Just Getting Started

It seems only appropriate to make my first post about how to get started juicing.  It can seem daunting when you begin to look for juicers and recipes to start with.  So let’s go over two basics questions first:

  1. How often are you going to juice?
  2. How much would you like to invest in your juicer?

Whether you are starting a raw diet or an all juice cleanse, hopefully you will try to get your day going with a juice each morning.  Be realistic when you answer this though.  I am notorious with my family for insisting that I needed a creme brulee torch for my wedding, but almost 8 years later, I have never made creme brulee.  Juicers are one of those purchases where you get what you pay for.  If you plan to be a regular juicer, consider the “cost per use” and invest a bit more.  If you are unsure, go with a more inexpensive model until you want to upgrade at a later date

For the more serious juicer, I recommend the Vitamix (www.vitamix.com).  As I will discuss in later posts, many of the most nutritious parts of our food is tossed into the trash.  The Vitamix is a powerful machine that has very little waste.

For the more casual juicer, I recommend the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer (www.powerjuicer.com).  This moderately priced juicer is easily available at local stores, such as Target or Wal-mart.  It does a terrific job and is quite easy to clean quickly.

The best juice is the one you make at home.  A simple starter juice that has incredible health benefits is a carrot & orange juice.  Add in a bit of ginger for a little extra kick of goodness & enjoy!

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