A few years ago, fruit smoothies were the item of choice for a quick, healthy breakfast. While I still do enjoy a smoothie, I’ve now fallen victim to the juicing craze. Even in your grocery stores you’ll find refrigerated pressed juices. Talk to any celebrity and they’ll tell you their secret fresh pressed juice of choice. Some even base an entire detoxing system off of it. Fresh pressed juice is extremely healthy for you and if you purchase a set of these juices from a store to have them shipped to your door regularly, you’ll be paying for all that freshness. There’s a reason though. These juices have no preservatives in them, so they need to remain refrigerated and only keep for a short amount of time. But, I will guarantee you that there’s no store-bought juice that can compare to a freshly squeezed one.
Well just as the store-bought juice and the freshly squeezed do not compare, the same goes for the juicers that you use to squeeze the juice! Since being diagnosed with PCOS, I’ve had to drastically increase my fruit and vegetable intake daily. This is hard when you’re used to grabbing a glass of orange juice or something easy. I have to really watch my sugars and almost all of those juices are loaded with sugar. Bad for you and bad for your kids. So I went out on the hunt for the best juicer and I figured if I was going to do this, that I was going to go all in and get the best one on the market. If you head into any famous juicery, you’ll find that they use a slow juicer. The Hurom Slow Juicer is the first of its kind: an upright masticating juicer. It presses the juice from the produce (like a mortar and pestle) rather that using centrifugal force to spin and chop the produce into minuscule pieces and then separate the juice from the pulp. Don’t let the word “slow” fool you though, this baby works fast. The reason it’s called slow is because it operates at only at a slower RPM meaning it’s better for your energy bill. The other benefit of this is that the produce doesn’t become as heated. When produce is heated, it becomes pasteurized, which kills important healthy enzymes. During nutritional tests, the Slow Juicer was statistically significantly higher in vitamins A and C.
There are several wonderful features about the Hurom Slow Juicer. First and foremost, it’s extremely quiet! I don’t have a single other electric appliance that can’t wake up the entire neighborhood when turned on. This thing could be used right next to a sleeping baby and they wouldn’t even stir. The way that the Slow Juicer works, is that it has a screw-like auger that acts as a mortar and pestle. This action crushes and presses the food, releasing its deep-seated nutrients and enzymes. It also breaks up more of the phytonutrients, resulting in a richer colored juice that retains more vitamins and minerals. The slow RPM ensures that it does not disrupt the cellular structure of fruits and vegetables, eliminating oxidation and separation. Thus, it preserves the precious enzymes and nutrients that are closest to its natural form. Plus, this may be the easiest appliance I have to clean. It’s done so fast!
The Hurom Slow Juicer isn’t just for juicing fruits and vegetables, but it can also make nut and soy milks. Plus, take your natural soy milk and press it through a cheese-cloth and you can make your very own tofu! This is truly a multi-use appliance for my household. Use it to make sauces, marinades, ketchup, applesauce, soup, quiche and so many other things. Finally, I can have juice again. No sugar added, simply freshly pressed and extremely healthy.
Head over to Hurom to purchase your own or even to watch a demo of their Slow Juicer and read more about all the nutritional benefits of this juicer. You’ll quickly see why this appliance doesn’t even compare to the other juicer’s on the market. Not even close. If you’re a juicer and want healthier habits for your entire family, then you need this item. I have my daughter BEGGING me each day to make more carrot juice. Now that alone is a reason to buy this item!