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45LIGHTMOM SparkPoints: (42)
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6/15/13 1:21 A

Hi! I just joined SPARKPEOPLE and so far I just learning the ropes. There is so much great information and motivation to be found here! I have ordered a juicer and it will be delivered Monday and I can hardly wait. After researching juicing for months, I decided to give it a shot. It's great to chat with others who are juicing and actually know how. Looking forward to next week!


PWARREN886 SparkPoints: (14,537)
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6/2/13 4:35 P

I have been juicing for about 3 weeks off and on...the first week i did 5 days straight and lost 5.8lbs. I have been using the books and apps from Jason Vale at juice master dot com and WOW is all i can say. after the first 5 days my hubster got on board and we have been juicing 1-2 drinks a day and when he returns from his current road trip we are starting a 30 day juice reboot. He is t2 diabetic and got the all clear from his doc to try it as long as he monitors closely! I even juice for the kids in the morning...they love it!! my morning drink is 2 ribs of celery, 1/3 med cucumber, 2 green apples, 1 inch fresh ginger root, 1 pealed lemon and 2 stalks of kale. i juice that and then in a blender add the flesh of 1/2 avocado and 3-4 ice cubes with the juice and blend it until smooth...some days i add flax seeds, chai or hemp seeds and spirulena powders. You can't juice an avocado or banana but will add them via the blender!!!

glad i found this thread!! Fat, Sick and nearly Dead was a real eye opener!!!

LASKIE2 SparkPoints: (68,335)
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5/22/13 6:04 A

Wow, this great information. I never really thought about calories from juicing. emoticon

BEACHBARBY Posts: 46
5/18/13 2:09 P

i watched Sick, Fat and Half dead. It prompted me to give juicing a go I bought. Hamilton Beach wide mouth and find it has been doing a great job.
I have Celiac and am elderly (70) so issues with my tummy were common. I have been using the juice for the past month and love it. Makes my gut feel good. I am not hungry and swim 3 x week and attend exercise class 2x week.. Some days I eat mainly veggies with protein at supper. I have used the pulp in a veggie soup. The juice I use is the mean green and I have started getting my hubby on it a bit at a time. We will become more adventuresome as the summer progresses.
http://myjuicecleanse.com/juicer-recipes
/mean-green-juice-recipes/
is one site to visit.
http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/
another and
http://juicerecipes.com/recipes/full-imm
unity-20 gives the caloric and vitamins and other stuff.
I have lost weight but my main desire was to feel better. Nails, sleep and moods are improved and energy high.I plan on juice during the day and a regular meal at nigh
tGood luck to all who try this form of eating/drinking.



KERIMARIE2 SparkPoints: (3,141)
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5/6/13 3:51 P

Thank you for posting the web site. I'll go through it tonight!

GOBLETSS Posts: 10
5/6/13 1:34 P

Just found this site with wonderful recipes and it has the calorie, nutritional counts, recipe builder to calculate your own recipes for juices and lots of info on juicing. http://juicerecipes.com/

KERIMARIE2 SparkPoints: (3,141)
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5/5/13 8:06 A

I'm glad I found this forum! I have a juicer and we juice all kinds of fruits, but for whatever reason I am afraid to put in a veggie and it still taste good. I'm interested if anyone has a recipe or two that they would like to share with me. That would be great!

GOBLETSS Posts: 10
5/1/13 4:36 P

calories in juices. count the food you juice in the tracker then subtract 4 calories per gm of fiber. I do this and just put the calories to subtract in the notes section.

GWTRIKER Posts: 3,157
4/28/13 8:46 P

Last week I purchased the Ninja Professional Blender NJ600 Series. I originally wanted the next step up, it has additional blender containers. Unfortunately the store I was making the purchase at did not carry it. Since I had a few other things I was getting I went ahead and made this purchase. So far it has done everything, even chopping up raw carrots. Now I don't feel so bad getting the one that was about $100.00 less expensive.

I make 2 serving of smoothies or protein shakes and freeze the second one.

NEWSWEETBREEZES SparkPoints: (19,343)
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4/28/13 8:34 P

Let me know if the nutrabullett
Works like they say they do

D0NT-QUIT Posts: 3
4/28/13 6:45 P

I just ordered the NutriBullet. I am hoping it works as good as the infomercial shows!

GWTRIKER Posts: 3,157
4/26/13 8:30 P

CVHON--Thanks for the calorie count and recipe. Being new to juicing I feel I am lost a lot.

