Remember last month when I posted this picture of this interesting little thing? It was a birthday gift from Scott that blew me away. First of all because we don’t normally purchase “big” gifts for birthdays and second of all because he’s been spoiling me like crazy with gifts such as this.
By the title of this post, I’m sure you can now guess that this little guy is a juicer. He’s completely adorable because he honestly looks like a little creature that sits on your counter waiting to take care of all your juicing needs!
He needs a name. I’m working on it.
If you’ve been reading OHC for any length of time, then you probably know how much I love my smoothies. I have one almost everyday with my lunch. Lately I have taken a fondness to juicing as well.
Whenever I found myself at North Market, I would get a juice. Nothing too crazy, orange, carrot, and spinach. It was tasty and sometimes my body just wanted a juice. I had been talking with Scott for a while about how nice a juicer would be to have because then I could juice whenever I wanted. Imagine my surprise when on my birthday I was presented with a juicer!
Juicing collage! You can click on it to see it full scale! Here’s the stats:
I have an Omega J8005 juicer which you’ll notice looks much different than the Breville juicers that most people use. Scott researched the heck out of juicers and decided that this would be the best one for us. The Omega is different from the Breville in that it is a Masticating juicer whereas the Breville uses centrifugal force to separate the juice from the pulp. The Omega actually grinds and crushes the fruits and veggies creating more juice and a much drier pulp.
The Omega can also crush frozen fruits and veggies, make pasta, and make nut butters. Oh yeah!
- A very large red beet
- A green apple
- A red apple
- Carrot Juice
I buy carrot juice for my smoothies so obviously I already had some on hand. That picture shows how much juice I got before adding in some carrot juice. Not bad!
This juice was intense as the beet took over all of the other flavors. The apples didn’t help sweeten things up either. I love beets with all my heart but juicing them is too much for me. On my second juice I tried using half a beet and it still was a little potent for me.
I’ve been playing around with combos now and have figured out my favorite:
- Frozen Banana
- Frozen Mango
It’s super green and divine!
Of course there is a big difference between juicing and making smoothies. I’ll get into that in another post where we can discuss the pros and cons of juicing.
Have you ever had a juice before? Did you like it? Do you have your own juicer?