I had never considered buying a juicer. Sure it sounded fun, but the endless juice and drink possibilities never crossed my mind. Nor did I consider the pure delight (and nutrients) a juicer could bring into my life.
That is, until I actually used one.
I was recently sent The Jay Kordich PowerGrind Pro for review, and it’s turned my thoughts on juicers from “fun, but unnecessary kitchen gadget” to “must-have kitchen essential.”
We’ve been using the fresh juices to make smoothies–just fresh and pure fruit juice blended with ice. My favorite creation to date has been a Strawberry Pineapple Orange smoothie–mmmm (recipe coming soon). Homemade smoothies have been an incredible treat as the weather starts to warm.
Why do you need one?
- It’s easy to use. It’s basically a two-step process of putting in the fruit and extracting the juice. Easy peasy.
- It looks cool. The sleek black and silver design adds some flair to your kitchen counter and is sure to impress guests.
- And most importantly because it’s healthy.
This particular model uses slow grinding coupled with extraction to create less heat and better preserve nutrients. The juicer’s new technology means users not only get more nutrients per cup of juice, but also a bigger volume of juice from the same amount of produce.
Downsides? The only one I can think of is the clean-up time. There are a lot of parts to hand wash, but it’s a small price to pay for the end result.
The PowerGrind Pro retails for $289.00 on JayKordich.com. While the price may seem daunting, I ensure you that you won’t be disappointed with the product. Less than $300 will get you a lifetime of pure and fresh juice. Not so bad when you consider the $4.00-$8.00 you would spend on one smoothie at Robeks or the like.
Oh and are you wondering “who the heck is Jay Kordich.” I was too. Mr. Kordich is author of the #1 New York Times best seller, “The Power of Juicing,” but he may be better known as an over-the-top spokesman from the early 90s. Kordich credits himself for bringing “the health benefits of drinking freshly extracted juices to the masses.”
Do you have a juicer? What brands do you like?