Monday Must Have~Juicer

Two weeks ago I made one of the best investments in my nutrition first juicer!  After reading so much about the benefits of juicing, I knew I had to try it.  Juicing is a way to pack in more fruits and vegetables in one serving than you could actually eat.  The result is a drink with a densely packed amount of vitamins and minerals which improve energy, hair skin and nails, your cardiovascular system, your liver, your immune system and so much more!  

Here are a couple of regular juicers...Gwyneth and her famous trainer Tracy Anderson.  Need I say more?

After doing my research I found the best juicer on the market hands down was the Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite.  
It makes juice in record time with nothing having to be cut and has the easiest cleanup. The only problem is that it's a hefty $300 on Amazon.  I chose to start on a smaller budget to see how I liked juicing before I made this type of investment. I bought the Juiceman All-In-One Juicer for a reasonable $80 from Target.  
It works great and the cleanup is not too bad.  I just rinse all the pieces right after I juice and stick it in the washing machine 1-2 times a week.  That's not to say the Breville won't be on my Christmas list this year :)  I have become so obsessed with my juicing these past couple of weeks, I can't go a day without it!  It makes you feel so great right after you drink it.  It fills me up after my workouts in the morning and has gotten me to drink less coffee which is great!  Here are some of my favorite recipes so far and few more I'm looking forward to trying soon…I'd love to hear your favorites too!

Thanks to Natalie from Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers for sharing these recipes below.  I think it's obvious which one I crave the most.

Fave Juice
-3 Carrots
-2 Oranges *
-1 Grapefruit *
-Chunks of Fresh Pineapple
-Chunk of Ginger

Green Energy Juice
-Handful of Kale Leaves
-Handful of Spinach
-1 Granny Smith Apple
-1 Lemon *
-1 Baby Cucumber
-Chunk of Ginger

Beet Juice
-1 Small Beat
-5 Carrots
-1 Apple
-Mint Sprigs (put these through first)

**make sure you peel these before you put in juicer**

Here are some new ones I'm looking forward to trying…

-2 Apples
-2 Pears
-1/2 Cucumber
-2 Celery Stalks
-Handful of Kale
After you juice above, through in the blender with a banana and frozen ice cubes made from Coconut Water.  I LOVE Coconut Water so this sounds very refreshing after a hot summer workout.

-1/4 Pineapple
-1 Cup Blueberries
-Chunk of Ginger

-2 Cups Watermelon
-1/4 of whole Lime
-1 Cup Raspberries

-1 Cup Strawberries
-1 Granny Smith Apple
-2 Small Pears
-1 Head of Favorite Lettuce


Beaucoup D'Amour,

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