Looking for a Juicer

Today began extra early since I worked the early shift at the gym. I’m not sure I will ever adjust to waking up at 4:20 a.m. At least getting ready for a day of work at the gym is really simple.

Black spandex capris + Gym polo + Gym shoes + Ponytail = Easy peasy!


Work today passed quickly and I followed my shift with my own workout before driving home and eating a late lunch. 

Sweet Chili Pork

I reheated a bowl of leftovers from last night’s dinner that included pork, onions, green pepper, broccoli and cauliflower in a sweet chili sauce. (The vegetables were a lot prettier last night!)


Then it was off to the dermatologist!

I was just there for an annual check up (I have a family history of melanoma) and the doctor said everything looked okay! Ryan had an appointment right after me and he checked out alright as well. Hooray for healthy moles!

On my way home from the dermatologist, I swung by Earth Origins and bought some juice made with beets, carrots, kale, ginger and apple.

Earth Origins Juice

Ever since my visit to Kure Juice Bar in Portland two weeks ago, I’ve been craving it like mad! I just wish fresh juice wasn’t so darn expensive. It may be time to research juicers. There are a bunch on sale through RueLaLa right now but the one that caught my eye had pretty horrible reviews on Amazon. I know a bunch of you are really into making your own juice, so if you are in love with your juicer, please let me know. I’m looking for recommendations!

Question of the Afternoon

  • Have you ever made your own juice?
  • Do you own a juicer? If so, what kind do you own and do you love it?


  1. Anna says

    I’ve tried 4 different juicers- the compact breville is by far the best and wallet friendly at $99 at crate and barrel. We also have a vitamix (Costco for $300) that makes amazing green smoothies without the waste that a juicer produces. I’d stay away from jack la lane- it was way less powerful than our breville and took longer to clean.

    We love juicing (at least once a day) and found that a vitamix is a way better investment than a typical juicer.

    Good luck!


  2. says

    Ditto on the Breville Juice Fountian Plus. I was worried about its ability to juice greens (since it is a centrifugal one and not masticating which is recommended for greens) but it is great. I rinse it then put it in the dishwasher.


  3. says

    My wife purchased a breville 800jexl juicer for over 3-years now. Though it was expensive but it does worth it. It helps us get sufficient intake of nutrients and vitamins from both fruits and vegetables because they are concentrated in the juice produced. Juicers are a useful tool that can help you lose weight and become healthier on a daily basis because they allow you to make smoothies and juices at home. Breville juicers are definitely the way to go.


  4. Cassie says

    I just got a juicer a couple months back after watching ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’ on Hulu.
    I found this one on sale, it ended up being $50 bucks.
    The Amazon reviews were good and for the price I figured it would be a nice starter juicer, and I could drop the big money on the Breville if everything went well.
    So far I love it!! My roommate and I juice at least once a day, sometimes way more than that and I’ve never had any issues with it. It doesnt juice leafy greens like spinach and kale real well, but it still gets some out of them…and from what I’ve read this is fairly common in all juicers but the top of the line big daddies.
    I would love it if you started posting juicing recipes!



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