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08-06-2007, 10:37 PM
I am currently juicing, I love it and hate it. I love not having to cook. I hate cleaning the damn juicer. Just to get a half of gallon of juice, you have to clean the juicer about 3 times, plus all those veggies & fruit you have to wash and cut up. It takes me about 3 hours to do. That does not include me having to mix the juice with non-juicible fruit or frozen fruit in the blender!
So I see in the produce section Bolthouse Farms juices. I love them! But are they organic and raw? Because I could just juice green leafie veggies and buy their blueberry juice, strawberry and banana, mix berrie juice or carrot juice and call it a day.
Bolthouse Farms (http://www.bolthouse.com/juice_main.html)
Just curious. I did email them to find out if they are organic or raw. Maybe I am naive about the raw thing, but I pray that they are organic. No response yet, but then again I emailed them at night.
08-06-2007, 10:43 PM
I kept reading further. They are flash pastuerized for shelf life, even though they store them in the refrigerators in the produce section.
I swear, if I am going to juice all the time, I am going to hate it. Try juicing 4 bunches of collard greens, a whole bag of carrots, whole bag of celery 3 bell peppers, a whole bag of green onions, a bag of arugula, cucumbers, zucchinis, 6 apples and then mix the juice in the blender with a bag of frozen strawberries, frozen mangos, frozen blue berries, frozen raspberries. Bah! That is a lot of work.
So what is and how bad is flash pastuerizing?
08-07-2007, 12:19 AM
What kind of Juicer do you have? I have a Jack Lalane Juicer which I Love. I find preperation is the Key to RAW Anything. I have a double sink, garbage disposal and Juicer. I trim what I need to, with Jack's Juicer I don't have to do much chopping.
I use a plastic bag in the back so I can just remove the bag when the bin becomes full. I fill as if I could juice All day if I would sit the Juicer over a trash can to catch the Pulp.
If I don't have time to clean the Juicer, then I can't Juice. Cleaning this Juicer is very easy. As with most things it is Mind over Matter...So tell yourself what a Great Little Juice Maker you are and Start Making Juice.
I store Juice in a plastic container called "Lock 'n Lock" and it keeps it fresh for days.
08-07-2007, 01:16 AM
I don't know what it is. My mom got it from Home Shopping Club. I have to chop, not small tiny pieces though, or that juicer will stall. It is not hard to wash, but I like being raw, because I don't have to cook anymore. So that laziness is traveling to juicing.
I just want to juice less and unfortunately, I don't know a company that sells raw juices in a variety. Bolthouse was kind of that thing for me. I just want to juice green leafies and let someone do the rest. :p
I love just pouring the juice and drinking and doing something else. I like avoiding spending time in the kitchen.
08-07-2007, 02:18 AM
lol Im exactlly at the same problem of laziness....
Though i decided I'm gonna find a day in which i will detecate all my time for juicing... it might take an hour... but i'll make lots of juices and put them in bottles :) so i would have them for the rest of the days....
Just too lazy to do it every day.... too much washing and cutting indeed ^_^
08-07-2007, 06:24 AM
The only place that you will find raw juice is if you can find a juicing bar near you. Juices from the store by law have to be pasteurized before they are bottled or canned.
Buy a continious juicer and then you won't have to stop and clean the juicer so often.
08-07-2007, 09:46 AM
I was a big fan of juicing but
Smoothies make so much more and are WAY cheaper and faster and cleaup is a snap.
Plus you get the fiber!
Unless your fasting I believe you should eat the whole fruit or plant.
Veganforlife may want to add some words here....
08-07-2007, 09:49 AM
So what is and how bad is flash pastuerizing?
Flash pastuerizing is raising the temp to 165 F for 15 to 30 seconds.
this kills every thing !
08-07-2007, 11:38 PM
Would flash pastuerizing even kill the nutrients the company claim the juice is giving or are they giving the nutrients of the juice after pastuerization?
If you got to Bolthouse Farms dot com they give the nutrional facts.
08-08-2007, 12:15 AM
imo, smoothies are easier, quicker and better.
08-08-2007, 06:41 AM
I switch back and forth. I am now back into smoothies. When I get tired of them I go back to juice. Sometimes I do both. I get bored with my food easily so I have to switch it up alot to keep it interesting. :)
08-08-2007, 07:14 AM
Yeah, cleaning the juicer can be a pain if you don't want to take the time to do it. I'd like my juice NOW too and not have to clean it, but that is not an option.
I, too, have a Jack Lalanne and I like it a lot. The bag in the bin is a good idea. I never tried it, but saw it written somewhere. I'm glad that I read this thread because I'd forgotten about it. Also, using a brush to clean the mesh screen helps tremendously. I bought one when I got the juicer. I find that the screen takes the most time, but with the brush it's cleaned in about a minute or two. Everything else is a breeze.
I think if you buy any bottled juice, it's not going to be as fresh as you'd like.
08-08-2007, 11:48 AM
Well pricey blenders right now is not an option. I am unemployed so I can take care of my sick mother full-time. So I have to watch my budget.
I guess I have to make sacrifices. I will go organic on the the green veggies but I will buy the company's mixed veggie and fruit blends to save money and time.
08-08-2007, 12:12 PM
i think that is a great idea, Menat. I used to drink Odwalla's flash pasturized juices bc I couldn't find the time or money to juice. So it's no biggie... drinking a flash pasturized juice but eating everything else raw puts you still at a VERY high % raw.
My thoughts and prayers to you and your mother as you help her out.
08-08-2007, 01:37 PM
Thanks NYbutterfly. The veggie juice comes in handy, because my mom doesn't eat much, but she will drink the juice. I might try to juice some greens and add to the veggie juice so she can get some more nutrients, too.
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