Have you tried making your own fresh juice at home? I love squeezing in extra fruits and vegetables in my diet, and I recently got this Breville Juicer after watching Joe Cross’s documentary: Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. That documentary will inspire you to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet! Juicing extracts the juice from fresh fruits or vegetables. The resulting juice contains most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) found in the whole fruit, but in a concentrated form.
I usually make fruit and vegetable smoothies in my Nutribullet. I’ve had mine for a couple of years. It works great and I use it several times a week. But, certain vegetables can be too fibrous in a smoothie, and are better suited for a juice. Juicing can add another level of nutrition to your diet. I was ready to dive into the world of juicing!
The Breville Juicer
Juicers are pretty easy to operate, and the Breville Juicer is no exception. The set up is simple, and I was ready to juice within a few minutes.
Prepping the produce probably takes the most time. Make sure to wash your fruits and vegetables well, and peel ones with tough skins (oranges, pineapples, apples, etc). Since the Breville Juicer has a large food chute opening, the produce does not have to be cut up very much. Chunks about the size of half an apple worked well for me.
Once you are ready to juice, with the Breville Juicer you can either use the extra large juice jug or juice directly into your glass. The extra large jug is great if you are making more than one serving, either to share or to save for later! Turn on the juicer and make sure the motor gets up to full speed, then start adding your produce down food chute one by one. In minutes you will have fresh juice!
Clean up of the Breville Juicer is a snap. Everything just gets rinsed clean, and the filter gets a gentle scrub with a scrub brush. You can put some of the parts into the dishwasher, but I find that unnecessary. As long as you rinse the juicer right away, it cleans up very easy with just water.
What Should You Juice?
So what should you juice? There are lots of different combinations of juices to try! I try to vary between sweeter juices and green juices. A basic sweet juice could be: one apple, one carrot, one orange, and one beet. Or, try using my Beet Blast Recipe as a juice instead of in the Nutribullet. For green juices, a base of green apple and kale is a good start, with flavors added in as you see fit. My basic green juice recipe consists of green apple, kale, cucumber, celery, parsley, lemon, and ginger. Try out the recipe below!
- 2 Green Apples
- 4 - 5 Large stalks of Kale
- 2 Stalks of Celery
- 1 Cucumber
- Handful of Parsley
- 1/2 of a Lemon
- 1/2" piece of fresh Ginger Root
- Peel the apples and the lemon.
- Wash the kale, celery, cucumber, parsley, and ginger root
- Start the motor of you juicer, then add the produce in the chute one at a time
- Stir the juice before drinking!
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