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This blog received a call from a dear friend who excitedly exclaimed that his pants fell off at home. This is why I don’t wear pants at home. If you ask me, there’s too much gravity around, which is a leading cause of falling down.

Anyway, the main gist of the conversation was that he went on a 10-day detox diet to wean himself off Cholesterol and Blood Pressure pills. And after the 10 days, his doctor gave him a clean bill of health. No more pills.

My friend called later to inform me that Tangs had a sale on household goods and a really boss juicer had an almost $200 discount. And so, I am now the proud owner of a stainless steel “commercial” centrifugal juicer that has Titanium blades

Shiny!

My friend knows me.

I seem to have gotten the top-of-the-line centrifugal juicer from Breville (the warranty card says “Kenwood” though). The Centrifugal juicer produces less juice and no pulp compared to the other versions, but it’s easier to clean. The Centrifugal juicer, apparently, is supposed to be the cheaper, which is news to me.

But my juicer has Titanium blades…

Titanium Blades...

Of course the next thing is to figure out what sort of juices I wanted. So I spent a leisurely weekend afternoon contemplating the different mixes. The Breville 800 Juicer’s manual also has a few pretty interesting mixes, including an interesting recipe for a Gazpacho. Honest to blog!

Makes Slightly More Than 1 Litre

One must be cautious before embarking on a new diet, after all you don’t want your pants to fall off wantonly at inconvenient times. I tried the all-juice thing for one Sunday and it gave me the most horrible headache ever. Apparently, this is part of the detox experience. No wonder vegetarians are so cranky. If they don’t appear so, that’s because they’re probably too busy holding on to their pants.

I won’t be able to go on a full juice-only detox diet mainly because I have dinner events to attend and lunch is a time for socializing with friends and colleagues. But for now, I’ll just do a juice breakfast and a juice dinner if there’s nothing on the social calendar.

Anyway, here are some of my favorite combinations (so far):

  1. Pear, Kiwi Fruit and Lime
  2. Peach and Ginger* (this is expensive but freakishly good)
  3. Apple (Golden Delicious), Carrot and Celery
  4. Apple (China Red) and Blueberries (tastes a lot like Ribena, less sugar)
  5. Watermelon, Strawberries and Mint*
  6. Watermelon and Pineapple (great balance of sweet and sour)
  7. Pineapple and Raspberries*
  8. Pineapple, Green Grapes and Celery (awesome)
  9. Pineapple, Celery and Ginger (if you can’t find grapes)
  10. Pineapple, Orange and Mint
  11. Orange and Celery

* For a treat, top up with sparkling water.

Off-season fruits are extremely expensive, so be careful. I tend to load up on the pineapple and celery as a base and see what’s in season and cheap. The trick here is not to buy more than what you need in a week. I am a little luckier as I have a fruit stall near my flat.

As I understand it, it’s all a balancing act where the citrus is balanced with something sweet which is balanced with something green which is balanced with something citrus. Mix and match, there’s no real right or wrong, I mean some days I just like something sparklingly citrus like the Pear, Kiwi Fruit and Lime which is a real pick-me-up as well as a great sorbet mix.

If you have a favorite combination to share, I’d love to see it. Simply post it in the comments.

Golden Delicious, Carrot and Celery


Posted on 5th Mar 2009 in Drink, Food and Drink, Recipes

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There Are 8 Comments

 

Camemberu commented on March 5, 2009 at 4:10 pm


Wow, that’s one mean machine – look at those titanium blades! That’s enough to scare anyone’s pants off, even if detox doesn’t work! 🙂

My favourite mix is orange and carrot, but only because I haven’t tried any of the combos above. Watermelon and lime combination is nice too, with lots of crushed ice.


 

SteelySexyCool | benefits of detox commented on March 6, 2009 at 12:37 am


[…] SteelySexyCool This blog received a call from a dear friend who excitedly exclaimed that his pants fell off at home. This is why I don’t wear pants at home. If you ask me, there’s too much gravity around, which is a leading cause of falling down. Anyway, the main gist of the conversation was that he went on a 10-day detox diet to wean himself off Cholesterol and Blood Pressure pills. And after the 10 days, his doctor gave him a clean bill of health. No more pills. My friend called later to inform me th […]


 

Ratatouille commented on March 11, 2009 at 12:06 am


nice cool looking juicer. by the way, some of my aircraft engine blades are also made from Ti. just imagine those unlucky birds that get into the engines….


 

skerrie commented on March 11, 2009 at 9:38 am


Oh the juice combinations sound lovely. I cannot wait to try these out!


 

ivan commented on March 11, 2009 at 10:09 am


@Camemberu: Be careful with the watermelon though, I just discovered that it’s a strong diuretic and has a very high sugar content.

@Ratatouille: Thanks! What I love about it (besides the blades) is the fact that it’s so easy to clean and it does not make a mess.

@skerrie: Wonderful! Do share what you think about them!


 

visinv commented on March 11, 2009 at 11:27 pm


Your friend do know that this is not a “one-off” thingy, and if he does not watch it, it will be back?

So he went on a 10 days of all-juices diet?


 

ivan commented on March 12, 2009 at 9:58 am


Oh yes, he’s aware of this. The good thing about the all-juice diet is that your appetite shrinks significantly.

Even for me, where I just do a breakfast juice, I find that I don’t eat so much now; which is a good thing for me.


 

doo commented on March 14, 2009 at 8:49 am


Hee… which 10-day detox diet did he try?


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