I talk to people often that tell me they have a juicer but don't use it. Sad to say but all juicers are not the same. I don't completely understand this but cheap juicers do not extract the juice in a way that the juice is greatly beneficial. There are 2 home type models that are recommended for greatest benefit. The first and considered best is the Green Star which costs around $500. The second is The Champion, which is what we have and I paid $250 for it at Our Daily Bread, a local health food store. We have had it 5 years and it has been used and used a lot and still in great condition. Spend the extra money and get a good machine.
Carrot Juice (Important to use all organic ingredients)
2 lbs. organic carrots
1 large tomato
1 stalk broccoli, or anything green we use kale sometimes but it is strong
I do not peel the carrots, just was really well. Cut everything to a size that will fit into your juicer. Juice, bottle, be sure there is very little to no air in the jar. Enjoy w/ in 48 hours.
One issue many people struggle with when it comes to juicing is the pulp. I hear ofter "what about the fiber don't we need that?" Yes we need fiber and lots of it but the point of juicing is removing the fiber so your body completely absorbs the nutrients. Look at the pile of veggies we juiced, you could not eat that much but juicing it you are getting all of the vitamins and minerals in a small quantity. Get your fiber in other ways, I personally recommend beans, Mike eats them every day. As far as the "waste" of the pulp.....a couple of options. You can add it to a compost pile, or better yet feed it to chickens. Mine LOVE this stuff. They thank me on a daily basis by providing our family with all the eggs we could want.
|The pulp, aka chicken food.|