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Bowser
06-20-2012, 12:09 PM
Anybody here use juicers? I've become interested in them as of late as a way to jump start getting back to being healthy.

I get home from work generally in the middle of the night, and catch an infomercial on a juicer that is compact and can pulverize anything you put in it, but I didn't catch the name of the product. Anyone know the name of this thing, or use one they really like?

CHENZ A!
06-20-2012, 12:11 PM
They'll never vote you in the Hall of Fame if you juice.

Fire Me Boy!
06-20-2012, 12:13 PM
Do you just want the juice or do you want the fiber, too? A Vitamix will destroy everything in its path and make it juice. I love mine.

Rain Man
06-20-2012, 12:14 PM
I think it's called the "Barry Bonds Assistant Trainer".

Bowser
06-20-2012, 12:16 PM
Do you just want the juice or do you want the fiber, too? A Vitamix will destroy everything in its path and make it juice. I love mine.

All of it. This particular model I saw said you could even put almonds in the thing, and in seconds they're pulvarlized....

Bowser
06-20-2012, 12:17 PM
They'll never vote you in the Hall of Fame if you juice.

I think it's called the "Barry Bonds Assistant Trainer".

Excellent points. Obviously I'm not thinking this through.


Sad, too, because I've never seen myself as anything else but a first ballot shoe in.

Bowser
06-20-2012, 12:25 PM
Do you just want the juice or do you want the fiber, too? A Vitamix will destroy everything in its path and make it juice. I love mine.

Just looked it up. The model they were advertising looks like it can do all of what the Vitamix can do, but it was smaller and more compact.

Fire Me Boy!
06-20-2012, 12:26 PM
All of it. This particular model I saw said you could even put almonds in the thing, and in seconds they're pulvarlized....

I do a green smoothie every morning... basically it's green grapes (WITH the seeds), pineapple, fresh spinach and flax seeds with a little water and ice. One minute on high in the Vitamix and it drinks just like a shake. There is NO grit whatsoever.

I also do smoothies with blackberries and raspberries now, which is something I'd never do with my KitchenAid blender because the seeds were so small they'd never get ground up. The Vitamix gets 'em like none other.

I've done smoothies with almonds and cashews, too. While a little weird, if you want it smooth, you'll get it smooth, no problem.

I've been using it for about 6 months now with no dip at all in performance, and I'm using it on average 4-5 days of every week.

Bowser
06-20-2012, 12:27 PM
I do a green smoothie every morning... basically it's green grapes (WITH the seeds), pineapple, fresh spinach and flax seeds with a little water and ice. One minute on high in the Vitamix and it drinks just like a shake. There is NO grit whatsoever.

I also do smoothies with blackberries and raspberries now, which is something I'd never do with my KitchenAid blender because the seeds were so small they'd never get ground up. The Vitamix gets 'em like none other.

I've done smoothies with almonds and cashews, too. While a little weird, if you want it smooth, you'll get it smooth, no problem.

I've been using it for about 6 months now with no dip at all in performance, and I'm using it on average 4-5 days of every week.

Do you use the shakes as meal replacement, or just as a supplement?

Fire Me Boy!
06-20-2012, 12:28 PM
Just looked it up. The model they were advertising looks like it can do all of what the Vitamix can do, but it was smaller and more compact.

Is it the Ninja Kitchen System?

Fire Me Boy!
06-20-2012, 12:29 PM
Do you use the shakes as meal replacement, or just as a supplement?

I rarely eat a full breakfast, so a smoothie is generally what I do, and it's easy to drink on my way to work.

BossChief
06-20-2012, 12:30 PM
I'd go with Clay Matthews, but Brian Cushing would be worth considering.

Bowser
06-20-2012, 12:33 PM
Is it the Ninja Kitchen System?Nope. The one I saw literally was hand held, and it looked perfect for my needs if I were to take it to work.

I rarely eat a full breakfast, so a smoothie is generally what I do, and it's easy to drink on my way to work.

That's kind of what I'm looking for. I guess I could pre-mix one and keep it in the cooler until lunchtime....

Bowser
06-20-2012, 12:33 PM
I'd go with Clay Matthews, but Brian Cushing would be worth considering.

I though Clay Matthews got his strength from his 70's hair?

Fire Me Boy!
06-20-2012, 12:39 PM
Nope. The one I saw literally was hand held, and it looked perfect for my needs if I were to take it to work.

Just anecdotally, my experience with TV products has led me to not buy any more TV products.

As for blenders and juicers, I've always bought good stuff - my last one was a KitchenAid, as I said earlier. The Vitamix kicks its ass.

