10.09.2011

New Juicer

I got a new Juicer for my birthday!

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I’ve been trying to buy one, but my DH kept telling me “no”, which I thought was odd, but it didn’t “click” that my Bday was coming up.

So I was totally surprised when I opened it up! A Jack LaLanne PowerJuicer. I am impressed with this juicer. It is advertised as “whisper quite” and it actually is very quite. It extracts a large amount of juice, the pulp is quite dry when it is done. The mouth is large, and while I don’t recommend putting an entire apple into it without cutting it at least in two, it could be done, and I haven’t gotten anything stuck yet.

Since I’ve had half my thyroid removed, I’m trying to include more high nutrient items into our diet. More on that later…

I put a bag into the pulp bin and the cleanup is very easy. I just rinse it off under the tap. It comes with a brush to clean the blade and filter. It is fast and easy to make juice. If you have never had fresh juice, it is amazing.

I don’t use juice recipes, I just buy and add veggies together. I always use an apple to sweeten the juice. Mainly adding carrots, and apples, then adding celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers etc.… to add different flavors. If you do need some juicer recipes there are plenty available online.

I’ve never used the pulp before, but I decided to try some of the recipes for it. I’ve made these muffins twice, and they are very good. Carrot Apple Muffin juicer pulp recipe.

The pulp can be added to soil as a composting aid. I add a little to my dogs food. Wildlife loves it!

Juicer pulp ideas…http://www.thebestjuicerreviews.com/juicer-pulp-recipes.html, looks like veggie burgers, cookies, pastas, cakes, dehydrate it and make crackers, etc.… one of the most creative ideas I’ve seen is paper making. more ideas here: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5743858/uses_for_leftover_juicer_pulp.html?cat=7

 

Mmmmm

As if they need any encouragement!

3 comments:

  1. Very nifty! Happy Belated Birthday!

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  2. What a great gift! I've never tried juicing.

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  3. Sounds yummy and so healthy, Happy Birthday!

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