ikon, it's a five speed operation. I was so impressed with how easy it was to use. I still need to read the instructions, I couldn't help myself I just had to put something through it. It was also very quiet considering I put the grapes in there stems and all. The same with the granny smith apple, I had to cut it in half because it was so big. The shoot is quite large and made with stainless steel, the whole unit is really sturdy. I was very impressed with the quality, but for the price it better be good! It was also very easy to clean. I rinsed everything in hot water and then washed it out. Presto.... I have to really read my juicing book now to get some ideas for more recipes. My hubby also got me a smoothie book, I will be reading that now too. I imagine that with Ariana's arm broken, we will not be doing much swimming, so cold smoothies will be wonderful in these hot days!