This is John Kohler with
Today we have another exciting episode for you. You might be thinking, “Hey John, where’s
the juicer, man? I thought you do juicers?” Well I also do gardening and today’s episode
is actually inspired by my garden in particular. I was out gardening. Look at all these amazing,
beautiful leafy greens I have. I want to encourage you guys to not only eat, but also juice and
even blend your leafy greens. I think the average American gets less than half a pound
per person per year in, for example, Kale. And my goal every day is to eat two pounds
of leafy greens a day. And that’s definitely a lot of leafy greens. But it can be made
super simple by literally juicing them. You can literally take one pound of leafy greens,
condense them down into literally one cup of juice. And now you can get the nutrition
out of a leafy greens into you. It’s the nutrition that I’m really after to be healthy, to lose
weight, to have more energy. I’ve learned that there’s different phytochemicals and
phytonutrients aside from the vitamins and minerals that are very important in the leafy
greens that may help us ward off things like cancer and all these kinds of things. So anyway, we’re in the garden today and you
know what we’re gonna do? We’re gonna pick out some leafy greens out of the garden. We
have some beautiful collard greens here getting nice and large…while I could use these for
a wrap and make a burrito wrap out of these because they’re so big. I like to generally
pick the large ones and juice them on up. They juice up really well and you don’t need
a lot of them to get to the one pound that I’m shooting for in my juice every day. I
think we’ll pick a few more of these and then we’ll head over to the juicer that we’re gonna
use today. The Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer. Now we’re ready to get juicing with the Kuvings
Whole Slow Juicer. Now the first thing I want to say is if you wanna juice all greens or
virtually all greens, the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer or any other vertical single auger
juicer is not the one that I would recommend for you guys. You then want to go with the
horizontal auger style machine, which is far more effective when juicing straight leafy
greens alone. The problem with the vertical machines is that as the pulp comes out, it
actually has to make a right hand turn and then things can get clogged in that. And so
we’re gonna juice a few different items in the juicer today that’s gonna ease the pressure
of the greens. Plus, we’re gonna use our knife and pre-cut our greens so it will work properly
in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer. Now before I get into juicing the greens,
you might be thinking, “John, man! I really like your garden!” You might be still thinking
about my garden! I want to always encourage you guys to start out with the highest quality
produce you can juice. So for me what that means is it simply means grow it yourself
because standard conventional agriculture…big agriculture, is not growing the most nutrient-dense
foods as they possibly can. They’re growing the largest foods because, think about it…you
pay for produce by the pound. The more the produce weighs, the more money the farmer
can get. So I’m trying to grow nutrient-dense crops and I put 70 plus trace minerals back
into my soil to ensure my plants are gonna get all the nutrition they need to thrive
and then consequently so that I can eat them, and them get all the nutrition that I need
to thrive as well. In standard agriculture, it’s common practice to add maybe 3 minerals
and PK fertilizers back in the soil, and that’s really not doing it for us. So I encourage
you guys to have a garden, grow your own food. You can even grow sprouts and micro-greens
inside your apartment in New York City if you don’t have a yard. And if you want to
learn more about gardening, I encourage you guys to check out my other YouTube channel,
Growing Your Greens, which is where I teach you guys how to grow your own food and then,
of course, you get a juicer to juice it on up and get healthier than ever before. In any case, let’s go ahead and start juicing
with the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer. First step, very important when making a green juice
in a Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer or any other vertical juicer is to properly prepare the
produce. This is where most people fail because, unfortunately, directions such as this are
not included in the instruction manual to any vertical slow juicer that I’m aware of
at this time. As you guys can see here, we got the collard
greens washed and we got a whole bunch of them, almost like a deck of cards, a deck
of collard greens. There’s actually a dozen leaves here. This dozen leaves weighs about
1 pound so I’ve met my quota for my 1 pound of greens in this one juice. So what we’re
gonna do first is we’re gonna take all these guys and blend them all up. And we’re simply
gonna go ahead and roll these guys up in a bit fatty. A big, fat greeny! Big fat cigar.
