Thursday, January 21, 2010

Juicy Vitamins

Here's the starting health line up- Orange, Apple, Carrot, Cranberries, and Spinach Juice. My helper and I took the afternoon and sliced and diced.

It was the first time I had used a juicer. Here are my Pros and Cons of the process:


-Takes a minute to pour out a healthy drink from our pre-made selection of juices.

-The kids favorite is fresh apple juice. Orange, carrot, and spinach combination is mine.

-I know that my body is absorbing the highest nutrient content it can get through these juices. The fiber in the pulp (or skin of the fruit) is taken out by the juicing machine. So, my body is more readily able to absorb these nutrients rather than expel them with the skin/fiber portion of food.

-I saved the skins of the cranberries and carrots. I added them to the meatloaf and muffins for breakfast and dinner the next day!


-It is a pain to have to clean out the blade out every so often, because the excess "skin" clogged the machine.

-We had a bag full of cranberries and spinach and only got a slim selection of juice.

- I threw away the apple, spinach, and orange skins.

Overall, I would say that I would do it again. But would not use a juicier as an everyday source of vitamins.

1 comment:

  1. I'm the type of person who drinks V8 as a serving of vegetables so this is kind of up my alley ... except I am too lazy to make my own juice.