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plh4gail
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Please share juicer recipe's with me? Or if you don't juice, maybe you have an idea for something? I am going to buy a juicer after Christmas and really don't know what tastes best, what I should not want to use, just any advice or ideas would be much appreciated :)

plh4gail

janie1
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I got a juicer several months ago. I did a fair amount of research. The one for me was the Omega Vert. The reason I choose it was due to the fact (so it says), the juice is good (retains its nutrients) for up to 72 hours. (It runs at a lower RPM, and doesn't heat up the juice so much, therefore the nutrients aren't destroyed.) That is good for me, cause i knew that i would not juice every day, otherwise. It is quite an investment (but so is everything).
I don't really have any specific recipes, but they can be found on-line, you-tube, or there's probably a ton of books on it. In cancer treatment books, etc.
I like to eat fruit, so I don't juice much fruit. I focus on greens and the veggies that I don't eat nearly enough of. Plus, I'd save fruit for the "blender" (smoothies) anyway.
My juice isn't exactly tasty, but at this point I don't care. There are recipes, however, that are very good.
Disclaimer - - (this is just my opinion)

have2believe
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i also have an omega, so i have to chop all the stuff into bite size pieces before putting it through. it's a pain to prepare, but cleaning is a breeze.

here is my recipe:
half a beet
4-5 carrots
3 stalks of celery
5 stalks of asparagus
one apple

sometimes we throw in kale but be warned- kale is not particulary tasty in my opinion.

janie1
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There are many different kinds of Omegas. It was kind of a pain researching, but I'm happy with the Vert, and others will be happy with theirs. Just know what is important to you, then it's easier to decide among so many types juicers.

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tommycat
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Have you done this before? I want to try juicing, but it seems like a big mess, before and after so I've been reluctant. What is your experience? How much does a good juicer cost?

smokeyjoe
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Okay, one day I thought it would be a good idea to add beets. I love beets...you may not, but this is basically a warning as I scared myself silly one day....added a beet to my juicing one evening....pooped the next morning, the toilet bowl was full of red!! I've never had rectal bleeding so no experience there....thought oh my gosh I'm bleeding...felt fine though, no pain, no loss of energy, no upset tummy...so just stayed calm, recalled the beet juice combined with red cabbage must be the culprit...next poopy completely normal colour. I also will take cholera, or add it to juice...it will turn things green. Fennel will add a bit of licorice flavour to your juice if you like that flavour.

have2believe
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Happened to us too...but now, sorta used to it now so no alarms hehe.

janie1
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did you mean chlorella?? (not cholera).

(i keep coming back here to see what others are juicing) :)

smokeyjoe
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Yep, sorry, I shoulda checked my spelling....

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I've been doing my juicing regimen and am bummed because when I went to use it two days ago, I prepared all the veggies and fruit, had things ready to go- plugged it in and switched it on and nothing happened. It's like it's totally dead. I tried it in different outlets, thinking at first the problem was my electrical outlet. Nothing. Nothing is caught in it- it just is completely dead. It's a "Champion" & had good reviews- was over $300. I've had it a little over a year & it really hasn't been used a huge amount, so it definitely shouldn't be broken. I don't think I saved any warranty papers from it or anything & I purchased it over the the internet- don't even remember from where. So, now I'm screwed and can't juice unless I get a new one. This time, I will buy it from a local store, not online, and will be sure to save warranty paperwork from it.

I'm thinking of the Vitamix (I think that's what it's called) from Costco- anyone have any experience with that one?

Lisa

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HI Lisa,
We have a Vitamix from Costco and love it! We use it every morning, mostly vegetables. Very easy to clean, have had it for over a year and no problems. I don't post much, but have been following your journey, you are a remarkable woman and I hope things stay stable for you. My husband is also stage 4, multiple lung mets, surgery not an option, but he has been stable for two years on 5FU and Avastin, with a few cycles of Folfiri thrown in when things started to grow again.
Take care,
Bill

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Hey Lisa

I saw that product last year and it looked good. I think we talked about it actually. I opened a post to Em about it and she said it crushed things up and didn't 'extract' the way a juicer does.

I don't know. I know down here it retailed at Costco for about $429.00. It was a commercial job.

-C

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is more a blender than a juicer, though it will turn most anything into a liquid. I do tend to buy expensive appliances at Costco now, as even years later they will take it back, whether you bought it on-line or in the store. Kind of an extended extended warranty.

Costco has a couple of juicers on Costco.com, I have no idea about the difference between them, but this seemed to be the highest rated:

Kuvings® Multi-Purpose Masticating Juicer

And just over two bills.

