Yes, I know, you can buy pre-made juices from the supermarkets – so why bother making your own? There are many arguments for juicing, including price, health benefits and customisability. I won’t bore you with a long list, so here are my top tips for purchasing a juicer – the first step on your juicing journey to a healthier and happier you!
If you’re thinking of juicing, it’s best to get a decent juicer, as the whole point of juicing is to get the maximum possible amount vitamins, minerals, enzymes and all those amazing phytochemicals (plant substances) out of food into your body.
For the ideal machine, you want to have a juice extractor and a liquidiser. Although I think it’s better to pre-peel citrus fruits then put them in the juicer with all the other ingredients, you can get citrus attachments for most juicers or even buy a separate one. You get what you pay for, so bear that in mind when purchasing. More expensive juicers will work out cheaper in the long run and last longer, too. In addition, more expensive juicers extract more juice, so you get better value for your money.
Despite this, if you’re on a tight budget, or just want to begin juicing, start with a cheaper machine and then advance later on. Finally, keep your juicer on the kitchen worksurface as it’s too heavy to get in and out the cupboard, it’s also a great incentive to use it everyday.