Breville Juicer Review – Juice For Your Health

Product:     Breville JE98XL Juicer Breville

Price:  $149.99 (retail)

Size of Container:  1 Litre juice jug and large capacity pulp collector

Guarantee:  1 year limited warranty

Cheapest Place to Buy:  Amazon.com

 The Breville JE98XL Product Review


Summer is here and if you are looking for healthy and nutritious juice and vegetable drinks that are quick and easy to prepare, you’ve come to the right place.  I highly recommend the Breville JE98XL juicer…I can stuff a little fruit and some vegetables in the wide 3″ chute and just 5 seconds later have an 8 ounce healthy juice drink ready. Better yet, make enough juice to fill a quart or half gallon container and you’re set for the entire day.  Just store it in the refrigerator and give it a good shake when you’re ready for a nutritious glass of deliciousness.

Why the Breville JE98XL?

Juicers can get pretty pricey, in fact, I’ve seen them in excess of $1,000…seriously. I’ve found the Breville JE98XL to be, hands down, the best bang for my buck. The retail cost of $149.99 is affordable and can get you into your kitchen and out of expensive juice bars. At Amazon.com the Breville juicer is on sale for $144.95 and there are other options to purchase it for as low as $136.00.

A few of the things I love about the Breville JE98XL is the large 1 litre juice jug and the large capacity pulp collector.  Its dual speed, 850 watts and features a safety locking arm and overload protection.  The juicer has dishwasher safe parts and even comes with a cleaning brush for the stainless steel cutting disc. Sounds good to me.

What are the benefits of juicing?

Since we were children we’ve been told to eat our vegetables.  In fact, the recommendation is to consume two whole fruits and 3-4 servings of vegetables every day.  But what if you don’t like vegetables? I’ve got the perfect solution…juice ’em! Bottled juices have been pasteurized for long lasting shelf life and that pasteurization destroys healthy enzymes and many vitamins that are bragged about on the label. As any fresh juice you make, it should be consumed immediately so make sure you prepare just the amount you are planning to consume within 20 minutes. You CAN store leftovers in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 48 hours but after that – it will have very little, if any, nutritional benefit.

But what about the pulp?

Juicing extracts the juice from the fruit or vegetable leaving behind the pulp.  Pulp is fiber so don’t throw it away – use it in cooking.  When making your next batch of muffins, add a little of this pulp to the batter to add fiber and sweetness. Use it to add fiber when making broth for soup. Pulp adds thickness and flavor when making soups and stews.

Keep your fruit pulp and vegetable pulp in separate containers.  You can freeze them until needed. Some other uses for fruit pulp is for smoothies.  We all love smoothies…just add fruit pulp to juice, ice, low fat milk and blend. Yum.

Some suggested uses for vegetable pulp:

  1. Add it to ground meat for a delicious and healthier meat loaf.
  2. Add it to your next quiche.
  3. Add it to your next meat or vegetable casserole for an added depth of flavor and an extra boost of nutrients.
  4. Add it to your next lasagna dish for yet another layer of flavor.

Juice For Your Health  add an apple or kiwi to the vegetables.  Add protein such as almond milk, Greek yogurt, flaxseed, chia seeds or peanut butter.

Here’s the juice I prepared this morning…my way of getting more vegetables in my diet each day.

  • 4 Large carrots, unpeeled but washed and ends trimmed
  • 1 Large celery stalk with leaves, washed
  • 1 Medium cucumber, unpeeled but washed with ends trimmed

This drink is delicious…it’s like a liquid salad.

  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/2 Head leaf lettuce
  • 2 Stalks celery with leaves, washed
  • 1 Carrot, unpeeled but washed and ends trimmed
  • 1/2 Red bell pepper, washed

May I suggest…

  • 2 Red apples
  • 1/4 of a fresh pineapple, peeled
  • 1/2″ Peeled ginger root
  • 1 Cup fresh cranberries

Love Chia seeds?  No wonder…they’re one of the most nutritious foods in the world.

  • 1/2 Lime
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1 Small beet
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • A few fresh mint leaves picked from your garden
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia seeds to sprinkle over the top of your juice

The recipes are positively endless…just use your imagination and experiment – and every one is healthy, nutritious and so quick and easy to prepare. Click here for more of my favorites:  “Table 38 Specialty Drinks“.

With that being said…

If you enjoy wheat grass shots and would like to prepare your own at home…this juicer is not for you.  Because wheat grass is fibrous, it will clog up your juicer and just my ruin it completely.  The better choice for you would be to find a masticating juicer.

And in closing…

If you don’t already have a juicer, I highly recommend you pick up your own Breville Juicer on amazon.com and start enjoying healthy and easy to prepare fruit and vegetable juice drinks today. It’s the most popular juicer on the market and the best value for your hard earned money.

I hope you enjoyed this review and learned something new. If you have any questions or comments of your own,  please leave them below.

Skål

 

6 comments to Breville Juicer Review – Juice For Your Health

  • Tim Murphy

    Thanks so much for the great post and Juicer recommendation.

    Also loved your recommendations with regards to the different combinations of fruits and vegetables you use.

    I always liked fresh beetroot, celery and carrots, and if want a touch of spice or zing, add a little Giner to the mix.

    I also loved your ideas on what to do with the pulp, clever ideas.

    Loved the post, thanks.

    • Karen

      Hello, Tim…thanks for your lovely comments. Your beetroot juice sounds delicious especially with the healthy addition of  ginger. I’m going to give it a try tomorrow morning. Thank you for sharing.

  • Sethu

    I’m using a Prestige PCJ 5.0 juicer. I think it’s the worst product out there. When I try to juice vegetables, it simply stops.

    Now I’m planning to buy a new one. I think Breville Juicer definitely suite my needs. However, I’m on a budget and the price seems affordable. I’ve read some reviews which claim that for budget conscious folks; this juicer brings only a handful of features to the table. Do you agree? Will this juicer works on 220V?

    • Karen

      For the affordability of the Breville Juicer, the features it offers are all I need. I don’t need a lot of bells and whistles…just a great juicer that does the job. With regards to your question about voltage, the Breville motor is 850 watts. I spoke with Breville directly regarding your concern and they suggested seeking the advice of an electrician. Any change in the electronics would void the warranty unless he says a universal plug adapter would work or an independent voltage converter.

  • Elizabeth

    I’ve always made smoothies with fruits and veggies but always had a hard time drinking them because they were so thick. I’m going to try this juicer out and see if juicing will be a better alternative. I look forward to the next product review!

    • Karen

      Thanks for your comments. I’d love to hear how it works out for you. If you have a favorite smoothie recipe you’d like to share…please do!
      Karen

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