Review: The Best Budget Friendly Juicer

THE BEST INEXPENSIVE JUICER
Good Morning Juice: Carrot, Orange Mango

 Black & Decker Juicer...This is the best juicer you will find for under 30 dollars. It’s amazing that this Black & Decker Juicer works as well as it does given it’s inexpensive price tag. If you are on the market for an inexpensive juicer you need to buy this now!

Are you seeing Green?

You’re probably starting to see Green Juices pop up more and more in different restaurants, super markets and bottled beverages. I would buy juices once in a while at Mrs. Greens a super market that had a juice bar in the middle of the store which sold for about 7 dollars. If I get this juice 3 times a week that is 21 dollars alone just on juice. Most weeks I would only get it once a week because this adds up quickly…

Store Bought Juice Cleanses

Over the past year I have even started to see juice cleanses sold in restaurants close to my house where you can choose from a 1 day, 3 day, 5 day or even 7 day. I have been saying I want to try a juice cleanse for the past year. There is one problem. A 3 day juice cleanse can cost up to 150 dollars and sometimes more.

The juices are made fresh the day before and stored in mason jars for you to pick up the day before you drink them. They do stock you with plenty of juices throughout the day and it is worth it if you do not want to juice on your own. But I never gave in to trying the juice cleanse because of the expensive price tag and I don’t have ability to have access to the refrigerated juices all day long.

So, more about this amazingly inexpensive juicer that I am obsessed with! I was searching on Amazon (CLICK LINK TO SEE JUICER) one day and decided to type in juicer. This Black & Decker Juicer was the first one to pop up and also the cheapest on the page. I looked at the reviews and it had over a thousand reviews with 4 stars, pretty impressive for such an inexpensive machine.

After some research and reading the reviews left on Amazon I was able to identify the pros and cons of this juicer. Now that I have tried it they were spot on!

Here’s what I found:

PROS: 
-Very Inexpensive (most juicers can run you $150++)
-Convenient and very small to keep on the counter
-Easy to clean & comes apart very easily
-Works really well for the price

CONS:
-Small feed tube (which means you have to cut your veggies up smaller before you put them in the machine)
-Made of plastic
-Not made for heavy use (perfect for someone using 1-3 times a week)
-Only makes a few servings (it is a small juicer so don’t expect an industrial size batch of juice)

OVER ALL: The pros out way the cons. This juicer is amazing. Some commented saying that they had problems juicing carrots. I had no problems. I cut the carrots into small pieces so the juicer wouldn’t have to work as hard to juice a whole carrot and I had no problems. Just go slow if you are worried.

TIP: TO make clean up extra easy line the larger compartment where the pulp fills up with a plastic bag so you can just pull the bag out with all the pulp – one less thing to clean!

My second juice was a Carrot, Orange and Mango Juice. 
This is a good introduction for someone who is not familiar with carrot juice like myself.

Good Morning Juice

Servings: 2 people 

What you need:

  • 3-4 carrots cut into thirds (washed)
  • 3 oranges peeled
  • 1 ripe mango peeled and cut into cubes

What to do:

  1. Turn on the juicer and start by juicing the carrots a few at at time not over working the machine. Then do all of the peeled oranges, then the mango. Collect in a large measuring and pour into 2 mason jars.
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  2. Cover with lids and put in refrigerator while you clean up
  3. Take it out and shake to mix the juice if it separates. Put a few cubes per mason jar.
  4. Enjoy!

I like to refrigerate mine and serve with ice cubes because I hate warm juice!
carrot, orange mango juice

Juicing is a great way to get the nutrients from the fruits and vegetables. This juice is high in Vitamin C and would be great if you added some Ginger as well.

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Orange Grapefruit Pineapple Juice with Mint – No Juicer…No Problem!

 

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Orange Grapefruit Pineapple Juice with Mint is a perfect morning refresher. I am personally a big fan of juicing, however, this is my first time juicing at my house. I had one tiny problem, I did not have a juicer! Since I am a college student I did not want to go out and buy a juicer right now so I improvised! The fruit helps flush your system, and the menthol in the mint will depuff!

For a while I have been buying juices from stores for about 7-9 dollars per juice. I also love the combinations that these place come up with, they are so good! I have found a few places near my house that have fresh juices. I think soon it will be time time for me to invest in my own juicer.

So move over Starbucks…..juices have arrived!

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Juices are good for you. It’s like drinking all your nutrients. You do have to be careful wtih juices that have a lot of fruit in them, however a small serving size once in a while will not hurt you! This is a much healthier choice then reaching for a pizza, which will weigh you down. The fruit helps flush your system,and the menthol in the mint will depuff!

I never really considered juicing myself until going through a magazine where they had a list of recipes and at the bottom said – No juicer, no problem! Add a 1/2 cup of water to the recipes and use a blender. I did that but then i thougth to myself, what about the pulp and stuff on the oranges? I decided to run the juice through a fine strainer to catch any of the extra pulp. It worked!

So for now, this is how I will have to juice.

For my orange, grapefruit, and pineapple juice with mint you will need:

2 oranges, 1/2 grapefruit, 3/4 cup of pineapple chunks, mint, a blender.

This recipe makes enough for 2 servings (2 people)

Steps:

1. Peel oranges and seperate into pieces. Cut 1/2 grapefruit and remove outer skin, cut 3/4 cup of fresh pineapple.

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2. Place fruit into a blender (if blender is small then do in batches). Blend until smooth.

3. Pour juice over a strainer into a bowl to get rid of any extra pulps from oranges.

4. Add water if needed. I chilled my juice for 15 minutes after making it because i like it cold! Serve in mason jar with few mint leaves. Enjoy!

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This fruit juice was really nice to have on a warm Spring morning sitting outside. Next time I will try a vegetable juice!

This recipe was adapted from The Juice Generation in 17 Magazine.