PunkinDrublic
06-20-2012, 12:40 PM
I use the Jack Lalane juicer from target. Paid a little bit over a $100 bucks for it and it works fine. They are a pain in the ass to clean though. It might be tempting to buy one of the cheaper ones you see at Wal Mart for $60- $70but I've heard they are crap. The high end Brevell juicer that you see in the movie "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" is like $300 or something ridiculous like that.

Fire Me Boy!
06-20-2012, 12:42 PM
That's kind of what I'm looking for. I guess I could pre-mix one and keep it in the cooler until lunchtime....

It's also worth mentioning that smoothies aren't nearly as good if they're pre-mixed. The oxidation breaks down the vitamins and the texture can get kinda weird.

If you really want to do that, I'd suggest a Vitamix at home and an el cheapo blender at work. Make the smoothie at home and freeze it. Use the work blender to make it at lunch time.

Fire Me Boy!
06-20-2012, 12:43 PM
I use the Jack Lalane juicer from target. Paid a little bit over a $100 bucks for it and it works fine. They are a pain in the ass to clean though. It might be tempting to buy one of the cheaper ones you see at Wal Mart for $60- $70but I've heard they are crap. The high end Brevell juicer that you see in the movie "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" is like $300 or something ridiculous like that.

Note, he's not really wanting a true juicer. He wants the fiber and and the good parts of the fruit, not just the juice.

PunkinDrublic
06-20-2012, 12:47 PM
Note, he's not really wanting a true juicer. He wants the fiber and and the good parts of the fruit, not just the juice.

Well you can always mix in the pulp if you use a juicer.

Toadkiller
06-20-2012, 12:58 PM
Omega 8006. I just finished a 30 day juice fast. Was going to do 1 then decided to push myself to see if I could do it. Went very well and am glad I did it.

Dragonocho
06-20-2012, 12:59 PM
Bassomatic

Fire Me Boy!
06-20-2012, 01:05 PM
Well you can always mix in the pulp if you use a juicer.

I could be wrong, but I don't think it would work that way.

SuperChief
06-20-2012, 01:09 PM
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juicing Machine

Art Vader
06-20-2012, 01:16 PM
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juicing Machine

I've been juicing lately with one of these.. it works great

Carlota69
06-20-2012, 01:35 PM
Vitamix all the way! I absolutely love mine. Dont buy a Jack a Lane juicer or one like that.. They are a huge pain the ass. Go Vitamix or Blendtec (A friend of mine has one of those and its pretty cool too). Not only can you juice but you can make peanut butter, hummus, ice cram, soups...pure Awesomeness!:clap:

PunkinDrublic
06-20-2012, 01:39 PM
Omega 8006. I just finished a 30 day juice fast. Was going to do 1 then decided to push myself to see if I could do it. Went very well and am glad I did it.

What kind of juices? I did one for 2 weeks in February and lost 12 lbs. I did one for 10 days a couple weeks ago and broke it after I lost 10 lbs. I found it to be mentally taxing.

Toadkiller
06-20-2012, 02:12 PM
I did a bunch of different things. There are a lot of good recipes on the fat, sick and nearly dead web site, think it is join thereboot.com or something. All fresh fruits and vegetables and all organic. Lots of kale, carrots, apples, ginger, tomatoes. It really depended on what I was craving at the moment. I ended up losing 29 pounds in 30 days though I didn't do it for the weight loss I did it to see if I could do it. I have done 5 days a lot of times but the problem with 5 days is that it is over right when you are finally feeling good. The first 3-4 days are torture, headaches, aches and pains and just a general feeling of shit. After that I felt fantastic, tons of energy etc.

Bowser
06-20-2012, 02:18 PM
The problem with me as it relates to juicing is that I don't always have access to a lunch room with my job, hence why I was looking for a good, portable juicer to take with me, and why I made the statement to FMB about possibly taking my shakes with me.


Toadkiller - on your 30 day juicing, did you eat exclusively shakes and juices for all your meals?

PunkinDrublic
06-20-2012, 02:22 PM
I did a bunch of different things. There are a lot of good recipes on the fat, sick and nearly dead web site, think it is join thereboot.com or something. All fresh fruits and vegetables and all organic. Lots of kale, carrots, apples, ginger, tomatoes. It really depended on what I was craving at the moment. I ended up losing 29 pounds in 30 days though I didn't do it for the weight loss I did it to see if I could do it. I have done 5 days a lot of times but the problem with 5 days is that it is over right when you are finally feeling good. The first 3-4 days are torture, headaches, aches and pains and just a general feeling of shit. After that I felt fantastic, tons of energy etc.

