Best Affordable Juicer 2018 – Breville Juice Fountain Plus

Years ago I stumbled across the documentary, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.  It’s about an Australian guy, Joe Cross, who is struggling with a myriad of health problems, so he decides to do a juice fast while traveling across the United States.  It was definitely the reason that I started juicing – it made so much sense to me.  It took me awhile to make it an almost-daily-routine for me – but it is now, and I find myself craving it if I don’t have it for 48 hours.  Here is a quick video that shows how I go about juicing about 5 nights a week.

I use the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor which is the juicer that Joe Cross uses in Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.  It works really great – the one I have now is about 1.5 years old.  And I have found it to be the best affordable juicer – especially if you grab it on sale or with a coupon.  You can buy it on Amazon currently for $142.30.

Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor

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Do you juice?  Which juicer is your favorite?  Do you follow a recipe or throw it altogether like me?

Prepared Soups and Smoothies Delivered to Your Door – Introducing Daily Harvest!

Antioxidant Meals Delivered to Your Door!

Today while scrolling through Instagram, I stumbled upon a healthy vegan meal delivery service – one of those times when you think to yourself, “Genius! Why didn’t I think of that?!”

Daily Harvest is an online company that delivers whole-food smoothies and soups to your door, frozen and ready to enjoy when you’re ready to enjoy them.  Here’s a quick video that explains how it works.

Here’s how it works

Daily Harvest How It Works


Prepared Smoothie and Soup Menu

healthy vegan meal delivery service daily harvest smoothie and soup menu

Daily Harvest Plans

Daily Harvest Vegan Meal Plans

I signed up for the 6 Blends Weekly plan, which runs $47.94, but used a 25% promo code and only paid $35.96, or $5.99/soup or smoothie.

However, you can use my referral link and get $15.98 off any plan. So if you choose the 6 Blends Weekly plan for $47.94, you’ll only pay $31.96 or $5.33 per smoothie or soup.

Worried about liking everything they send? I was too – but luckily, they let you pick which smoothies and which soups you want to order. So I picked 6 individual ones I wanted to try  – 3 soups and 3 smoothies (as seen above). You can also just order their most popular box, if you’re not as picky as me.

And if I don’t want to get them weekly, all I have to do is go into my account and skip a week or cancel my subscription.  You aren’t signing up for a contract or anything.

It’s nice too because they are delivered frozen, so even if I can’t eat them within a week, I can keep them in the freezer until they are ready to eat.

Man, I wish something like this would have been available when I was in the corporate world and needed a quick meal at work to enjoy in front of my computer!

Have additional questions?

I did too!  Check our their FAQs – I read them all before I decided to order.

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Antioxidant Meals Delivered to Your Door

Sweet Strawberry & Acai Berry Smoothie

Sweet Strawberry & Acai Berry Smoothie


by GreenEatingGirl from Cleveland

9 – 12 large fresh strawberries
1 celery rib
1/2 large apple
1 banana
1/4 – 1/2 lemon
1 acai smoothie pack-thawed* (I use samazon brand – unsweetened)
1/2 – 1 packet of NuStevia or 1tbsp. light agave nectar (for sweetness)

If using a blender, blend all ingredients and enjoy. If using a juicer, blend all ingredients except for acai smoothie pack and sweetener. Pour juice in to large glass and stir in acai smoothie pack and sweetener.

Looking for a great smoothie blender?  Read our review of the Vitamix 5200 here.

Acia Berry Juice

Acia Berry Juice
(Acai Berry Juice)

Acai JuiceHave you heard about acia berry juice (Acai Berry Juice) and wondered where to buy acai? has done extensive research on acai berries and acai juice benefits. Please note the other pages devoted to the acai berry on this site:

Acai Berries are grown primarily in the South American Amazon region of the world and has been the fruit of choice of many people from this area of the world for some time. Only recently has it exploded as one of the world’s great superfoods (superfood = a food deemed to provide significant nutrition and benefit to one’s health) when it was featured on the Oprah Show and on Good Morning America. The berry is pronounced, “ah-sigh-ee” and has quickly become a popular ingredient in health drinks and supplements alike because of its high concentration of antioxidants. The berries have twice the amount of antioxidants as blueberries and 10 times that of grapes.

Acai Juice Benefits Include:

  • antioxidants
  • phytonutrients
  • essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, & 9)
  • vitamins and minerals
  • complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber
  • amino acids, trace minerals

Drinking acai berry juice once a day can seriously help your health and antioxidant fighting powers. It also does wonders on your digestive health, as with many fruits, the fiber it brings to your system helps to relieve constipation. Deciding on an acai berry drink is sometimes difficult. Everyone’s taste buds are different. We’ve listed four different acia berry juice below that readers of really enjoy.


Desserts with Lychee

Lychee Fruit Desserts



Lychee fruit offers many gourmet desserts in the form of parfaits and mousses. Lychees are a great tasty fruit for desserts. During the summer months, lychees are found in abundance in the Asian markets. A great thirst quencher that seems to be very popular is the frosty lychee tapioca drink. Canned lychees are also available year round. They are packed in sweet syrup in the same way that canned peaches are. The syrup that they come packed in make them seem even sweeter than they are. The syrup can be used to boost the flavor of the lychee. Since lychees are antioxidant fruits, they are healthy for you no matter how they are served. Lychees can be served as a pie topping whether they have been peeled or not (they will have to be peeled in order to be eaten, of course).

There are some lychee desserts that take about 5 minutes to make. They are low in fat which is another healthy benefit. A good dessert in Asia is the dessert soup that is made with leftover bananas and lychees. Depending on the weather and the type of mood you are in, this simple banana lychee dessert can be served warm or cold. Lychees can be used to make ice cream whether they are canned or not. This tasty treat is a kid’s pure delight! For the best results, make sure they are well ripened. More lychee dessert recipes can be found on the internet or in cook books.

What recipes do you use lychee fruits in?