I have worried about the fiber taken out of the food, but I am going to try it. I did not buy a real expensive one, but I did get one that will juice carrots and it even juiced sweet potatoes.
The first recipe was really nice. I bought 3 beets. I had some apples and I used frozen blackberries. I think they should be thawed to get more juice out of them. I used more than a cup of blackberries and 1/2 inch piece of peeled ginger. That make enough juice for the 4 of us to get about 3/4 of a cup. It had a beet taste and was rich looking and had an excellent taste.
The next recipe I used 2 sweet potatoes peeled, 4 carrots and 1/2 inch piece of ginger. I thought it had a carrot taste. Very nice. This made 1/2 cup for each of us.
I will experiment and see what we like and how much it will take to get a cup each for a serving. I would like to get where we drink 1 cup of a fruit in the morning and a cup of vegetable juice in the evening.
I was told the cleanup would be hard and it was not at all hard. I have been told it is expensive and that it is, but I have a garden. I have blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and rhubarb in the freezer. I have five rhubarb plants that will be producing this spring. I am going to make rhubarb lemonade here in the next day or so.
Organic beets are very expensive, so my plan is to grow a lot of beets and rotate them so I can keep getting them until fall. I can freeze beets, but they will have to be blanched and that is not the same as raw juicing. I have grown sweet potatoes and I may try again, but I hate to waste the space if it fails. I can grow carrots too. The herbs can also be juiced. I did juice the beet greens with the 3 beets that I bought.
I decided that if we see any health benefits from this then I will buy a better juicer when this ones quits working. I am also thinking of buying a Vitamix after Christmas. My plan is for 2015 to be a healthy year and to make good use of our food.