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Learning To Juice at Home with the Juicepresso Cold Press Juicer

It’s no secret around here that I love smoothies. I received a VitaMix for Christmas in 2013 and I think I used it 300 out of the 365 days of the year in 2014! It was a great addition to my kitchen.

So far 2015 is set to be the year of the juicer!

Juicepresso Box

I received a Juicepresso Cold Press Juicer to review a few months ago. To be honest, it sat in the box for a while because I was a little intimidated to start juicing and had heard stories about how cumbersome juicers are to operate and clean.

Juicepresso Parts

My fears were unfounded. Not only have all the juices I’ve created so far been delicious, the Juicepresso Juicer is incredibly simple to operate and clean. It comes in three main pieces…the motor, the drum and the screw. You also receive two pitchers, a cleaning brush and a pusher to help get the juicing materials down the hopper.

Juicepresso Assembled

It took me all of two minutes to figure out how to assemble. And it’s all dishwasher safe (minus the motor). The screw is Juicepresso’s best feature and it houses three important juicing features in one instead of requiring multiple parts. When you’re done juicing you just pull it out of the drum, give it a rinse and stick it in the dishwasher.

The motor is also a distinguishing fact. Other cold press juicers operate at 80 RPM but the Juicepresso operates a slow 40 RPM. Your juicing time is actually the same but fruits and vegetables are pressed slower. This leads to about 40% more juice.

Juicespresso Green Juice

I was BEYOND thrilled when my first juicing attempt to recreate my favorite $10 juice from a local cafe turned out as a complete success.

Juice Ingredients

I juiced ginger, apples, cucumbers, kale and lemons for a very green, slightly spicy and tasty combo. And I saved so much money by juicing and making this at home instead of paying $10 for it. I can justify $3-$4 here and there for a latte from a coffee shop but it seriously pains me to spend $8-$10 on juices and smoothies.

Juicespresso Orange Juice

I’ve also done a carrot-based juice with carrots, ginger, oranges and grapefruits.

You might be wondering if I’ve abandoned smoothies? NO! I still love smoothies and I’m a big advocate of “eating the whole fruit/veggie” instead of leaving the pulp behind but sometimes I want something a little lighter than a smoothie. I usually make my smoothies into meals. They’re pretty high-calorie affairs after I add in peanut butter, dates, greek yogurt and all the other goodies. Juicing is perfect for when I want a healthy snack or something to go on the side of a big bowl of oatmeal.

I can’t wait to play around more with my juicer. I’d love to hear about your favorite juicing combinations. 

And Juicepresso has a special offer for Peanut Butter Runner readers…$100 off your purchase of a juicer. Like the VitaMix, juicers are an investment but if you consider the money you save versus buying them in the store…they quickly pay for themselves.

*Note, this is an affiliate link but I am super excited about this partnership with Juicepresso and continuing my mission to spread the love of green drinks to everyone!  🙂

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  • 1
    Laura February 18, 2015, 7:19 pm

    I love juicing sweet potatoes and carrots and then adding cinnamon. I save the pulp and make sweet potato burgers or sweet potato and carrot gf muffins.

  • 2
    Jojo @ Run Fast Eat Lots February 18, 2015, 7:55 pm

    I have a Vitamix and I think it’s the most worthwhile investment because I use it so much and it’s so versatile. I’ve tried using a juicer (Breville), though not a cold press one. I think the main thing that keeps me from using it more often is that it’s messy and has a million parts and take up a lot of counter space.

  • 3
    miki February 18, 2015, 7:56 pm

    My favorite of all time is the kale aid at Healthy Home Market on Central. I crave it post yoga. It is very similar to your first one but add celery. At home, I usually juice beet, apple, carrot and ginger. Love adding ginger! Unfortunately, my model is kind of a pain to clean.

  • 4
    Ally February 18, 2015, 8:31 pm

    I have the Omega vrt juicer, which is also a masticating juicer like yours. I just love it. I agree, you’ve got to eat your veggies, too, but juicing is just so yummy! I don’t juice much fruit because without the fiber it’s still such a sugar bomb. My go-to fave combo is kale, cucumber, ginger, lemon, parsley, and one green apple. Swoon. Have fun playing, can’t wait to hear what else you create! 🙂

  • 5
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt February 19, 2015, 11:04 am

    I totally want one of these!!! Your juice is beautiful!!!

  • 6
    JennyV February 19, 2015, 11:50 am

    I haven’t gotten on the juicing train yet. I have done a 5 day juice fast (borrowed a friend’s juicer) and then a 3 day juice fast using pre-made cold press juices. I don’t purchase juices on a regular basis in order to justify an awesome juicer like this one (seriously, it’s beautiful!) Do you compost your pulp or toss? Curious!

    Anyway, we do have a Vitamix (purchased in 2010) and LOVE it! I say if you use the appliance regularly you might as well go splurge!

  • 7
    Pam February 19, 2015, 5:01 pm

    My favorite juice combo is: 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 handful of arugul, 1 gala apple, 1/2 grapefruit, 3 stalks celery, and a slice of habanero pepper. Yummy! Spicy!

  • 8
    Eleni {The Foodie Corner} October 16, 2015, 10:41 am

    Hi! That juice you made looks fantastic! Have you ever tried using nuts in the juicepresso? I can’t seem to find any info on the net about nut milks and butters in this machine. Thanks in advance.

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