So as you guys can see we got a nice roll there. Gonna smoke it… Alright so what we’re
gonna do is we’re gonna simply take the knife and we’re just gonna cut it into little
strips. So my goal is to do one-eight inch strips–this is really small strips here–that
might be a little bit too wide. I like to get them a little bit thinner. And the reason
why I’m doing this is because we need to break up those long fibers that are in the leafy
greens, most importantly in the stalk. I mean the greens are not that critical but mostly
in the stalk. This is especially important when juicing large greens. If you’re juicing
little baby greens that are pre-washed from Costco, for example, you don’t need…you
can omit this step because they’re so soft. But as the greens get larger–big bunches
of Kale, big bunches of collard greens, big bunches of Swiss chard, you will need to cut
them for the best results. And the thing is if you don’t cut them, the juicer is gonna
jam up; it’s gonna make excessively more pulp and you might not be happy. So this is what
is required to make green juice in this juicer. Now there are other juicers if you don’t want
to do all this pre-cutting. You know you don’t have to, you can get a juicer that doesn’t
require all the pre-cutting. And that’s fine but, once again every juicer has their pros
and cons. Despite the pre-cutting, the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is the juicer that sits
on my countertop that I use each and every day. Actually, for breakfast I made cactus
fruit coconut milk and that was definitely delicious. So yeah I find that I use my Kuvings Whole
Slow Juicer a lot actually because of the 3-inch wide feature it just makes juicing
a lot easier and more convenient for me so that I’m more apt to do it. And I don’t want
to sell you a juicer and then it sits there in your counter and you never use it because
then, despite you having one of the best juicers, it’s not benefiting you if you’re not using
it every day. That’s one if the features–one of the big features–that I like about the
Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer. They make it easy to clean with three included cleaning brushes.
And also they make it easy to juice with the wide feed shoot. So I’m just about done cutting up the last
bit of stalk. Now, it’s very important to cut out the stalk and yes you can juice the
stalk of the produce. There’s actually a lot of liquid in the there. It’s very important
to cut up the stalk because the stalk is where all the strings are. They’re gonna get clogged
in the ejection port where the pulp comes out. So once we got all this cut up–you guys
can see we got a nice pile here–what were gonna do is we’re gonna go ahead and put
this in a bowl. I got a hairdo! We got all that cut up, collard greens in a bowl. Next
we’re gonna do celery. So I do recommend something like celery, cucumbers, zucchini, or romaine
hearts make up the bulk of your juice. It’s gonna make your green juice more diluted than
if you juice did straight up collard greens like one pound, it will be really strong…then
you guys might gag and even actually hurl because of it. I always recommend you guys
to dilute it down so that 75 percent of the glass should be something like the celery,
or cucumbers, romaine hearts, zucchini. And then the other 25 percent then should be the
dark leafy greens. And that’s for beginners. As you get into juicing more, you’ll be able
to stomach and handle more greens straight. Some people don’t particularly like the taste
of green juice straight because it does have a different flavor than you might be used
to. I just love it. So yeah we’re gonna go ahead and cut the celery
up also very important to cut your celeries so all celery and leafy greens should be pre-cut
to put in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer. This is for one very important reason. It’s these
long fiber strings here—look at that. I don’t know if you guys can see that, it’s
really thin. And this will get stuck in your teeth. It also gets stuck in the ejection
port and cause a backup situation. Which is not good. So that’s why we’re gonna pre-cut
the produce. So on the celery, very easy, what I like to do is just cut off the end
here. We’re gonna go ahead and compost this. I always recommend you guys to compost instead
of throw things away. And now we’re just gonna once again cut this into eighth-inch pieces.