I think I'm going to do one at least twice a year from now on. With what's being done to food in this country in this day in age I think it's absolutely vital to cleanse your body of toxins. I have lots of people in my family who have gotten diabetes as they have gotten older and I think detoxing your system helps prevent it.

PunkinDrublic
06-20-2012, 02:24 PM
The problem with me as it relates to juicing is that I don't always have access to a lunch room with my job, hence why I was looking for a good, portable juicer to take with me, and why I made the statement to FMB about possibly taking my shakes with me.


Toadkiller - on your 30 day juicing, did you eat exclusively shakes and juices for all your meals?

I would recommend storing the juices in mason jars overnight. That's what I did at least.

OnTheWarpath58
06-20-2012, 02:32 PM
What kind of juices? I did one for 2 weeks in February and lost 12 lbs. I did one for 10 days a couple weeks ago and broke it after I lost 10 lbs. I found it to be mentally taxing.

Carrot + Apple = Amazing.

QuikSsurfer
06-20-2012, 02:39 PM
Do you just want the juice or do you want the fiber, too? A Vitamix will destroy everything in its path and make it juice. I love mine.

What Vitamix model do you use??

Toadkiller
06-20-2012, 03:14 PM
I did entirely just juice for 30 days. And I am not a skinny non food liking guy. I love my beer, I love smoking things on my smoker and I love to eat. I highly recommend a fast to anyone. Maybe not the 30 day, but why not a 5 day or 10 day. See how it makes you feel.

Dicky McElephant
06-20-2012, 03:27 PM
JFC....these Vitamix ones are $500?

Renegade
06-20-2012, 03:28 PM
I think I'm going to do one at least twice a year from now on. With what's being done to food in this country in this day in age I think it's absolutely vital to cleanse your body of toxins. I have lots of people in my family who have gotten diabetes as they have gotten older and I think detoxing your system helps prevent it.

So did this just turn into a poop thread?

Fire Me Boy!
06-20-2012, 04:06 PM
What Vitamix model do you use??

Vitamix 1723 Professional Series 200 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VN7VDW/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00)

QuikSsurfer
06-20-2012, 04:38 PM
Vitamix 1723 Professional Series 200 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VN7VDW/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00)

Well I want one but holy hell that is pricey!!! Better start saving -- I'm very interested in this.

Fire Me Boy!
06-20-2012, 04:47 PM
Well I want one but holy hell that is pricey!!! Better start saving -- I'm very interested in this.

If you use one consistently, they're worth every penny. If you use a blender once in a while to make a margarita, but that's it... stick with something cheaper.

Bowser
06-20-2012, 04:51 PM
Vitamix 1723 Professional Series 200 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VN7VDW/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00)

Christ, 500?

Well, I guess the kid can always go to state school.

Bowser
06-20-2012, 04:53 PM
I did entirely just juice for 30 days. And I am not a skinny non food liking guy. I love my beer, I love smoking things on my smoker and I love to eat. I highly recommend a fast to anyone. Maybe not the 30 day, but why not a 5 day or 10 day. See how it makes you feel.

With my goofball schedule, I just don't know if I can pull off an entire juice fast for 30 days. My hours vary week to week, and I don't always have access to lunch rooms. FMB said it isn't a great idea to pre-mix stuff for later. Maybe I can find a way to just replace a couple of meals a day, then snack sensibly in-between.

Fire Me Boy!
06-20-2012, 06:31 PM
With my goofball schedule, I just don't know if I can pull off an entire juice fast for 30 days. My hours vary week to week, and I don't always have access to lunch rooms. FMB said it isn't a great idea to pre-mix stuff for later. Maybe I can find a way to just replace a couple of meals a day, then snack sensibly in-between.

Pre-blending will work, but it certainly won't be as good or good for you. If you can get a cheap blender at work, make them at home the night before and freeze.

unlurking
06-20-2012, 07:01 PM
Did a 10 day fast using a cheap juicer ($60 Hamilton Big Mouth from Amazon). Centrifugal rather than masticating, so you don't get all the fiber, but fiber has never been an issue for me! :D I plan on starting a 2 juice / 2 small meal diet program next week, and only see the fiber as being an issue if you are fasting.

One point regarding storing juice. Don't. Reports vary on how quickly they're nutritional value drops to minimal (1 hour or 48?), but regardless, they taste like shit once they've oxidized. Especially if you incorporate a citrus or other fruit as most recipes recommend, it seems to sour or curdle the whole thing. Blech!

Personally, my primary requirement for a juicer is that it must be fast and easy enough to not change my daily routine much. Otherwise I wouldn't use it. Some of my key concerns:

- Easy to Clean. If you buy a centrifugal unit, make sure to use bags in the pulp receptacle. I can tear mine down and wash with the brush in just a few minutes. You'll not want to use a dishwasher if you use it more than once a day.

