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January 22nd, 2004, 11:06pm
Most people who have read my posts know that it takes quite a bit for me to spend any money. I am a saver, NOT a spender. One night I was up at 4am and I fell prey to an infomercial. I was so entranced, I looked for it again on another channel, and sat through it again.
It was for the Jack Lalanne juicer. Now, I had a juicer I bought about 4 years ago, but I abused it too much and it barely worked.It just could not handle what I wanted, so I wished for a new one.
This new thing takes many things whole. This thing does everything it was shown to do on tv.
Well, it came in the mail today, and I spent about 2 hours playing with it, trying different combinations. This thing is heavy, solid, and strong. I jammed apples in it, and it did not care!
I paid 99 bucks plus 9 bucks shipping. Like I said, I never blow money, but I will definitely use it.
What I am trying to find out is if anyone else has this or another restaurant-quality juicer that they use, and what the favorite things to juice are. They sent me a cookbook with it.
January 23rd, 2004, 6:24am
I have a Krups juicer (usually $50). I love it.
I also loved my Jay the Juiceman recipe book, til I passed it on to my brother, and am looking for another.
My all time favorite drink is carrot, with maybe an apple added for sweetness. Don't peel the carrots, just cut off both tip ends.
For variety, add 1/2 a beet, or several celery ribs, or a handful of parsley. When you get bored with that, buy a 10 lb. bag of Texas oranges or grapefruit, remove the outer peel, leaving most of the white part, pitch in there, and it's good.
In season (summer) buy a box (flat) of tomatos, or peaches, or pears, or strawberries or grapes. My juicer will not want to do more that one or two glasses of tomato at a time before cleaning.
I think maybe the strawberries and grapes work better for me to just eat out of hand.
Melons, oh, oh, cantelope and watermelon are terrific.
Instructions on mine advise against avocado, figs (too much seed, I guess).
Oh, and remember to use caution in quantaties of fruits which make you more "regular". It's possible to drink a little too much and experience an electrifying moment and become a lot more regular than you planned on.
BTW, they never tell you that it takes a little effort to clean the basket. You need a good, crisp veg. brush. Running water, and a little brushing works. Putting the basket in dishwasher may beat it up too much, so would advise hand wash.
Oh, a little carrot juice sounds good!
January 23rd, 2004, 12:18pm
WOW...an "electrifying moment" is the way to put it...It hit me about 40 minutes after my breakfast juice while perusing the produce section at Meijer. I think I broke into a run. So to speak.
I do have a veg brush, so it should be fine. I printed out your post, you are the juice queen!!!!! :laugh: :laugh:
January 23rd, 2004, 12:39pm
I, too, love my juicer. I don't have a restaurant style, but I do have a nice heavy duty Omega. My all time favorite is the apple carrot juice, but one of the best drinks is the bone building tonic juice.
One serving of about 8 ounces
5 to 6 carrots
4 kale leaves
4 sprigs of parsley
Trime the carrots and cut them into 2 to 3 inch pieces. Cut the apple into narrow wedges. Process the vegetables and the apple wedges in the juices.
I sometimes like my drinks chilled so I juice them over ice.
Good luck and good juicing.
January 23rd, 2004, 1:59pm
I made pinepple/grapefuit las night with dinner. I also love it with orange. If I find pineapples on sale I always buy one, because the juice is soooo good.
I also make the carrot/celery/apple combo at least once a day. It turns you orange though.
I went to the doctor when I was sick once, and he did a liver test because of my color. It didn't occur to me until later what was causing that, but my liver was in tip top shape.
January 23rd, 2004, 8:58pm
The pineapple juice is so goooooood!!!!
I took the pulp from the grapes I did and added lite soy milk, and froze it. it was a pretty tasty sorbet!
January 24th, 2004, 1:36pm
I had one once, and liked a simple citrus mix of 1 each peeled, grapefruit, orange, tangerine (or tangelo, or mandarin), and a lime (or lemon). Very refreshing, enjoyable by everyone, with a nice white froth from the zist (the white pulp inside citrus).
Of course, be sure to clean it after use, not the next day...yuck.
January 24th, 2004, 3:49pm
OK That did it!! I just had to go get the machine out, and realized I hadn't used it since Christmas out of pure laziness.
Well no more, am now enjoying a tall glass of carrot juice. And plan to follow up with another, then, maybe later, some orang- tangerine, or maybe. . . I already feel better. You really did try the pineapple! I love them, and buy one whenever they get under my price radar. But my machine (smaller than yours) doesn't much like the entire pineapple, so I have to do a little minor carving on outside, but it takes the rest, including the core.
About the "green" vegs., avoid consuming much more than a few ounces, maybe 1/2 glass) of the green vegs., that's what will affect your tummy, and cause rapid regularity, etc.
I hadn't tried making a sobet, where did you get the recipe? Juice queen ?? Thanks. I've always called myself the salad queen, now I can add another title.
January 25th, 2004, 12:21am
Hopefully you all are washing the unpeeled fruits & veggies before juicing. Remember the food poisonings related to bottled fresh fruit. Apparently this is caused by fecal contamination, yuck!