Disclaimer: I own a Vitamix, and for ease of cleanup alone it was the best investment we ever made in a blender.

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We had the same problem with our juicer. My husband found out why it was not working.
There is a magnet on the end of the screen holder that may have come off. The juicer will not run
if the magnet is missing. This is what happened to us. My husband found the piece and glued it back on....has been running since. You might want to check and see if that is the problem.
The screen holders are easy to replace. My husband is the fix-it man.
Linda

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Thanks to all who replied about my broken juicer and the vitamix! I didn't realize the Vitamix was so expensive. Hmmm... I'll have to check some out.
First though, Linda- thanks for the tip. Before buying anything new, I'll see if I can figure out if there's a magnet or something missing on mine too. My screen has always been very difficult to get into place, maybe I did something by forcing it into place.

Lisa

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We also had a problem putting the screen on until we found out were
doing it wrong. We tried to put the screen on the screen holder...does
not work that way. The screen needs to be placed on main housing first...then
slide on the screen holder. I found that out by watching a utube video. Sounds
strange but it works.

I found a picture that shows the magnetic piece that goes on the screen holder.
Hopes this helps.

http://www.877myjuicer.com/champion-juicer-replacement-screen-holder-black.html

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With regard to both appliances, you get what you pay for. Maybe eBay? Good luck.

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I would contact the company that makes the juicer and see if they have any solutions. I have an Omega from QVC. I really need to start using it more, but I like plain old carrot juice

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I would search old emails using the juicer name for the search criteria to see if anything shows up. You might have luck. I'd also contact the company and explain your situation with when you bought it and more importantly, WHY you bought it. If his isn't a time to pull the cancer-care out I don't know when is.
Good luck,
Phil

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if its dead its probably the auto cutoff safety magnet thats built into the washable section.
i got a champion, i bet you a cappacino they will fix it. i hope so.
if it helps i'll email my receipt. just bought a second one a month ago and gave my old one to my wifes parents.

i hope you get juicing soon.

hugs,
pete

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I love my Vitamix.

sasjourney
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Hi Gail,

I juice just about every day and you will not regret it. It gives me more energy and is great for your skin as well. My recipe is usually:

4 carrots
3 celery
4 asparagus
handful of kale
handful of spinach
some beet
some ginger
1 granny smith apple

It really tastes great, but looks gross (green/brown). You will love it!
I have a Champion juicer and it works great.

Hugs,
Sara

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I've discovered that in addition to the above ingredients Sara listed, that adding a dash of cinnamon helps with the flavor.

Lisa

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also cinnamon reduces post prandial blood suger spikes.
my juices taste so bad, no amount of cinnamon can help.

hugs,
pete

janderson1964
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You are similar to me.

8 carrots
Handful of ginger
4 stalks of kale
TaBLESPOON OF DANDELION ROOT ADDED

sasjourney
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Hi Lisa,

I have a Champion, too. Did you check to see that the sliding screen holder is placed correctly because the motor will not start if it isn't? Hope you get it working again.

Hugs,
Sara

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Sara,

I will check that out!

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Thank you for the suggestions- it works now! Apparently I was putting the screen on wrong. Don't know why I had such a hard time with it. It will only work when that screen is on correctly and the magnet is engaged. I think I may have been trying to force it on backwards- duh!!!

Glad for your suggestions, anyhow- now I won't have to go get a new one!

Lisa :)

P.S. Gail- sorry I hijacked your thread with my question on my juicer. Hope you get lots of juicing recipes. Emily posted many quite a while back- you may want to do a search for them.

have2believe
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How are you feeling Lisa? How is your new therapy going? I was going to respond to push for a replacement via warranty because those juicers are expensive! I know that when my brother comes home and offers to juice, it takes him 5 minutes to put it together. Not difficult, but just have to put it the right way.