- Less Chopping. Buy something with a big mouth attachment. Quartering apples isn't difficult, but dropping a whole one in is just so much simpler.

- Dispenser Height. Skip all those cups/containers that come with a juicer. They're a waste of time. Most of the reviews I read researching multiple juicers was that the cups/pitchers wouldn't seat right (causing leaks or spray during juicing) or last long. My grocery store sells clear plastic cups (Dixie or Solo) with lids. Just make sure your juicer is tall enough to dispense into them. Great for breakfast on the go.

- Organic. I'm not a big organic guy, but with juicing most of the nutrients are in the skins. Just feel a little more comfortable with less chance of insecticides and such since I do a quick rinse before throwing into the juicer.

Favorite Breakfast Drink (Orangesicle):
1/4 Cantaloupe (skinned)
2 Oranges
Handful of Berries
Scoop of Whey Protein Isolate (plain)

EDIT:
Forgot the juicer!

http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-Mouth-Extractor-67650/dp/B000FHQJ6C

Cheap enough to get a "taste" for juicing. If you like it, you can always upgrade to something of a higher quality. Once mine breaks down, I will probably consider getting a higher end masticating unit like the Omegas or a Vitamix.

Bowser
06-22-2012, 11:35 AM
This is what got me thinking ......

http://www.nutribullet.com/index.php?r=site/faq

Saulbadguy
06-22-2012, 11:47 AM
Why don't you just eat the fruit?

SuperChief
06-22-2012, 12:55 PM
Why don't you just eat the fruit?

The concept is to put more fruit/vegetables into the juicer than you could spend time eating. Who's going to eat 3 whole apples, a bunch of carrot sticks, peaches, etc. for one meal?

ChiefRocka
06-22-2012, 03:08 PM
http://sas.guidespot.com/bundles/guides_6k/assets/widget_cc7QQe5NLgo5mcRijK1BjL.jpg

SuperChief
06-22-2012, 03:10 PM
Where'd you get this picture of Clay?

unlurking
06-22-2012, 04:27 PM
This is what got me thinking ......

http://www.nutribullet.com/index.php?r=site/faq
That goes back to my comments of "system cups". What happens as you lose cups, drop them in the parking lot on the way into work, melt them leaving them in the car, etc.

Plus, that's a blender, not a juicer.

Fire Me Boy!
06-22-2012, 04:52 PM
That goes back to my comments of "system cups". What happens as you lose cups, drop them in the parking lot on the way into work, melt them leaving them in the car, etc.

Plus, that's a blender, not a juicer.

Read the early posts. I think he's actually looking for a blender. He said he's wanting the fiber and pulp.

unlurking
06-22-2012, 05:05 PM
Read the early posts. I think he's actually looking for a blender. He said he's wanting the fiber and pulp.
Gotcha.

Guess I got hung up on "juicer" since I can't stand blended vegetable drinks and don't really consider them juicers since they have a consistency of wet saw dust. Yeah, personal bias. Sorry! If he wants the fiber, he needs a masticating unit like you and others have suggested.

Anybody interested in fresh juice drinks really needs to understand that blenders, centrifugal juicers, and masticating juicers all make a very different product in terms of nutrient, fiber, and flavor. They should almost be treated like three completely different appliances if you ask me.

Fire Me Boy!
06-22-2012, 05:56 PM
Gotcha.

Guess I got hung up on "juicer" since I can't stand blended vegetable drinks and don't really consider them juicers since they have a consistency of wet saw dust. Yeah, personal bias. Sorry! If he wants the fiber, he needs a masticating unit like you and others have suggested.

Anybody interested in fresh juice drinks really needs to understand that blenders, centrifugal juicers, and masticating juicers all make a very different product in terms of nutrient, fiber, and flavor. They should almost be treated like three completely different appliances if you ask me.

You've never used a Vitamix, I see. ;)

NaptownChief
06-22-2012, 06:15 PM
Breville Juice Fountain is excellent for $150....Bed Bath and Beyond 20% off coupon gets you down to $120. Very good buy. Had the Jack LaLane "industrial" strength stainless steel juicer and it was ok but sucked compared to this Breville and was the same price.

unlurking
06-22-2012, 06:34 PM
You've never used a Vitamix, I see. ;)
:)

Nope, and for the price of one I'd rather get a masticating unit. All the fiber without the pulp! (well, mostly)

Bowser
06-23-2012, 12:11 PM
Yeah, I was ignorant on the issue when it came to juicers vs. blenders. I am interested in blenders after learning more about them both.

