Monday, April 22, 2013

Juice!

Nate and I have a new hobby.
Juicing.
We got a Vitamix when we were first married and fell in love with that quickly. 
It is nice to make smoothies in the morning and to eat more fruits and veggies.
But recently, we have had an interest in juicing and the health benefits that come from it.
After doing lots of research, Nate decided what juicer he wanted.
It is the most amazing machine ever. 
It is called Norwalk. 
It is unlike any other juicer. It is a cold press juicer.
It doesn't create any foam on top of the juice and it gets all of the liquid out of the pulp. And I mean all. 
What comes out is a dry sawdust substance that even pigs won't eat. 
And they say that one juicer lasts a lifetime. They are unbreakable.

So we got a little lucky....
Nate finally found a Norwalk juicer on Ebay that he liked that was a couple years old. 
We wanted a new one but didn't think it was worth the extra cost.  
So Nate went to pick it up from the post office and it looked like a wreck.
The box was all broken with holes and stuffing was coming out. 
Nate was worried that it was busted....and it was.
He brought it home and took it out of the box. 
It was all bent and the handle was broken off. It looked horrible. Such a disappointment.
The guy who shipped it to us didn't package it correctly.
But the good news is we got all of our money back and the previous owner told us to just keep it. 
He didn't want to have the hassel of paying to have it shipped back to him in CA.
So long story short, we got a juicer for absolutley free!!!
And with Nate being the Mr. Fix-It man that he is,
he ordered a few small parts, spent a day fixing it, and now we have a perfect juicer!
It looks brand new and you would never know that it used to be all bent up! 
Score! Go Nate!

We have been having fun experimenting with this juicer. 
We bought a juice recipe book called, "The Big Book of Juices."
We also have checked out lots of juicing/ cleansing books from the library and read up on things. 
Here are some pictures of our first juicing experience. 
We made a Kale Aid.
It has kale, celery, cucumber, lemon and ginger. 
It was so good. 
We added a bit too much ginger the first time but other than that it was great and so healthy!
It is a great way to get your veggies in! 
I could get used to this. :)







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