I’ve been struggling to settle on what I want to do with my new juicer. I love how easy it is and I’m satisfied with how much juice I get out of the fruits and veggies. But there are two things that are bothering me slightly. First is that I can’t efficiently juice leafy greens because it’s a centrifugal juicer. Secondly, there is a lot of pulp left over, which makes me feel wasteful.
To remedy my second complaint, I tried my favorite Morning Glory muffin recipe using the juicer pulp instead of the shredded carrots. I also used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, used a mixture of coconut flour, whole wheat flour and unbleached white flour, and added coconut/almond mix at the end until the batter was moist enough to work with (I didn’t measure).
They came out really good and even though the pulp had carrots, apple, pear, cucumber, celery, beet and ginger, it tasted just like I remember the muffins tasting. This makes me feel so much better about the juicer.
I’m still wanting one that will allow for leafy green juicing, but I think I’ll hold off on that. I plan on getting an Omega J8004. But it takes up a lot of counter space and the chute is much smaller, so I think I will still want to use my Breville Juice Fountain Multi-Speed (BJE510XL).
I’m really glad I ended up getting this Breville model. I had my heart set on the Breville Juice Fountain Elite (which is $300 versus the $150 Mom paid for the Multi-Speed). I thought the Elite would juice leafy greens but it turns out that it’s also a centrifugal juicer. I didn’t realize how much research is required to pick out the perfect juicer.
I found DiscountJuicers.com’s YouTube channel really helpful.
After lunch we headed up to Santa Cruz and did the Mount Hermon Adventures Sequoia Aerial Adventure. It was a lot of fun. Shane had a lot more fun than I did, but I really loved seeing him have so much fun. He’s not easily impressed. Most of it was difficult for me because I’m a little afraid of heights. But I got through it by repeating to myself that the smoother and quicker I go, the faster it’ll be over. And that worked really well.
At the very end, we bungee jumped from a platform. It was a 15 foot free fall before the cord caught. I almost didn’t do it, but I did because I didn’t want to be the only one out of the group that didn’t do it. The employee who unhooked me when it was over asked how it was and I said, “I don’t feel like I ever need to do that again.”
Although, now that I’ve had some time to recover I really do want to do it again.
Then we had dinner at Tyrolean Inn, a Bavarian resturant, or a German resturant? I’m not sure what the difference is. I just wanted to eat sauerkraut after seeing that you can make it with the Omega 8004 and it’s very nutritious. I’ve only had a small amount of sauerkraut on Ruben sandwiches.
This was so delicious! I got the “Teller,” with Bockwurst and Nürrnberger sausage, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. The Nürrnberger sausage was especially amazing. I was a little disappointed with the mashed potatoes because I’m sure they were instant. But I will admit that I didn’t notice until the end because I had been eating them in the same bit as the sausages and sauerkraut.