22 Oct 2012

new omega juicer

oh lawd. i am so excited about our new juicer. it is an omega vert 350 and i love it almost as much as i love dante (my cat).

random: check this out.

as i have already told you, i was planning to go on another juice fast as soon as it arrived in the mail! so the next few days will be smoothies, juice and raw snacks. then i go into 100% juice mode for... who knows how long. i want to fast until i feel my body should stop. the human body doesn't identify calendar dates or week-long time periods, it runs on it's own watch and i plan to monitor it carefully. i will know when to stop.

this time is really special for me because my friend is doing the juice fast with me! i've never had someone want to join me for one of these things so i'm looking EXTRA forward to this; maybe even... double extra? 

i know. double. woah.

the first juice we made was carrot, apple and lime (as you can see in the photo). it was SO DANG GOOD. you can literally taste the difference a good quality juicer makes. this thing is my new baby. i am going to use it so often and for everything. i can finally juice my own wheat grass! be jealous. BE JEALOUS.

the juice was so flavourful (more nutrients available because of the difference in juicing process so there is more to taste) and the pulp was so dry! cleaning it is easy too. if you're serious about juicing, or know you will be, or just WANT to be: get this juicer. 

perfect first juice: serves one

2 apples
1 peeled lime
4 peeled carrots

juice. drink the juice. 


The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

Great, I'm looking forward to this next juice feast! I've neglected my juicer lately but my skin's not looking very good, so I think maybe I need to juice it back to its natural beautiful self... any good tips for radiant skin through juicing? :)

Christina said...

I've been eating mostly raw this week in preparation for my own juice fast next week (you inspired me!) However, I work all day (7:30-3:30), and I am nervous about lunch. Would juice make it through the morning until lunch? Maybe that's a silly question, but I don't know a whole lot about it, I guess.

Em von Euw said...

that's awesome to hear! apples, cucumber, lemon, carrots, parsley and spinach are all excellent for detox and clearing the skin. but honestly - any high quality fresh juice of raw (and preferably organic) fruits, veggies and greens will help your skin heal and glow. pineapple is delicious.

Em von Euw said...

oooh yay! you go, girl.
not a silly question at all - i would wonder the same thing if i were you. what kind of juicer do you have? it kind of depends on that but i would say that your juice should be fine. in any case, it's better than nothing, or giving up the fast for that reason.

store your juice in a chilled glass jar with as little air as possible (fill it to the very top and screw the lid on tight) try to keep it cold and away from light until you drink it.

Anonymous said...

Not a vegan but you guys have some awesome recipes for a new juicer....here's to health Cheers!

Unknown said...

In separating the pulp, juicers concentrate the nutrition naturally present in fruits and vegetables which allows the body to more easily absorb the nutrition than digesting the solid produce. omega 8006

Unknown said...

sounds classic!! what about a bit of ginger or spirulina(the alage)? do you think they will over power the juice???

Em von Euw said...

@ofribi - no that'd be good!

Francesca said...

I don't have a juicer at home :/ I have a pretty standard blender (nothing special about it) and a NutriBullet. Is it ok to make with either of those options?

Em von Euw said...

@Francesca - of course! Use your normal blender, and I might recommend using just 1 frozen banana and the rest fresh.

Unknown said...

Hey!!! Your smoothie is now in my selection of "9 super detox vegan smoothies" on my blog here ->http://followthekiwi.com/2015/01/12/detox-post-holidays-9-super-vegan-fruit-smoothies/

Good job with your recipe! :)