Omega VSJ 843 Review + Recipes

Omega VSJ 843 Review + Recipes

Omega VSJ 843 Review + Recipes

Is the Omega VSJ 843 really worth the money? There are a few kitchen appliances that we lust over for months before pulling the trigger. I pined over the Vitamix for about a year before I took advantage of one of their end of the year sales. We became fast friends.

Smoothies, açai bowls, almond butter, almond milk, pasta sauces, we did it all. Clean up? Just throw some soap and hot water into the pitcher, fire it up, rinse, and you’re done. The Vitamix could do no wrong in my eyes and I seriously thought I’d found my forever.

However, there was one arena where trouble arose:

Juicing.

Juicing with a Vitamix?

Now, juicing CAN be done using a Vitamix, there’s no denying that. However, juicing in a Vitamix could also be taught at trade schools. It’s very involved, clunky, and time consuming.

You have to add just the right amount of fruits and veggies, just the right amount of water, and if you’re like me, you have to strain the juice at least four times.

With a Vitamix, there are only so many fruits and veggies that you can cram into the pitcher. If juice carrots, greens, or other root veggies, you will have to blend and juice in stages. Adding water is a must, otherwise you will end up with gooey pulp that’s neither a smoothie or a juice. My last gripe with juicing with a Vitamix is that, straining is very necessary and very time consuming. Back and forth, from bowl to bowl until the frothy pulp is undetectable.

This isn’t to say that you cannot have great success juicing with a Vitamix, quite the opposite actually. Juicing with a Vitamix retains a lot more fiber than conventional juicers so that is a major plus. So which is better for you? Juicing or Blending? There is still a lot of debate on which is more efficient at delivering nutrients to your body and it really depends on who you ask.

With that said, let’s get into the recipes! If you want a detailed description on how to set up, break down, and clean an Omega VSJ843, then you should check out my video at the end of this post. Many thanks to John over at DiscountJuicers.com for his detailed and informative juicer reviews and demos. You can check out his YouTube Channel here and you can even purchase a discounted juicer on his website, DiscountJuicers.com. I did not purchase my juicer from his site, I purchased mine from QVC.com where you can buy this juicer using interest-free payment plans! Totally the way to go so that you don’t feel ridiculous for spending so much money on a single appliance.

Anywayssss, check out the recipes below!

Strawberry Apple Pear Juice

Omega VSJ 843 Review + Recipes

Strawberry Apple Pear Juice

Servings 30 oz

Ingredients

  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 2 honeycrisp apples
  • 1 asian pear

Instructions

  1. Can juice in any order. Straining is 95% not necessary depending on your preference 🙂

Omega VSJ 843 Review + Recipes

Carrot Juice

Omega VSJ 843 Review + Recipes

Carrot Juice


Servings 30 oz

Ingredients

  • 8-9 carrots
  • 3/4 pineapple
  • 2 mangos
  • 2 peaches
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Juice 2-3 carrots and then alternate with more water-based fruits. Straining is recommended unless you like the thickness/film that carrot juice leaves.

Omega VSJ 843 Review + Recipes

Green Juice

Omega VSJ 843 Review + Recipes

Green Juice - input measurements

Servings 15 oz

Ingredients

  • 2 green apples
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/4 whole pineapple

Instructions

  1. Alternate greens with more water-based fruits. Can add at least 2 more cups of spinach if desired.

Omega VSJ 843 Review + Recipes

Check out my Omega VSJ 843 review and juicing recipes below:

 

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