Adventures In Juicing

I started 2013 with a fresh outlook on Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of… whatever tickled my fancy at the time. I did a Juice Cleanse in January (www.therealjuice.com – get into it), and decided that THIS… this thing RIGHT HERE… needed to be part of my  life for good (or until further notice).

So I chose this…

…because I was told that a ‘masticating juicer’ is one of the best ways to get all of the juice out of fruits/veggies without heating the juice and compromising the nutritional value. As I understand it, a hydraulic press juicer is ideal… but at $1,200 a pop, I’m just gonna stick with the masticating version. It’s serious, but it ain’t THAT serious. Just saying.

Since the Kuvings Juicer came home to live with me, I’ve juiced all manner of fruits, veggies, roots, and what not. I  juice at least 3-4 times a week, but it’s not what you think. I’m not doing enough juicing for a complete cleanse that often (I cleanse every few months or so to hit the ‘reset’ button on the old body), but doing daily mixes to satisfy any curiosities I have about certain tastes/blends. Mostly, I’m good for tossing ginger in there for a ginger shot. And if I’m feeling froggy, then it’s Ginger/Lemon/Cayenne/Garlic. Gross, but amazingly effective. Sometimes I eliminate the garlic because, well, I need to pucker up and smooch once in a while and raw garlic breath isn’t cute on ANYONE.

So far, so very good. I really like juicing. It’s a lot more convenient than naysayers would have you believe, and a LOT less expensive (particularly if you troll the local Farmers Market as much as I do) than regular grocery shopping. I know that some people juice and drink right away, but I’m good for making a few bottles to sustain me over the next 24-48 hours. In fact, there’s a Green Apple/Lemon/Ginger drink chilling in the fridge right now…

I can hear it calling my name.

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