Thursday, April 26, 2012

Omega VRT 350 Juice Extractor

I needed a new juicer. Did my research and decided on the Omega VRT350 HD. I knew that I would have to chop up the veggies smaller and that it is a low speed extractor, which means a little more prep and juice time.....but not too time consuming at all.

I consider myself a serious juicer person (daily) so the end result is super important. The low speed squeezes the veggies, creating minimal oxidation, high nutrition and maximum amount of juice. I used about the same amount of produce as I did in the past with my other juicer and definitely got more juice with the Omega VRT350, the pulp is much drier and interestingly the taste is definitely richer. I am very pleased.

I do recommend to cut celery and any other fibrous veggies into smaller pieces, the stringy pulp can clog the pulp exit if it is too large. My purchase was made at Discount Juicers. Cost: $379.99. Discount Juicers has some great videos on youtube comparing different juicers.

Get your juicer going!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Parsley Cucumber Avocado Smoothie

1 cucumber, peeled or not, cubed (skin can give a bitter flavor)

bunch of parsley

1/2 avocado
hemp seeds or powder, 2-4 tbsp. 
2 dates
1/2 cup or more hemp milk
pinch of salt

in vitamix or high powered blender place cucumber, 3/4 cup water and blend. add more water if it is stuck.
keep blender going and through the opening of the top cover add parsley little by little.
let it blend until smooth.
add dates, hemp, salt, hemp milk. 
add avocado, this will thicken it a bit, add a little more water if too thick to your liking.
add some ice to blend and to chill it.
a beautiful green smoothie this makes. enjoy!