Sunday, May 1, 2011

I'm Juicing!

I'd like to introduce you to the newest addition to my family...........

I've thought about getting a juicer for some time now.  This coming from someone who despises V8!  I think it's nasty.  But as I heard more and more about juicing, I became intrigued about what it could do for my health.  My biggest concerns were:

Juicing takes the fiber and other nutrients out of the food
Juicing takes time
Juicing can be expensive

So when a friend and colleague of mine from my Health and Nutrition Coaching Program shared her juicing experiences with me, I became sold.  I researched a few different kinds of juicers and concluded that the Hurom Slow Juicer would join the Spinner family.  Here's a few reasons why I chose this one:

1.  It's a slow juicer and retains the micronutrients of the foods for a longer period of time.
2.  It's very simple to clean up.
3.  It's quiet.
4.  It's quick.  

So why juice?  Why not get the nutrients from the whole food itself?  Why break it down?  For me, it was about something new and creative with food.  Making enough veggies day in and day out....eating them raw day in and day out can be boring (for me).  Juicing is creative and fun not to mention simple.  And with the slow juicer, the nutrients stay in intact longer.    Food should be fun and enjoyable.  

Juicing also helps clean up the digestive tract.  For me, and I'll spare you the details, this has always been an issue in the morning, so I am experimenting with juicing more in the mornings to help curb this issue.  I also struggle with some pretty annoying joint pain in my forearms and hands especially at night and juicing can have a great medicinal function as well.  

So that's me.  Here's a great demonstration about the Hurom Slow Juicer, my newest baby....

Here's a look at the difference between the Hurom and a standard juicer

If you are interested in juicing or learning more, you should check out Kristen's Raw:  Living Foods, Longer Life.  There is a wealth of information there.  Below are two videos with Kristen as she explains the pros and cons of a few juicers.  

Here Kristen raves about the Hurom Slow Juicer

So I'll keep you posted as I learn to perfect recipes and the routines of juicing into my life.  


  1. we have a juicer. I finally found a home for it in the basement.:) ours is stained orange from making carrot juice! this is tim's friend, not's hard enough for me to get solid veggies down, let alone liquidfied ones! have fun with it!

  2. Thanks for your comment Jen. You should really consider juicing if getting the solid foods down is difficult. Putting in a fruit serving really helps too.

  3. I was looking for a site for the information about juicer and came across your site through google.Thanks for this useful information.


  4. Bala: You are quite welcome. I love my juicer! Good luck w/yours!



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