Which Juicer Do I recommend for healthy living?

Submitted by Trinity on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:10

Juicing can change your life. I know so many people who've experienced aggressive health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardio-vascular disease, chronic fatigue, depression etc. who have turned to juicing (along with a healthy plant-based diet), radically reclaiming their health! And there are loads of people like me, who really value health (long before the need for it to go downhill); embracing juicing and healthy eating is an excellent preventative measure...

Juicing is an awesome way to get a rich infusion
of powerful nutrients, really quickly...

People often ask me which juicer I use. It can be a little confusing because there are so many different models on the market, so I decided to create this page to help.

Which juicer do I use and recommend?

Matstone: Amazing Price for its Functionality

My absolute favourite is the Matstone juicer (known as the Samson in North America). I've tried many different juicers over the years and this one comes up top of my list for both juice production ability and price. I like it because it's easy to assemble and easy to clean; it really squeezes out your fruits and vegetables to maximise the enzyme and nutritional benefits.

Masticating Juicer -v- Centrifugal (the 2 main types of juicer)

The Matstone is a masticating juicer, which basically means it gently mimics the action of your teeth. Essentially it is chewing the vegetables, greens and juice for you. You might struggle to munch through 8 salads in one go, but a masticating juicer does all the hard work effortlessly, leaving you with a super vibrant glassful. It really presses out as much juice as it possibly can. The masticating type is much slower, less aggressive and has many nutritional benefits over a centrifugal juicer.

The centrifugal juicer is the most common and least expensive type of juicer. It spins at high speed to force the pulp out. The action is more wild and leaves a lot more of the nutritional content in the pulp (that you throw away). Centrifugal juicers also struggle to juice greens like wheat-grass and kale. However, if you only want a very occasional juice, then a centrifugal juicer would probably be your best option price-wise.

If you are wanting to get into regular home juicing then I can wholeheartedly recommend a masticating juicer, like the Matstone...

Carrot & Ginger Zinger

Here's why I love it...

  • Juices wheat-grass, leafy greens, vegetables and hard fruits REALLY WELL!
  • Slow turning masticating juicer, retaining high quality nutrients.
  • Excellent price compared to other masticating juicers.
  • You can make raw vegan ice cream with it.
  • You can make nut butters, pates and even raw carrot cake with it.
  • You can even make pasta with it.
  • Comes with a whopping 12 year motor warranty.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Energy efficient with a quiet 1HP motor.

This juicer opens up a whole new world of health, and currently retails at around £179 in the UK and $225 in the USA. If you are new to juicing it might seem a lot, although compared to other good models, the price is a lot lower. And when you think about how much you value your health, it's priceless.

You can find this juicer available here:
BUY USA: Samson (Matstone) 6 in 1 Juicer in Ivory

BUY UK: Matstone (Samson) 6 in 1 Juicer in Ivory

BUY GERMANY: Matstone 6-in-1 Entsafter, Slow Juicer Chrome

BUY CANADA: Samson (Matstone) Multi-Purpose Juicer - BLACK

Manual Juicer (for wheatgrass, greens veggies and hard fruits)

The Lexen Manual Juicer is the ultimate juicer if you are on a tight budget or just don't want to use electricity. It features a masticating live-enzyme cold press process and is excellent for kale, spinach, parsley, wheat-grass and veggies. Some of my friends use this and really feel like they connect with their food more by using this one.

  • It is excellent value with a high yield of juice (and minimal amount of pulp).
  • Perfect if you are new to juicing and want to 'try it out' without forking out for a bigger electric model.

It's amazing value for money and is currently retailing at around £25 in the UK and $50 in the USA.

BUY UK: Lexen Manual Healthy Juicer
BUY USA: Lexen Manual Healthy Juicer
BUY CANADA: Lexen Manual Healthy Juicer

The 'Immune Boost Juice': one of my favourite combinations...

A couple of other great juicing ideas, with recipes and nutritional benefits:

Happy Juicing!

Trinity

Hi Trinity,

Thanks for the useful information. I'd like to upgrade to a matstone at some point. At the moment I have a well used and loved centrifugal one. One recommendation I have is that after you have juiced, put your pulp through the juicer a second or even a third time. You can get a considerable amount of extra juice.

