Best Juicers for Green Juice

Following on from my post What Are The Benefits of Green Juice, let’s talk juicers: which is the best juicer for Green Juice?

With juicing such a huge trend right now, we have seen an influx of juicing products in the market. It is mind boggling and of course, not all products are made equal.

In my opinion how you decide comes down to one main thing: a thick with pulp green juice smoothie or refined pulp free.  Today I am looking at only 2 products which both produce excellent results for pulp-free juice and with-pulp smoothie. Both accommodate all items for green juicing from celery, cucumber, kale, to other leafy items like parsley and spinach.

Both styles of juice provide you with health benefits although the thicker smoothie version provides you with the added benefit of fiber, which is of course the way nature intended it: eat the whole fruit with minimal waste. But, for a lot of people this is just not palatable. So you really need to buy an appliance that is going to encourage you to make green juicing  a habit, not  put you off it.

The Best Pulp Free Juicer for Green Juice best-pulp-free-juicer-for-green-juice

Omega NC900HDC Juicer Extractor and Nutirion Center

This product is the green juicing bomb

Amazon: $379

Rating: 4.6 stars

In a nutshell, this truly is a top juice extractor that has been developed to consider all aspects of extracting juice for maximum health benefits and all with a whisper quiet performance. It is also extremely versatile. With a Nutrition Center you can also make all-natural nut butters, baby food, soy milk, almond milk and a variety of healthy snacks.

Here are the highlights:

  • Longer Lasting juices: Using a low speed of 80 RPMs results in minimal heat buildup and oxidation promoting healthy enzymes
  • Maximum Juice Extraction: Extracts the maximum amount of nutrients, vitamins, taste and juice from minimum amounts of fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, and wheat grass
  • Versatile: Extrude pasta, grind coffee and spices, turn nuts into nut butter, make baby food and frozen desserts, mince herbs and garlic, and whip up soy milk in a flash
  • Powerful: Quiet but powerful motor with gear reduction equivalent of 2 HP motor
  • Easy To Use: The size of the feed chute is larger compared to some Omega models, so you can spend less time prepping before juicing
  • 15 Year Warranty

What are people saying about the Omega NC900 on Amazon?

Cheryl Rose “I have been on a mission to find the best juicer for my green juice habit. It had to be easy clean-up. This is it. Look no further just buy it”.

Liane “Love love love it and definitely recommend it, especially if you like juicing for the greens such as kale, parsley, cilantro, celery or anything else fibrous”.

What can I do with the pulp?

As awesome as the Omega is, if you are juicing every day, this amounts to a considerable amount of pulp. The good news is, yes, you can use pulp after juicing.

In the first instance, you can of course, “reuse” particularly if you are creative in the kitchen and have some extra time on your hands. Some ‘reuse” ideas are

Use in Veggie Burgers or Fritters. Add a hearty helping of pulp to your next homemade patty or fritter.

Add It To Granola, Bars, or Energy Balls

Mix It Into Baked Goods.

Make a Veggie Broth.

Make Dog Treats.

If this is not up your alley, and frankly, it isn’t usually up mine because I am time poor, you can compost. And this is not just for pulp but for all food scraps. Composting is worthy of a whole new post but to get some ideas, watch this space…

Best Blender for Green Juice Smoothie

Certainly cheaper than the Omega NC900HDC Juicer Extractor and Nutrition Center, I recommend the Ninja BL480 Blender as an option for a true green juice smoothie: the thicker version with is a drink made from everything resulting very little wastage.

Ninja BL480 Blender, 32/24/18 oz, Black/Silver

Amazon: $79.99

Rating: 4.6 stars

https://amzn.to/324mSnI

Similar to the Omega, this is a versatile appliance which can pretty much chop up anything into a liquid form. It doesn’t take up a lot of space and it is super easy to clean.

The biggest downside: The noise. This product is LOUD. If you are planning on juicing at 5am in an apartment where the rest of your family is sleeping, this probably isn’t the option for you.

Here are the Highlights

  • Auto IQ technology optimizes ninja: Pro extractor blades and power to deliver powerful nutrient and vitamin extraction
  • Powerful nutrient and vitamin extraction provides great tasting, nutritious beverages
  • 1000 watt motor has the power to crush through whole fruits, vegetables and ice in seconds
  • Nutri ninja pro extractor blades rotate at high speed to liquefy ingredients into smooth nutrient juices, smoothies and purees
  • Includes: (1) small 18 ounce Nutri ninja cup, (1) regular 24 ounce Nutri ninja cup, (2) sip & seal lids, (1) pro extractor blades, instruction book, getting started guide with product tips and recipes

What are people saying about the Ninja Blender on Amazon?

Febe Leiva “I love this Neutra bullet because I am able to make kale smoothies and spinach smoothies that come out tasting like I’m buying it at a professional juice shop”.

Deborah Carney “This is a great machine for my juicing in the morning. It blends all my vegetables and fruits for a quick on-the-go morning. It’s easy clean up and lots of power. I can’t wait to use it for other healthy recipes”.

