snoqueen wrote:If you have trouble juicing leafy stuff like kale, try wrapping the leaves together or wrapping them tightly around a slice of apple. Seems to give the juicer something to bite down on.
Great tip sno. I've been wrapping the smaller kale up in the giant romaine leaves now and it's definitely helped. It's like a romaine burrito now and grabs it great. I do the same with the spinach.
at how much juice comes out of the leafy greens with this Breville.
snoqueen wrote:Ginger makes nearly any juice better.
Unless you put in 2 giant thumb size amounts! Yowza! Live and learn. I've cut it to half a small thumb size and now it's wonderful.
snoqueen wrote:It's too late for the best carrot juice. The carrots available now are mostly commercial type, watery, and don't have much flavor.
Yes. I'm regrettably using a lot of various commercial grade produce right now. Wanted to get to the square on Saturday but other plans intervened. Will be there in force this weekend though, rain or shine.
I've started soaking ALL my produce in a bleach solution (regular Clorox works best). I will even do this with locally grown organic from now on as well. Probably even from my own garden.
snoqueen wrote:Good seasonal nutrient stuff now is green sprouts, pea sprouts, broccoli sprouts, etc. which you can eat whole -- no point in juicing delicate stuff like that.
I'm juicing all of that now to help keep my juices more on the veggie side. I'll eat it all solid this week too.
Putting aside any expected placebo effect, I really do feel fantastic. Utterly fantastic. I'm working out longer and adding reps to my sets that I didn't think I'd have worked up to for a few months yet. Down 4 lbs. Kicked my morning joe.
Mood is even better and I was told just yesterday that I seem "goofier". I get the same energy "buzz" that caffeine gave me but without any jittery-ness, crash, occasional headache, further caffeine cravings, etc. I was a 3-5 BIG cup a day kinda guy. Now it's kicked and I've had no adverse side effects from quitting. I won't give up coffee, but will now view it as a treat and something to savor and enjoy on occasion.
And, best of all out of all of this, well, ahem, let's just say the gf has been very, very, very, pleased as a result of what I'm doing!
We're now also shopping, prepping, and experimenting with new recipes together. She initially thought all the recipes I was planning would taste gross. I now have to wrestle my glass away from her and am making more for her to have her own. She has a few days off next week and is going to start a fast too.
This has been a truly wonderful experience and I believe it's only going to get better.