Lovin' the Stylin & Healthy Juicepresso Platinum

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We’re huge fans of juicers here, especially of greens and alkalizing food, such as kale, spinach, ginger, celery and apples. Meet the Juicepresso, which touts itself as the smallest footprint of any in-home slow juicer. Internally housing a powerful DC motor, it is guaranteed it to last at least seven years with daily juicing, which so few juicers can claim to do.  Inside the clear plastic drum lies Juicepresso’s greatest feature: its patented three-in-one screw.

What’s also nice is that the Juicepresso has only one internal part, making it easy to clean, a godsend after my nightmare experience with Kuving’s top-of-the-line juicer — it was so unreliable that I had to return it a few times after it blew up in my kitchen and in a few cases, got so stuck I couldn’t separate the pieces to wash them.

For those who are new to juicing, it’s one of the healthiest ways to cleanse your system, and what a better time to start than right after the holiday season. Blenders and mixers actually destroy nutrients due to friction and heat, so it’s important to get a juicer that has a cold press process. Juicepresso’s cold press process squeezes out the vital nutrients in both fruits and veggies.

Cold press juicers operate at a very low speed, slowly squeezing juice out of fruits and vegetables. Using the slow juicing or cold press juicing method, a slow juicer creates very little friction and no heat. This effectively retains all the enzymes and nutrients in fruits and vegetables, producing juice with no separation. Cold pressed juice does not oxidize quickly and can last for up to 72 hours in the refrigerator. The pulp that is produced is also much drier, meaning that the maximum amount of juice has been extracted from fruits and vegetables.

Apparently cold press juicers also produce up to 40% more juice than high speed juicers. My recommendation is to stick to as many green veggies as possible and toss in a couple of sweet additions to balance it out, like carrots, apples or even a lime. Other great additions that make a juice a little more filling include celery and cucumbers. One of my favorite combos is a mishmash of kale, spinach, celery, cucumbers, apples, ginger, carrots, and flax seeds. Or rather than carrots, try the same combo with blueberries. After I pour the juice into a glass, I top it with a sprinkle of chia seeds and a few almonds. Oh so delicious!

The Juicepresso has an elegant and chic design, so it’s a welcome sight for any kitchen regardless of your style. Because it’s narrow, we found it easy to store as well.  New to their line is the one we tested out, their Platinum product (shown above and below), which features several key upgrades including a wider, slanted chute design that will minimize prep time by accommodating larger fruit and vegetable pieces. I can’t emphasize how important this is if you juice a lot. So many juicers don’t have wide chutes, making it a messy process every time you juice. This was one of the key attributes we loved about the juicer design.

The optimized motor in the Juicepresso Platinum offers increased torque for more efficient juicing and they now include a lid for their BPA free juice pitchers, which is another nice feature. In addition, there’s a new  juice cap that will keep juice in the cylinder without drips and dribbles until your juicing experience is complete — you can see it in the above photo, something which reduces countertop messes.  Two thumbs up!

More info at: http://juicepressousa.com/.  It’s also easy to order one here.

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