Tuesday, September 29, 2009
In a perfect world, I would probably never juice a fruit and only eat whole, fresh, ripe fruit right off the tree as the tree drops it into my hands.
And I find that if fruit is of the BEST quality, I do prefer to eat it whole, even oranges. The fiber definitely serves a purpose, allowing for a gradual release of sugar and nutrients and helping to carry toxins and cellular "waste" out of the body.
But there are times and seasons when I feel it is OK to make a little juice from a slightly subpar fruit. Also, when a person is sick, it might be easier on their system to have a little juice. Lately I have been having some fresh orange juice in the morning. I make it one orange at a time and sip it slowly, so it feels like it is being absorbed in my mouth.
I am not a proponent of kitchen appliances. I think a cool thing about this lifestyle is the simplicity of it all and I do enjoy living as close to Nature as possible. I don't use electric juicers or blenders, ever.
However, I did buy this excellent Orange X Juicer about 20 years ago, and since it is here, I use it. And it works wonderfully. It's easy to use and easy to clean. So I posted a link there if anyone is interested in checking one out. Or you can search online for yourself.
I must warn you in advance that this juicer is VERY heavy.
So maybe enjoy an occasional juice, but know that it is usually best to eat the whole fruit. : )