One of the healthier presents The Actor bought me is my Oscar Juicer. I use it all the time. I believe the amount of vegetable juice I have consumed (I used to go to the juice bar a lot) has stopped the years of smoking/parties/late nights taking it's toll on my 40 year old skin.
It's by far the easiest juicer on the market to clean, (a definite selling point for me). There's only one part that you need to take care with - you brush it with the toothbrush type implement provided. The rest you just run under the tap. It does everything, even wheatgrass. Far superior to the centrifugal juicers that spin round and heat things up, this is a proper cold press juicer that masticates the produce and retains the maximum amount of vitamins.
I'm told that if you eat a pile of fruit and veg, by the time it's gone through your stomach and been digested you will only get around 30% of the goodness. If you juice using one of these and drink within ten minutes you get 90%. A simple way to get your 5 (or more) a day.
Today I'm having fennel, celery, apple, papaya, cucumber, lime and ginger.
It really is amazing for your skin.
My favourite recipe is:
2 fennel bulbs
1 head of celery
2 apples - green or pink are better than red
4 whole kale leaves
1 knob ginger
This makes two pints and is much more delicious than it sounds. I used to use spinach until I read you can overdo the iron and kale or cavalo nero is more nutricious.
If I'm attempting a detox (most of the time) I add a tablespoon of Clean Greens Powder, Pukka do the best one at Fresh & Wild. This has all sorts of organic bio nutrients in, spirulina, wheatgrass, kale sprouts, sea plants, seed sprouts and other digestive goodies. A measure of this is equivalent to 10 portions of organic vegetables. You can get this in capsule form if you can't stomach drinking it.
Get yourself one here and save £50.