First we tried just an apple to see how it worked. 1 small apple actually gives quite a bit of juice, and tastes soooooo good! I don't normally like apple juice either. Then I did a carrot, celery combo and I loved it.
The way it works is that it actually separates the pulp into a different container then the juice, and it does a good job of it too! My juice was completely free of 'chewables'. You can use the pulp for things too but more on that later :)
My goal is to do a lot of juicing this summer and in the process hopefully lose some baby weight. Along with getting some exercise too of course :) I have a bike trailer for the kids and my daughter is finally old enough to go in it, so hopefully that will become my main form of exercise for the summer.
I will work my way slowly into more and more veggies, but from the reading I did they advise to start slowly so you don't send you body into overload.
I have also learned a lot about beets in my reading. There are warnings on all the juicing sites. Never drink beet juice plain, never add too many beets to your drinks and don't mix beet juice with anything (like broccoli) with calcium, or eat calcium directly after. Why? Beets have so many nutrients in it and when you juice them you are absorbing them all directly into your blood stream. Drinking beet juice straight can temporarily paralyze your vocal cords, make you break out in hives, increase your heart rate, cause chills or a fever. Crazy! Also the reason for avoiding calcium is that beets contain a large amount of oxalic acid and when combined with calcium create an indigestible compound.
Who knew veggies could be so dangerous!!
That's my excitement. Just had to share!