The Breville Juice Fountain came last night, and today I put it together and gave it a whirl! The juicer itself is pretty easy to figure out even for a mechanically-challenged person like myself. It's not the high-end Breville but it's excellent anyway. Before watching the movie I was going to save up for a fancy Vitamix and am glad I got this one. The pulp stuff is really dry, and you're not eating the "bulk," so I'm sure this is a big reason for the weight loss.
ANYWAY, I decided to "prep" everything first. Yesterday I went to a farm store and got what they had--lettuce, tomatoes, grapefruit, oranges, a lemon; then I went to Vons for carrots, apples, cucumbers, a red pepper, and three orange beets. I figure I'll just get what I find and work with that.
It took at least 10 minutes, maybe more, to wash and peel stuff. I peeled the cucumbers; the green stuff just seemed like PEEL to me--is that what you folks do?
I made 2 juices:
1. 3 Carrots,1 Apple, 4 little Oranges, 1 beet. The juice was a pretty orange color, very appetizing-looking That made enough for 2 red plastic cups (disposable--the kind you get when you have a party) full, and I drank the juice with crushed ice, which made it pretty good.
Note to self: Beets are not "All That." I didn't like the beet taste--it sort of took over.
Lettuce, 2 cucumbers, 8 small tomatoes, 1/2 lemon, 2 apples, 1/2 red pepper. I have not tasted it, but it's NOT the pretty green bright stuff from the movie; it looks gross. Maybe peeling cucumbers is not the way to go. Will report on the flavor later.
The 2 glasses of juice have filled me up for now. Will drink the greener one later and hope it also fills me up.
Looking forward to hearing how all of you are doing!!