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Raw, Healing Green Juice made with the Omega Vert HD VRT350 Juicer

By In Wellness, Workshop On October 31, 2011


My juicing journey for increasing my nutrition on a cellular level has progressed through various stages over the past several years. Because I’m so passionate about the juicing lifestyle as a tool for increasing overall health and wellness, I enjoy sharing the process with others via raw-food juicing classes at Life’s Journey Yoga & Wellness Center in Orange Park, Florida.

So, if you are in Jacksonville or the North Florida area, come juice with us! It’s a great way to give your immune system a boost.

For me, it all began with a small juicer that I now know didn’t extract hardly as much juice and nutrition as a more powerful one. However, I’m grateful for the start it gave me to exploring a raw-food juicing lifestyle.

Then, I moved on to the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer (Model: CL-003 AP) which came with the convenience of a bigger chute for loading produce into the juicer. That meant less produce-chopping and more convenience. Since my second juicer had more power than the first one, less of the liquid was staying in the pulp during the juicing process, so that put more juice and nutrition in my glass. (This juicer is now being handed down to one of my son’s buddies who would like to have it.)

Next, the Breville Juice Fountain (Model: JE95XL) entered my life. This one also came with a large chute but even more power than the previous one. Not only was this juicer going to further boost my health and wellness, but the Breville also turned out to be easier to clean than my white Jack LaLanne juicer.

More recently, I got a taste of the Omega Vert HD VRT350 Juicer. Wow, this one now offers a whole new juicing experience for me and for those who attend my juicing workshops at Life’s Journey Yoga & Wellness Center that is tucked away in a wonderfully serene, nature-filled location in the Town of Orange Park.

 

Omega Vert HD VRT350

While the chute on this latest machine is not as large as the Breville Juice Fountain and Jack LaLanne Power Juicer, other huge benefits it offers offset time spent cutting produce to fit into the chute. (Note that chopping produce when juicing for one or a few people really doesn’t take long and can be therapeutic.)

When I first tried the Omega Vert HD VRT350, I stood in awe as I watched it ‘CHEW’ the raw kale I put into the chute. I noticed the pulp was coming out super DRY and far more green liquid than I had seen from my other juicers was pouring into the juice container from the same amount of kale. I squealed out for my husband to “come and see this. Come now!” I called out to him.

Because this juicer extracts liquid to the degree that it does, I certainly could have used less kale in the Kale/Apple/Lemon/Ginger juice I made. The extra kale made the juice a bit more potent than normal, but it was still tasty because the lemon and apple were the dominant flavors. I decided to pour half of this healthy, nutrient-rich juice into a Mason jar and store in the fridge, which brings me to the next HUGE benefit of a masticating juicer, such as the Omega VRT350.

The juice from this masticating juicer stays fresh for up to 72 hours thanks to the juicer operating at a far lower speed than many other juicers. “Most juicers process at a speed of 1,650 to 16,000 RPM, destroying many healthy enzymes and causing juice to degrade shortly after being extracted,” explains OmegaJuicers.com. “The Vert VRT350 Low Speed Juicing System processes at 80 RPM, preventing oxidation and allowing juice to be stored for up to 72 hours without degradation.”

Here’s a picture of the the other half of the juice that had been placed in the fridge. When I drank it that night, it looked the same as when I first made it.

Juice

The Omega VRT350 also comes with a strainer that allows you to keep more pulp in the juice, if that is your preference. I tried that version first, but it was my reminder that I much rather a pulp-free juice, so I changed the strainer to the “less pulp” one, poured my juice through the juicer again, and landed a far less-pulpy juice. I did taste a tiny amount of pulp in my revised juice, but it was tolerable. (My second juice made in this juicer further proved that some of the pulp does get through the strainer, but it’s only a small amount. In fact, it adds a little chewy element to your juice, if that appeals to you.)

I am certain that the Omega Vert HD VRT350 produced the highest-quality juice I’ve ever made at home, and it’ll now be the highest quality raw juice available at my juicing classes at Life’s Journey.

After drinking my Omega raw, healing green juice, it was as if I literally felt the nutrients reaching my cells. And that’s the main thing I love about juicing; it’s a powerful tool to provide the body an instant dose of nutrition with little to no digestion required.

Now that’s what I call the start of some quick nutrition and healing! And that’s our key mission at Life’s Journey Yoga & Wellness Center, to aid your healing journey!

So, let’s juice, heal, and be healthy and happy!

Want a snapshot of Penny’s previous Juicing Workshop? Click here!

Click on the link to sign up for the Fall Juicing Workshop and give your immune system a tasty boost on November 6, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

 


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