Sunday, January 22, 2012

Juicer

I bought a juicer. I bought it knowing the odds of me being one of those people who bought a juicer, used it a few times, and then put it on a shelf are high. It would end up right next to my yogurt maker.

I'm keeping it out in the open though, on the counter, so I'll see it all the time.

I've been reading up about juicing - what is good to use, what is bad, and also juice vs. eating the actual food in it's whole state. It's a negative for sure that I miss out on a lot (all?) of the fiber in foods when I juice them. I did read some recipes on how to use the stuff that's left over after juicing, but I have to be honest, if I don't have a use for that stuff IMMEDIATELY, I'm not going to save it and go back and use it later. I also read that vitamins and minerals aren't always absorbed because they get caught up in fiber and just sort of pass along. I'm skeptical of that, but I'm going to keep digging.

4 comments:

copaX said...

Lemme know how that works for you. I picked one up last year. And I don't have the room in my apartment to put it anywhere other than right on the counter. I did a couple juices with it, but never really saw it through. I need to do more research on it myself. I was hoping to use it as a way to get some semblance of vegetables in my diet.

glittergirl said...

carol brought some juice in to work that smelled amazing. i bet she'll come up with some awesome recipes to share.

glittermom said...

I know lots of people who have a juicer in the back of their cupboard..

Carol said...

Chris, I'll keep you posted. I think it needs to become a habit, so I do it automatically. I had a very debaucherous weekend, so this week, I'm doing juicing with a lot of detoxifying vegetables. This morning: cabbage, kale, tomato, celery, carrot, with a little cilantro and fresh lemon. I liked how it tasted, so that helps. :)