Busy so I’m skipping articles. Busy life demands juicers but too many people see it as kind of gastronomic confession . I have friends who would spend 6 months on piss and eating crap and then go off to Thailand for one week of fasting and enemas. Now the latter is obviously dodgy (especially people who use them for administering hallucinogenic cactii in NZ) but whole purging concept is wrong and potentially dangerous. I actually think it’s based on faulty metaphor that body is something that can be flushed out. The damage is already done and what you’ve eaten or drunk has already become part of you.

More often better, even if it’s just Sunday recuperative. The major factor in irregular juicer use is that most are a pain to use, requiring mucho chopping in state or at time of day when knives should be given rest. Spend little more and get one with feed chute that can fit whole regular sized apple, I’ve got Breville one and it rocks.

Juice mixes are fairly random, remember to peel citrus fruits and kiwi fruits, and keep some celery chopped up and ready to go. Ginger is great for adding zing and taking away any muddy flavours. Adding something juicy like celery at end helps rinse out pulp for cleaning and the pulp can go in garden.

Yesterday, for example, was ginger, beetroot, celery, carrot, apple, and kiwi fruit. Took a few minutes. Nice, and with regular cycle of smoothies, and freshly squeezed OJ, keeps me hell away from Thai health spas.


  1. Reid’s avatar

    Hey Anthony,

    That sounds like an excellent combination there. What kind of juicer are you using?

  2. Anthony’s avatar

    This baby. Never missed a beat in 3 years.

  3. Reid’s avatar

    Hi Anthony,

    Nice juicer. I almost bought one of these Acme juice extractors. I’m still looking for one at a good deal.

  4. Anthony’s avatar

    Reid, Holy roadrunner

    If it’s got a flat oval chute I wouldn’t recommend it unless you love chopping stuff up. Go one a little bigger than the average apple and smaller than your hand.

  5. Reid’s avatar

    Hi Anthony,

    Thanks for the recommendation/tip. I’ll be sure to keep that in mind when I finally purchase my juicer.

  6. Anthony’s avatar

    Oh go on what are you waiting for, it’s there calling your name.

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