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SB_UK
06-23-10, 11:15 AM
Anybody have a vegetable juicer ? Vegetable juice recipes they like ? Thoughts on whether switching to a raw [organic] vegetable juice affects their ability to think ?

I think I'm expecting a raw vegetable juice diet to lead to a sense of physical wellbeing (weight loss, energized, lower cravings (for food particularly)) which'll synergize with our daydreamy minds.

A sense of physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing as long as you haven't a scheduled appointment with the debt reclamation barely people.

EshkaronsEngine
06-23-10, 11:18 AM
I bought a $1200 model last year. It is for major stuff not everyday stuff. I will be juicing things from our garden when they ripen. I did plan on juicing wheatgrass but it's hard to get used to the taste. It's like drinking plant blood.

SB_UK
06-23-10, 11:23 AM
I bought a $1200 model last year. It is for major stuff not everyday stuff. I will be juicing things from our garden when they ripen. I did plan on juicing wheatgrass but it's hard to get used to the taste. It's like drinking plant blood.

Is there such a thing as a sub-$100 juicer which works ?

$1200 :( is a lot of money.

EshkaronsEngine
06-23-10, 11:25 AM
Is there such a thing as a sub-$100 juicer which works ?

$1200 :( is a lot of money.
No. Unless you want to buy a Magic Bullet. I bought a sub$100 juicer once and it got all clogged up. My machine chews it up. The cheaper machines are just slicers that spin. Worthless in my opinion. Have you ever tried Wheatgrass juice?

GlindaBunny
06-23-10, 11:46 AM
$1200 is a lot of money for many people.

Why not just eat the whole vegetable? Fiber is good for you, and it helps weight loss.

EshkaronsEngine
06-23-10, 11:48 AM
If you've tried Wheatgrass you would understand. It has absolutely everything you need. It tastes horrible though. The point was that I would bypass even the need to eat fruit if I didn't have any. I was fixated on end of the world scenarios and thought this would be a good way to make sure I got my vitamins. We even have a manual one in case there was no electricity.

SB_UK
06-23-10, 11:53 AM
$1200 is a lot of money for many people.

Why not just eat the whole vegetable? Fiber is good for you, and it helps weight loss.

I think (not sure) - that the juicer permits us to eat vegetables raw - raw vegetables which, if eaten, would otherwise need to be cooked.
wheatgrassNever heard of wheatgrass until searching for vegetable juicers today - there appear to be 'wheatgrass' only juicers out there, which, I guess means that there are a whole buncha' people out there who agree with you, about its importance.

Am reading about wheatgrass now.

SB_UK
06-23-10, 12:08 PM
If you've tried Wheatgrass you would understand. It has absolutely everything you need. It tastes horrible though. The point was that I would bypass even the need to eat fruit if I didn't have any. I was fixated on end of the world scenarios and thought this would be a good way to make sure I got my vitamins. We even have a manual one in case there was no electricity.

Do you have any links to vegetable juice recipes which you've tried and which taste OK - just want to get a feel of the range of veggies which people use on their juicer ?

Also - is there any reason why the veggie pulp can't be cooked and eaten ?

Seems like a bit of a waste.

EshkaronsEngine
06-23-10, 12:12 PM
Do you have any links to vegetable juice recipes which you've tried and which taste OK - just want to get a feel of the range of veggies which people use on their juicer ?

Also - is there any reason why the veggie pulp can't be cooked and eaten ?

Seems like a bit of a waste.
About a month ago I decided to grind up some carrots. You don't need a recipe just go with your gut. I added celery and some other things i can't think of. You can use this pulp for muffins. It was amazing after drinking this conconction I swear for about 2 minutes I could see the electromagnetic field around my brother and I felt as vibrant as a nuclear reactor.

SB_UK
06-23-10, 12:34 PM
Comments like this make me wonder whether it's best to stick to pre-defined recipes .... ...

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... ... but regularly eating raw brassica vegetables is not a good idea.

Dunno'

doiadhd
06-23-10, 12:36 PM
I have been having visions of juice blenders,no-bull....

Liquid protein mixed with vitamins is the way forward,from reading sb quotes.

