Recently, my wife and I have decided to try a medically supervised juice fast. Now before you jump on me about whether or not I should do a juice fast or its pro’s or con’s, trust me I will write an article, or several when I do it detailing it and you can take your shots or tell me how great it is then. What I want to focus on today is an experience preparing for this process.
You see, there is a lot involved living for half a month or more on nothing but juice. You have to buy the right equipment. Anyone who know’s me can tell you how I do things — go big or go home. So I knew I would need to buy the best juicer out there.
I did tons of research and got a great juicer from Breville. Yes I know there is big debate on the kinds of juicers and the method they use to go about extracting juice. This was how I decided to go. I think it is actually arriving today (I’m super excited). Today, however, my wife tells me we need a blender too, so we can make the juices taste better by making them into smoothies and adding stuff to it. I know what you’re thinking (cause I thought the same thing), couldn’t we just blend from the start? No, she says there are reasons and science… I said, “fine hun. Whatever will make you happy.”
This time I asked her to do the research! Ha! I’m saving time now. I’m an idiot. She did the research. She even ended up picking out a top notch blender by Vitamix. Funny thing though. When I tried to buy the blender I wanted on Vitamix’s website, I kept getting errors! Page does not exist. We’re updating the site (it’s 3pm EST mind you).
So I can’t buy a $700 blender at 3 in the afternoon because some genius at Vitamix decided this was a great time to run a site update as opposed to, i dunno, 3am on a saturday morning? I didn’t want to call the 800 number and navigate the obnoxious auto attendant. Nope. I decided to stand on principle! I’m going to find a competitor and get something better. [click to continue…]