And I know you might be thinking, “John, I got the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer, man, and
I didn’t want to have to cut produce!” Well on leafy greens and celery you will have to
pre-cut them, on cucumbers you don’t need to pre-cut them, on carrots as long as they’re
not too fat of a diameter you will not need to cut them. But on any slow juicer–any vertical
slow juicer–you will need to pre-cut your produce. Now there’s one exception here if you’re making
a glass of eight ounces of juice, not making a big quantity like I am today, you can get
away with actually not cutting your produce or cutting into larger pieces. The thing you
have to remember is, if you put in larger pieces of celery especially your outlet port
is gonna clog and then the juicer will not really function properly. But if you’re doing,
like 8 ounces of juice you should be able to get away with it because the juice will
clog up by the time you’re done. If you want to juice larger volumes then you’re gonna
have to cut it into smaller pieces. So what I show is I just show the optimal way of preparing
produce and this is what I recommend so that you don’t any headaches or any problems. We got all this celery chopped up. Next thing
we’re gonna do is get juicing. So the recipe today I’m gonna use is celery as my base because
it makes up the majority of what I’m juicing today. In addition, I got a half dozen apples
here and one lemon which you do not need to pre-cut because it’ll fit in the Kuvings Whole
Slow Juicer in one whole piece of fruit. And I like this, it’s gonna save me a little bit
of time. So, when juicing in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer, you want to rotate the produce
you’re juicing. Now the average person might be like, “Okay John, I got all this celery.
Let’s just put all the celery through the juicer. And then put all the greens and then
put the apples, and the lemon in.” That will be a really bad idea. The celery will juice
really good once the celery is in, it’s kinda blocking up the feed shoot. You put the greens
in there and they start to back up and by the time you got to the apples and the lemon,
it’s really not gonna be working well at all actually. You need to follow proper procedure,
much like if you have a stick-shift car. You can’t just get in the car, put it in first
gear, and press the gas, right? It’s not gonna go. You have to put the clutch in, put it
in gear, let the clutch out slowly, put the gas on, blah, blah, blah. Same thing with
the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer. You just have to learn how to use it properly. So the main
thing I want to sum up is that you want to vary the different textures. And you always want to start off with the
softest texture and go into the hardest texture. So in this instance, the softest textures
will be the fruits, the apples, and the lemon. Then when it’s a little bit softer then is
the greens and then the celery would be the more firmest and hardest texture. It be very
good if I actually juice carrots and I do encourage you guys to juice carrots each and
every time you use the Kuvings Whole Slow juicer. This will make it work 50 percent
better because carrots are the ideal and optimal fiber to help the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer
push out all that residual pulp that’s stuck in the machine. You know, softer fruits, like
apples, especially if they’re old and mealy and soft. So pick hard fruits whenever you’re
juicing them and pick the freshest produce, when you can get it, because soft and wilted
things are not gonna juice well. And no, you cannot juice frozen vegetables or previously
frozen vegetables. Now let’s go ahead and turn on the Kuvings
Whole Slow Juicer and get juicing. So first, we’re gonna use one of those apples. Now to
juice apples, you do need to remove the stem but you can put the apple in whole. Look at
that…drops right in. Now it will stop and you will need to use the pusher to push the
apple in past the safety switch and it will actually take a bite off each piece of the
apple. And as you guys can see we got the juice out. Now to catch the juice, I’m not
using the standard included plastic catch cup that’s included with the Kuvings Whole
Slow Juicer. I choose to use an eight cup anchor hawking measuring cup or measuring
bowl. These are available at a local big-box store such as Target or Walmart and this is
what I recommend. In addition, another thing I’m using, is a
standard sieve. The Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer does not come with a sieve. I told them they
should include one. But the all vertical upright juicers such as the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer
makes some of the pulpiest juice. As you guys can see after juicing that one little apple,
we already have some pulp there that’s caught. I prefer the pulp free juice. There’s nothing
wrong with drinking pulp, but I like it pulp free, it just make it taste that much better
so I can drink it and enjoy it that much more. So yeah you will have to pick up an accessory
strainer or sieve. They are relatively inexpensive so you might also want to do that at the big-box
store when you’re there picking up your glass bowl so you can juice lots of juice at one
time. So now that we put the apple in, next thing
we’re gonna go ahead and out in some greens. We’ll go ahead and put in a handful of some
greens there. I like how I can just literally, once I got the greens pre-cut, drop them in
and they juice right up. I always encourage you guys to keep your juice flap up and always
let the juice fall out. One of the things I’ve learned about all vertical slow juicers
is if you keep the cap down, the pulp comes out wetter. So then you’re losing some yield,
actually. So we’re just gonna continue to grab another handful of these greens here.
