Kitchen Utensil Basics – JUICER

juicer

One of the things that definitely makes me feel better is juicing. If my stomach is upset or I’ve had a weekend of unhealthy eating, juicing gets my body and mind back on track to healthy eating. The juicer I have is the one in the picture on the left. It is easy to use, easy to clean, and all but the base are dishwasher safe which is AWESOME!

Juicers are necessary for making the freshest vegetable and fruit juices around. A juicer grates the vegetables into pulp and then extracts the juice using centrifugal force, leaving the fibrous pulp behind. It takes about 3 pounds of fresh produce to yield 1 quart of juice, so choose a powerful juicer with a strong motor.

There are several features to consider when selecting your juicer. Make sure that it assembles and disassembles easily. All parts will need to be washed thoroughly with hot, soapy water. We suggest selecting a pulp-ejection model that shoots the pulp out into a plastic container to be discarded. Other models keep the pulp backed up in a chamber, reducing the amount of juice that is made at one time. Also, look for one with a large feed tube to reduce the amount of chopping you’ll have to do prior to juicing. Some models have the capacity to make nut butters as well.

Here is an easy to use recipe that can be used anytime of the day to boost your energy and your immune system:

1 apple
1 orange
1/4 lemon
3 carrots
Large handful of kale

You do want to drink the juice right away because the pulp will begin to settle, and it doesn’t look quite as appetizing. This is one of many juices included in the Elite Health Coaching Seasonal Detox Guide! If you want to improve your digestion, boost your energy, and rid your body of harmful toxins, juicing may be for you 🙂

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