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!


Lauren said...

Neat juicer! It's nice that it's so easy to clean. I have a Juiceman Jr. (or something like that) and I hardly every pull it out because it's so hard to clean. If it was easy to clean, I would drink carrot juice every day. I like mine straight up- with just carrots.

I'll be interested to hear about your juicing book when you get one. :)

mamamia said...

I found your blog on Permission to Mother. Wow, I can't wait to read all of your blog. One hundred pounds! That is impressive.

I recently bought a Breville juicer. We love it. My favorite juice is apples,carrot and ginger. It has such a pick me up effect.

fitncrafty said...

thank You mamamia! I will be reading your blog as well!
I am just starting to juice and the kids and I are going through the recipes!