We’ve had our Breville Juicer for almost a month now and we absolutely love this thing. We use it usually once a day, sometimes more, and have no complaints so far. It works extremely well, looks good and is easy to clean. We found that we’ve unintentionally traded in late night snacking and skipping breakfasts for juice because we crave it. Be prepared for a dent in your wallet though…fruits and veggies in mass amounts a few times a week is not cheap!
We have followed a few recipes from the “Juice Me” app, online and the book that comes with the machine, but usually end up making our own recipe depending what we have for fruits and veggies and what we’re craving. Some fruits make a big impression on the flavor while others just add to the volume of juice. The more we make the better we get at it, but there hasn’t been one that we haven’t liked so far. (Except one with cucumber in it that I hated and felt my throat start to close almost immediately… turns out I’m allergic to cucumbers in any state.) Celery on the other hand doesn’t bother me at all in juice-form. Hm!
Here’s a few tips we’ve picked up along the way:
You can never have enough apples in the house. They go great in every recipe and as many as 2-4 are needed.
Carrots are also good to have at all times as it goes well with “fruit” juices and adds good flavor.
Pineapple juice recipes are always delicious but they’ve been the most work so far and make the sweetest juice. We don’t put more than half a pineapple in.
Beets! I hate pickled beets and borscht but I love beet juice recipes! Not to mention they make it an incredible color. So far whatever we’ve made with beets in it has been a little bit bitter but the flavor is still good. Drink it fast before your taste buds decided that it’s too intense.
Ginger has been a nice touch to a few recipes we’ve made, but go easy on it. Less is more when it comes to ginger.
I think all of my favorite recipes have had a pear or two in it. I think they “mellow” out any really intense flavor so your juice doesn’t taste like only one ingredient, and they have lots of water content so it adds lots to the volume.
We like to put one banana in all of the fruit juices we make because it does add to the flavor even though it makes zero juice. The trick is to put the banana in the juicer first so it coats the inside. Then as you put everything else through that juice mixes with the banana flavor.
Our favorite veggie juice (plus some apples of course) so far is celery, carrots and apples. It’s tasty and refreshing.
You really can’t go wrong by experimenting if you pick ingredients that you think will complement one another. The more you try, the more you know about what works and what doesn’t. If you don’t know where to start, download the Juice Me App.
One night we tried a vegetable soup recipe “with noodles” from the book that comes with the machine. I say “with noodles” because I couldn’t stand the noodles in it so I took mine out and the soup base was much better without. Davin loved it with them though. We tripled this recipe to have enough for a few days.
Breville’s Vegetable Soup with Noodles
- 1 small tomato
- 1 green bell pepper, base removed and seeded
- 1 small onion, peeled and trimmed
- 2 carrots
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
- 13 1/2 OZ (425 g) canned baked beans
- 1 packet instant noodles
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Process tomato, bell pepper, onion and carrots through Juice Fountain using speeds 1, 4 and 5
- Melt butter in large saucepan over a medium heat
- Stir in flour, cook for one minute, stirring constantly
- Stir in the extracted juice, vegetable stock and baked beans
- Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes
- Add noodles, cook for 2 minutes or until noodles are tender
- Sprinkle with black pepper to taste and serve immediately.
Serving Size: 4 serving bowls; Number of Servings: 4
A few more we’ve tried/made up and loved:
1 Mango (peeled)
3 cups of Spinach
1 Handful of Grapes
2 Oranges (peeled)
1 Package of Raspberries
1 Kiwi (peeled)
3 Apples2 Pears
2 Mangos (peeled)
2 Oranges (peeled)
3 Cups of Spinach
1 Orange (peeled)
1 Mango (peeled)
2 Beetroots (peeled)
2 Cubes of Ginger (1”) (peeled)
2 Handfuls of Kale
4 Stalks of Celery