It's Time to (Cold Press) Juice Up Your Life!
Whether for dieting, detoxing or your daily health kick, we all know that fresh juices do us good. However cold press juicing, the most recent trend in healthy living, takes these health benefits to the next level.
This type of super juicing involves extracting the nectar directly from fresh fruit and vegetables using a hydraulic press juicer. Using pressure to slowly and gently crush the ingredients rather than cutting up and blending with spinning blades avoids any oxidising and degrading of the rich nutrient content of the fruit and vegetables. This effective way of juicing means more juice is extracted and less pulp and fibre is wasted. The result is a more pure, cleaner juice of a smooth and refined consistency, complete with all essential vitamins, enzymes and minerals intact. In fact, this is pretty much the closest you can come to eating the raw, live ingredients. In fact, just one glass of pressed juice can contain the same nutrients as up to 1.5kg of the whole food.
As well as your daily hit of health, juices are notorious for effective detoxing regimes. These cleanses can help you remove toxins, lose weight and feel rejuvenated from the inside out. However, a 6-day juice cleanse made up by a nutritionist or health specialist can cost upwards of $500. For the same price you can purchase your own juicer and supply yourself with fresh, raw juice forever!
Our favourite recipe is the Super Skin Almond Milk from the queen of cold pressed juices, Cindy Luken. You can try this and her other incredibly addictive pressed cocktails of health at the Sydney Morning Herald Grower's Market at Pyrmont. Or, make it yourself with her recipe here.
At Nourished Life we stock the world's best cold press juicers, here is a summary of their best features. Also, click on their name below for the full specs and details.
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Oscar Neo Juicer
- The original cold press juicer
- Really easy to clean
- Serious sex appeal for your kitchen
Kuvings WHOLE Slow Cold Press Juicer B6000
- Multi-award winner including gold at the 2011 International Invention Fair
- Quietest juicer on the market at only 40-50 decibels
- Upright and compact taking up minimal space on your kitchen benchtop
Kuvings WHOLE Slow Cold Press Juicer - C7000 with Smoothie & Sorbet accessories
- No need for chopping, can press whole fruit and veg in one go
- Slowest RPM and highest yield in the Kuvings range
- Make Smoothies and Sorbets!
All of these juicers also come with adaptors so that you can easily make frozen desserts, baby food and even pasta! All available at Nourished Life shop.