Juicing is a great option that is easy and gives you the peace of mind knowing exactly what you are drinking. We have only used our juicer with fruits, but they can do a variety of produce. Juicing allows my daughter who is intolerant of apples and pears to have options. Pear juice and apple juice is used often as a filler in all kinds of juices.
We did a lot of research on the different kinds of juicers because there are so many. We found that cold-pressed juicers are better because they do not produce any heat. Although the high speeds that create the heat may speed the process up a little bit, some vital enzymes are lost in the process.
Interested in juicing? It’s super easy!
1. Purchase produce. Of course, it’s always best to purchase organic to avoid the harmful side effects of the pesticides used in other products.
2. Prepare produce. Peel, cut, etc. and put in the juicer. If you have littles, get them to help out when they are able. My toddler loves to help peel oranges and then drop them into the juicer. I love that I am impacting the next generation. It's a win-win!
Our juicer has a button on the side to turn it on and a plastic masher to push pieces down if necessary.
That's really it! (I told you it was easy.)
We prefer to store our juice in glass because it is safer than plastic. Label masking tape with date and contents and you're set. Enjoy!
*Make sure you have something to catch the pulp and a container to catch your juice. Our model came with its own juice catcher and has a plug option if you need to dump the juice container. This prevents any of that precious liquid from dripping on your counter!
I use my Pampered Chef large mixing bowl to hold peels and then again for the pulp. Less mess to clean up!
I like to use all parts of the fruit and the dried pulp is where the fiber is stored. So, I usually just put the pulp in ice cube trays and freeze. Pop ‘em out and toss in a freezer bag to use for smoothies. If you juice veggies, this pulp would be great for soups!
Our model is the SKG and we absolutely love it! Super easy to use and quick cleanup. There are a few parts, but it is easy to put back together. This appliance is an investment for the family, but we feel that it is well worth it!
Heather Brooks, Marketing Manager & Blog and Administrative Assistant
None of these posts have been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to cure, treat, or diagnose any disease. As with any medical concerns, always consult your medical professional before trying any of the ideas presented on this blog. All information has been obtained from various sources and personal experiences.