After my last/first juicing post
, I thought I’d give you guys an update as we’ve made a couple big juicing routine changes.
First, we totally invested in a Breville juicer, and HOLY SMOKES there is a huge difference between the old Juiceman that we were using and this Breville. It’s like the difference between a Vitamix (best thing ever) and a regular blender. Huge difference. There are lots of Breville juicers
out there, but we went with this
particular one. Totally worth the investment for something that we’re using a few times each week. No more having to stop mid juicing and unclog the machine. And the motor is so much better that we’re getting a ton more actual juice of our veggies, especially the kale.
Another big change we made is that we’re juicing one mason jar (two tops) at a time and consuming our juice rather quickly (within 15 minutes) vs storing it in the fridge. There are varying opinions out there as to whether you lose the nutrients if you store it, so we figured we be on the cautious side of that conversation.
As for our juicing recipes, we’re still following Lacy’s exact shopping lists and recipes
(scroll down until you see “Green Juices”) and haven’t been disappointed yet. If it doesn’t taste yummy, I can’t consume it so I’m feeling grateful that I have her site as a quick resource.
(spinach, frozen blueberries/strawberries, nondairy yogurt, flax oil)
In addition to juicing about 3 times per week, we are still making smoothies with our Vitamix about three times a week. You lose most of the fiber with juicing but with the Vitamix, you keep the fiber so it’s a nice balance. I’d say every other morning we make a smoothie in the Vitamix and every other morning we juice.
We bought our Vitamix
last summer and it’s another investment that has made a HUGE impact on our daily lives. We use it to make smoothies (no pulp from kale/spinach/etc – none!), hot soups (yes, it heats your soups!), sorbets (yes, it freezes too!), EVERYTHING. True loves the smoothies and they take seconds to make now. Love!
Generally, we throw in mostly spinach. Add a bit of frozen fruit. A little cold water. Chia seeds, flax oil. Sometimes non-dairy yogurt (love the Amande brand) for super smoothness. And sometimes a little bit of almond butter for protein.
This is a whole new world for me – this juicing and smoothie-ing, but I have to say I’ve been doing it now for nine months and I can’t believe how easy and tasty it is. Total life changer! Here’s to life long green drinks!
Curious if you guys have fave recipes or sites that you use for recipes. If so, please share em! I’d love to know!