Waking up to your alarm each morning and heading straight for the kitchen to get the coffee brewing is a part of America’s daily routine. If that is not the case, we just run by the drive-through of our favorite coffee shop on our way to any event that we are attending that day. The invention of the insanely convenient Keurig coffee machine simplified this process even further for many. All one has to do is keep fresh water in one compartment, drop in a plastic pod, and with the click of a button your coffee is made to any size cup you need. Recently, we have been introduced to similar technology known as Juicero.

Juicero is the first cold-pressed juicing machine that creates a glass of juice right in your own kitchen. The labor that goes into going to the store, gathering produce that will perish if not used in a timely manner, purchasing a juicer that can be relatively pricey, and taking the time to juice your own juice, is no longer an issues. Juicero is similar to a Keurig in that it generates a healthful glass of fruits and vegetables that should be consumed daily, simply by the push of a button.

How Does It Work?

You begin by downloading the Juicero application, this syncs with your press and will keep you on track. The Juicero machine is a clean looking piece of technology that sits right on your countertop. You open the face of the machine, place a Juicero packet in the slot, shut the door, slide a glass underneath, and press the button. Boom! It is ready that easily.

The packets that you place in the machine to be cold-pressed are mailed to you and kept track of through the application. It has the ability to keep track of which ones you have ordered recently and when you are running low on a certain flavor. You have the option to restock at anytime and your very own personalized orders will arrive right at your doorstep.

What Are In The Packets?

Depending on what you choose, each packet is filled with 100 percent organic and natural fruits and vegetables. These have a shelf life of about 6 days each. The pouches include a grade in their lining to keep the remnants from the produce from entering your glass leaving you with a smooth freshly pressed experience each time. Also, on each packet there is a code that can be researched so that you are educated on where the produce was farmed and other information regarding the fruits and veggies in that very pack.

How Local Is This Produce?

We are all big fans of local produce, which is always a convincing reason to make a trip to gathering your produce at the town farmer’s market rather than your everyday grocer. Each farm that harvests the produce that is used in these packs were hand picked for their flavor, high-quality organic nature, and location. Seeing as how Juicero was originally founded in Northern California and now rooted there as well, the community of growers all reside in California, providing local nutrition. Don’t forget the clever aspect is that with your Juicero application you will be able to tell exactly where the juice packet you drank that morning came from.

Who Is The Master Mind?

The man behind all of this goes by the name of Doug Evans. As the founder of Juicero, he hopes to foster the innovations and creativity necessary to get the proper produce and juice into each of our kitchens. With a history in organics and commitment to a vegan lifestyle himself, he is a great mentor behind the inspiration for all of us to get into healthy routine, which in turn will give us the best life ever.

With all of that info, I am sure you are pretty convinced on this brand new technology as were we. We all know the struggle of consuming that daily amount of fruits and vegetables needed to obtain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Juicero, the convenient juicer right in your kitchen, makes it easy. All of the points discussed above seem to lead us no choice but to want to save up and make it our next big purchase. As with anything, there is a little controversy so let us take a look at that.

The first being compostable bags. As of right now, the packs that you spend a good amount of money on for pressing your 8 ounce juice everyday, is not very eco-friendly. The founder hopes to make the packs 100 percent compostable, but as for now they are not. This is amongst one of the larger complaints seeing as how eco-friendly driven we are especially when it comes to topics such as organics.

Another big issue is the cost. Although this is a complaint, one must remember there is almost always a cost for convenience. Once you pay the initial cost for the Juicero technology itself, in order to keep fresh packs handy you will be paying weekly costs for those. They tend to be a little pricier at $7 to $10 per juicing pack. For some, driving to the nearest juice bar (if there is one near) does not seem worth the cost difference.

The last issue that has been brought to our attention is that since the Juicero is so new they are not shipping nationwide yet. Just like the beginning of any innovation, it will take time. This machine and program is currently available in California from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This might be frustrating to those of you that do not reside in California, but do not worry, it will be making it’s way to a place near you as soon as possible.

Now that we have had both sides if the Juicero story, it is up to you. Whether you decided to look further into saving up for this new technology or simply make a conscious effort to consume more fruits and veggies in your daily meals, the bottom line is your health. Take the steps you need to take to be your best self and you will be well on your way!

 

 

 

 

Resources:

“Juicero – Organic, Cold-pressing Juice at Home.” Juicero. Web.

“What You Need to Know about Juicero, the New Controversial Juicer.” Well Good. 2016. Web.

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Written by Kylie Daniels

Kylie Daniels

My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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