Well out-of-the-blue I received a phonecall from Philips South Africa to say that they would very much like to get Mila and I drinking our green juices again… and they gifted me a brand new juicer!
And that’s not all!
They have given me a second juicer for me to gift to one of you! If there’s one thing I love as much as my daily green juice and getting #SneakyVeggies into Mila, its gifts – both giving and receiving them!
Thank you Thank you Philips!
The Philips + Mila’s Meals #SneakyVeggies Giveaway Includes:
1. A Philips Avance Collection Juicer with FibreBoost Techonology.
The Nitty Gritty
The Philips Avance Collection Juicer has FiberBoost technology that enables you to choose the texture of juice you prefer. With the switch of a button, you can select from a refreshing clear juice to a more creamy juice with up to 50% more fibre.
- FiberBoost Technology juicer with up to 50% extra fibre
- The combination of controlled constant speed with a unique sieve design allows more or less fibre in your juice
- 2 speed settings
- Extra large feeding tube
- Pulp naturally falls into one container
- Juice up to 3 litres in one go
- Drip stop for a clean kitchen counter
- Cleans in 1 minute with QuickClean Technology
- Simply pour in water for quick pre-clean between different juices
- Easy to clean sieve
- Quick and easy assembly of all parts
- Includes 1 litre jug
- Non-slip feet
- Integrated cord storage
- Lower noise and vibration motor
- Parts are dishwasher safe
Why I love my Philips Juicer
I had another centrifugal juicer (before Father Christmas brought me the Oscar Juicer) – it was incredibly noisy and it did a poor job of getting juice out of green leaves. I am happy to say that this Philips Juicer is quiet and it makes excellent green juices! It is also far more compact than my previous juicer so it does not take up as much of my limited kitchen counter space.
Another plus – it has two settings – you can choose if you want very little “pulp” in your juice (perfect for Mila who does not like the “bits”), or if you do want some pulp – perfect for me as I welcome the fibre.
You get two types of juicers (based on the way they extract juice from fruits and veggies):
Which one is better?
This is like asking how long a piece of string is! There are pro’s and con’s for each type of juicer – and you really need to look at your lifestyle and find a juicer to match.
Time seems to be featuring in almost every decision I make these days! (frustratingly so!).
Why would time come into play when choosing a juicer? Well, if you are like me and have the crazy morning ‘wake up-get Mila dressed-pack lunchbox-shower-get dressed-eat-and-get to school rush’, then a centrifugal juicer is going to help you! There is no need to chop the fruits and veggies into pieces like you would have to for the narrow chute of a masticating juicer, and the juicing process is a lot quicker too.
As for the cleaning – this Philips Avance Collection Juicer has a pre-clean function AND the parts are dishwasher safe!
This is another lengthy nutrition debate! It has been said that because centrifugal system uses a spinning force and friction, enzymes and nutrients are destroyed in the process due to the heat it generates. The truth is, however, that there isn’t enough force and friction occurring to significantly destroy the enzymes. If you are a raw foodist, however, I can understand that you would rather choose to use a masticating juicer – which squeezes the juice out of the food very slowly so there isn’t a lot of friction and heat created.
Quantity of Juice
There is no denying that the best masticating juicers are going to give you about 20% more juice than a centrifugal juicer. This means that you’ll use less fruits and vegetables and therefor save on your grocery bills… but these leads to the BIG plus of a centrifugal juicer…
Centrifugal juicers are far more affordable than the masticating juicers. Understandably so, as masticating juicers have additional attachments which allow you to make sorbets, nut butters, baby food, pasta etc. But is it’s just juice you are after and you’re on a budget – then this juicer is the way to go.
Mila gives our new juicer a BIG Thumbs Up!
And the second part of the giveaway…
2. A signed copy of Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics!
Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics is an award-winning 500-page collection of over 100 nourishing wholefood recipes and food ideas for baby’s first years (and the rest of the family too). Free from gluten, refined sugar, dairy and artificial additives. It is as much about learning how and what to feed your little one, as it is about RE-learning how to feed yourself.
You can find out all about the book and see chapter previews here.
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