We got a juicer last year, but I never really ventured further than carrots, celery, apples, and oranges. Which are all realllly yummy. I didn't know I could like celery so much. Anyway, about a month or so ago, we watched Hungry for Change, another documentary about food stuff, but we always enjoy those. :) It's on Netflix if you want to see it. If you have any interest in juicing, which we did, you'll probably feel like getting up off the couch and making yourself a big glass after you watch it. Grant started juicing with me after that, and things have gotten way more exciting than apples and oranges. Now our juice usually has a mix of cucumbers, radishes, carrots, parsley, spinach or kale or collard greens, celery, fresh aloe vera, oranges, chia seeds, possibly pineapple, and my favorite ingredient of all.... cilantro. I knew I loved cilantro in guacamole and in rice salad and on top of stuffed acorn squash, but I had no idea it would add so much to a glass of juice! It's crazy. The cilantro gives the juice an extra layer of flavor, a kind of sweetness. If you make your own juice, you might already know about this "it" factor. But in case you didn't know, this is it. Cilantro.
Our juicer is an inexpensive Black & Decker that I picked because I wasn't sure how much I would actually use it. It works just fine, although the feed chute is very small and we have to do quite a bit of chopping beforehand. If you rinse it off right away after using it, the clean up is easy and fast. Now that we are a juicing almost daily, we may think about upgrading to a more heavy duty machine, although we've been using it pretty heavily for an entry-level juicer and it's still doing the job. We probably don't know what we're missing with a fast and powerful machine. Do you guys have a juicer that you like? It's tough to know whether or not to invest because who knows how long this juicing phase will last... We do love it. But we may have to stretch our grocery budget to handle all those pounds of vegetables. :)