I'm thinking of getting the Breville Juicer ($100) on Amazon. It is the #1 juicer on Amazon.
If I got it, is there a cheap way of juicing?
Also, does anyone have any book recommendations on juicing?
While the question is directed at "cheap ways of juicing", is there any reason why one would want to use a "juicer" rather than a good blender?
It seems like filtering out all the pulp is not only illogical from a nutritional perspective, but a pain in the butt because it means more mess, clean-up, etc.
blender/foodprocessor and cheesecloth or nutmilkbag....second hand juicer. aware of bpa in plastic. charlote gerson,,,,,
or use a juicingcloth....
So why juice? Are you looking to get a faster sugar rush? The healthiest part of the fruit or veggie is the fiber. The rest tends to be sugar. When you juice, you take down the barrier of chewing. Juice is processed fruit. 1 glass of OJ is equivalent to 3-4 oranges. Better yet, drink it fermented. 1 cup of grape juice has 36 grams of sugar. That's 6 teaspoons. A glass of Merlot, made from the same grapes, is 3-4 grams. 1 teaspoon. Don't juice, ferment. See you all at the Elephant bar.
Craigslist. Juicers are one of those things people get really excited about, and then lose interest in and want their cupboard space back. Spend the other $70 you'll be saving on good veggies.
I have a Breville too. I'm not sure about juicing being expensive, especially if you don't buy organic. Juicing a couple of cups per day shouldn't cost that much unless you're using exotic ingredients. Many places sell lg bags of apples and carrots cheaper than buying singles. Also, it's cheaper if you buy in season. Here's an article I found by googling "juicing on a budget". http://www.happyjuicer.com/juicing-information/juicing-on-budget.aspx Good luck!
Umm.. what do you mean a cheap way to juice? I truly for the life of me can't think of how you would expensively do a juicing as the price of fruit and veg is.. the price of fruit and veg - conventional v organic $$.
Carrots, celery, beets, wheatgrass, apples, ginger, kale, pears, kiwi.. none are big bucks.
Macerating juicers are the best in my opinion - they really grind it all up, and for the most nutrition you need to make it and drink it, unless you have too much, then freeze into ice cube trays and use for something else.
Also, I would check the libraries before buying books as there are many to choose from or just see what your local juicer is combo-ing together. That way you can play before you pay :)
I do have a juicer, but mostly I just blend things for a long time with extra water and then just strain it out. Most of the time I find 100% juice to be too concentrated, so I like the extra water. I still use the regular juicer for the rare occasion I make carrot or apple juice, and of course still use the juicer for making apple cider and vinegar.
Are you kidding me-none are big bucks? Not for a little, but for 1 day of juice, you could end up needing pounds and pounds of produce-I just calculated the cost for a 3 day juice cleanse where you are drinking 5 juices a day for 3 days-it would cost $80 + for 3 days of produce. Crazy.
I have this one, for occasional veggie juicing only and works just fine: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-JE2200B-Vegetable-Extractor/dp/B003ZDNKSS/ It's $34 right now. Much better than paying $7 a glass at your local NYC deli.
Stuff some parsley and kale in there, and a couple of carrots and it's not too bad.
As everyone else mentioned, careful, there's a ton of sugar there.
I got a refurbished one to try Ray Peat's potato juice thing. It was interesting, but I haven't used it in a while, mainly because it is hard to clean, and then I don't want to do too many carbohydrates, so I am not doing fruit juices.
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