There has been a lot of internet buzz in the new year about the glory of juice and merits of juicers (and $200 blenders, but that’s another post).
I have a confession.
I don’t get juicers.
Don’t get me wrong, I love fruit. I love fruit in liquid form. I love fruit in juice form. But if I’m going to drink my fruit, I want all of it.
Thus, I make smoothies. Every morning, I throw a banana, some berries, some yogurt, and some OJ in my $20 blender. Breakfast is done in less than a minute.
I rinse the blender with hot water and wash it once a week. Cleanup is done in less than a minute.
So why oh why would I invest time and money into a juicer that doesn’t even give me the fiber and vitamins found in my fruit’s peels?
I mean, juice is delicious. I understand that. But if you spend $5 on produce for a couple days of juice, you still have to supplement it with some sort of breakfast, right? My fruit and yogurt smoothie is my breakfast, alongside a cup of coffee. Do you juicers also pick up a box of cereal?
It all seems… expensive. And wasteful. And time consuming.
You can keep your liquified kale, your de-solidified pears, your pulverized apples, and your dairy-free beverages. But feel free to tell me what I’m missing. Because I simply don’t understand.