EshkaronsEngine
06-23-10, 12:37 PM
About a month ago I decided to grind up some carrots. You don't need a recipe just go with your gut. I added celery and some other things i can't think of. You can use this pulp for muffins. It was amazing after drinking this conconction I swear for about 2 minutes I could see the electromagnetic field around my brother and I felt as vibrant as a nuclear reactor.
Don't worry I'm just sensitive. I also added radishes and green onions. It really was amazing. I would do it all the time if it didn't take me 45 minutes to get all the pulp and stuff cleaned out of the grinder and it's strainer.

SB_UK
06-23-10, 12:41 PM
Eliminating the brassica from the process knocks out a whole buncha' contenders.

Apparently - carrots and beets should be avoided also - since high in sugar.

But then again ... ... ...



2 celery stalks
handful of kale
handful of spinach
handful of parsley
1 oz. wheatgrass juice

kale is listed here (http://vegetablejuicingrecipes.com/).

Nothing's ever simple.

SB_UK
06-23-10, 12:45 PM
Don't worry I'm just sensitive. I also added radishes and green onions. It really was amazing. I would do it all the time if it didn't take me 45 minutes to get all the pulp and stuff cleaned out of the grinder and it's strainer.

Aye cleaning krud sucks.

What about just plain liquidize, dilute and chugg ?

ginniebean
06-23-10, 12:50 PM
Unless you're growing your own veggies it is pointless to buy a lower end juicer. 4 lbs of carrots to get a cup of juice is a huge waste of good food.

Juice that is rich in sugers as many veggies actually are, isn't really all the good for you.

It's best to eat the whole food.

SB_UK
06-23-10, 12:51 PM
Game on:

Raw Vegetable Smoothie (http://www.rawplus.com/smoothie.html)


1 - 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice OR balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons picante salsa
1 cup raw broccoli
1 raw tomato, quartered
1/2 raw carrot, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup raw kale, or any leafy green
1 - 2 cloves raw garlic
1/2 cup raw hulled sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw un-hulled sesame seeds
1 - 2 slices onion

More vegetable smoothies (http://www.flowercarole.com/vegetable_smoothie_recipes.htm) ... ... ...

man, never even heard of a vegetable smoothie until 5 minutes ago - only to discover that the Internet is awash wi' 'em.

doiadhd
06-23-10, 12:52 PM
Unless you're growing your own veggies it is pointless to buy a lower end juicer. 4 lbs of carrots to get a cup of juice is a huge waste of good food.

Juice that is rich in sugers as many veggies actually are, isn't really all the good for you.

It's best to eat the whole food.

Pulp an'all....or use for soup dishes ;)

I want one!
http://www.rawplus.com/smoothie.html

EshkaronsEngine
06-23-10, 12:55 PM
Unless you're growing your own veggies it is pointless to buy a lower end juicer. 4 lbs of carrots to get a cup of juice is a huge waste of good food.

Juice that is rich in sugers as many veggies actually are, isn't really all the good for you.

It's best to eat the whole food.
I would have bought an orange tree this year but it was $90. My wife thought it was too expensive. We are growing our own from seed.

SB_UK
06-23-10, 01:04 PM
Having one of those moments.

No cooking required.
No preparation required.
No washing-up required.

Unquestionably healthy.

Vegetable smoothies rule!

doiadhd
06-23-10, 01:10 PM
I would have bought an orange tree this year but it was $90. My wife thought it was too expensive. We are growing our own from seed.

Trees are in - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T33Ongq5pXs

ADHDTigger
06-23-10, 07:57 PM
SB- if you are looking for something that is easy to do and relatively inexpensive, try something I have done for years- a shot of balsamic vinegar once a day. I love it.

Try pureeing vegies in your standard blender with a half cup of grape juice or cranberry juice. I have done this with carrot and it does work.

Aloe Vera juice is supposed to be very good as well. You can grow it easily... well, here you can, and you should be able to juice it easily in a blender.

As for pricing, try ebay.

G252013
05-17-13, 05:50 PM
bought a ninja blender @ bed bath & beyond for $80ish (20% off coupon available online)

Tastes and looks awful, but a straight blend of various fruits + veggies with just water makes me feel quite calm

G252013
05-17-13, 07:18 PM
this makes a HUGE difference