Besides being able to talk about food all day long on social media, one of the best things about being a new #HBSocialKitchen Ambassador for 2015 is that I get to test out new and popular Hamilton Beach Products. This month, I am giving their Low Speed Juice Extractor a spin. I’ve tossed around the idea of getting a juicer a few times in the past, just never made the plunge for a number of reasons, one being the price of a good quality cold-press juicer was too high, until now.
I am brand spanking new to juicing. The only time in my life when I drank much juice was while I was pregnant with Chelsea and had a hard time keeping anything down except for a wonderful carrot, beet, apple and ginger juice at a local juice bar. Almost six years later, Chelsea is fascinated with the big juicer they have just started using at our local supermarket, so along with getting my own healthy habits back, I’m hoping she’ll be enticed to try something new as well.
The juicer itself is simple to put together and take apart, doesn’t take up much room, and all of the parts except for the base itself are dishwasher safe. There are a number of recipes in the instruction booklet as well, and we chose one of them to start off our adventures in juicing.
Carrot, Apple, and Orange Juice
- 2 large carrots
- 1 large apple
- 1 large orange, peeled
To make our juice, we peeled the orange (clementine, actually), washed the carrots (I trimmed the top ends off as well, probably didn’t have to though), and cut the apple into pieces that would fit into the juicer’s feed. We then fed the fruit and carrots into the feeder and were amazed at how much juice came out! We all took turns and Hubs seemed very excited and was coming up with all kinds of potential combinations; luckily we live close to a farm market.
With a little prying we were able to get Chelsea to try some of the juice she helped make. She LOVED it! It was hard to get it away from her so we could try some, which was amazing! I have to say, our first juice experience was a great one and we can’t wait to try more recipes.
Slow juicers (also known as masticating or cold-press juicers) tend to yield more juice, make less foam and retain more nutrients and enzymes than the standard centrifugal juicers. Because of the gentle ‘chewing’ action of the juicer, it’s more efficient at juicing greens and the slow juicer is also MUCH quieter than it’s juicing counterparts. Worried about waste of the pulp? The Hamilton Beach website also has oodles of recipes that use the pulp as well, so nothing goes to waste.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hamilton Beach Canada. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.