GloryDayz
01-02-2014, 07:10 PM
I just got around to using my new Cuisinart CJE-1000, and it's pretty awesome. It certainly is pure juice and no pulp juicer, and we'll see how cool that is over time. and man, this ain't gunna be cheap!

I'll say this, if the "centrifugal vs. masticating" argument means that you have to use/clean this puppy once a day because the juice goes bad (oxidizes) too quickly, it might make it's way to the shelf quickly.

But I'll say this, get all the stuff on the counter and let a 9-year-old loose on it and it's a party!!!

http://www.cuisinart.com/products/juicers/cje-1000.html

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/cuisinart/cje1000-silo._V162952660_.jpg

Just Passin' By
01-02-2014, 07:16 PM
Add me to the list of those here who've been happy with their Breville juicer.

Mr. Laz
01-02-2014, 07:23 PM
not sure why anyone would want a true juicer

Isn't most of the healthy stuff in the pulp etc?

GloryDayz
01-02-2014, 07:26 PM
not sure why anyone would want a true juicer

Isn't most of the healthy stuff in the pulp etc?

It's a fad, but a healthy one. And at a microbiology level there are a lot of really good arguments for it.. I don't think you can go wrong picking between a juicer or a smoothy-maker when the third option are some of my awesome deep-fried wings...

GloryDayz
01-02-2014, 08:43 PM
And I've learned one thing... A little red bell pepper goes a LONG way.... Do-over!!!

beach tribe
01-02-2014, 09:01 PM
Hire Hog Farmer. That guy gets every last drop.

chiefzilla1501
01-02-2014, 09:12 PM
not sure why anyone would want a true juicer

Isn't most of the healthy stuff in the pulp etc?

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't pulp fill you up fast? I think the benefit of a juicer is it allows you to take in a lot more fruits at once, therefore, you take in more good stuff. If that's the case, I've used a Hamilton Beech $100 model. Not as good as the top-notch stuff, but does it's job.

If you're looking for a blender, Vitamix is pretty badass but extremely expensive. Anyone use a Nutribullet? Feel like that does the trick really well for the cost, and I bet cleanup is super easy. I've never tried it but have heard good things.

GloryDayz
01-02-2014, 09:21 PM
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't pulp fill you up fast? I think the benefit of a juicer is it allows you to take in a lot more fruits at once, therefore, you take in more good stuff. If that's the case, I've used a Hamilton Beech $100 model. Not as good as the top-notch stuff, but does it's job.

If you're looking for a blender, Vitamix is pretty badass but extremely expensive. Anyone use a Nutribullet? Feel like that does the trick really well for the cost, and I bet cleanup is super easy. I've never tried it but have heard good things.

Well this is true! The number of apples I've had today is kinda crazy. Not to mention celery, kale, lemons, limes, spinich and carrots.

Mr. Laz
01-02-2014, 09:39 PM
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't pulp fill you up fast? I think the benefit of a juicer is it allows you to take in a lot more fruits at once, therefore, you take in more good stuff. If that's the case, I've used a Hamilton Beech $100 model. Not as good as the top-notch stuff, but does it's job.

If you're looking for a blender, Vitamix is pretty badass but extremely expensive. Anyone use a Nutribullet? Feel like that does the trick really well for the cost, and I bet cleanup is super easy. I've never tried it but have heard good things.
I would think for most people getting filled up would be a good thing. I don't know too many people that want/need to eat more.


full stomach = less appetite for eating crap

Fire Me Boy!
01-02-2014, 09:39 PM
Well this is true! The number of apples I've had today is kinda crazy. Not to mention celery, kale, lemons, limes, spinich and carrots.

You're also consuming a ton more calories and sugar. Part of the fruit that's food for you IS the fiber.

ghak99
01-02-2014, 10:04 PM
I've been wanting to get back to a breakfast or mid day smoothy. I quit because my blender, it's probably older than I am, was a pain in the ass to clean. I believe I still want all the pulp and good stuff, so a true juicer isn't what I want. I want something better than the horrible wet sawdust sludge texture you get from cheap blenders. I don't mind buying a quality machine if it's very easy to clean, but I'm not interested in spending $500 bucks for the one above.

Have any suggestions in the $150 to $250 range?

Fire Me Boy!
01-03-2014, 06:26 AM
I've been wanting to get back to a breakfast or mid day smoothy. I quit because my blender, it's probably older than I am, was a pain in the ass to clean. I believe I still want all the pulp and good stuff, so a true juicer isn't what I want. I want something better than the horrible wet sawdust sludge texture you get from cheap blenders. I don't mind buying a quality machine if it's very easy to clean, but I'm not interested in spending $500 bucks for the one above.

