Right, I have been doing a bit of research after reading from different posts on here about juicing and Jason Vale, and after our household suffering for the last month or so (and still) with non stop bugs and colds and illness and feeling soooo run down, so I have a few questions:
Is it really as amazing as it sounds - giving you more energy etc?
Do I need a juicer to do any of the plans? Or can I do it with a blender or food processor?
And if so what type of juicer?
Can the littlies have juices? Obviously they need other food too, but I’m imagining it would be good for them?
Can you get a good quality juicer for not much money (probably the answer to this one being no!)?
Ummm, there are probably more questions, so also tell me anything you think I might need to know I’m a complete novice to juicing so…...
Have to read and run, but I’m selling my two jason vale books - brand new; the 7lbs in 7 days and juice yourself slim which are the two he recommends for the 14 day juice fast. We can work out a deal if you want them both
Hi Heggle, This is all new to me too. I have a smoother maker, so I am hoping I can use that, as I can’t afford to buy a juicer. Think it would be great for the kids too, if they will try them!! All the info seems to be in the books, I have only just started reading mine, but it seems to make alot of sense so far. Will let you know how it goes! xx
Juicing is definitely as amazing as it sounds. I’ve been juicing regularly since January and I absolutely love it.
I juice every morning and then I have juice for lunch some days too. Sometimes I just have the juice and sometimes i’ll have a salad with it.
It’s brilliant for kids. Mine have juice every morning with me and they love them. It’s also a good way to get any fruit or veg in them that they don’t really like. Mine don’t like avocado, but they’ll drink it in a smoothie.
You do need a juicer to juice properly. You can make smoothies with blenders but it is completely different to juicing. If you can afford one, it really is worth it. I’ve got a Matstone which costs about £150. It’s really good, and i’d definitely recommend it but it isn’t cheap. If you’re going for a cheaper one, check reviews and try to find one that’s easy to take apart and clean.
I’ve got most of Jason’s book and i’d probably say that 7lbs in 7 days is best to get started. If you’re doing the whole programme i’d also get the wallchart as it’s much easy to put it on your fridge and look at that. The dvd is really good too, really inspiring.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions. xx
Another juicing house here too!!! We all love it. me and the kids have a juice every morning now, the kids always used to have plain old apple or orange out of ythe carton for breakfast anyway so now i sneak in carrotts and broccoli, even celery and kholi rabbi and they dont even know lol.
I also have a juice with my lunch and after any exercise just to refresh my body.
I have definately made a difference for us.
we have the phillips juicer from the jason vale website, i think it cost me around £100 but if you are going to be juicing all the time you need one that wont burn out the motor so it is worth investing.
I read jason vale- slim for life and then went on to his other books.
He stresses that his ethos is not that this is a diet but more a lifestyle choice. because I dont see myself as being on a diet I find it very easy to remain positive and choose not to eat crap!
much love kim
Wow, thanks for your replies everyone, it’s definitely tempting me to try this. Just need to sell enough stuff on ebay (like two barely used pushchairs!) to fund a juicer. Starchild, I’m going to have a nosey at the books on amazon to see which I might get, how much are you looking for for yours?
So much more energy since I did 7 days of juicing, in the 7lbs in 7 days book.
So far my energy is amazing - I found myself being far more productive without even realising it, you do have to stick with it though, people I know who have just had a little chocolate or a slice of toast don’t really feel the benefit. It’s a good kickstarter!
My asthma is under control, haven’t used my inhalers in about 3 weeks, eczema is under control in my eyes and getting better all the time, having so many compliments about my skin
As a bonus I did lose weight in the initial week, which is juice and exercise combined to really get you living and moving.
I do however disagree that you need a juicer, I have done all of this with just a handblender. You need a good quality one and I buy pineapple and apple freshly pressed juice (not from concentrate, although I have when money was tight one week!)
I did borrow a juicer and hated the texture, the waste (I felt like I should mix all the left over pulp back in) and it took so much fruit to make just one juice! Obviously people will disagree but I know of people that have juicers and choose to blend. Also I did try using a blender and found my hand blender (with 650W and ice crushing ability) much better. I do chop fruit and veg up very small but I am used to this with making soups and stuff. Also remember that not all fruit and veg is suitable for juicing so often you will blend as well.
I would definately take starchild up on her offer of the books they have some amazing recipes in them, and also in the Juice Yourself Slim book there are salads, soups and snacks as well as juices and smoothies.
I cannot recommend juicing highly enough for health reasons and plan to keep it up, I have other issues with food sensitivity so it was handy for me to go down to a raw diet and I am going to gradually introduce foods in, at the moment I am having a juice for breakfast, one for lunch (which I often make in the morning) and soup at night.
Yep, didn’t find a juice I couldn’t do, ginger especially is gorgeous in juices.
I cut it really tiny but with kids I tend to cut these things small anyway, just slice a section thinly, remove edges and slice one way them the other, each ‘bit’ is about 2mm across lol
Brocolli has got a texture to it but it’s more like a meal in a juice, it isn’t my favourite anyway and I don’t do it that often but the spinach and kale were fine
My fave at the moment is orange (peeled close to skin and chopped roughly), banana 9sliced up and ginger (cut as above) and as I am blending I need to add fluid so I add apple juice. It’s gorgeous, and I up the ginger if feeling cloudy headed or a bit under the weather
Yes it will. I juice too, now I’m doing it to finally get slim and healthy.
Sarie’s method is not proper in the strict sense as most juices you buy are pasteurised, which destroys nutrients, however, it’s far superior to not doing it at all. And of course by adding fresh veg etc you are still getting loads of wonderful nutrients, and experiencing the health benefits. Remember its not a diet, it’s a method for healthy eating, one that can be adapted to fit most budgets.
Now I enjoy the process of juicing, I have a matstone juicer too, and love it, I then make health-ier muffins, flap jacks etc for the kids, or I add the pulp to soups… Acts a bit like a thickener, plus tasting yum.
I would thoroughly recommend a 7 day juice detox to get you started, then follow with a week where you have soup for dinner And add in salad and a protein source for the last few days…. After that have a juice in the morning, and then eat healthy for lunch and tea. You will be amazed how great you feel and how you want fresh juice, salads etc… The junk really does become unappealing
Thanks again for all this info, this is really inspiring. Starchild I’m definitely interested in your books, I’ll pm you. Think I’d like to stick me and dh on the detox and let the pixies have juice as well as what they normally eat while we do it (would that be ok for them). And hopefully by the time I’ve got the books and read them I’ll have raised enough funds for a juicer to start
Yes the juices and smoothies are super good for kids! Obviously, I would not recommend at all that a child does a 7 day juice detox.
However, juicing is a great way to get lots of lovely fruit and vegetable goodness into kids.
Rye, for example, loves green juice. Typically this is made with: lemon, ginger, apple, cucumber, celery, courgette, mixed lettuce leaves/ and or spinach and blended with an avocado.
Some suggestions tho:
I would not put juices in a sippy cup and never in a bottle - beaker with a straw far better
Encourage children to have a drink of water after juices/smoothies.
Reserve juices/smoothies for mealtimes or as a snack.
Smoothies can make great after dinner dessert!