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Things I've learned about my juicer

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I've had my juicer a week now and have really enjoyed making fresh fruit/vegetable juice for myself and my long-suffering hubby.

It doesn't take long to figure out that some veggies are a bit "tarter" than others but I just keep telling myself that this is medicine for my body and medicine doesn't always taste good. Don't get me wrong, the juices have been good, just one or two have been "challenging".

This morning I tried beets with greens mixed with carrot, grapefruit (personal fav.) a green apple and 1/2 a lemon (this was a left over and I hate to be wasteful). While I enjoy beetroot, the juice with greens was quite strong. I think next time I'll add some pineapple to sweeten it a bit!

Back to what I've learned:

1) it is a bit of effort cleaning the juicer out when I've make juices.

2) I have the best husband in the world! He is willing to try anything I make him :-)

3) because I'm hypothyroid, I shouldn't eat raw cruciferous vegetables. This includes arugula, cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts.

last and most importantly!!

4) I HAVE MUCH MORE ENERGY!!!!! because of that, item #1 is trivial!

Juice on!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HIKE4FUN7 4/1/2013 11:33PM

    Great job!
I've been juicing at least one drink a day for about six months - I crave it when I miss a day. It's very refreshing and I feel so good!
I've just challenged myself to juice 2 a day.
Keep up the juicing and play with the recipes emoticon emoticon

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FULLOHOPE 2/22/2013 10:21AM

  That's a great point about juicing! It's too easy to use mostly fruits. I'm trying to make sure I get more veggies in there. I'd like to give the juice fast a try. I've seen the Fat, Sick and nearly Dead video and was very inspired. Not to mention the weight loss has great appeal!

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GATORJOY 2/22/2013 6:32AM

    I love juicing and drinking the yummy juices, but I found I consume too many calories when I juice. I don't seem to eat less, so I decided that most of the time, I should just eat the whole fruit instead. Still, juicing to me is like dessert, it is awesome!

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FULLOHOPE 1/29/2013 6:01PM

  I bought a Bella juicer. Nothing fancy, just reasonable priced. I wanted to be sure I'd use it before investing too much in it. I'll see how long it lasts - we're using it quite a bit!

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SCORPION1352 1/29/2013 5:05PM

    That's cool I've been thinking abaout getting a juicer. Maybe I'll give it a try, what's the worst that can happen? I don't like it and then my daughter will get a juicer LoL

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CUPCAKE_PIRATE 1/29/2013 3:33PM

    Awesome! What kind of juicer did you get?

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/29/2013 1:13PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I got my husband into juicing also.

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