It’s day 15 and by the grace of God, I am still going strong. Feeling better every day and amazed that I’m already seeing some differences in how I feel.
I am still sleeping really well.
Most days, I am not having any joint pain in my hands, elbows, or ankles.
I have not had a migraine in over a month (I was having about 4/month).
I feel more alert during the day (maybe because I’m sleeping better?)
I have no swelling anywhere. I even noticed the bags under my eyes are less.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get out and do much walking to really test my stamina. It’s been so cold here for the post couple of weeks and cold is just not my friend. Hopefully, the weather will begin warming soon. It is spring, right?
One question that I hear a lot is, “What kind of juicer do you use?”
And I’m going to share with you which one I use. And then I’m going to show you which one I really want.
When I first began exploring the idea of juicing last year, and then requested one for Christmas, I knew I needed to keep the cost down for my husband to entertain the idea. He already thinks I’ve gone off the deep end (though is he is beginning to come around). So I looked for the juicer with the best reviews that was also affordable. I ended up with this one:
This is the Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain. It’s the baby of the Breville juicers. It’s also a centrifugal juicer, meaning it whirls the food around to extract the juice, instead of crushing it (the crushers are called masticating juicers). It’s working fine for me right now, and works very well for juicing for one. It’s easy to use and easy to clean. The only downside is that it only has one speed and that is FAST. For juicing hard fruits and veggies like carrots and apples, it works like charm and the pulp is dry, letting me know it’s extracted all the juice. But for softer foods, like leafy greens, tomatoes, and citrus, it would be better to have a lower speed — the pulp is wetter because it’s not able to get all of the juice extracted before tossing the pulp aside. I remedy this by juicing the pulp again. This one retails for $130, but you can get it for less than $100 at amazon.com.
Some day, I will buy a new juicer, and this is the one I really want:
This, my friends, is the Breville Juice Fountain Duo. It has 5 variable speeds and soft fruit attachment to make smoothies! Oh, the yummy things I could do with that. And I wouldn’t need both my juicer and my Ninja to make 100% fruit smoothies. This one is still centrifugal, but with the variable speeds, you can work it at a pretty slow pace and get all of that juice out with juicing your pulp. The lower speed options are also supposed to prevent nutrients from being lost from the heat that is generated at higher speeds. That’s the real reason I want this baby.
You believe me, right?
The Duo retails for $500, but you can get it for $400 from amazon.com I’ll have to start saving pennies (and amazon affiliate monies). If you decide to buy a juicer, I would appreciate it if you click on my links above and help add to that pot. It won’t cost you a thing, but I’ll get a little commission for sharing. Thank you!
Cheers — to your health!
(No, you’re not on the wrong blog! All of my Juicing Momma posts have been migrated over here!)