CVEHON SparkPoints: (0)
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4/26/13 8:00 P

I use MyFitnessPal and the juice I drink is 330 cals a serving. Its the Mean Green that I listed below!

GWTRIKER Posts: 3,157
4/26/13 7:52 P

I have only used the juicer a couple of times and tried to put the ingredients in the recipe maker section on Spark and then into my nutrition tracker. I also subscribe to Reboot and see their juice recipes, it would be nice if they included the calorie count.

I read about a site that will build the nutrition information: http://myphytos.com/build

CVEHON SparkPoints: (0)
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4/26/13 7:42 P

Been juicing 3 times a day with a small lunch for 5 days now. I feel great. I've only been doing Joe's Mean Green from Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. Includes:

6-7 Kale leaves
1 whole cucumber
4-5 celery stalks
2 small-medium green apples
1/2 lemon
1/2 inch ginger root

For me, I had to fight through the first day getting all the juice down. Now I CRAVE it! Some weight loss, yes. But that is nothing compared to the energy I have now and just a general feeling of better health! I am going to work my way towards starting a juice fast. I don't want to set a day range. Just gonna start and see how long I go!

http://www.amazon.com/Koolatron-KMJ-01-T
otal-Juicer-Stainless/dp/B000NJBMTQ/re
f=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367019770&sr=8-1
&keywords=koolatron+juicer

This is the juicer I have. I love it, haven't had any issues so far :)

Edited by: CVEHON at: 4/26/2013 (19:43)
2WITTSEND Posts: 95
4/13/13 8:18 P

how do you put juicing recipes food tracker

2WITTSEND Posts: 95
4/13/13 8:15 P

why can't you put the pulp in stews and gravies

2WITTSEND Posts: 95
4/13/13 8:13 P

try robot joes juicing recipes

GWTRIKER Posts: 3,157
4/11/13 9:47 P

I ended up taking the Sharper Image Juicer/Blender Combo back to the store. The pulp was very wet, so I knew it was not getting all the juice. One of my coworkers had a juicer his wife used 2 times and decided she did not want it so he sold it to me at an extremely low price. It is a Jack LaLanne and seems to do a pretty good job.

LIZERRA SparkPoints: (5,974)
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4/11/13 9:32 P

I have thought about purchasing a juicer! Thanks for the info everyone!

HEALTHYKIM101 Posts: 2,614
4/11/13 5:13 P

I just got my juicer today. I will be juicing once or twice a day in order to sneak in more fruits and veggies that otherwise I would not eat. Anyone have any good recipes??? All ideas welcome. emoticon emoticon emoticon

GWTRIKER Posts: 3,157
3/24/13 10:39 A

Yesterday I bought the Sharper Image Juicer/Blender Combo for under $85.00 including tax. I bought the combo because I do not have a blender and wanted something compact because I have a small kitchen.

I started following the Shred plan and you have to drink juice Not Made From Concentrate. I was having trouble finding it, especially at a reasonable price, so I decided to get a juicer. I have only taken it out of the box and washed it not used it yet.

My son went on a juice program for about 30 days until he got where he wants. Now he juices one day a week and eats what his family is eating. If his weight goes up, he will juice additional days. He always used the pulp for his garden.

My question is, other than cakes and compost any idea of how to use the pulp? And if so, how would you count the calories?


WATERGAL2 SparkPoints: (34)
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1/20/13 9:01 P

I bought the Ninja. While it is a good blender, when I tried to juice it was gross. I had to eat it with a spoon. i just bought a Omega VRT350. What a difference. I wil use the Ninja for smoothies only.

WATERGAL2 SparkPoints: (34)
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1/20/13 8:57 P

I agree and I am taking it one day at a time. emoticon


WATERGAL2 SparkPoints: (34)
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1/20/13 8:55 P

I just starting juicing but I am only doing one meal a day. I am diabetic so I have to be careful with fruit it spikes my sugar. I eat a cheese stick to ensure no sugar spikes when juicing.

MAKOSHIKA SparkPoints: (2,037)
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1/4/13 2:04 P

Yeah, I too recently watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. I am attempting the juicing/smoothie for 10 days. It's not so much for weight loss as it is for health. My auto immune has been attacking my body...real similar to the story Joe shared, but not as severe. Enough for me to take notice and try detoxing. I am mostly juicing with an occasional snack (ie 1/2 a carrot or orange) So far I am have started day three, not sure if I have noticed a difference yet, but will keep going for the 10 days. The most difficulty thing I've been having is finding the mix of juices/ veg & fruit that I like. I am mostly a meat eating person. Since we live in a rural area, most of our meat is deer and pheasant. I will buy an occasional lamb from a 4H sale. It's just lately because of being so busy with work (past 2 years) I've been eating a lot of processed foods. That I think that is the issue. I plan even grinding my own wheat to make bread after learning about what has been put in food to keep you wanting more food. Yuck!

