How do you start your morning? Coffee, tea, water, lemon juice or a juice? For me, it is a cup of Dandelion and fennel tea in bed and then glass for vegetable juice with a kick to wake me up. So a good dose of fresh ginger is needed.
Healthy kickstart of the day
Since 2014, I start the day with a glass of fresh vegetable juice. I don’t have a sweet tooth, so sweet juices don’t do it for me. My juice contains carrot, cucumber, ginger, fresh turmeric, celery and beetroot. It’s a good start of the 5 required per day. Check out my recipe here.
Slow juicing versus centrifugal
My first juicer was a centrifugal juicer. I was quite happy with this one, but the cover broke so I had to replace it. I was disappointed as it only lasted me for a year and a bit. I came across a lot of slow juicers, and the claims were quite attractive. The claim that a slower way of juicing keeps more of the nutrients made me buy one.
Fridja slow juicer
So when my Fridja juicer packed up recently after 28 months of good daily duties, I decided to do thorough research. I was happy with the juice the Fridja produced, but the biggest disadvantage was that it is not dishwasher-proof and a hassle to clean. To extend the battery live they advise to cut the vegetables in small pieces. I also found out that the claim that it keeps more of the nutrients is not the case. The Fridja juicer has come down in price quite a bit as I bought it on a special offer for £ 199 from £ 249. Now 2.5 years later it is £ 149. So costing only £ 0.25 per day to use, it is not bad.
Braun Multiquick 3 Juicer J 300
I have now opted for a centrifugal juicer again. The Braun Mulitquick 3 Juicer J 300 claims to make great juice, easy to clean, dishwasher-proof and very important it is compact! Compared to the other juicers I have had, it is much quieter. Indeed, very easy to clean. The only thing which is extra work is producing the juice. You need to push the vegetables to make the juice. The Fridja doesn’t need a helping hand. On the contrary, they advise not to do this to get the best result. This is just a minor issue. It outweighs the noise and the cleaning process with the Fridja.
I am not a nutritionist, but I do like to know the natural benefits of spices and food I consume. ( source Healthline).
- Dandelion and fennel tea – constipation, joint pain, liver disease and low blood pressure.
- Cucumber – high in antioxidants, aids weight loss, may lower blood sugar
- Carrots – vitamin A, B, K1, potassium, B6
- Ginger – relieving nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness, and pain
- Turmeric – potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.
- Celery – vitamin A, K, and C, plus minerals like potassium and folate, low in sodium and on the glycemic index,
- Beetroot – a great source of fibre, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C, associated with numerous health benefits, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure and increased exercise performance
P.S. Views are my own and this review is not sponsored