Are there any "Juicer's" here?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2013-03-11 10:20:22 -0500
Started 2012-07-05 06:08:22 -0500

I am just curious, does anyone here make their own fruit\vegetable juices?

My mother was a big fan of juicing and lived by it.

During my "Fitness Fanatic Athletic Years" I was into it but strayed away as I got older and started a family.

Now it is once again capturing my attention, so if there is anyone out there who does this, I would like to hear from you.
Your advice, suggestions, recipes, any information at all, will be greatly accepted and appreciated!


11 replies

Gwen214 2013-03-11 10:20:22 -0500 Report

I'm not a juicer, but have been seriously thinking about it within the last 3 months. My parents are T2 and they juice. They have more energy than me…LOL. I eat fresh fruit and Vegetables, but I'm told its just different. So Thank you so much for the additional information.

jimLE 2013-03-11 10:00:56 -0500 Report

i've never really been intrested in that.but we do have a ninja professional 1000 watt juicer..and i figured id give a try with oranges one day.and it did a great job of it.i also used one onion to make onion juice one time.again it did a great job of it.i've also used it to ground up gram crackers for pie crust,and toast for the bread crumbs.but the only thing about it,is no mattter if you go with oranges limons or what ever,it's gonna have more pulp then i care for.but there's always a way to remove the pulp from the juice.

Lauri47 2013-03-11 09:33:05 -0500 Report

Hi Tony5657-
I just borrowed the juicer, to see if I would get "into it". Didn't work, for me. I prefer my blender, does very good job and love my spinach smoothies. I would not be an avid juicer. Saved me some $$ and not having to purchase one.
Just sayin…not for everbody.

Tony5657 2013-03-11 06:14:46 -0500 Report


Thanks for this discussion. I love the search capability of this site - I just typed "juicer" in the search box and your discussion magically appeared! LOL My thanks go out to the software engineers here that make "magical" things like this happen. :o)

The links Mays gave are being very helpful in giving me the education I need:
The videos of Dr. Mercola & Dr. Becker and the Fern's Nutrition site. Check 'em out: Benefits of Jucing Juicer types Recipes Selecting a jucier type Various articles Quality brands & prices

I'd be VERY interested in hearing from anyone with juicing experience. Dr. Mercola suggests using a juicer, not a blender - they're different. I refuse to do like my Native American Indian ancestors (the Chickasaw) did - beat/pulverize food with 2 rocks! LOL

OK, "post on" my friends & educate me. :o)

Tony5657 … Juiceless in New Braunfels, TX

runthe 2012-07-06 21:52:10 -0500 Report

Hi Mays, we brought a juicer about 3 months ago and since the weather is so hot we often use our juicer. I don't usually follow a recipe but here are some of the things that I juice the most. apple, spinach, brocolli, beets, carrots, cucumbers, strawberries, and pineapples. It tastes good when cold. Also, I make smoothies using non fat yogart, bananas, and strawberrries. At times I might use switch up and use pineapples or other fresh fruits.

MAYS 2012-07-06 22:01:19 -0500 Report

Thanks for commenting, Runthe.
How has your blood sugars been since you have been juicing?
Do you attribute it (good, or bad) to the fresh juice combinations that you make?
How about your smoothies, do you have any recipes that you would like to share with us here at DC?

runthe 2012-07-06 23:06:01 -0500 Report

Since we have been Juicing and making smoothies our blood sugars have been great. Also, we have been losing weight. I don't have a recipe but, I will be happy to share what I use to make my smoothies and juice.

locarbarbie 2012-07-05 08:59:50 -0500 Report

Great post! I recently saw the movie, "Fat, sick and almost dead" (I think that was the title). Very inspirational…I have been thinking about ways to incorrporate a less drastic, diabetic friendly version for myself. I bought a Jack Lalane juicer on Craigslist that I have yet to try out. As of yet I have no recipes but thought I would include spinach, small carrot, sprouts, wheat grass, red cabbage, lemon and a few blueberries. I hope to try this out when I am off work and able to have use of the juicer. I will let you know if I am able to come up with a winner!