Jan
28
2014

More on Juicing & Vitamixing!

by hillarybiscay

I had a question from Patricia in response to last week’s blog: she asked about the juicer vs. the Vitamix and what I was doing with all that fruit. So I thought I’d describe what goes where in our house, and hopefully these ideas might be helpful!

I could not live without my Vitamix. The juicer is a fantastic bonus but if I had to pick between the two, the Vitamix would be my choice, as I can’t live without my daily Vega shake.

I use the juicer for fruits and veggies that I know I simply won’t get myself to chew enough of in order to get the amount of nutrients that I should be getting.

juicing veggies

JUICING FAVORITES:

Cucumber

Apple

Orange

Lemon

Carrot

Ginger

Pear

Beet

Celery

today's juice!

Now that we have our second fridge, we are juicing in bulk! It is great to be able to make a few days’ worth in one go.

The Vitamix is essential for blending my Vega shakes with all kinds of fruits, veggies, and nuts. I blend the stuff that doesn’t give me a lot of bang for my buck in a juicer—like greens—and the stuff that makes for a good-tasting shake! If I am super-motivated, I will sometimes put a fresh juice in the blender and blend it up with some greens for the best of both worlds.

VITAMIX FAVORITES:

Almonds & nut butters

Dates

Bananas

Greens: Spinach, Romaine, Kale

Berries

Zucchini

Vega protein powder: Vega One, Vega Sport & Vega Protein Smoothie

I should qualify all of this by saying that I could certainly whip up a Vega shake in any old blender; I just love the Vitamix because of all of the other good stuff it allows me to sneak in there and still come out with a very smoothly-blended shake.

Hope this helps!

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