|Freshly Juiced Orange Juice|
And when I say HE bought a juicer I guess I mean WE bought a juicer but he was the one who picked it out and brought it home and I will probably never use it. Or so I thought. He did his research and decided that the Omega VRT350 was the one he wanted to get. The day he bought it he stopped at the grocery store and came home with tons of fruits and veggies so he could get started right away. I was fine with tasting the fruity stuff. Not one to be adventurous when it comes to tasting new foods I refused the green stuff. I wasn't saying that I'd never taste it just that I couldn't deal with it right then so he would leave me alone. It bought me some time but I knew he wouldn't give up. A few days later he asked again. I sighed and made a dramatic face but took a sip anyways and you know what? It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought a bunch of juiced up veggies would be. In fact, it actually tasted pretty good.
I was worried about having some giant bulky thing sitting on the counter but this one is pretty slim. As long as the item fits through the hole there is no need to chop it any smaller then that so there isn't a whole lot of cutting required. If the skin is bitter like Oranges you should probably peel it. There is one chute for refuse and another chute for juice. All the parts come apart very easily for washing. The only con is that it's hard to clean the ejection area for the side where all the refuse comes out. It comes with a little brush for that and it really doesn't take that long but you do have to get in there and scrub it. That being said, is juicing time consuming? Overall, I'd say yes but then again I think doing almost anything in the kitchen is time consuming. You have to get the produce, wash it, do some chopping, thread it through the juicer, then rinse out all the parts and that does take some time.
50 second video of the juicer in action
So, since we have a juicer we figured we might as well try a juice fast. It's been 3 days now. I haven't eaten solid food since Sunday evening. Mj gave in and ate a bagel yesterday. He literally could not continue to work unless he ate. I'm still going. I'll assess how I feel today and then decide if I'll continue. If you see another giant cheesy Pizza or a pile of Chocolate in my Instagram feed you will know I threw in the towel.
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