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.
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|
|Celery, Carrots Up Next|
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.
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