Except for maybe five or six days, I didn’t eat breakfast all summer. Nope. I DRANK breakfast. I juiced everyday for breakfast and I loved it. It took away the whole “what to have for breakfast” dilemma and made an easy on-the-go breakfast for those early mornings. Bonus, it was delicious and healthy! What better way to start your day than with a big glass overflowing with fruit and vegetable goodness!
When it came time to leave for school, deciding whether or not to bring a juicer was hard. It was something bulky, heavy and fragile to pack and fresh produce is so darn expensive I wasn’t sure a university budget could afford the extra produce juicing requires. In the end I decided that my body wouldn’t miss it that much, so I left it at home.
That turned out to be a mistake.
One month into the semester my body was doing not-so-wonderful things to let me know that it really missed the juice. So I bit the bullet and bought myself a brand new juicer – The Compact Breville Juice Fountain – and I absolutely LOVE it!
At home we have the Jack LaLanne Power Juice Express Plus and being the only juicer I’ve ever used, I thought it was pretty awesome. Well Mr. Jack is going to have to take a backseat now, because the Breville is taking over the awesome!
- The Breville is SO much more powerful than the Jack LaLanne juicer. The first time I used it I was actually scared because it was eating my the vegetables so fast! You barely need to push the plunger down to get things moving.
- On the same note, its power and chute size mean you don’t have to cut the vegetables as much as you do for the Jack LaLanne juicer. *The JL actually says you don’t have to cut the produce at all, but from personal experience I found that you actually do have to cut them up. It just doesn’t have the power to juice whole fruits and veggies.
- I really like the “compact” design. Not that the JL is much bigger in size but whenever I juice with the JL, it feels like I’m taking over the entire kitchen just to make a juice. I feel like there is less fuss and muss with the Breville.
- I love love LOVE the shape of the juicer, specifically the pulp collector. It is SUPER easy to clean compared to the JL. There are so many nooks, crannies and corners in the JL, but the Breville is like a doughnut and completely round. No corners for pulp to get stuck in!
The only negative-ish thing I would say about the Breville is that the juices can initially be quite frothy. The juice jug included with the juicer has a special lid on it that supposedly reduces the foam but I haven’t noticed a huge difference using it. Not that froth is a super big deal though, just means you need to stir your juice occasionally as you drink it!
Other than that, I give the Compact Breville Juice Fountain 4/4 stars (or is it 5/5 stars? I never know.) Anyways, a definite two thumbs up!
What kind of juicer do you use? Do you love it?
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