Last Christmas I was given a book all about vegetable and fruit juices written by an uber healthy chap called Jason Vale. He maintains that there are fabulous health benefits to be gained from drinking juices made from raw fruit and veg.
I don't remember what prompted me to look into the subject further but I did, and after a couple of weeks I bought an electric juicer. It wasn't cheap, the best part of 200 smackers but I can honestly say it was an excellent purchase. We use it on a daily basis, creating amazing juices from the most unlikely of fruit and veg. For example one of my favourites contains courgette, parsley and avocado. Not something I would have previously thought of as being a sweet tasting juice, more likely a soup.
Well it's not like that at all, these drinks are superb, they are energising and delicious. We did have a juicer a while back, what I recall about it was that it would sit in the cupboard and very occasionally get wheeled out to make a couple of glasses of orange juice. You would then spend the next half an hour washing its associated 300 bits and pieces and remembering why you only used it occasionally.
The one we bought has 5 parts to it and takes about 60 seconds to rinse. Having said that, in the interests of simplification we decided to make a weeks worth of juice today and freeze it. All we have to do is get a bottle out in the evening to defrost for the next day.
I frequently suffered from heart burn probably due to an overly rich diet, since I took up juicing that has stopped and I think that is due to the alkaline properties of the ingredients.
If you want to find out more about it all, have a look at Jason's Juicemaster site here.
This is what I juiced today!