Juicing has always been something I have wanted to try, but never have because the thought of finding, comparing and selecting juicers, truthfully, overwhelms me beyond belief. I don’t know where to start and was always hesitant to invest in one (since most cost a decent amount of money) that I might not like later. It looks complicated, and I previously did not know where to start. I have wanted to try juicing, especially vegetable juicing, for the health benefits such as consuming a significant amount of greens in a single glass, because it looks like fun and because I always thought it would be enjoyable to create my own juices with the flavors, fruits and vegetables I want and not all the extra sugars, preservatives and unknown ingredients often found in store-bought juices. Just look at what recently surfaced about Coca-Cola’s Simply Orange Juice. Not so simple (the article even says, “if you want that freshly squeezed orange juice experience, buy a juicer,” right? If I can make my own juice, I would know exactly what was in it because I was the one who put it there! Making my own ingredient list is just one reason why I love juicing with the Fusion Juicer.
At first look, the Fusion Juicer and Fusion Booster (blender) were very intimidating to me (remember, I am already afraid of juicing). It’s a large machine and has about four or five parts to it that must be assembled/disassembled. Fortunately for me, it also came with a detailed (but not overwhelming) and easy to read instruction book that was very helpful. The Fusion Juicer was actually very easy to put together once I did it. It also came with a 200 page Raw Remedies and Juice Recipes book (juices, soups, dressings, baked goods, etc.) and the 6-Week Turn Around (healthy cleanse) Program.
Once I realized how easy it was to use, I couldn’t wait to get started. I made two recipes from scratch to finish in about a half hour. This included a cleaning of the machine (by hand) in between the two juices. The fact that this machine was incredibly easy to clean is by far my favorite feature! I took literally minutes to take it apart, wash out with warm, soapy water, rinse well and re-assemble.
I was worried about knowing what to make and was unaware that a recipe book came with the juicer so I tried my first recipes out from ones I found online, but I am thrilled with the recipe book and plan to use it with the Fusion Juicer from now on.
First I made Berry-A-Peeling Juice (strawberries, apples and lime) for the ingredients’ detoxification, anti-inflammation, and antioxidant properties (clink the link for more info) – plus it just sounded delicious and it was!
Next I tried a vegetable juice called Celery Cool Down (cucumber, celery, tomato and cilantro) because – let me just admit – the name went with the very negative temperatures around here right now (and I love cilantro, which, by the way, was really fun to juice). After the sweetness of the strawberries, it did not taste as good as I was hoping it would. It was good though and might have gone well with a dash of hot sauce, which I didn’t think of until after I finished my glass.
For the small ingredients list, the Fusion made about four cups of juice with the fruit juice and about three cups from the vegetables. I was very surprised by the quantity of juices it produced!
Why I love juicing with the Fusion Juicer:
- A huge variety of recipes come right with the juicer (and a cleanse plan).
- It was easier to clean than any other kitchen appliance I have ever owned.
- Super easy to use from assembly to juicing to storage.
- It is very quiet when it is juicing.
- It came with a mini-blender that converts right into a bottle for smoothies or drinks on the go.
- It’s fun to use!
Things I don’t love quite as as much about juicing with the Fusion Juicer:
- It is a little expensive at about $120 (but, really worth it if you want to make your own juice and recipes).
- It is a very large machine and kind of inconvenient to store on the counter-top.
- (My husband would like me to include “it made vegetable juice” here, but I don’t see how that’s the fault of the juicer)
If you are committed to trying juicing and don’t know where to start, I suggest the Fusion Juicer. I am really happy I have it and plan to continue making my own juice.
Tell me about you. Have you tried juicing? If so, please share your favorite recipe below (the spicier, the better, of course)! Do you want to juice? Are you afraid of juicing like I was? Do you have a juicer that you love (or don’t love)? Would you try the Fusion Juicer?
Until the next mile marker,
Please note, I was provided with the Fusion Juicer for review in exchange for my honest opinions. I was not compensated for this review or asked to write a positive one. Thank you to Fusion Juicer for the opportunity to try this juicer and subsequently overcome my fear of juicing!