IWALLS Posts: 1
12/14/12 7:25 P

Once you get pass the mental block...this is something you should try. I am presently on my 78th day and will be ending it January 1. Weight loss is merely a side effect of learning to to eat right. Much success to you.

GOBLETSS Posts: 10
9/12/12 12:46 P

Subtract 4calories for each gram of fiber according to several eeb searches i did

REBECCA212831 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/10/12 9:55 P

How is the nutritional value when only the foods juiced are put in to our "foods" diary? I put in the carrots, kale, tomatoes, beets, apples, etc., and it gave me a caloric number BUT I did not EAT these foods, I JUICED them. Does it not matter?

TEAROHA2 SparkPoints: (173)
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7/16/12 10:13 P

thats a good way of keeping track

TADPOLE17 Posts: 31
6/23/12 3:51 P

@ Nightfloat: Juicing allows you to take in MORE fruit and vegetable nutrients because you're essentially squeezing the most nutritious stuff out, leaving the pulp behind, so you can take in that much more fruits and vegetables (a platter full of produce in a glass). You couldn't eat that much of the whole fruits and vegetables in a day.

Edited by: TADPOLE17 at: 6/23/2012 (15:52)
JCLOUT01 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/10/12 12:36 A

I have a Health Master and it is awesome! It really works! I did a juice det for 7 days and dropped 10 pounds! I am a certified chef and find it hard to only stay with juicing, so I have converted over to a whole foods diet and that seems to be working well for me. I still use my health master sometimes. It makes great smoothies, soups, and salsas. It is kind of expensive, but it is totally worth it. Thank you Montel!

DONNARAEJ SparkPoints: (12,068)
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4/8/12 8:26 P

I have a Vita-Mix, and I like it because the pulp remains in the juice. If the pulp is discarded i am afraid that some nutrients would go with it. The pulp also contains fiber which slows down absorption of fructose so my blood sugar does not go up as quickly. I use the V-M to make fruit & vegetable smoothies. I can get down lots more produce when I drink it.

HOLLY255255 SparkPoints: (53,365)
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4/7/12 11:10 A

My juicer just arrived! Yeah! I don't plan to only juice but I thought it would be a good way to get veggies and fruits in my body and for my kids.

This morning, we played and made a lot of concoctions - mostly good ones. LOL

SUNGYRLL SparkPoints: (8)
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3/22/12 7:51 P

I just watched Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and really want to do a 10 day cleanse-- but NO idea how to begin. I was telling my housemate about it and he said-- I have a juicer in the basement-- never used... no idea what kind- but he said he thinks it juices whole carrots etc... I'm going to read your blog gameon123 and see how you did with your 9 days....

GAMEON123 Posts: 509
3/10/12 1:33 A

I am hooked on Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I juiced (only) for 9 days and I so wish I had kept it up for longer (I blogged about it any case you are new to this idea) I'm trying to get motivated to do it again...bought the produce this past week and didn't juice at all!! It is a big change and I am just having trouble getting started again. I would LOVE to do a 30-day juice fast.
I have a Breville Fountain and love it, but the cleanup does kind of serve as a mental block (excuse!) for me. When I was juicing before, it would take me about 2 hours to wash and prepare all produce and prep it and juice 4 different juices and then clean up. It was better to do it all at once, but I might cut it down to only two different juices a day this time so I don't have that excuse of "time." I bought an awesome book called "The Big Book of Juices" by Natalie Savona. It has 400 juice recipes, beautiful color pictures and breaks down each juice by it's purpose (detox, energy, etc) I'm hoping i can get on the juicing tomorrow before my produce begins to go bad!!

MYRAL85 Posts: 260
3/9/12 3:33 P

I have a Breville Juice Fountain too. I love it! Juicing is addictive and feels good knowing that your body is getting a good hit of vitamins and minerals in one serving.

NIGHTFLOAT Posts: 136
3/5/12 1:03 P

Out of genuine curiosity - what's the point of juicing? Wouldn't just eating the fruits & veggies as they come be just as good, if not better? Wasn't that juicing movie essentially an infomercial? Again - genuinely curious here.

