[ETA: six month review update link below.]
Breakfast this morning:
I admit, it doesn’t look that appealing unless you realize I JUICED IT ALL in my handy dandy new BIRTHDAY JUICER. Mwa ha ha ha! My super health will know no bounds!
Why look, here is the Birthday Juicer now, doesn’t it look dapper?
That’s right, I cashed in a couple hundred dollars worth of amazon points and a bit of birthday $$$ and procured myself a Juicer Of My Own, an Omega 350HD vertical masticating juicer, to be precise. So far, I couldn’t be happier. The juicer is easy to assemble, has juiced everything we’ve put into it with no problem, cleans up in 3 or 4 minutes (I timed it), and makes AWESOME juice.
Here it is, doing it’s juicy thang:
See the dry pulp coming out on the left? And bright green juice that is coming out on the right?
Here’s a close up:
The pulp is quite dry. The juice has a little foam but not much, maybe a half inch on top when I juice leafy greens. There is some pulp, about what I associate with orange juice you buy from the store, so if you want NO pulp, you’re going to have to do some extra straining or else get a different juicer. Clean up is super easy, as I mentioned 3 or 4 minutes, tops. The juice itself is brilliant in color and does not separate (before I drink it anyway). I don’t know what a $1000 juicer does that this one doesn’t—bone dry pulp? like, the veggies are WHITE in the bin, like Bunnicula has come along and drained them dry?—but I have no complaints.
We’ve juiced apples, carrots, spinach, kale, chard, parsley, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, pears (Luc’s favorite), and oranges (use a carrot peeler to peel off the orange color, but leave on the white pith), in various combinations, with no problems whatsoever. I have chopped up the greens when they have long stems, have broken the celery into chunks maybe an inch long, quarter the apples and pears and oranges, split fat carrots and run skinny ones through whole. So far all the prep maybe takes a minute.
An entire minute! The horror! But seriously, to make a giant glass of green juice for both Paul and I, including prep time and clean up time took me eleven minutes this morning. Not bad.
Here is another photo of my breakfast:
Ooooo! Ahhhhh! Emerald green juice that tastes like sweet carrots and apples. It’s magic! Better than coffee!
I can’t believe I just said that.
An UPDATE to this review, six months later, can be found here.
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today's yoga practice
June 19, 2013 | 10:41 am
Full Primary. Actually, that’s a lie. I left off those butt balance poses at the end of seated. I kind of hate those. They bore me. [hangs head] I’m weak.
June 16, 2013 | 10:10 am
Primary to supta konasana. Long stay in baddha and uphavista, then ollapse. i feel so winded today!
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June 16, 2013 | 10:08 am
yin yoga again. lazy yoga.
June 13, 2013 | 2:19 pm
Primary to Janu B and then I ran out of time. Better than nothing, I guess.
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