Eating healthy is expensive. Plain and simple. That’s why you’ll find few items of true nutritional value on a dollar menu and few things for a buck at the organic grocery store.
That leaves two choices. Eat cheap and get fat. Or spend a little more for high-quality ingredients and get yourself on the road to washboard abs, glutes of steel and an invitation to model underwear at the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. (That’s our goal and we’re sticking to it.)
We got onboard the recent trend of premium, cold-pressed juices, but for the convenience we pay between $8 and $14 per pint. Yowza.
So when given the opportunity to test a Hurom Slow Juicer, we jumped. This machine is absolutely incredible. Juice is extracted in two stages — one where fruits and vegetables are crushed, the second where they’re pressed before the dry pulp is pushed out.
Unlike what our old juicer produced, this juice is extremely flavorful and never thick or gritty. Plus, nutritional tests show that the Hurom extracts 35% more juice, 60.7% more Vitamin A and 42.7% more Vitamin C.
Of course, we really put this thing to the test. Even when our craziest combination of cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, spinach, apples, blueberries and blackberries turned out deliciously sweet, we were convinced. Best of all, we only dropped $35 on fresh produce to create 10 pints of great-tasting juice. That per-unit price drops even further if you shop around for produce bargains.
The easy-to-clean, quiet-running juicer includes a recipe book with juices for hangovers and detoxification, as well as cocktails (YAY!) and even cookies.
In fact, the only thing we don’t like about the Hurom is, now that we’re done testing it, we have to send it back.
Major sad face.