Subject: RE: juice E stuff
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009
What equipment are these folks using to juice?
When you juice, you are removing basically the “water” content and leaving the fibrous material behind; yes?
In Green for Life, we are instructed to leave the fibrous material in as it’s good for us. Your thoughts?
I have been using a standard (and admittedly dated) blender. God love it I can’t believe its still working after what I’ve been putting it through!
Well that is a faceted answer, the controversy will always continue, but there are many kinds of juicer (person). If the machinery depends on the function. I have an auger style champion juicer, a real workhorse…it will not juice greens but is great for fruit, nuts( the nut butter is amazing and worth the price of the machine… almond butter, cashew butter pecan butter… fresh, no hydrogenated oils… raw? oooohh lalal!
macadamia nut butter fresh made jelly (my way)… on yeast free toast! Outta this world.. I digress
the other type juicer is centrifugal…Jack Lalane juicer, everyone has their point as to why their choice is best… I got all three for all three reasons… I juice some things… like sweet potato, or care roots.. .. in my vita mixer this would be like drinking sludge… good for me… better for me than to not have the pulp… I am afraid, the only ear we have for nutrition is between our lips.
I use the vita mix almost exclusively, My taste buds are radically different from most other folks though(at least by there reactions :~}
Juicing throws my blood sugars out of whack… I am not easy to deal with… when they are whacked.
I make Shrek smoothies… greens, a small portion of frozen fruit, lots of water… works for me.
It is such a labor to do this, but soooo worth it.
there is also a specific juicer for leafy greens, including cereal grasses, and kale, and dandelion… etc…
that one costs about 100$ but I have found if you prep your stuff…I used an inexpensive food processor for a while to pre-prep my ingredients to make smoothies in the blender… worked for me!
I made Ai-scream with the food pro rather than the blender… worked ok! yard sale stuff, thrift store stuff, I did all this at first.
Some people want clear juice, some want the smoothie texture.
The Juicer folks on the Global Juice Feast are clear liquid juicers, for the specific goal of health rejuvenation, weight loss and disease prevention.
Depends on what one wants to do.
Say if you just wanna grow and drink wheat grass?!? There is a 49$ hand crank wheat grass juicer and some inexpensive trays, and a few dollars in seeds and your on! OR you can invest hundreds of $’s in automatic growers, timers… lights?!? , and argghgh?!!?
If you “bless” your blender in the name of your families health pursuits… it will last till the next one comes. (Jah wisdom*8~)
I think if you want to juice (clear) I could have my champion sent to ya… use it for a season or two… see if it suits ya. I did this with another friend, who now has both like I do.
There is a real difference in the taste, texture , consistency… of juicing. and the duration for some people to go long periods on just juice..
So the idea is: to go try different forms of juices somewhere near you…( I could find some for ya? ), and see what you like. Then that’s the machine for you. I have all of them, so I can do grasses, fruits, and Shrek smoothies! and Ai-scream to boot!
I hope this helps.
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