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this is a light hearted post about juicing.

daily morning tea, with my champion 2000 beet, carrot, celery, brussel, brocolli, tumeric, ginger, garlic, spinach. sometimes with apple, red/black grapes and seeds, orange, pinapple. all my juices taste like crap.

happy with juicer but i need extra attachment to do wheatgrass celery.
had it for 5 months now. best xmas present i got myself.
i am not into organics but wash all the veg.

hugs,
pete

ps anyone else who juices daily, weekly, yearly, or are you a juicing virgin?

Joecham
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Hey Pete
As I mentioned before I juice every day sometimes twice. I used to have a green star which is similar to the champion however the champion does not do wheatgrass and a slower auger juicer produces less oxidatiojuice the juice in order to get the most out of the juice, that said a champion is a good start. By the way it makes the best bannana ice cream. I Make it for my wife because as you know I am on a no fruit diet for another couple of months. Just freeze the bananas peel them first obviously and run them through the champion using the blank blade( no screen) it will come out creamy and delicous, trust me it will shock you how simple and yummy it is.

I wish I could have the juice you make sounds tasty to me.
Mine is simple, organic celery cucumber sprouted sunflower and ginger 12 oz in the morning and when I have time I make one in the after noon, better to make fresh though. Congrats on the juicing turmeric is a great cancer buster also are you using fresh turmeric root?

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hi joe,
the frozen banana sounds great. the kids will love it.
hugs,
pete

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I started juicing when first diagnosed (thanks to Scouty and 2bhealed) and have juiced daily since then (about 2 1/2 years). I even took my juiced on vacation!

I have a Breville that is awesome at juicing the harder fruits and vegetables but think I should also invest in a masticating juicer.

My standard juice always includes carrots, celery, cucumbers and green apples. In top of that I will put in whatever is in the fridge, trying to typically use mostly vegetables as opposed to fruits. I have put in pears, whole lemons, kale, broccoli, broccoli rabe, red cabbage, watermelon, ginger, spinach (my juiced will get some juice but need to use large volume to get small amount of juice, green and red lettuce, tomatoes and sometimes Barleen's greens.

I live juicing and it's a staple for menalong with a minimum of medium to intense cardio every single day (yep, even on vacation). I can get my kids o try it and they haven't been too keen yet but many times when the baby asks for juice I just throw two apples and a carrot in the juicer and give her that as opposed to store-bought juice.

All the best Pete!
Amy

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my kids also prefer fresh apple than the store, i explained it lasts forever on the shelf it cannot be natural. now melanie 9years old does her own apple jiuce.
hugs,
pete

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Hi Pete,
I juice everyday, I bought a Breville on advise of my naturopath, medium motor not the commercial one. More tasty if you ad fruit,always add lemon, but then omit the garlic.
However, I am of for a week vacation to Montreal, Quebec Canada and will have to take V8 low sodium instead for a week.Fruit twice a day just like the juice, I take fruit cups when away and my probiotic pills. lots of turmeric and ginger and a little splurge of Agava to make it sweeter.I was also told to take a tbls a day of virgin olive oil, good for the colon, I either add it in the juice or over a salade or over my salmon . drink lots of water with lemon.
Happy juicing, Hugs Marjan

You never walk alone.

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hi marjan,
i am also having fish oil daily one table spoon.
i also loved adding a lime when they were in season.

we should all bring our juicers to cp9.

hugs,
pete

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since May '09 thanks to Scouty and 2BHealed as well (thanks you two!). Favorite blend is cabbage, celery, carrot to which I'll add beet or broccoli or apple or other. Try to get everything organic. Wheat grass juice daily too. Also will drink fermented beet juice. I have an Omega juicer. Would also like a Vitamix because of its ability to crush almonds etc. and a dehydrator to help with doing raw food snacks but $$ is a limiting factor. Get along OK now.

all the best, Leslie.