Love Fi x

We have been juicing here in my café for over a year now and we do three very popular blends. There are of course innumerable combos but one of the favourites is our energising, alkalising green juice:
1 x celery stalk (including leaves)
bunch of wheatgrass
handful of baby spinach or kale
1 x apple (skin & all)
quarter lemon (peel & all)
knob of ginger
handful of coriander

This gives me so much energy that it is better than a shot of espresso! It tastes great and is super refreshing. Incidentally, we use the Oscar DA1000 which is just a fantastic juicer and gives us a 70% yield and has proven extremely robust, even under commercial use.

So glad u posted this Trinity! I am in the market for one right now!! This is incredibly helpful! Thank you! Jen

Hi Lisa,
Our other two juice blends are:
Orange:
3 x carrots
1x grapefruit
1/4 lemon (peel & all)
1 x apple
1 x knob ginger

Red:
Substitute the grapefruit for a whole beetroot (adds a beautiful ruby red colour and a lovely earthy flavour that is not overwhelming)

Hi Guys,

It's beautiful to see your replies here, sharing in the enthusiasm for juicing with me.

Kelvin. I think it is awesome that you get to serve fresh juice to folk. Awesome. I totally agree with juice being like a shot of expresso. I rarely have coffee, although I did think the same think about juice - it's like 'wow - am I alive or what!!!'.

Fiona. Yes, absolutely - I put juice through a 2nd time too. Great tip. It can get a bit more bitty, but I don't mind.

Jen. So happy to be of help. Let me know if there is anything else you need to know.

Lots of Love
x

It felt so so special to serve up fresh juice on the raw retreat that we just had...

This morning I am going to have a Fennel Juice. It feels ultra cleansing and vibrant. I love it. It's also super simple!

1 fennel bulb incl. leaves
2 apples
4 celery stalks

In my next and upcoming book, I am dedicating a section to juices! So am really enjoying taking piccies of juice (which isn't normally that photogenic - but I've playing!)

Trinity, that green looks so good and I am often reminded by nature that green is the energetic colour of our heart, isn't it such a synergistic way to enjoy true living whole foods? I have not tried fennel in our green juice but I will go out and get some today. Looking forward to adding a little variety. I normally do one each of our red, green and orange juices a day. I have no hunger pangs, and my craving for sweet things has died down to almost nil!

Yes, I am very drawn to green in foods too and it makes up a large part of what I eat. The colour feels so important in terms of energy. It certainly exudes a specific vibration that invites ever deeper levels of health. I almost always have green juice, but every now and again I create something with a different colour for a welcomed change.

I noticed fennel coming into season at my local organic market recently here. They seemed to impart such a vibrant energy, with all their feathery fronds - it felt like a real gift, so I've been enjoying them lately.

No hunger pangs and craving for sweet foods dying down! That's fascinating. I experience similar, especially with not feeling the need for sweet things so much (when I have a daily juice that is). I do get a little hungry sometimes, although I put that down to the intensity of our busy and demanding life.

Thank you Kelvin for those 2 other recipes . I will try them all when I get back from Glastonbury next week. Trinity, I will make yours in a minute as I have all those ingredients :)

Hi Trinity

I also love my Matstone juicer! I have been thru 3 juicers over the years - the first 2 being centrifugal. The first one was a Magimix LeDuo which was just brilliant - I think there is a new version on the market - not cheap but worth it. Next I had a Phillips Whole Fruit (given to me) which was very fast, very noisy and a lot of bits to clean but got quite a bit of juice. Last year I finally succumbed to the masticator on the recommendation of many 'serious' juicers! It's great - slower and considerably quieter than the previous 2, and you have to chop everything into much small chunks, but hardly any pulp and the whole process just feels less traumatic somehow. The Matstone is affordable (cheaper than the new LeDuo), and way cheaper than masticating machines used to be (the first time I looked into them they were several hundreds of pounds!)

My kids really enjoy the whole ritual of juicing - thinking of combos, the preparation, watching the juice, drinking the juice - not so much the washing up part .. This is probably influenced by too many US films where the whole family starts the day around the blender! I used to get so much past them cunningly disguised in apple juice with a touch of ginger! Ah, juicy days ...

Becky