“The Hulk” – Omega’s Ultimate Green Juice4
I really love the Omega Vert masticating juicers. I own both the VRT350 and the 8006 models and LOVE both of them! The VRT350 has the efficiency of a masticating juicer with the design of an upright centrifugal-style juicers. But it is the nutrient-dense juices that it yields that is the real reason to purchase this juicer.
Most juicers process at a speed of 1,650 to 16,000 RPM, destroying many healthy enzymes and causing juice to degrade shortly after being extracted. The Vert VRT350 Low Speed Juicing System processes at 80 RPM, extracting the highest degree of juice, preventing oxidation, and allowing juice to be stored for up to 72 hours without degradation. It is also really gentle and quiet!
The Omega VRT350 comes with a 2 HP Condenser Motor, Fine and Coarse Juicing Screen for Pulp Control, ULTEM Juicing Screen that withstands heavy duty juicing, and an innovative auto cleaning system that keeps the screen clear during juicing & increases efficiency. You can also juice wheatgrass at high yield. All machines come with a generous 10 Year Warranty.
With the Omega 8006, you get a one-stop shop to juice and homogenize! LOVE this machine! With it's powerful commercial motor, this masticating juice extractor thoroughly chews up plant fibres to fully extract the maximum amount of vitamins, enzymes, and minerals from all fruits and vegetables. With a dual-stage juicing system that ensures maximum efficiency, and it's low rotation speed of 80 RPMs, there is no foaming, no clogging, and no heat build-up.
The Omega 8006 also yields a high amount of juice with very dry pulp. There is an automatic pulp-ejection function for continuous juicing, which makes it really easy to use. It is also SUPER QUIET. This juicer is also really easy to clean, which is always an important consideration. The 8006 also comes with a generous 15-year warranty, and excellent customer service.
I honestly cannot rave about Omega Juicers. They also share amazing juice recipes on their website and facebook page. Here is one of my favourite Omega Juicer recipes. They call it "The Hulk" and it is one "Lean, Green, Health Machine!" Loaded with healthy greens like alkalizing kale, spinach, green chard, celery, cucumber, lemon, and ginger, this refreshing drink is a powerful immune booster that tastes DELICIOUS.
Photo taken by Katy Townsend
“The Hulk” – Omega’s Ultimate Green Juice
- 2 ribs celery
- 1 cucumber
- 1 apple
- ½ peeled lemon
- a nob of ginger
- ½ green chard leaf
- a handful of cilantro
- 3-5 kale leaves
- 1 cup spinach
- Process all ingredients through your Omega Juicer.
- Serves 1 - 2.
- Consume strained or unstrained. Whatever your preference.
Photo taken by Katy Townsend
Piggy Cooking Tips
how to select and store kale
To select the best tasting kale with the highest nutritional density look for varieties that have bright rich coloured leaves that are firm and energetic. The stems should be moist and crisp. Buy organic wherever possible and avoid leaves that are wilted, discoloured, bruised or have holes. Kale is very delicate and will become yellow, bitter, and lose much of its nutritional properties very quickly if not stored correctly. Do not wash the kale, but rather, enclose it in a plastic bag taking out as much of the air as possible. Then store in a cold fridge for up to five days. The Tupperware vegetable storers with the “breathers” are phenomenal for storing kale! For all of you fellow “tupper-tarts” out there – you know what I am talking about!