I love my juicer. Or I should say, "I LOOOOOOOOOOVE MY JUICER!!!!!" because that is how I really feel about it.
Today I made Watermelon Juice and it was a big hit. However, I didn't really mention exactly what was in it. If I did that I knew I wouldn't get many takers. Including the big kid of the family - my husband!
A Note On Using Organics: Since I'm not removing any skins for my juice except for the watermelon rind I like to use as much organic produce as possible to reduce the amount of pesticides and harmful chemicals we're ingesting.
Buying Guide: When buying organic produce I tend to follow the Dirty Dozen list that was put out by EWG (Environmental Working Group) who tested each fruit and veg on the list to see which ones contain the most pesticide residue. You can print out this list and keep it in your purse or wallet so you'll always have it with you at the store or farmers market. According to the EWG website, "You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated produce."
What is the #1 most contaminated fruit on the list? Apples!
Farmers Markets: It's important to know too that not all produce at the farmers market is organic. To be sure you are buying and paying for organic produce, you need to ask each stand before you buy. I always try to ask the farmer who owns the stand if they are there, or the manager of the stand as they are your best bet in getting an honest answer regarding the produce.
Be sure to buy a rainbow of colors and don't forget your reusable bags!
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