Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring Cleaning, Cleansing & Juicing

What's your definition of Spring Cleaning  Cleansing?

In South Florida we might be forgiven for already shedding our "winter" sweaters, boots, jeans and extra layers and blankets for lighter apparel.....well it did get into the 40'sF a couple of nights.  I'm already reaching for the capri pants, shorts, t-shirts, and the ever popular flip flops, to get me through our steamy 90 ++ degree F summers!

I didn't ask for a December present 2012. I figured that there would be something I would want in the New Year that I would enjoy. So having given it some thought, and a considerable amount of research, I decided a month ago to get myself a juicer.

Huron Juicer
The Hurom slow juicer is a slow, cold pressed juicer. It does not damage the raw ingredients with frictional heat. The Hurom juices anything fresh; almonds, carrots, celery, beets, fruits, veggies - with the exception of ice cubes and frozen vegetables/fruits.

Now that Spring has officially arrived - I thought a little Spring Cleansing of my body was in order to beef up my immune system and flush out all the extra  calories. After all, those numerous winter slow-cooked-beef and lentil dinners, with taters and bread for dunking add up.

So I gathered together some fresh salad.

Ripe Pear and Tomato 
 I pushed the salad, pear, cucumber and tomato into the juicer.......

Celery, Carrots Up Next

The juicer pours the freshly pressed juice out on the right and the peel and roughage emits from a separate spout on the left. Unlike other juicers, with the Hurom, you don't get a frothy head (think a Guinness) on your fresh juice...not that there is anything wrong with a Guinness either, but not for breakfast.....

Stirred but hold the ice please, but maybe a teeny squeeze of lime juice to perk it up. Fresh and Delicious! This was a breakfast. At noon I was famished and made another juiced drink with blueberries, peaches and pears. My aim is to replace a minimum of one meal a day with a juiced product.

The roughage is like compost-ready-to go. And that's where it goes, straight into the compost. Of course it could be added to a soup, stew or even cookies.

Cons: It's pricey! And the Hurom has quite a few interlocking parts that took more than a few times to get the hang of assembling and disassembling.
Pros: The Hurom Co. include a how-to video and recipe booklet with the machine. Clean up is really easy. Also the the machine is reassuringly solid -  as in, it needs a permanent place on the counter-top because it's heavy! It's quiet. The beverages it produces are awesome. It makes the best fresh orange juice I have ever tasted, and here in the Land Of Orange Trees, you know that a huge plus. 
------ Cheers!

Click Here for a great link page item, regarding cleansing, by Dr. Oz, via O.


  1. Neat machine. I see it's benefits. I have a VitaMix. I need to make more that my grandkids will love with it. Great idea to substitute a meal. Do you add a protein source too???

    1. Hi Julie. No I have not yet added any protein source, I guess there are powders I could add. I had read online that just juicing means you are taking in a lot of amino acids which are the building blocks for protein, so you don't need to add anything extra, I am not sure if this is the case though because I'm just a beginner juicer. It's fun to learn though!


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