WHAT TO JUICE? EAT, DRINK & BE HEALTHY SHOPPING GUIDE
Your choice of a juicer depends largely
Think green. Jolia Allen of Vegetarian
on what you intend to juice and how
Times suggests going for green
much you want to spend. Here’s a
vegetables. These taste plenty sweet
sampling of what’s out there, from
(toss in a bit of apple if you need it
low-end to high, including two popular
sweeter), she says, and have far less
sugar than fruits.
Key nutrients. If you’re looking to
boost your intake of certain vitamins
and minerals, toss these in your juicer.
For Vitamin C: carrots, pineapple,
parsley. For calcium: kale, collards. For
potassium: oranges, tomatoes, spinach.
Recipes. From “The Everything
Juicing Book” by Carole Jacobs, Patrice
Johnson and Nicole Cormier (Adams
Media, March 2010):
3 Popeye’s Secret: 2 kale leaves, 1 beet It seems everyone I know — most recently, my longtime hairdresser, David Metrokane Mighty OJ. This citrus-only
top and greens, 1 fist of spinach, 1/2 cup
broccoli florets. All of these vegetables
— is into juicing these days. I’d never considered getting a juicer myself. juicer is easy to use and clean. It’s so old-
school, I actually own one but never thought
contain Vitamin C, an antioxidant that Who needs another spacehogging appliance? But the more I learn about of it as a juicer. All-chrome model No. 3506,
may help reduce the risk of cancer.
3 Salad in a Glass: 1 cup broccoli, 3
juicing fruits and vegetables, the more I think it might be a good way to eat $50 at www.target.com.
butterhead lettuce leaves, 1 carrot, 2 (or drink) more of those key foods,
red radishes, 1 green onion. Broccoli is
rich in Vitamin K, which helps blood
especially for those who fall short of
clot normally. the recommended daily intake.
3 Garlic Delight: 3 Roma tomatoes, 2
red apples, 1 clove garlic, 1 sprig Italian
Plus, David (who is 50, like me)
parsley. Tomatoes and parsley are both looks fabulous. If you’re thinking of
good sources of vitamins A, C and K
and of potassium, which helps keep
giving juicing a try, here are some
blood pressure in check. JENNIFER LARUE HUGET things to keep in mind.
Jack LaLanne’s Power Juicer Express.
A “no-drip spout” tilts upward when you’re
SMART JUICING done, preventing juice from messing up your
g Save money. Juicers go through
vegetables fast. Allen suggests
The good, the bad and the pulpy counter. The recipe book includes more than
100 LaLanne-inspired blends. This is the one
my hairdresser uses. $100 at
buying seasonal produce (such as
PROS CONS www.powerjuicer.com.
strawberries and spinach) at their peak
and freezing them to use during the
Juiceman Wide-Mouth Juice Extractor.
offseason, when they cost more. Or buy
Juice can be “a very healthy addition to a “Juicing is processing,” says Manuel With a 4-inch tube opening (most others are
in bulk from a local farm. Better yet:
healthy diet,” says Jolia Allen, online Villacorta, a spokesman for the American just 3 inches), this machine can
Grow your own.
managing editor for Vegetarian Times. Fresh Dietetic Association. “With any whole food, accommodate whole apples and even cuts
out. Because friction from
g Chilljuicer or toss aup the juice, use
couple of ice
juice delivers a concentrated dose of vitamins
(particularly antioxidants such as Vitamin C),
the more you process it, the less nutrients
you’re going to get.” Removing pulp gets rid of
of pineapple with the rind intact. Model
No. JM550S, $100 at www.juiceman.com.
minerals and other nutrients without filling a lot of fiber, and without skin you miss out on
cubes into the machine to cool things you up. Allen notes that a single glass of such “micronutrients” as carotenoids and Hurom Slow Juicer.
down. carrot juice may contain the nutrients of up to flavonoids that have the potential to reduce This works by
10 whole carrots. the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. “chewing” the
g Preserve.keep your of lemon or
If you have a bit left
LOCAL LIVING | THE WASHINGTON POST | THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
produce instead of
over, add a squeeze
orange juice to juice from You can put whole fruits and vegetables in a Cleaning the machine afterward is almost separating juice from
oxidizing (which makes it turn brown) juicer, letting the machine do the work of universally regarded as a pain in the neck. solids by centrifugal
and save it, no longer than overnight, removing the inedible parts. force. It’s slow-going
in the fridge.
but can handle
If you create the right combination of Juice supplies a lot of sugar at once and adds tougher items such as
ingredients, fresh juice is by all accounts more calories per ounce than whole fruit or nuts and soybeans.
simply delicious. vegetables. Model No. HU-100, $359 at
DID YOU KNOW? www.amazon.com.
A main difference between juicing and email@example.com
blending is the thickness of the juice. A
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blender’s blades mix pulp and juice AND ROLAND PRODUCTS INC.
together, whereas most juicers use
centrifugal force to separate juice from 3 USES FOR LEFTOVER PULP 3 THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT
solids, producing a thinner liquid. With FROM YOUR JUICER PUT IN A JUICER
a juicer, you can use whole fruits and Add it to foods such as casseroles, soups and Citrus peels. The pungent, bitter oils will
vegetables, including small seeds, skins
and rinds. When using a blender,
remove peels (though some skins, such
Eat it just as is; it’s pure fiber.
Chuck it on the compost pile.
overshadow the taste of the juice.
Pits. Remove the hard pits from cherries,
peaches and other stone fruits to avoid
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