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    May 26, 2012 6:14 AM GMT
    So I spent the night at the house of a guy I am seeing last night and when we got up in the morning he pulled out a juicer and started throwing a ton of different vegetables into it...

    Granted, it was pretty disgusting and not really something I would drink for its taste, it seems like it would be a pretty effective way to get in extra servings of veggies throughout the day.

    So I'm thinking about getting one. Any suggestions on a decent juicer? Or healthy veggie combinations that don't taste like ass? Anyone here "juice"?
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    May 26, 2012 6:20 AM GMT
    I thought this was gonna be about something else. icon_wink.gif

    I don't understand why you don't just eat the vegetables. Same result, plus you get the fiber. What am I missing?
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    May 26, 2012 6:22 AM GMT
    showme saidI thought this was gonna be about something else. icon_wink.gif

    I don't understand why you don't just eat the vegetables. Same result, plus you get the fiber. What am I missing?


    A lot faster to drink a half a glass of juice that was made from cups and cups of vegetables if you don't have the time to sit there and eat cups and cups of vegetables I guess?

    Not saying I wouldn't still eat them, just that it couldn't be bad to have more I guess...
  • commoncoll

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    May 26, 2012 6:50 AM GMT
    What you should do is put a strong flavored fruit in it like pineapple. Ideally, you could do fruit (maybe even tomatoes), carrots, spinach, maybe some ginger in there. Vegetable juice by itself is pretty disgusting.

    You can also add zucchini or squash or cucumber but they make the juice bitter.
    You can save the mush left behind-eat it with yogurt or cottage cheese or something or bake it.

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    May 26, 2012 7:18 AM GMT
    I have to admit that nothing in this thread inspired me to start juicing. Ew factor is very high here.
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    May 26, 2012 7:20 AM GMT
    I'd like to juice a cock before I bother with juicing any vegetables.
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    May 26, 2012 7:48 AM GMT
    But the blood spatters on the wall... how do you get rid of those?
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    May 26, 2012 9:54 AM GMT
    7Famark saidSo I spent the night at the house of a guy I am seeing last night and when we got up in the morning he pulled out a juicer and started throwing a ton of different vegetables into it...

    Granted, it was pretty disgusting and not really something I would drink for its taste, it seems like it would be a pretty effective way to get in extra servings of veggies throughout the day.

    So I'm thinking about getting one. Any suggestions on a decent juicer? Or healthy veggie combinations that don't taste like ass? Anyone here "juice"?


    Like most small kitchen appliances, I would imagine a juicer would get a LOT of use at first, and once the novelty wore off, it would find itself out of the way in a bottom cabinet with all of the other "neat ideas", like the slow-cooker and the cool sandwich maker that I just HAD to have...

    Agree with some of the other posters about just EATING the veggies. Alternatively, you could just buy V8 juice (it comes in all sorts of flavors these days) and drink your veggies that way....and no juicer for the small appliance graveyard.
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    May 26, 2012 10:04 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidI'd like to juice a cock before I bother with juicing any vegetables.


    You little Minx!
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    May 26, 2012 10:49 AM GMT
    4 carrots + 2 apples + 1 pear + a small piece of ginger icon_eek.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    May 26, 2012 11:53 AM GMT
    Neo_Gambit said4 carrots + 2 apples + 1 pear + a small piece of ginger icon_eek.gif


    Yes.

    Also, oranges, carrots, a beet, and a small lemon are delicious together, too. Adding cucumber (since it's very watery) can soften the harsher tastes of other fruit/vegetables.

    I have a juicer from GNC that we got 75% off during a black Friday sale. It's worth every penny!
  • Swoon

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    May 26, 2012 11:56 AM GMT
    2 carrots, 2 celery, 1 apple, 1 cucumber, ginger.
    Tastes great and boosts your energy for the day.
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    May 26, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    yeah, definitely thought this was gonna be about roids...
    #meathead...

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  • Puppy80

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    May 26, 2012 3:25 PM GMT
    dd_bosmvy said
    Like most small kitchen appliances, I would imagine a juicer would get a LOT of use at first, and once the novelty wore off, it would find itself out of the way in a bottom cabinet with all of the other "neat ideas", like the slow-cooker and the cool sandwich maker that I just HAD to have...

    Agree with some of the other posters about just EATING the veggies. Alternatively, you could just buy V8 juice (it comes in all sorts of flavors these days) and drink your veggies that way....and no juicer for the small appliance graveyard.


    I have to agree. My BF wanted one for Christmas because he was high on this juicing kick after watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead on Netflix, now I fear like DD has said, it is with the slow cooker and the waffle maker in the cabinet.
  • ac416

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    May 26, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    I got a juicer a few months ago with the idea I'd change my life and be the healthiest ever..but then I couldn't bare to see all that fiber and pulp wasted. You can put it in salad and pasta but theres only so much of that i can do since its very chewy. juicing taste great with the right vegetables very easily, but nowmy juicer is hidden in the cupboard and I add more whole vegetables to my food.Wasn't worth it, but wanted a juicer forever so at least im over that.
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    May 26, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    Jack-Lalanne-Stainless-Power-Juicer-LTK6

    ^ A friend of mine has one of these and it works pretty well. I'm thinking of picking one up myself.
  • CarbGoggles

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    May 26, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    I bought a Jack La Lane juicer. It works well for dense items like carrots, apples, cucumbers. It's very fast because you can drop most items in w/o having to cut them up very much. I think I spent like $130 on it.

