My husband doesn't really celebrate his birthday, but this year he had decided he was going to have a big party. We closed the B&B and invited a few families. Then my husband changed his mind. He's never been a big celebrator of birthdays, so I wasn't surprised! Last week, he changed his mind again, so I invited a few extra people over. It just so happened that this coincided with me being sent a Panasonic Slow Juicer and being asked to have a party at home! I really liked the idea of being able to make some cocktails, and once I realised I could also make frozen desserts, I was definitely sold to the idea of a juicer! It's called a slow juicer because instead of a fast spinning blade, this has a heavy stainless steel screw which rotates and presses the fruit and vegetables. You do need to chop up the fruit and vegetables before you feed them into the juicer, but there are plenty of things which don't need peeling and I didn't find that it took long to chop things at all!
I was seriously impressed with how quiet the Panasonic Slow Juicer is. You can talk whilst it's on and it deals with the waste very efficiently. Overall, it's incredibly simple to use and the instructions are easy to follow. You can't put anything which is fully frozen in it, so make sure you defrost berries to a point where you can insert a fork into them before putting them into the filling feed.
The adults weren't phased and we juiced a Pimms sorbet with ease. It was judged that the children had won the competition though and they were all awarded rosettes! I love that the sorbets you make are incredibly healthy. You simply add yoghurt and fruit. There's no sugar, no preservatives and the end result is low-fat. Obviously if you add sprinkles on then there's some sugar in those, but this is a great way of using fruit and getting children to eat it! Our garden is just about ready to burst with strawberries, so I am going to get freezing them knowing they'll now be easy to turn into a simple pudding!
It turned out that the absolute best use for the Panasonic Slow Juicer that I have found is to make hangover cures. After all the cocktails and rather a bit too much alcohol consumed, the wake up juice was just what we needed the next morning. This is simply 1 cucumber, 2 apples and 20 mint leaves. Seriously, it's incredibly refreshing and the mint gives you a bit of a kick to wake up! I think it would also taste great with a chunk of ginger in!
I really enjoyed using the Panasonic Slow Juicer. It's incredibly efficient and because it works more slowly than other juicers, it ensures that more goodness goes into the glass and less waste is left in the machine. It did surprise me just how many vegetables and fruit go into making just one juice. The Panasonic Slow Juicer is priced at £199.99 and you can buy it on Amazon. To find out more, check out Panasonic's website.
Disclosure: We were sent a Panasonic Slow Juicer for the purpose of this post. This had no impact on my post, which is honest and fair. Amazon link is an affiliate link.