Have any suggestions in the $150 to $250 range?

I think you can find a Blendtec in the $200-$250 range, and they a tiny notch below the Vitamix.

scho63
01-03-2014, 09:00 AM
Juicing is a scam.

You take in too many calories and sugar in liquid form. The best part of fruit and vegetables is the pulp and fiber in food form.

Your body metabolizes and utilizes food the best when eaten not drunken, and that's why vitamin water is a big waste of money. Your body excretes fluid through your kidneys and it does a poor job of absorbing nutrients and vitamins. You waste 85-90% of useful nutrients when you drink them vs eating.

Save your money and eat your fruit and veggies

Donger
01-03-2014, 10:09 AM
My wife has a Vitamix and loves it. It is louder than an Apollo V though

Omaha
01-03-2014, 10:12 AM
Anybody here use juicers? I've become interested in them as of late as a way to jump start getting back to being healthy.

I get home from work generally in the middle of the night, and catch an infomercial on a juicer that is compact and can pulverize anything you put in it, but I didn't catch the name of the product. Anyone know the name of this thing, or use one they really like?

I would skip the extractor type juicers & get a Ninja. It pulverizes everything we put in it. I love that thing.

chiefzilla1501
01-03-2014, 10:17 AM
Juicing is a scam.

You take in too many calories and sugar in liquid form. The best part of fruit and vegetables is the pulp and fiber in food form.

Your body metabolizes and utilizes food the best when eaten not drunken, and that's why vitamin water is a big waste of money. Your body excretes fluid through your kidneys and it does a poor job of absorbing nutrients and vitamins. You waste 85-90% of useful nutrients when you drink them vs eating.

Save your money and eat your fruit and veggies

Shit. Well, good to know.

Fire Me Boy!
01-03-2014, 10:37 AM
I would skip the extractor type juicers & get a Ninja. It pulverizes everything we put in it. I love that thing.

Reported.

Fire Me Boy!
01-03-2014, 10:38 AM
My wife has a Vitamix and loves it. It is louder than an Apollo V though

I'll never own a non-Vitamix again. I love mine.

Predarat
01-03-2014, 10:49 AM
The biggest thing with Juicers is you have to buy a ton of fruit/veggies to get a half assed glass of juice. It works OK in the short term but that can add up.

Mr. Laz
01-03-2014, 11:07 AM
not sure why anyone would want a true juicer

Isn't most of the healthy stuff in the pulp etc?Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't pulp fill you up fast? I think the benefit of a juicer is it allows you to take in a lot more fruits at once, therefore, you take in more good stuff. If that's the case, I've used a Hamilton Beech $100 model. Not as good as the top-notch stuff, but does it's job.

If you're looking for a blender, Vitamix is pretty badass but extremely expensive. Anyone use a Nutribullet? Feel like that does the trick really well for the cost, and I bet cleanup is super easy. I've never tried it but have heard good things.Juicing is a scam.

You take in too many calories and sugar in liquid form. The best part of fruit and vegetables is the pulp and fiber in food form.

Your body metabolizes and utilizes food the best when eaten not drunken, and that's why vitamin water is a big waste of money. Your body excretes fluid through your kidneys and it does a poor job of absorbing nutrients and vitamins. You waste 85-90% of useful nutrients when you drink them vs eating.

Save your money and eat your fruit and veggies
Shit. Well, good to know.

bastard

Bowser
01-03-2014, 11:14 AM
I would skip the extractor type juicers & get a Ninja. It pulverizes everything we put in it. I love that thing.

This is what I ended up doing. That thing just mashes up everything I put in there. It would likely pulverize a Miata if given a chance.

The wife has an Omega juicer. She loves it. It helps that we belong to a CSA and get a metric fuckton of veggies in season. The pulp adds up and can be messy, though.

Fire Me Boy!
01-03-2014, 11:28 AM
I would skip the extractor type juicers & get a Ninja. It pulverizes everything we put in it. I love that thing.

If you want something that will chop anything, the Ninja is fine (even excels at it). But if you want to make a smoothie with that super fine texture, it simply cannot compare to a Vitamix. And the build quality is notably better with the Vitamix.

Carlota69
01-03-2014, 11:33 AM
If you want something that will chop anything, the Ninja is fine (even excels at it). But if you want to make a smoothie with that super fine texture, it simply cannot compare to a Vitamix. And the build quality is notably better with the Vitamix.

I Love my Vitamix, and nothing compares at the end of the day.

Fire Me Boy!
01-03-2014, 11:35 AM
I Love my Vitamix, and nothing compares at the end of the day.

Couldn't agree more. The Ninja commercials piss me off.