    The La Lane juicer sucks for juicing crisiferous veggies (leafy greens). You won't get much out of kale, greens, and spinach. Cris veggies have the highest overall nutritional value vs fruits however they can cause a lot of stomach discomfort. Greens are real rough on me so I stick to kale and spinach. Haven't tried Dino kale yet.

    It's pretty fun juicing lol. I started because I watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. It's a pretty interesting and motivating movie.

    I ended up buying another juicer about 2 weeks after I got my La Lane. I bought an Omega juicer. Omegas are much more expensive than any other brand. The difference is the omegas are masticating juicers and not centrifugal. Omegas mash the juice out of everything rather than shreading each item then spinning the juice out of it through a screen. Omegas are much more effective at getting every drop out of each item. I paid $400 for mine and that was mid range. I'm happy with both. It really depends on how serious you are about juicing and your budget of course.
  • CarbGoggles

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    May 26, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    ac416 saidI got a juicer a few months ago with the idea I'd change my life and be the healthiest ever..but then I couldn't bare to see all that fiber and pulp wasted. You can put it in salad and pasta but theres only so much of that i can do since its very chewy. juicing taste great with the right vegetables very easily, but nowmy juicer is hidden in the cupboard and I add more whole vegetables to my food.Wasn't worth it, but wanted a juicer forever so at least im over that.


    My roommate adds my pulp to his compost pile. The centrifugal juicers waste a lot... My omega juicer gets pretty much every last drop out so really, there's not much value left in the pulp. There's no way I could eat all the veggies I juice each day omg... I'd prob never poop if I did.
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    May 26, 2012 4:49 PM GMT
    wouldve been a lot more interested if it was about the real juice icon_razz.gif
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    May 26, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
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    I wouldn't start a thread about actual juicing on RJ.
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    May 26, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
    You people talking about how awful tasting fresh vegetable juice is don't know what you're doing. It's no different from cooking....you don't just go in the kitchen and start throwing shit in a pot and expect it to taste good. You have to think about what you're putting in and use the correct ratios for your particular taste buds. If you guys ever tasted the juice I make you'd be foaming at the mouth for more.

    Some veggies are super nutritious but have a very strong taste, such as collard greens. Sticking a huge wad of that in your juicer is a good way to ruin the taste. Kale is also very healthy but I never put more than four leaves in because it can make the juice bitter. And remember that apples are your "sugar" and make most things taste great. Ginger is also one of my favorite ingredients.

    I'll share one of my favorite recipes with you. I call it "Green Lemonade". It is the best tasting lemonade you'll ever put in your mouth!

    Green Lemonade

    1 Fist-Full of Parsley
    4 Whole Apples
    1/4 Whole lemon (Yes, the yellow peal and all)
    A nice chunk of Fresh Ginger (to taste)
    * Fresh Cranberries make a great addition when in season. Just don't use too many or they can make it too sour.

    Note the amount of lemon is very small for a normal lemonade, but using the whole lemon including the peel makes it extremely potent.

    Pour into a tall glass and place in the freezer for about 5 minutes. Remove, stir and drink. Tell me what you think.
  • CarbGoggles

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    May 26, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    If your only juicing for the taste then I think you are missing the point. Juicing allows you to get a greater amount of nutrition from items that you won't get by eating it. Juicing breaks open far more plant cells than your digestive system is capable of. I prefer to look for high scoring items on the ANDI list then throw in some tasty items like orange, lime, and ginger to make it more fun.
  • Swoon

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    May 26, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    [quote]My roommate adds my pulp to his compost pile. The centrifugal juicers waste a lot... My omega juicer gets pretty much every last drop out so really, there's not much value left in the pulp. [/quote]

    I couldn't afford one but it sounds like a professional juicer like the VitaMix liquefies everything pulp and all. I cook allot so I find the pulp makes and excellent vegetable stock for soups and such.
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    May 26, 2012 5:11 PM GMT
    CarbGoggles saidIf your only juicing for the taste then I think you are missing the point.


    Juicing is like working out. If you make it a miserable activity, you're not going to continue doing it. You don't have to gag on drinking something that tastes like vomit to do it right.
  • CarbGoggles

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    May 26, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    CarbGoggles saidIf your only juicing for the taste then I think you are missing the point.


    Juicing is like working out. If you make it a miserable activity, you're not going to continue doing it. You don't have to gag on drinking something that tastes like vomit to do it right.

    LOL if your juice tastes like vomit then your shit is all fucked up and you should prob just be fat and lazy. #YoureDoingItWrong