VMITCHELL5 SparkPoints: (287)
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3/5/12 8:07 A

i have the ge juicer and i LOVE it i have been making carrot, apple, orange, and sweet pepper juice and it tastes like a smoothie. the juicer it great, easy cleanup, pulp is fairly dry i have actulaay been considerint giving the pulp to a friend that makes cakes for her carrot cakes. i too would like to know anout calories though.

S1LV1ACHRISTEEN SparkPoints: (0)
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2/16/12 11:06 P

What do you mean by 'you want the pulp'? Do you mean you want pulp in your juice or the pulp from juicing down the fruits and veggies?

YORKITEER Posts: 353
2/1/12 4:00 P

I am thinking about the Ninja because I want to have the pulp not just the juice. Anyone have any input on that?


NINETEENJS SparkPoints: (0)
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1/18/12 9:23 P

I loved the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. It's extreme, but the information provided is priceless. That actually pushed me to get the Breville. Having the pulp shoot was was sold it. Have you seen that movie Forks Over Knives? It's streaming on Netflix right now. I recommend it. That's a disturbingly enlightening film.

MONGERSMOM SparkPoints: (0)
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1/16/12 6:17 P

It is a lot of information to think about isn't it? I have been researching for about a month after watching Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead and I finally broke down, and bought a Breville Compact Fountain Juicer. It was $100 and is the same brand that was used in the movie. I actually decided against LaLanne because people rated GE and Black and Decker (found at Walmart and way cheaper) better than that. The only difference is this is a smaller capacity and the cleanup is a little different as the pulp does not fall into a separate container. It stays inside around the outside of the blade basket. A little more of a cleanup, but not bad at all. I looked at the wattage, as more wattage, more power more juice squeezed, and also looked at speeds, as softer foods need a slower speed. The Breville is only 1 speed, but they say to just push the food down slower. Whether function or price is an issue, that is your main thing to focus on. I did really want to go with the GE juicer at Walmart for $49, but was already at best buy, darn it. Good luck!!!

TREDDI SparkPoints: (0)
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1/15/12 1:07 P

I recently got a jack lalanne Power Juicer. I miss the cleaning ease of the juicemann juicer. But I've been lusting for a ninja.

XANDREW Posts: 109
1/14/12 9:29 P

ThAnks so much. I will keep u posted !!! Can I add u as a sp friend ? Its hard to find people who have the same nutrittion plan. Thanks again!!

NINETEENJS SparkPoints: (0)
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1/14/12 8:58 P

There's a lot of juicers out there, but I would suggest the Breville Juice Fountain. It's about $150 but it's definitely a bang for your buck. I've tried the $70 warring pro juicer and it was okay but its no match for the breville. The Breville is 3 main components which makes it super easy to clean. As for books, right now I think that The Juicing Bible second edition is great. It gives juicin remedies for certain ailment and explains which fruit, vegetables, herbs and legumes do to help. Once you get started though you'll begin to go away from the recipes in the book and come up with your own. I made a citrus based juice recently with 3 oranges, 2 small fuji apples, 1 grapefruit with 3-4 handfuls of spinach and it tastes amazing while fighting off the common cold. Juicing is addictive. I'm interested in what juicer you get and how you like it.

XANDREW Posts: 109
1/14/12 8:39 P

I am glad this topic came up. can anyone recommend a website or good recipe book. I also want to know which juicer I should get. I have researched it but there is so many that it can be overwhelming. I want to juice to have more veggies in my diet and lose weight.

KEL2164 Posts: 14
1/14/12 6:02 P

I also just add up the calories as if I am eating the fruit and that is it. I drink carrot and beet juice every morning. I juice 1 beet and 4 carrots, so when i go to add up my calories I just type in like I ate the veggies or fruit.

PECHRISTIAN Posts: 8
1/14/12 2:44 P

Interesting question. I am in the same spot. I have read three different perspectives: 1) add up the calories of the ingredients (subtract 10% for the pulp), 2) add up the calories of the ingredients (add 10% if you are juicing parts you would normally discard such as apple cores and various peels (carrots, cucumbers, apples), and 3) add up the calories of the ingredients. I just go with #3 as it is simple and can't be that far off.

It is harder to determine what is really small, medium, and large. Good luck.

NINETEENJS SparkPoints: (0)
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12/29/11 1:12 A

I've taken to making fresh juices every morning, and I've been looking for way to track the calories in each juice. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to find out the caloric estimate per juice? I tried using the Spark Recipe program, but I felt that it wasn't accurate.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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