I finally did it. I bought a juicer.
I have been debating getting one for a while now. Probably close to a year. But I didn’t want to commit to one. There were so many different options and I was confused (which admittedly doesn’t take much). I researched and there seemed to not be a “perfect” juicer out there anywhere. Did I want centrifugal? Masticating? Cold press? WHAT TO DO?!?!
I ended up with the Omega VRT350 after some exhaustive research. I liked the fact that it was a masticating juicer and most of the reviews I had read online were positive. I liked that juice from a masticating juicer retained nutrients longer. And most of all, I liked the fact that the actual footprint of this juicer was so much smaller than a centrifugal juicer. You pay for that though…but I hope it will end up being worth it.
My technical first juice was just carrot and apple. That was all I had in my house at the time and I HAD to test it out. The next day, I hit up the produce section and came home to fill my fridge with produce. My first experimental juice consisted of 1/2 a cabbage, a head of broccoli, 1.5 cucumbers, 2 apples, 2 carrots, and 1 lemon. It was strange but also really tasty. It made A LOT and I kept half of it in the fridge and drank it later in the day.
My next go round was equally delicious but it looked completely different. 2 beets, 2 apples, 2 carrots, and a bit of ginger. It was so good I repeated it this morning.
So far (I know, it’s been a whole 3 days), I am super impressed with this juicer. It is very quiet and the pulp comes out super dry. I have ZERO ideas for what to do with the pulp so I have just been throwing it away up to this point. Also, the clean up of this juicer is pretty easy as well.
I am pretty excited to make juicing a daily occurrence in my life. I know it sounds dorky, but I really like the way I feel when I drink fresh juice and the fact that I can make it in the comfort of my own home instead of paying a lot of money at a juice bar is really exciting to me. I can’t wait to try more combinations. If you have any suggestions/recipes, let me know!