Bowser
01-03-2014, 11:37 AM
Yeah, the Ninja leaves chunks of spinach/kale in it. Overall the smoothies are still tasty, but not the smoothest of smoothies.

Omaha
01-03-2014, 11:38 AM
If you want something that will chop anything, the Ninja is fine (even excels at it). But if you want to make a smoothie with that super fine texture, it simply cannot compare to a Vitamix. And the build quality is notably better with the Vitamix.

I've never seen a Vitamix in action, but I've heard good reports. That said, my Ninja does very well with smoothies. Unpeeled apples, kale, carrots, etc. I'm getting a nice smooth texture. Isn't Vitamix around $500?

Fire Me Boy!
01-03-2014, 11:39 AM
Yeah, the Ninja leaves chunks of spinach/kale in it. Overall the smoothies are still tasty, but not the smoothest of smoothies.

My green smoothie in the Vitamix is pineapple, green grapes, baby spinach, ice, water, and flaxseeds. It's awesome and so smooth.

Kiimosabi
01-03-2014, 11:43 AM
I recently started juicing because my roommate does it all the time. I'm actually really surprised by how much better I sleep and how I weirdly don't get road rage like I used to. That's a totally unforeseen result.

Bowser
01-03-2014, 11:45 AM
My green smoothie in the Vitamix is pineapple, green grapes, baby spinach, ice, water, and flaxseeds. It's awesome and so smooth.

Sounds tasty.

My go-to might be too much - 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the following: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, a banana, small handful of baby spinach, scoop of peanut butter, and some protein powder. Yummy, and definitely fills me up. But is that too much?

Fire Me Boy!
01-03-2014, 11:50 AM
Sounds tasty.

My go-to might be too much - 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the following: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, a banana, small handful of baby spinach, scoop of peanut butter, and some protein powder. Yummy, and definitely fills me up. But is that too much?

Not sure what you mean by too much... and is that 1/4 to 1/2 cup of EACH, or in all? Of each, that's a lot. You've got double creaminess going on with the banana and the peanut butter, so you could probably cut back on one or both and have the same flavor and creaminess aspects. I've only got about 200 grams of fruit, 30 or so grams of spinach, and a couple teaspoons of flax seeds.

I use the pineapple because citrus is especially effective at cutting the flavor of the greens, and I go for the spinach because it's pretty mild to begin with.

EDIT: And how does the Ninja do with the blackberries? Do you still have seeds?

KC native
01-03-2014, 11:59 AM
JUICE BY SARAH!JUICE BY SARAH!JUICE BY SARAH! GO SARAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

GloryDayz
01-03-2014, 06:40 PM
Well I'm on day 2 of it, and so far so good. I added to much red bell pepper to one, but that's just a lesson learned.

So who knows, maybe someday I'll get Vitamix too. It's the price of two Chiefs games, and I'm thinking the juicing and/or smoothie might do more for my health.

But I've been lifting for 35 years and if there's one thing you have to get used to with anything to do with health and your body - there's going to be some learning and pain associated with it...

Chiefburger
01-03-2014, 06:53 PM
not sure if this has been mentioned, but the infomercial the OP probably saw was the NutriBullet. like the MagicBullet, it pulverizes and, according to the infomercial, emulsifies everything put in it. now i don't know what emulsification is but that was scientific enough for me to get it for the holidays.

considered a "nutrition extractor" rather than a juicer or blender, this thing is quick, compact and easy to clean. really amazing. i'd get the larger NutriBullet 900, which might run you a little more than a $100 at Kohls with one of their regular 30 percent coupons.

GloryDayz
01-03-2014, 07:01 PM
The cleaning part, to me, will remain a huge consideration.

Mr. Laz
01-03-2014, 07:10 PM
The cleaning part, to me, will remain a huge consideration.
Blender type much easier to clean

Fire Me Boy!
01-03-2014, 09:10 PM
The cleaning part, to me, will remain a huge consideration.

FWIW, the Vitamix is quite easy to clean. The blender mechanism is all one piece, so you're not dealing with gaskets or separate pieces to take apart and put back together. If you'll clean it immediately after using it, you fill it halfway with water, put a little squirt of liquid dish shop in it, blend it on medium high for 30 seconds, and rinse. It's very simple.

aturnis
01-03-2014, 09:21 PM
I would skip the extractor type juicers & get a Ninja. It pulverizes everything we put in it. I love that thing.

This. I have a Vitamix. I think it was a waste of money. It jams up too often and doesn't handle certain things real well. Personally, if I were to do it again, I'd get the Ninja Pro or whatever. I think the sharp blades would make a huge difference. I think you can make digg with it too, something I'd like to do.