Conclusion

Which juicer to use really comes down to your personal preference and budget. And you can spend an age checking out items online or in store. I hope that narrowing the dialogue down to just 2 helps. Please feel free to leave comments or feedback in the comments below.

Sass x

 

The Power Of Positive

Negative Thought: I thought about you so much you came true.

Who can relate to this?

I know I certainly can: Waking up on the wrong side of my bed, then stubbing my toe, a ladder in my stocking, chaotic traffic, late for work, laptop taking an age to logon…and on it goes; It is like the whole world is against me…which just infuriates me even more!

The negative disposition, a subconscious irritation that started with that one negative thought that shaped the rest of my day.

And what about those thoughts that ran through your head about a promotion or the lead part in a play or lining up to kick that winning goal? No I won’t get it. I’m not gonna get it. I’m not good enough to get it. I am not as good as Joe. Maybe I don’t deserve to get it. I am going to lose. I can’t do this. This is impossible

Imagine all that negative chatter inside your head, telling every fiber in your brain and body to not succeed, to not get it, not to win.

And guess what? You didn’t get the promotion, you didn’t get a part in the play and you missed the goal. And you felt absolutely woeful because of it. You didn’t celebrate that your negative thought came true, you felt even worse.  All that negative chatter manifested into reality. Awful, huh?

   Power of the Positive Mind

The opposite of course is true of the positive thought. Yes absolutely! And the good news is we all know this to be absolutely true…

positive-thoughts-onlyWe all know that doctors frequently tell patients to approach their treatment with a positive attitude.

Children in school are taught to approach their learning with positive thoughts.

Elite Athletes are focused on the win.

Military persons are trained to overcome the enemy.

But the problem is this: we live in a world where there is a lot of negative thought, negative news, negative catastrophes. In fact, it almost feels like there is not a lot of positive information. Except of course Brad Pitt wining a Golden Globe, BAFTA & Oscars and each time having us in stitches with his acceptance speeches. Not to mention Rebel Wilson, who saw that speech at the BAFTAs? She is one funny lady!

But back to the point here, there is an enormous overload of negative information.

Who didn’t think negatively about travel and interaction with Chinese nationals in the fear of contracting the Coronavirus? Who didn’t feel utter despair with the recent bush fires ravaging Australia and killing around a billion animals, insects and birds. Who couldn’t help but feel deflated by the dire warning about climate change, broadcast around the world by a young girl.

And what makes it worse is this: Negative thoughts are easy to have and grow even easier. The opposite is true for Positive Thoughts which need discipline, a conscious decision and constant tending, a bit like a plant.

Because of this world we live in, we constantly need to make a choice – positive or negative. And remind ourselves…or stop ourselves.

Need Some Help? I know I do and thankfully it easy to find. Everywhere.

Power of our mind is undeniable and has been around for centuries in Eastern Cultures. It is a key factor in those communities that have the highest rates of life longevity.

Daily Affirmations For Positive Thinking

Daily affirmations for positive thinking are very powerful and a great place to start.

But even this can be hard for someone who is in the habit of being negative and it can be very easy to be in the position of actually not even being aware we are being negative. Like, criticizing someone, being fed-up in traffic, even being sarcastic; these are all negative habits and negative chatter you subconsciously carry around with you.

Take time to remind yourself about how great you are and focus on positive events.

For example, every morning and evening tell yourself how good, strong and amazing you.

Keep a journal and each morning write in there 2 things for which you are grateful and 2 things which are positive to look forward to, or at the end of the day, that happened.

Steps For Positive Thinking

Seek help first. Like listening to audio tapes or podcast.

Recently, I came across Wesley ‘Billion Dollar” Virgin. Ok he is pretty full-on. But the course he sells, Overnight Millionaire Mind Hacks, which you can get here, for less than $30, is actually really very helpful for positive thinking.

**Don’t be fooled by the name – this is not going to get you a million bucks overnight. What it does do is help you find the right, positive, mindset that might just make help you have abundance – of love, happiness and yes money, in your life.

He focuses on visualization. And Manifestation of positive thoughts. Like bringing what you want out of life into your present day. And really believing that is where you are now. To focus obsessively on the positive things you want.

I bought the hacks and have found them to be excellent.

His mantra is powerful. It is effective. And it is very easy to implement into your daily life.

Acts of Kindness. Pay It Forward

Ever experienced a nice, unexpected gesture from someone? And didn’t it make you smile and feel good.

Well, the same is true for when you perform this kind act.

For example, the other day I was at my local café grabbing my morning coffee when I was informed that my coffee was free; the person before me had paid it forward. I was so surprised and delighted that I too wanted to be part of this amazing catalyst for positive thought and paid it forward for the next customer. And those 2 events, the recipient of a kind act, and then performing a kind act shaped my day. A happy disposition. A smile on my lips. A terrific day.

The Power of the Positive Mind is real.

Because remember,

Negative Thought: I thought about you so much you came true.

Positive Thought: I thought about you so much you came true.

Your Thoughts. Your Choice.

Sass x

PS let me know what you think, or what works for you and drop me a comment below

PPS want to start your day with more energy to really get kickstart those positive thoughts? Read my article here about an easy green juice to incorporate into your daily routine