A Juicy Story

A Juicy Story

For me there are really only two different types of juicers and I will give you a quick understanding of them, why we use the one we do and hopefully leave you better informed to get the right juicer for your needs, budget and space. One important thing about your juicer is that it shouldn’t never end up in the cupboard as this stops the likely hood of it making a reappearance to the work surface… so in this case, please don’t put baby in the corner! 😊

The Centrifugal Juicer

This juicer is also known as a fast juicer, so if time is important to you then this one might be for you. The main difference between these two juicers is how they slice and dice the fruit/veg.  The centrifugal does it at a high speed so the juice can flow freer.  To use a cycling term, it’s around 12000 RPM… so very fast, however this comes at a cost to the quality of the juice you produce, a bit like cooking it. This juicer is more cost effective and generally upright, so take up little space.

The Mastication Juicer

First you might want to be careful how you pronounce this one! For ease let’s call it the slow juicer! This juicer is a lot slower and only about 80-100 RPM, an RPM speed more of us can recognise.  Although a lot slower, the juice quality is on another level from its fast juicing cousin. This juicer can also juice greens, spinach, wheatgrass etc. but comes at a higher cost on both the pockets and space.

At Cycle Retreats, we actually have one of each! We started with a centrifugal years ago and progressed to a mastication juicer and you can now buy a slow juicer, which only takes up the same space as a fast juicer… our next purchase! We opted for this one because the quality of the juice is our priority and not the time, space or cost. So now you have our thoughts on machines here are some of our favorite juices. Many are ours, but we do also love to pinch a recipe from our favourite juicing king… Jason Vale.

Ruby Tuesday

Beetroot is amazing oxygenation, and this is packed with vitamins B, C and beta carotene as well as calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium and potassium, it really is packed with a punch.

  • 0.25 peeled pineapple
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 small beetroot bulb
  • 1.5cm ginger
  • 4 basil leaves

Ginger Shot

A firm favourite at Retreats! We also make this into a long drink by adding more apples, pears and lemon, but the standard recipe is. This is a natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and a great help with hay fever and travel sickness.

  • 0.5 apple
  • 2.5cm of ginger

Rise and Shine

We love this one as we get to use all the wonder Valencian oranges. This is also a queen in containing vitamin as it has B, C, E and K. This juice can also help with decongestant.

  • 2 x oranges pealed
  • 3 x carrots
  • 1.3 cm ginger

Green Mean Fighting Machine

This one is a true detox juice and an amazing boost. It is also great for flushing out the system and cleansing and we have this at least once every week.

  • 2 x Apples
  • 3cm cucumber
  • 1.5 stalk of celery
  • Handful of spinach
  • 0.25 lime without the skin
  • 2cm ginger

Berry Banana Crunch

This is one we love at the weekend as it’s a sweet treat and comes packed with a vast array of core requirements but also omega 3 and 6 which you don’t find in other juices. This smoothie has minerals in which helps maintain heart function and normal blood pressure.

  • 2 x Apples
  • Small handful raspberries
  • Small handful blueberries
  • 2 x tbs spoon yoghurt
  • 0.5 banana
  • 2 x tbs mixed seeds

We love hearing about new recipes so play around and find your favourite ones and share them with us.

We love starting our day with a fresh juice and getting the live nutrients into our bodies to help with bike fueling, but we also love getting our teeth into something. Juicing is only ever part of our daily fuel, not all of it.