Thinking about it, anyone want to buy a Vitamix?

Fire Me Boy!
01-03-2014, 09:35 PM
This. I have a Vitamix. I think it was a waste of money. It jams up too often and doesn't handle certain things real well. Personally, if I were to do it again, I'd get the Ninja Pro or whatever. I think the sharp blades would make a huge difference. I think you can make digg with it too, something I'd like to do.

Thinking about it, anyone want to buy a Vitamix?

If it's jamming, you're doing something wrong. Sharp blades won't make a difference unless you're trying to use it as a food processor. As a blender at the high RPMs either machine is running, you don't need sharp blades. The VM is the better blender. Now, is it $200 or $300 better, that's debatable.

aturnis
01-03-2014, 09:57 PM
Cut stuff up, put it in, blend. Stops blending, turn off, slowly ramp back up. Constantly. Carrots give it hell.

aturnis
01-03-2014, 10:14 PM
I do prefer the blender to the juicer. Juicy requires HUGE amounts of produce. That would be extremely expensive. Then again, I'm not altogether sure those who juice, do so to replace their regular diet, our to supplement it.

If you're only having a juice a day, it might be alright financially, but anymore would be too expensive for me.

As for the blender, getting all the fiber is certainly a plus, and the produce goes a lot further, so it is cheaper, and a viable option for a full on smoothie diet.

Jakemall
01-03-2014, 10:23 PM
Omega Juicers are amazing...but I hate cleaning any juicer and they remove all the fiber.

Just get a Vitamix and blend it into a smoothie with Ice.

I have both and I almost never use the Omega anymore.

GloryDayz
01-03-2014, 11:44 PM
Omega Juicers are amazing...but I hate cleaning any juicer and they remove all the fiber.

Just get a Vitamix and blend it into a smoothie with Ice.

I have both and I almost never use the Omega anymore.

I think I may get there over time, but not right now. And it seems as though it's Vitamix or nothing, so I'll have to make sure this is something I'm willing to do long term if I'm going to drop that kind of coin...

Buzz
01-04-2014, 12:23 AM
I was 13, had a girl so juicy I pulled out with web fingers, true story, prolly should not have shared. I think about her often.

Iconic
01-04-2014, 01:14 AM
Brevile juicers are expensive but worth their value. Especially if you can't stand lumps of fiber in your juice like me.

Fire Me Boy!
01-04-2014, 08:00 AM
I think I may get there over time, but not right now. And it seems as though it's Vitamix or nothing, so I'll have to make sure this is something I'm willing to do long term if I'm going to drop that kind of coin...

This is a good call. I didn't get one until I'd beem doing a smoothie for breakfast almost every day for a year or more.

GloryDayz
01-04-2014, 11:20 AM
The nine-year-old is loving this (too bad he's not part of the cleaning!!!), we made Creamsicle juice drink (Apple, Oranges, pears, celery, sweet potato) and it is awesome...

Bowser
01-04-2014, 11:27 AM
Not sure what you mean by too much... and is that 1/4 to 1/2 cup of EACH, or in all? Of each, that's a lot. You've got double creaminess going on with the banana and the peanut butter, so you could probably cut back on one or both and have the same flavor and creaminess aspects. I've only got about 200 grams of fruit, 30 or so grams of spinach, and a couple teaspoons of flax seeds.

I use the pineapple because citrus is especially effective at cutting the flavor of the greens, and I go for the spinach because it's pretty mild to begin with.

EDIT: And how does the Ninja do with the blackberries? Do you still have seeds?

Yes, I meant of each. I may start rotating them from day to day instead of all of it each day.

And yeah, the blackberry seeds are present, but not a deal killer. However, the Ninja just refuses to chop flax/chia seeds.

Fire Me Boy!
01-04-2014, 11:30 AM
Yes, I meant of each. I may start rotating them from day to day instead of all of it each day.

And yeah, the blackberry seeds are present, but not a deal killer. However, the Ninja just refuses to chop flax/chia seeds.

That's what eventually sold me on the VM. I like the flavor of blackberry, but I absolutely loathe the seeds. The VM makes them not present. First blender I've ever had that totally destroyed the seeds.

penguinz
01-04-2014, 11:40 AM
Cut stuff up, put it in, blend. Stops blending, turn off, slowly ramp back up. Constantly. Carrots give it hell.

Do you have the correct container? Vitamix has one for dry and one for wet. If you are blending fruits and vegetables in the dry you can have 'jam ups'.

Fire Me Boy!
01-04-2014, 11:40 AM
Do you have the correct container? Vitamix has one for dry and one for wet. If you are blending fruits and vegetables in the dry you can have 'jam ups'.

Good call.