This morning, I made my first green juice using my new Bella Nutripro Cold Press Juicer. Since I’m not an expert, I really have nothing to compare it to but the process is easy, the appliance is quiet and juice tastes good. Best of all, it is pretty easy to clean which I hear can be a pain when it comes to juicers. 2013 02 04 09 33 40

I added romaine, spinach, lemon, celery, cucumber, apple, ginger and lemon. A random mix but I added everything I had since I’m leaving for LA tomorrow and might as well use up all my produce. I felt like I needed a good detox breakfast after eating a dinner that consisted of baked goods and beer at the Super Bowl party I attended. An hour or two later, I had protein pancake as well.

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I can’t believe how much pulp is produced. I am not a wasteful person when it comes to food. I rarely throw out anything. Leftovers are always eaten and foods are cooked or frozen before they go bad. This dilemma of what to do with the pulp is going to set me up for some funky and potentially awful recipe experiments. I am in the process of making crackers with it.

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My juice came out to about 14 ounces. I used about 1/2 head of lettuce, 4 celery stalks, 4 inches of cucumber, 2 cups of spinach, 1/4 lemon, 1/2 apple, and a little knob of ginger. I can’t believe how much goes into making a single serving! While the lettuce and spinach make very little to juice, the celery, cucumber and apple (which are obviously very dense in water) helped fill up the little pitcher.

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Two weeks ago, I took this “not impressed picture” regarding how cold it was outside. I don’t think I ever posted it because I got on my computer and booked a cheap flight to LA to visit my brother’s family, Cassey, Katrina and more friends on the west coast.

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While I have no business meetings set in stone, I’ll be out on the left coast for a full week! On Wednesday, I’m meeting up with a few of my YouTube buddies and planning to shoot a video. We are still deciding what to do. If you have a question and want us to answer it, leave it below for one of our potential videos.

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  • KimberlyF

    The pic of you is hysterical.

    Maybe you can sell the pulp to a spa. I’m sure they could dip a body part into it or fling it somewhere.
    I bet you could make like an adobe house with it?
    Good luck 🙂

  • Roni

    Hi Sarah! Have you ever thought about coordinating your visits to maybe spending time with the Tone It Up Girls?? Karena and Karina on the beach?? Taping a workout?? Now that would be fun as those gals are a blast to watch and you do mention them quite often. Whatever you do have fun!

  • Sara @ fitcupcaker

    woah that is very green and pretty cool…thats a ton of pulp too…have you heard that taking the pulp out of foods takes some of the nutrients out?? My mom was asking me the other day and I wasnt sure!

  • Amy T.

    Hi Sarah,
    I have a couple questions, if you could address them on your video that would be awesome. Other than Stevia, are there any sweeteners you recommend that are healthier than sugar? I’ve read articles that say it doesn’t matter, sugar is sugar, an have also read articles about how agave nectar and brown rice syrup are better due to having a lower glycemic index.

    Also, I’m looking for ways to get my man to eat healthier. I am cooking clean, healthy
    Dinners and he is skeptical of anything different. I don’t want to alienate him in this, and am looking for a better alternative than me eating well and him ordering pizza. Or, me cooking two dinners- one he likes and one that’s healthy for me.

  • Valentina

    Hi Sarah! I just discovered your blog and I am loving it! I started juicing at the beginning of January and you are right there is so much pulp left to throw out, I really wish I could use it for something instead of throwing it out! I heard that you could make veggie dumplings with it but I have never tried it myself, if I do try it I will let you know how it went!

  • Eliza

    Helpful tip on making juicer pulp clean-up even easier… use one of the plastic bags from the vegetables and put into the pulp “catcher” when you’re done juicing all your pulp will be A. in a bag to make it easy for tossing or adding to a recipe and B. pulp catcher is all clean!

  • Ellie@Fit for the Soul

    Yesss besides having to clean up the pieces from the grinder in the juicer, the other part that’s kind of inconvenient is not knowing what to do with the pulp! I know that certain things like carrot or apple pulp can easily be incorporated in other recipes, but that’s only if you make the time to use it right away 😛 Even then, fresh juice at home is the best and there’s nothing that tastes/feels like it! 😀 I hope you have a safe trip here Sarah~ (I live in LA)

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