Juicing 101 | Doing it on a budget

There are certain things in life that I like to embrace early; fashion, home style, technology, apps, digital media……. but diving into the latest diet and nutrition phase as an early adopter is not something I’m into.

I’m not a paleo, raw food, protein only, vegan, organic, gluten free kind of person and no-one in my family is.  Simple fact is we all enjoy cooking and eating food far too much to survive on any kind of restricted eating plan.  That’s why I’m a little late to the party on the whole juicing front.

Also, I really, really do not enjoy smoothies and this had put me off trying juicing {two different end results I realise that!}.  Lumpy, bitsy textures are not my thing and I hadn’t realised that the new generation of juicers are just seriously amazing and pop out the most silky, pulp free juice there ever was!

So, enter two huge gifted bags of delicious winter oranges that I didn’t want to waste and one of those extremely rare Briscoes sales and hello we are juicing!

mummy-blog-juicingSo after an initial investment of $139 for a Breville Juice Fountain it was time to stock the fridge.  On Day 1 we used what we had in the house, whipping up a breakfast juice containing, kiwi fruit, spinach, oranges, apples, pears, grapes and celery.  Thank god……it was amazing!  I was totally surprised that I not just liked it, I loved it! Dave was totally on board after our first mish-mash juice, but we quickly realised we are going to need a lot more fruit.

I’m always on the lookout for bargain fruit boxes to use in cooking etc so I thought some of these would be a great option.  All the flesh is left behind in the juicing process so it really doesn’t matter if your fruit has a few bruises or is a bit too ripe.  I totally scored a box of 9 mangos for $1.99 and a box of mixed apples, pears and nectarines for $1.99!!!!  Henderson is crazy town I tell you what.

So Day 2 was much the same as Day 1 with the addition of mangos and carrot and increased quantities so E and Mum could have one too – everybody loves this juice.  I do have to get up early and get my chop on, but a big cup of this kept me going through a run and errands until my salad for lunch at 1.30pm, I also feel a wee bit peppy!

So, are we on board with the juicing hippies?  Yes indeed friends.  Bottoms up!