(Original post by BrookeDavis)
So I'm trying to lose some weight this summer, and also become more healthy for nicer skin, more vitamins etc
I often drink lots of smoothies which I make in blender/mixer, containing yogurt, bananas, berries and other fruit.
I have been thinking about buying a good juicer so that I can also have vegetables in this way. I am a vegetarian so I really rely on my veggies, but think I should incorporate more into my diet, as right now I eat more fruits than veg.
1) Who has a juicer? Which type/brand do you own?
2) How often do you use it?
3) Do you find it helps your health?
4) What do you juice?
If you could answer these questions for me that would be AWESOME. Especially would like to know which juicers you reccommend.
It's great because it's got a wide chute so you can fit a whole apple in it = no chopping! It's also I believe the best sub £100 centrifugal juicer on the market for getting juice out of the fruit and veg. It makes way more juice than most of the juicers around!
3) Absolutely, I've lost a ton of weight using it, full of energy and feel so overall much more healthy.
4) I will usually have apples and/or pineapples as a base to my juice, as they provide the sweetness and flavour. Then I'll throw in lots of veggies (like you'd planned). The great thing about it is provided you get the proportions right, you pretty much don't taste the veg at all but still get all the nutritional benefits!
My main juice for the mornings is:
And that's my breakfast, healthy start to the day And really, it tastes so sweet and yummy, no veggy taste.
As for the hassle of cleaning. Yeah it can be a bit of a pain, but the entire process start to finish (getting the stuff out the fridge to cleaning and drying the last bit of the juicer) shouldn't take more than 30 minutes. Most meals take that long to prep when you include washing up and drying. If you've got a dishwasher, even easier. I believe all parts of the philips juicer are dishwasher friendly.
It probably works out about £1-£1.50 for about 500ml of juice. Pretty good going considering innocent smoothies are like £1.50 for half that amount!
Hope that helps
Last edited by MarcD; 03-06-2012 at 00:31.