Ever since I bought a juicer back in January I have been using it pretty much daily, with some exceptions of course. I am not a morning person and as any young child, Phoebe obviously is! I really got into juicing in the morning as it somehow sets my day really well knowing I had something super healthy first thing in the morning (after my morning cup of tea). At first it felt like such a hassle to chop all the fruit and do the prep and then to clean up after but actually, it has been so much easier than I thought it would be. It takes minutes to make and the wash up is so easy (for someone who hates washing up).
Before I had Phoebe I would get up at the very last-minute before I absolutely had to leave the house, after hitting the snooze button ten times. Now, I have quite a bit of time in the morning (non willingly) before we leave for work, childminder etc. so I have to come up with something for us to do rather than having the TV on while Feefee is climbing over me. This is our perfect little start to a day! We love having this little routine now and when I say “shall we make some juice” she instantly drops everything and is rushing to get her kitchen steps to climb on. She enjoys putting the fruit and veg into the chute and tasting different flavours (often ends up spitting them out).
If you have small children you know how picky they can be with what they eat, and there are days when Phoebe seems not to be eating anything proper at all. When she has a little bit of my morning juice I feel better knowing she gets lots of vitamins and minerals she wouldn’t normally get.
I will try to share some of our favourite juices here; please feel free to share yours. I always look for new ideas.
For those who are serious about juicing I highly recommend getting the masticating juicer. It’s quieter, slower and you have to chop the fruit and veg into small chunks but it’s totally worth it! The taste is better, nutrients are not destroyed as it is a cold press machine and there is less of the froth and more juice. I’m using the L’equip Omni Juicer and I am very happy with it.