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My New Breville Juicer

06/07/2010

My business has been doing well and I decided it was time to do something nice for myself.

Breville juicer

My new juicer!

Now that I am getting a bit older… ahem… I am trying to eat better foods and do more to keep myself healthy. I thought that the kids might like a juicer too, so I splurged and bought a juicer.

I scoured Amazon, reading all the comments on many different juicers and eventually decided that this one was affordable and had also had great reviews.
So far, I love it. My problem is in finding decent fruit (haven’t done the veggie drinks yet) to use for my drinks.
I love the apple and carrot combo and even my daughter thought it was good (after turning her nose up when hearing “carrots”).

I also love the pineapple (I cut up a fresh one), and strawberry combo.
It’s very easy to use, and must be cleaned right after use. The little mesh basket has it’s own cleaning brush and the entire thing is easy to clean, but I wouldn’t want to try it once the fruit is dried on.
I also bought a book with recipes, but haven’t tried too many of them yet.

juice drink

Apple & Carrot Juice - YUM

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 06/07/2010 6:56 am

    Morning, Pam! You should be doing cookbook photography on the side. You really know how to bring out the best in food. The frothy top on this glassful of Apple-Carrot juice could not be more tantalizing! Looks like you have a centrifugal force juicer. I used to have a screw-type juicer which was about 2 1/2 times as long as it was wide. It was a pain to clean. Know how to make that glass of Apple-Carrot juice even tastier? Try adding a half cup or more of fresh red clover sprouts. They’ll give it a “maltier” taste.

  2. 06/07/2010 11:07 am

    I agree with the above comment on cook book photos.

    We had a very small, cheap juicer (my husband had gotten it before we got married) & i tried it once i think. I wasn’t pleased with the quality at all, nor the way it cleaned up.

    My FIL recently got a Jack LaLane Juicer & was very proud of it. We tried all kinds of things in it (you can’t juice bananas!) Honestly, i’d rather eat the fruit or veggie. But i have friends who juice & love it, they swear by it. And some of them take the pulp (especially from the veggies) & use it as a thickener in soups or make crackers out of it.

    Hope you get much pleasure from your present to yourself. :)

    • 06/09/2010 5:21 am

      I have been wondering about the pulp – I have been adding it to my compost pile, but sometimes I think it’s too good for that! So thank you Kathryn for that info. I also like fruit whole – so don’t always do juicing with it.

  3. 06/11/2010 11:52 pm

    Honestly, I tried many juicers and didn’t like all the wasted pulp, which is SO good for our bodies. So we bought a big hunk of Vita-Mix and it is a JEWEL too.

    Doesn’t it change your life? I love the simplicity of cold soup, smoothies, etc.

    Oh, the simple pleasures are the best.

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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