Vegan Becomes Obsessed With Juicing
If this was a newspaper about my life, that would be the headline of the day. In the past 24 hours I’ve juiced everything green I could get my hands on. I mean, really only the green contents of my refrigerator, but that was a kale, purple kale, rainbow chard,and arugula. My first juice, last night, was a bunch of kale, 2 carrots, and an apple. This morning I used purple kale, one big leaf of rainbow chard, and two carrots, and tonight I juiced the remainder of the rainbow chard, a little arugula, 2 carrots, and a pear. The kale juices are definitely my favorite, but since I know a wide variety of greens is best, I’ll keep mixing it up.
The best part is I’ve already found I truly enjoy juicing. I enjoy picking the ingredients, carefully washing and prepping them, drinking the juice (of course), and even cleaning up the juicer. There’s something very satisfying about the whole process! If you’re wondering which juicer I chose, I went with the Omega VRT 350HD. I currently have limited counter space, so the small footprint is just fabulous. Another reason I went with this model is because while I juice almost entirely greens, I wanted to have a machine that could handle most anything. It saddens me a little to say, but the husband won’t so much as taste my green juice, so with this model it can handle something different for him. I know I’ve only been using it 24 hours, but I’m just in love! It’s so, so easy to use and clean. I dread using appliances that are difficult to clean, but this thing is a snap and somehow almost fun to clean. So far I would recommend this juicer a million times over, but I’ll definitely keep you updated on my thoughts.
Now all I need is one of those nifty glass straws to drink my plethora of juice with and I’ll be all set! If you have favorite ingredient combinations for juice, please, please, please share them with me. I’d love to try your favorites. Any juicing tips and tricks for this juicing newb are also much appreciated!