My boyfriend and I attempted juicing a couple months ago but we had to return the juicer we were using back to my roommate. My roommate was nice enough to let us use it when we were experimenting with juicing, but it wasn't very long before she wanted to get back into it and we had to return it back to her. We had a great experience juicing..no more stomach issues, regular (um...bathroom visits), more energy, slept great, my skin glowed, and it was cheaper then fast food...
So....last night after dinner, my boyfriend and I went to Smith's food and purchased their Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor (WHICH WAS ON SALE- YAY). The Hamilton Beach Juicer received great reviews for being a powerful inexpensive juicer so I was all for purchasing it to see how it compared to my roommates juicer (which was the Breville Compact Juice Fountain). Her juicer was super powerful, but was a pain to remove the pulp in between juicing.
Today at work we are having an Italian potluck, so needless to say, we won't be juicing today...but our plan is to start back up first thing Monday morning. A great website for juicing recipes that I have found is http://www.squidoo.com/basics-of-juicing . I liked this website because it gave different recipes for different expectations.
SO.....I'm hoping to do more blog posting about my juicing experience and see where it goes....
Stay tuned :)
BTW - Watch the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead....it's an amazing film about the juicing process. It is on NETFLIX FYI.
"100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating
autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope.
In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a
path laid out before him that wouldn't end well- with one foot already in the
grave, the other wasn't far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring
film that chronicles Joe's personal mission to regain his health. With doctors
and conventional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only
option left, the body's ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and
hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit
and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in
mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle. While talking to
more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it's at a truck stop
in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare
condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger
away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own
epic journey to get well. What emerges is nothing short of amazing - an
inspiring tale of healing and human connection. Part road trip, part self-help
manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format
to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different
worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves." (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1227378/plotsummary)