Ok I"ve had some ups and downs so far on this juicy journey and I've learned a thing or two. Well in case your thinking of giving it a try here is what I've learn so far.
1. It turns out it's more filling then I thought it would be.
2. Don't Experiment until you've tried out some of the recipes out there. I haven't had anything so bad that I've thrown it out but I think part of that is my refusal to waste it! Can you say TOO much Garlic???
3.You go through A LOT of Apples. Yep apples is used in alot of recipes to cover up the flavors of less popular veggies.
4. So far No matter what I"ve mixed it with ...Beet juice tastes like Dirt.
5. You can get a heck of a lot of juice out of a cantaloupe!
6. Clean your juicer before you drink your juice. The longer you let those little leftover pieces sit the harder they will be to scrub off. Especially off the blades!
7. If you put a plastic bag in the part that catches the leftovers it makes clean up and dumping into the compost that much easier.
8. You can't juicy a banana. Lucky for me I read this before I tried to actually juice one. But it makes sense ... they are just too soft. Same goes for Avocado. So when I want some banana added I throw my juice concoction into a blender with the banana.
9. When juicing kale, spinach or other leafy greens I get the best results if I make a tight bundle or ball out of them before I place them in the juicer. Otherwise they just get shredded and spit out the other side.
10. Planning ahead helps a lot. I have a problem when I get off of work that I want something NOW and I don't want to have to wait. This was a little problem since although juicing is fast you still have to wash everything and somethings have to be cut up to fit. Now I get them ready in the morning while I'm getting my breakfast juice ready. Since I use oranges for my morning juice I take a little and dip anything that needs to be cut up like the apples into the orange juice. The orange juice will keep the cut edges from browning. Not that it matters since you will be juicing it but it does look more appetizing while your are making it.