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PhillieG
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Glad it's working. Safety first!
-p

have2believe
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-2 large cucumbers (peeled if not organic)
-big fistful of kale
-big fistful of sweet pea sprouts
-4 – 5 stalks celery
-1 – 2 big broccoli stems
-1 pear or green apple (optional)
-1 inch of ginger (or less)

(This is a recipe from Kris Carr)

Brenda Bricco
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The difficulty that I find with juicing is the availabilty of organic supplies and the cost of them in this Northern Tundra we call Wisconsin. I do juice for my husband but can't always afford or find organic vegetables in our pudunk towm. :/

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sharpy102
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I used to give mom: 2 beets, 2 carrots, 5 celery, and about one size of apple as a juicing every morning...she was a good patient, slurped it all down every morning. :) I always made it fresh every morning, never stored them as a juice...anyway, hope this helps. :)
All the best!
Cheers,
- Sophie

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I used to give mom: 2 beets, 2 carrots, 5 celery, and about one size of apple as a juicing every morning...she was a good patient, slurped it all down every morning. :) I always made it fresh every morning, never stored them as a juice...anyway, hope this helps. :)
All the best!
Cheers,
- Sophie

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I'm sorry for posting twice...computer froze up on me....(I also like to repeat myself :) )
- Sophie

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You guys are awesome! Thank you for all the response's...made me smile. I can't wait to get my juicer and now I have so many opinions to go from! And a few recipe's and ideas too.

And Lisa my buddy.....you can hijack my post anytime :) I know where you live. lol

plh4gail

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1 carrot
1 small beet and leaves if fresh and green
1 radish
1 handful red cabbage
1 cup of broccoli
3 garlic gloves
some tumeric often
some ginger occaisionally
bok choy leaves sometimes

the powders i add after i make the juice is whats interesting
say 4 tableshoops acai bery powder
some mcp
some magnesium
some olive leaf extract
some grapeseed extract
some promigrante

if its anticancer i probably use it, but have forgotten
this mix was tested on some mice and they lived a long and happy despite having human prostrate cancer which in itself sounds impossible.

but thats what the uni researchers said, so if its good for mice it must work on humans. of course.

here is to being a juicing guinea pig

hugs,
pete

ps welcome to the juicing club

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based on some new fancy blood tests, showing a little anemia.

i am adding to my basic juice some extra protein powders and now most days
an egg into one of them.

i have added some more protein back into my diet as well.

hugs,
pete

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plh4gail
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Maybe if I ask Santa really nice I will find a juicer under the tree Christmas morning :))

Thanks so much guys!

plh4gail

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Gail,

I find that these veggies are best for me (I have been juicing for years)

hand full of spinach or kale (or both)
carotts (lots of)
a bit of ginger
1 apple (golden delicious are my favorite)

go easy on the "green" veggies when you first start juicing. Make your "green" juice only about 1/4 of your drink with the rest being carotts and your apple or you might have some temporary gastric issues.

Very seldon do I juice fruit (other than the apple (always) with the veggie juice. (drink your veggies and eat your fruit)

And...a very important step (for me anyway) ALWAYS clean your juicer right away! Ha. If you don't... you won't like the juicer when you go to clean up later thus...you won't want to juice. I learned that the hard way! (have learned to clean juicer while I'm drinking/chewing the juice. Yes..I chew the juice. This gets your digestive enzymes working!)

Again...these are my opinons. There are other juice recipes out there and you have gotten many on here.

Happy juicing!

Claudia (almost 5 years NED)!

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plh4gail
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Claudia and everyone else thank you for the tips:) I'm curious about how the vege juice is going to taste. It doesn't sound too good but I want the benefits. I'm going to buy my juicer next payday hopefully.

plh4gail

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My naturopath insisted I buy a Breville juicer. Easy to clean and I am using the pulp in stews and soups and in my health bread recipy.
It seems that we all use the basic juicing method, this is what my nateuropath told me to do twice a day

1 granny smith apple,
4 or 5 carrots
3 stalks celery
cinnamon, turmeric, ginger
ad tbls of manuka honey

then I add each day something different

kale, it makes the taste bitter but is good for us
Brussels sprouts
red cabbage
broccoli
beets with the leaves, indeed makes bm and urine red
asperagus
spinach
any dark vegetable is good for us.
Often I add two scoops of protein powder

i take twice a day 2 oz of Monavie juice yellow and green. Yellow for immunity and green for inflamation. Onc says blood has never been this good. i swear by it.
Made out of 19 different fruits and berry including a high dose of bluerries and acai berries.
Good luck all.
Marjan

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Mix one part Jose Quervo Gold
Mix one part Cointreau

Oh, wait.....you asked for 'juice' recipes.....silly me, I thought you were looking for a recipe to "get juiced." :)

LOL, Gail!

-Craig

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plh4gail
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Craig and Tina....you guys are a baaaad influence :) lol

And I can be influenced!

plh4gail

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With the holidays and all the crap that goes along with the good crap, I was going to suggest 4 oz. rum mixed with a splash of diet coke topped with a lime! Also helps with sleep, ohh, juicing not juiced..............

Hugs - Tina

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