Last week I was lucky enough to have been sent the new Panasonic MJ-L500 juicer to try out and have a go myself at making some amazing juices they recommend. Being a vegetarian I already have a lot of fruit and vegetables in my diet but juicing is a great way to mix it up a bit and get some flavours together for on the go, along with being super healthy for you.
The Panasonic juicer is something I have never tried before, I have a blender but the concept of this item, to actually extract the juice from the fruit and vegetables is something I haven’t tried myself at home until now and I was pleasantly surprised at how simple and delicious this really was.
This juicer is also able to create frozen drinks as well as fresh which is amazing especially being summer it is great to be able to mix up a lovely frozen smoothy in the evening.
The first juice I thought I would try was a Carrot, Orange, Pineapple mix. I also added some apple juice into this just to add a bit of sweetness. The juicer works really quickly to extract the juice even from the tougher items like the carrot, yet leaving the gorgeous tasting juice ready to drink immediately.
The next juice I tried was a more green juice. I though this would be good for times when I am feeling like I need a bit of a pick me up. I used Pear, Spinach and grapefruit, again adding a splash of orange juice as well. The Spinach really did its thing, making the juice a lovely green colour with the grapefruit adding some extra flavour into the mix.
Lastly I thought it a good idea to give the frozen fruit a try, so for this I mixed Watermelon, Blueberries and Raspberries. This by far has to be my favourite out of the three. The great thing about this juicer is that it doesn’t take away any of the flavour which I have found that blending sometimes does. I am not a fan of eating watermelon although I love the flavour so with this having it squeezed to make it a lovely frozen drink, it tasted delicious.
I was also sent a lovely book full of different juice ideas so I might do a juice detox in a few weeks and will keep you updated!
Have you ever done a juice cleanse? How did you get on? Please leave your comments below and don’t forget to give me a follow.