Monday, January 24, 2011

Jack LaLanne's Power Juicer Elite!

I really do love juicing, but this Christmas I was not expecting to find this under our tree!!!
This juicer is one of my dream appliances for my kitchen. I used to drool over the infomercials, uhh not that I watch infomercials haha. Anyways, I love this juicer! It makes the best juice I have ever tasted, not to mention squeezes out ever last drop of liquid from whatever you are juicing. I don't know if you can see it on the box in the picture, but it also makes soy, almond and rice milk. I have yet to try it, but it's on my list of things to do.

Last night I was reading some news headlines and I came upon this!

"Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down, eat well and pump iron for decades before diet and exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday. He was 96." (The Record)

The link will take you to the actual article. The man was 96 years old and a fitness icon. Thank you Jack for encouraging people to exercise and live healthy lives :)

It seemed fitting that my lil one and I would make our favorite juice this morning.

The ingredients:

Juice the apple, orange and pineapple. I sometimes add 2 apples to this recipe or an extra orange. Whatever I have more of really :) Just remember to peel the orange, otherwise you will get a very bitter juice. You can also juice the apples whole, however there is conflicting research about whether or not it's healthy to consume apple seeds. I usually cut them out, just to be safe.

The juice..mmmm

Here is an action shot for you :)

If you want to take your juice one step further like we did this morning, than pour it all into your blender.

Add one med-large banana or if you prefer 1/2 cup plain yogurt.

5 cubes of ice or 1/2 cup of crushed ice.

Blend till smooth!

The final result! Delicious!
2 common questions?!
There are 2 questions I am always asked about this juicer. The first is "Do you really get more juice?" The answer is, yes! The infomercials claim it makes about 30 percent more than other juicers. To be honest I was surprised, I thought it would be more. I guess my old juicer was just that horrible!

The second question is, "What's clean up like?" Clean up is easy, I just remove any pulp and rinse. I was concerned that the filter and blade would be difficult to clean, but I don't even need to take a scrub brush to it. I just rinse everything in my sink and give it a wash and dry. Takes me about 5 minutes.

To end this post I think this quote is appropriate and oh so true...probably more truth behind it now than ever in North America.

“The only way you can hurt the body is not use it. Inactivity is the killer and, remember, it’s never too late.” -Jack LaLanne


Cosmic said...

Great quote by Jack!

Maggie said...

I really liked it too!

(what runs) Lori said...

Sad he's gone but what a fit guy! He was an inspiration- if not just for juicing. :)

I really need that juicer- and that juice (yum!). My juicer is terrible. half the fruits and veggies are still whole when I'm done. lol

Maggie said...

Lori- It sounds like we bought the same juicer, my old one used to put half the juice in the pulp bin. I'd have to use cheese cloth to strain it every time. So not fun! lol

I'm glad to be blogging again, missed you hun, hope all is well! :)

PS I don't know if you've tried this but i'm attmepting it tonight...Cauliflower Crust Pizza!

bitt said...

So amazing he lived so long.

Now I have a huge craving for pineapple juice.

Maggie said...

Hi Bitt :) I was looking at some of the photo's of him last night, I was so impressed with how in shape he was his whole life. Even at 96 I think he could have out bench pressed most of us, lol :)

blessedmama said...

Yay, you're back! I was bummed when I couldn't locate your blog before. Congrats on the juicer.

Maggie said...

Blessedmama-You're a sweetie! :) Yeah I basically just needed to take a break during those really busy winter months/holidays. Back to "normal" life whatever that may be hehe :D

Pam said...

Yummy Juice! That is the same juicer we have and it is a nice one! Congrats on getting it for X-mas! Say hello to your little cute goat loving son! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

P.S. love the new look of your blog!

Maggie said...

Aww thank you Pam:) I'm glad you are doing well! My lil one says "Hello" :D


Pam said...

Hello lil one..he he! thanks Maggie! Have a wonderful evening! Hugs!

Aiko said...

"If man makes it, don't eat it!"

I LOVE Jack LaLanne!

And I love your blog, yay!

Maggie said...

Thanks sweetie! Love your blogs too!