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cabbage, will have to try it, i use brussels. they are related.
hugs,
pete

smokeyjoe
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Hey Pete, can't recall where I read this, have been searching on line so much it's mind boggling, But......read somewhere turmeric is best absorbed with black pepper?? Also read somewhere (don't know where, duh, again) best absorbed with an oil too, omega...I got flaxseed. I really need to start to book mark these things, again I'm blond what can I say :) Leena

Joecham
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Hi Leslie

I'm a raw food chef so a vitamix is a must for me as well as an Excalibur dehydrator 9 tray as you said it is great to make snacks an I make fresh almond milk and cheeses from it. As great as all these equipment are, the closer I stay to it's natural form the better that food is for me, so other then making dressing and almond milk I don't really use those items too much. I use them for when I do cooking demos for people that are wanting to transition in to raw foods and need more comfort foods like nut cheeses and crackers etc.
The blend tech is also pretty good too:)
Joseph

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I use a lot of almond milk because of a dairy sensitivity. Thanks for confirming that I'm probably fine with what I'm doing (have to buy a lot of almond milk to justify expense :-).

Leslie

Joecham
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Hi Leslie
It's probably a great thing you are alegic to dairy and I won't get into too much of why as I Think I have made that point quite clear in other posts. To add to the almond milk issue, when I get lazy and don't make raw almond milk from scratch I buy almond breeze unsweetened kind as ib Don't eat any sugar. Tastes great I actually have a raw protien powder called sun warrior I take it with but it is kind of expensive. Anyway the almond breeze you can get for about 2$ a quart and it is good stuff:)
Joseph

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Great post Pete.

Can you juicers tell us about your Energy levels ? There are a lot of people on these boards suffering fatigue (among many other things). If the change in diet and juicing can help restore energy, then some more folks might think about trying this.

I had a dramatic change in energy when I changed diet, (including some juicing). I don't juice every day but 2-3 times a week. I do about 40-70% raw foods these days. From suffering chronic fatigue for 15+ years, I am now bright eyed and bushy tails all day unless I have really bad sleep.

Scam

Joecham
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Hey Scam

I eat about 98% raw foods and there is no question that raw foods increases energy levels for me. I nevr feel heavy when eating raw food because it is easily assimilated by the body and does not tax digestion. Your body uses a lot of energy digesting cooked food that's why you may feel really tired after a big meal. Increasing salads in your diet and green juices should increase energy levels significantly. Green smoothies can also help with energy levels also.
Joseph

eightpawz
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I do juicing, probably not as much as I should, using the Montel Williams Healthmaster blender. Don't lose any of the pulp or anything.

My naturopath gave me what she calls a "quick anti-cancer juice."

beetroot (about half)
celery (about 20 percent)
carrot (about 20 percent)
potato (about 3 percent)
radish (about 2 percent)

She suggests straight cabbage juice (red is best).

-Dawn

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only joking dawn.
sounds great, not sure about potatoe.
hugs,
pete

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Hi Pete,

It goes without saying that I juice every day. I lost my virginity many years ago when my sister, who was dying of Stage IV cancer of the small intestine, saw a JuiceMan infomercial and dragged me to his seminar. The rest, they say, is history.

My daily grind presently is:

1 lb carrots (at least)
lg wedge of cabbage (red or green)
2 lg kale leaves
4-5 romaine leaves
flax seeds

When I was healing my cancer, way back when, my concoction was:

1-2 lbs carrots
1 granny smith apple
handful parsley
handful spinach
1 celery stalk
small chunk ginger

sometimes added:

beets & greens
cukes

Always added:

green powder (kyo-green, Green Magma, Barleans Greens etc)
fractionated fruit pectin
flax seed

My juices never taste bad, ever. Why don't you experiment with the concoctions so they taste great? I enjoy (crave) my juice on the same level that coffee addicts enjoy their morning cup o' joe. (or latte) Seriously.

From what I've read, it's best to not combine the fruits with the veggies (exception is with apples).

I used to use a JuiceMan juicer (not the kind you buy at Target) and then post dx my mother bought me a Champion which is what I have used just about every day for the past 10 years.

Just to clarify--using a blender is not juicing. Juicing is extracting the juice (nutrients) from the fiber (pulp). The whole point to juicing is that extracting frees up the plethora of nutrients so the body does not have to do the work during digestion freeing up the system to focus on healing one's diseased organs.

I don't think I could blend 2 pounds of carrots plus all the other veggies and chew it down. But with juicing, you get the optimal amount of easy to assimilate nutrition.

But congrats to all the juicers on here. YAY!

Cheers to all!

peace, emily

Blending does not equal juicing. It has its place, but it's not the same thing.

