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I got the Jack Lalane juicer from my MIL. I promised that I would use it. Its still in the box. Its been a year. I want to juice,but I'm not sure where to start. My dh and I are adopting a baby. Would juicing be a good option for him? I think you can also make soups and other things with this juicer. Darn those late night infomercials! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I just got a juicer for christmas. I juice a couple apples, 4 carrots and some orange.It is very easy to do.It tastes great and really gives me a boost. Sometimes I then throw the juice in the blender and throw in some fresh baby spinach. It tastes good (no spinach taste) and gives me a huge energy boost. The pulp left in the juicer I save and add to my homemade dog food. I haven't gotten too creative with juice combos yet.Maybe when more fruits are in season I will.
 

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MMMmmm!!! I have had my Champion juicer for a good 6 years or so. I havent been using it as much lately as I would like. I always enjoy a carrot apple ginger blend... its always good to throw in some green too! I also use some fresh carrot juice and add a couple of cups to a nice hommade thai peanut sauce... at the last minute , so that it is just barely warm. Then I serve that over rice, steamed baby bok choy, sesame seeds and some seaweed on top. I have had luck simmering the pulp for really nice veggie stock as well! Its really worth checking out the used book stores for juicing books too.... There are so many combinations that you would rarely think up on your own!
 

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I have an Omega juicer and love it. The Omega is single gear, masticating juice extractor and is a "multiple use" appliance that actually does all of its uses very well. Most appliances that are built for more than one use tend to compromise one task or another.<br><br>
We do a lot of carrots, apples and celery. Frozen fruit is also good. Yesterday we did swiss chard and beets. You can also do nut butters, pasta, wheatgrass, mincing, grinding and soy milk.<br><br>
Juicing is excellent for your health and our kids drink it up. (ok...maybe not the beets and chard <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )
 

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I'm new here, but I saw this thread and wanted to reply.<br><br>
Try melons when they're in season!! They juice up so nicely and are beautiful colors. Watermelon is very cool, and honeydew and cantaloupe work well, too. The whole melon is basically water anyway, so this way you just get to drink it instead of eat it!<br><br>
When I'm not doing melons, I basically start with an apple/carrot base and add in whatever looks good/is cheap at the market. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Cranberries and greens need to be done in moderation to avoid bitterness. Other than that, it's all up for grabs.
 
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