What is a juicer, how much power does it use, and why would I want one? Ever wonder if you’d ever be able to drop some of those pesky pounds that seem to creep onto your frame over the years? Well, something funny happened to me about 6 weeks ago; I stumbled into watching a documentary on Netflix. It got me thinking, and experimenting some with what I eat. The good news is that the power required for the new appliance turns out to be reasonably low.
The documentary I watched was, Fat Sick & Nearly Dead. Its about this Australian guy wh0 travels around the US while he is on a special diet. He Juices fruits and vegetables fresh every day for his diet and ends up with good results. The video explains what I’ve been up to.
I followed Joe’s lead on the documentary and only had fruits and vegetables from my juicer for 5 or 6 weeks. My requirements were simple:
- I can’t be hungry and can not have limits on how much I eat. I just changed WHAT I eat.
The juices that I mixed were surprisingly filling, so that meant 3 to 4 quarts a day along with water. I tried recipes for the juice for a day or two, but that was too complicated. I just made my own mixes because it was easier.
The equipment I tried first wans an expensive Breville BJE510XL Ikon Juicer but the motor failed with the 4th use! Instead I’ve been using the Jack Lalanne’s JLSS Power Juicer that I bought at Costco. It has been reliable, powerful, and easy to clean all these weeks.
- I forgot to mention it the video that the power for that Juicing session only took 60 Watt-Hours, or .06Kwh. Which makes it an easy match for off grid power systems, as long as they can handle short peaks at 500W.
- Buy your veggies in bulk. I like Costco because they end up costing 1/3 of the local grocery store.
- Clear out your Fridge, since the bulk purchase of veggies takes up a lot of room!
- I dropped those unwanted 25 pounds in about 6 weeks
- Blood Pressure is now normal without medication.
We have a list of appliances with their power measurements to help you craft your plans and power budget. Have you ever tried Juicing, or used one of these juicers? Tell us about your experience or favorite mixes below in the comments!