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another champion, and 10 years at that.
getting your bang for young buck.

i love the frothe on my juices, just like my old coffees. arh! i miss them less each day.

hugs,
pete

sasjourney
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I have a Champion juicer and juice every day. I am positive that it has helped me feel better while undergoing chemo because I can feel the difference in my energy level. I am trying to get all my extended family to juice as well. Thanks Scouty and Emily for getting me started!

Hugs,
Sara

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Do not eat regular apples if you have cancer, or not. Apples are the worst when it comes to pesticides getting under the skin. Organic Apples!!!

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Dr. Oz recommended to peel all fruit if it is not organic, and to stay away from strawberries, and a couple of others because they absorb to many of the pesticides.

I just started to juice. We are going to do the Gerson diet for 2 months.

Best Always, mike

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lots of champions here.

hugs,
pete

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Not near as much as I used to especially this time of year with all the fresh veggies.

My new favorite discovered last year is made with a blender and is so good!

I don't use exact measurements but:

cut up cleaned ripe tomato
2 inch chunk of peeled cucumber
1 1/2 inch sliver of green pepper
minced garlic
1 inch sliver of sweet onion (vidalia this time of year)
glop of red wine vinegar
glop of olive oil
sea salt and pepper to tast

Blend until all chopped up and drink it down. I actually make this as an appetizer in shot glassess and call it Gaspatcho shots.

I'm also into smoothies after my runs with different flavored greek yogurts as a base.

My favorite juice drink are carrot, celery, ginger, cabbage. I added beets when I was fighting the beast and will add it every once in a while.

Toasting all of you who made me smile today by mentioning my name along with my mentor, Emily!!! Just when the board really upset me, this showed up! I so needed it, thanks my friends.

Healing thoughts to you all,
Lisa P.

have2believe
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We have an omega juicer and our recipe is:
5 carrot
1 apple
3 celery
4 asparagus
1/2 beet

But to be honest, starting to get tired of this recipe - esp the beet taste (so strong). Going to try a smoothie tonight: fresh carrot juice and apple juice blended with banana, milk and barley grass powder.

I'm not sure if I can tell the difference because we've been doing this for a while, although we leave the juicer at home if we go on vacation or elsewhere. I now that my mom feels more comfortable getting vitamins this way than taking a lot of supplements.

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enjoy your smoothie.
maybe try some the recipes above.
hugs,
pete

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yummy

hugs,
pete

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i just was searching our archives for sea cucumber recipes and i thought this was a lovelly post that showed the juicing subculture is still there, also lots of great recipes.

membership of the colorectal juicing club is free, but you have to byo juicer.

hugs,
Pete

ps to all old, new and wanna be juicers.

jen2012
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thanks for sending this to the top Pete - off with my husband to another dr appt soon, but I look forward to reading through this tonight. We just got the juicer delivered yesterday - went with the omega. Just did some carrot/apple juice last night - everyone liked it.

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Team - I am confused about (1) the benefits of juicing vs. just eating the fruits/vegetables in their normal state and (2) what juicer to buy as I see they are very expensive. If I am eating 4-5 servings of organic fruits/vegetables per day, is this enough?

omrhill
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Id like to know if there's a decent inexpensive juicer i can start with just to make sure im going to follow through. Its a big investment. Also - really basic queztion - howmuch juice do you actually drink from each day/ recipe? Is it intended to be a whole meal replacement?
Robin

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lots of benefits all round from a few extra juicers each day i think, i am averaging 2 a day, i make one juice as i am heading off to work, i have half, about 2 cups.

I then take 2 cups with a scoop of pea protein to work and have it a few hours later.

eating fuit and veg is a good start, mind you fuit is a double edged sword re sugar and everyone has a different opinion on how much and when.

sounds like you are eating more organic fuit and veg then me, so you am being pretty healthy.

my juicer, the champion is expensive, but it gets used alot, its pretty fast also, so its practical and easy to clean. so it suits me. if you find a professional veg juicer for a bargain price, then grab it.

hugs,
Pete

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I have a Breville that I've had since I was diagnosed. I juice on the weekends and maybe once during the week. I'm an organice fruit person. Although my wife comes up with veggie doozies......for her not me. If it's green I'm not interested. I usually add a bit of powdered oatmeal to my fruit juice.
Juicers of the world unite!
SharonVegas

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We got a Jack Lalane juicer from Walmart about $100. It works great for us, we use it daily. We juice Granny Smith apples, carrots and ginger almost daily, then pinapple and strawberry for a sweet drink.

Diane & Roby

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