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What Type of Juicer Is Best For Me?

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WHAT TYPE OF JUICER IS BEST FOR ME??

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I absolutely love the feeling of eating clean and treating my body well. And for the most part, I stay on the 80/20 path and that keeps me feeling good while also allowing me to live and indulge here and there. But let’s be honest, busy schedules, running a business, LIFE can be ROUGH in the health department…. I don’t know what your schedule entails but for us it’s real estate, consulting, speaking, traveling… Some weeks it’s hotel food for days on end, and let’s just say I have been in a serious learning curve of figuring out how to honor my body, eat for my needs, stay nourished… etc.

 

 

So, I wanted to share with you one of the tools that we have in our home that SERIOUSLY streamlines getting nutrients in our bodies. Cause like, you can only eat SO. MANY. SALADS. Ammiright??

 

 

 

 

 

For a few months we checked out juicers. But I wasn’t completely sold on the idea for a few reasons:

 

 

  1. We take organic, pure superfoods every single day in powder form. They have been dehydrated with no heat, so when they touch water the activate and it’s like drinking fresh press on demand. Plus, its SIMPLE, SUPER cost effective (like $2-3 per drink), and there is virtually no cleanup. Which, brings me to my next point…
  2. Clean up. Ain’t nobody got time for scrubbing dishes for an extra 20 minutes for 2 measly glasses of juice. I couldn’t stand the thought of how tedious clean up would be. (I literally can NOT handle dishes. They’re the worst.)
  3. Juice is on countdown. (Not trying to mess with the people who juice once for the whole week, but I can’t stand the thought of losing nutrients like that. Juice is recommended to be consumed within 20 minutes, or oxidation takes place.)

With all of those concerns we just hadn’t been able to convince ourselves that we would need or use the juicer enough.

 

 

So… what shifted?

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I GOT IN TUNE WITH THE NEEDS OF MY BODY RIGHT NOW.


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I found out I have some adrenal/thyroid weaknesses… And so I bought the Medical Medium book on Healing Thyroid. It was FASCINATING. Part of his thyroid healing regimen includes consuming fresh pressed, plain, straight celery juice on an empty stomach every morning. He also recommends doing the same with cucumber each night. So.. I thought, this is easy enough. I can’t do ALL THE THINGS but I CAN do some of the things, and this seemed like an easy way to support my thyroid. So yes, the answer is yes… We got a juicer so I could have celery juice for my thyroid!

Before:

 

The size I chop the celery into before inserting into juicer:

 

 

As you can see, we are now the proud owners of this Omegaand the experience using it has been incredible. It is a cold press juicer, the actual term being “masticating”. This process extracts the highest nutritional value as opposed to a centrifugal juicer, which works really fast and damages the nutrient properties in the produce. (Oops– like 10 years ago, I bought this juicer and totally thought I was getting it allllll right. Turns out tons of nutrients were lost in the processing, but let’s be honest, it’s still better than eating a cheeseburger 😛 )

 

 

Juicers can be used for a variety of creations, not just juices. You can also make nut butters, milks, dips, and salsas. Soooooo, when shopping for a juicer, make sure you know what you will be using it for. For instance, this juicer got great reviews but it was only for regular fruits and veggies and nothing too hard like ginger root. I knew we were going to be juicing lots of roots so that option fell of the list of potentials for us. But, if you know you won’t be juicing things like ginger, beets, radish, turmeric, etc.. That could be an option for you!

 

But I mean…. Just look at this gorgeous juice with a beet in it!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Omega Juicers also come with a 15 year warranty, as opposed to the typical 2-5 year warranty of others we looked it.

 

So far we have used it CONSISTENTLY at LEAST 3 times a week, but most weeks we use it at least 5 times and sometimes even 7 times a week. And.. ready for maybe the best part????? Clean up is an absolute breeze.

 

*Cue the hallelujah chorus*

 

You can trust me….I don’t just say that…. As you know, doing dishes is my LEAST favorite chore. We actually have a rule around our Place that I cook and he washes. (Doesn’t happen that way all the time though, we change roles a lot!)

 

I timed myself the first few times cleaning and we are talking 2-3 minutes only to hand wash each piece immediately after juicing. <<<<INSERT EASY BUTTON HERE>>>>>

 

 

 

 

As you can see, juicing can be messy. For me at least. Maybe that’s why I don’t like cleanup! 😛

 

I am juicing celery for myself every morning,

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and while I sip on my glass of green, I make Mike what we call a “Hot Shot”. He loves the super concentrated, spicy fresh presses that usually cost us $6-$9 at the farmers market or juicery. I am making them at home for CENTS.

 

(See those crazy looking scissors in the pic? Mike’s Mom bought them for me, and it’s one of those gadgets where I was like, is this actually gonna work?? Will I actually use it? And surprisingly, the blades are crazy sharp and strong, and I actually use it! I don’t use it every time I juice, but i’s super easy to slice a squash or a celery and not have to even get a cutting board dirty.)

Benefits of Mike’s Hot Shot:

 

  • Fights inflammation
  • Supports digestion
  • Boosts immune function
  • Fights infection
  • Helps workout recovery
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Lots of vitamin C (please don’t ever buy Emergen-C, if you need an quick Vit C boost let me know and I’ll share some great options)
  • Keeps body alkaline

 

Here’s the recipe for his Hot Shot:

 

  • 1 organic apple
  • 1 inch piece of ginger root
  • 1 inch piece of turmeric root
  • ½ organic lemon with skin on

 

Run through the juicer in that order, and then stir in a few sprinkles of cayenne and fresh ground black pepper.

(If you are REALLY brave, you can even put a slice of jalapeno through the juicer too. We don’t do that. )

 

 

 

 

I should also mention one of the benefits of a juicer that no one ever talks about. NO MORE PRODUCE WASTE. Like, when you see that you have celery wilting, strawberries getting a little soft, cilantro that has seen better days…. You just toss it all in the juicer and make a feast out of it!!!!!

 

 

If you have a juicer, what’s your favorite recipe? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll give you a shout out when we make it!!!

 

Cheers to health!

 

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