Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fresh-Squeezed Juice for Your Morning Commute

While Tricia is away, guest blogger Rebecca shares some of her favorite kitchenware finds in the district.

I've recently become more concerned with nutrition. Does my diet, littered with dollar slices, falafel, and diet soda, get me anything close to the RDA of vitamins and nutrients? One morning before getting on a train, I hand-squeezed three grapefruits into a travel bottle to bring for the ride. It was delicious and I realized juice can be incredibly convenient, healthy, and tasty. And you know what accessorizes well with all spring fashions? A trim waistline and a radiant, glowing skin, both of which are benefits of fresh juice in your diet.

 Jack La Lanne Power Juicer (left) and Cuisinart Citrus Juicer (right)

I dove headfirst into the world of “juicing” (it is a world, and a high class one at that), purchasing two books and a high-end masticating juicer within a week. I haven’t looked back.

I scoured 34th Street's department stores for the best juicers in town and found some great options at each of them. Here's the quick-and-dirty juicer roundup:

  • Sharper Image Super Juicer, $72 on sale (regularly $120)
  • Jack La Lanne Power Juicer, $84 on sale (regularly $140)
  • Proctor Silex Durable "Juice It", $23
  • Hamilton Beach Health Smart, $46
  • Bella Cucina Juice Extractor, $50
  • Cuisinart Citrus Juicer, $30
My picks? The best deals on juicers this week are at Macy’s, where some highly-rated models are on sale for 33% off.

Macy's Herald Square, 151 W. 34th Street btwn Broadway & 7th Avenue
Kmart, 1 Penn Plaza at 7th Avenue
JCPenney, Manhattan Mall, lower levels 1 & 2, 33rd & 6th Avenue