Juiced about winter? I thought not.
Wintery weather hasn’t hit us here in Toronto yet. (Although it sure has come to Calgary, where I spent last weekend. YIKES! Where's a Chinook when you need one?) But you know that snow, slush and sleet will eventually come to the Centre of the Universe T.dot. Along with the dreary weather comes the flu season. One way to stay fighting fit is to eat well, and consume lots of fruits and vegs. If you want to boost your intake, you could try juicing. I’ve been trying out Breville’s new Juice Fountain Plus, which has some great features and sells for about $180. It’s easy to clean, has a shute wide enough for whole apples, carrots and other fruits and veg and has sturdy rubber feet so it doesn't shuffle on the counter. Another safety feature - it turns itself off if it's over-loaded. The generous-sized pulp container is dishwasher safe. (Two free tips – save the pulp and add to soup and muffin recipes to bump up the fibre content, and line the container with a plastic bag for easier clean-up). The serving jug has a froth separator so you can skim juices before drinking. What I didn’t realize is that the juicer can also be used to make soups and smoothies as well as fresh fruit and veg juices. So why not serve a healthy holiday drink by juicing four apricots, four small red apples, three medium operas and then adding one cup of sparkling water? You also could add sparkling wine (white or rosé) for a grown-up bevvie.