And one of the things I wish the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer had was a funnel on the top because
sometimes things will drop around and out of it whereas other vertical slow juicers
do have a funnel. So once we got the apple, the greens, we got the hardest thing we got–is
the celery. I’ll put a nice big handful of celery in there. Even a little bit more. And one of the things you want to be aware
of when juicing the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is that the outlet port, here. You always
want to make sure that pulp is always flowing out the outlet port. And it looks like it’s
coming out nice and wide, that’s a good sign. You know if the pulp is still flowing, it’s
definitely a good thing. If your pulp stops flowing, then that means you have a backup
situation, which is really not good. In that case, then you want to try feed something
like carrots to see if that will help unjam it. Otherwise, you may have to stop the machine
and disassemble. But don’t be too fast and think, “Oh! It’s jammed up because it hasn’t
come out.” Feed a couple extra things before you determine that it is jammed up for sure
because it really doesn’t jam that often. Especially…I mean I’ve never had it jam
if you properly prepare the produce. Let’s put it that way. Alright so now that we did the celery, we’re
gonna go back and do another apple right in the machine. Once again, we’re gonna use our
pusher to push that apple in there. I really like how the juicer just literally goes around
and chunks off chunks the apple at one time. Nice, strong, and powerful. Actually, this
has the most powerful motor of any vertical single auger juicer that I’m aware of. Okay,
now the greens. Next, of course, after the greens we have to do the celery, very important.
The celery in this recipe is what’s really helping push things out. For example, if you
just did greens and apple, it’s not gonna work too well in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer.
That would be a good recipe for a horizontal, single auger machine. I do recommend adding
some celery or some carrots into the recipe. Carrots would be much more ideal than the
celery. So I’ll put in another little bit of celery. As you guys can see our pulp is still flowing
out. And it’s probably blowing out like 80 percent of the ejection port. So I want you
guys to strive to do that. If your ejection port clogs up, more than likely it’s because
you didn’t cut things small enough. Now let’s see, next, another apple. I really enjoy putting
apples in the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer. No extra cutting is required. And, I want you
guys to slow down when using the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer right. It’s a slow juicer, it’s
not a fast juicer. So just because the feed shoot is wide, don’t be cramming things in
as fast as you possibly can. I’m going at a slow, moderate pace. I mean, I’m talking
to you guys today. But I’m letting the machine work before I add the next item. So we just had the apple now we’re gonna add
another handful of the greens here. Now one if the things you maybe want to do, like,
“John! Something’s stuck in there man! I can put my knife in there! My fork or even my
hands or something!” Don’t put anything in the juicer except the included pusher. Number
one, whatever you put in there, number one, will be probably damaged when it comes I contact
with the auger. It can get hurt. And there’s a nice caution on here, “Do not put your hands
or anything else in the auger into the juicer.” It will not be covered under warranty if you
do something like that. I’ve had three ex-girlfriends now, put things in the juicers and break my
juicers. Each one of them, have done it. And I’m telling you guys now, don’t do it. So it looks like it’s progressing well. Looks
like the pulp is slowed down coming out of the outlet feed shoot. That’s your sign that
it’s time to put more produce in the machine. We’re gonna let it chop up that apple before
add in our greens. So I hope you guys are getting the idea, we’re gonna rotate the produce
from softest to hardest, pre-cut all the produce, and the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is gonna
work great for you. Now we’re gonna juice that lemon. You might
be thinking, “John, can I juice the seeds in the lemon? Was it alright to juice the
seeds in the apple?” Well my personal opinion is that the apple seeds do contain some nutrition
in there that are and is probably beneficial for us in small amounts. I wouldn’t sit there
and grind up a bunch of apples and eat them because they do contain toxins in there like
cyanide. But I don’t have a problem juicing the occasional apple and getting some of the
nutrition out of the seed into my juice. Same thing with lemons. Now fruits that have big
pits, such as plums and apricots, and peaches, and nectarines, you definitely will want to
remove. But things like melons, like watermelon, and cantaloupes, lemons, citruses, you can
totally put those in, seeds and all. I always like to add lemon to my juice, not
only for the flavor but because it has the citric acid. The citric acid helps keep your
juicer fresher longer. This is especially important if you want to save your juice.
Now all the slow juicer manufacturers say you can store the juice up to three days.
I always encourage you guys to drink the juice, right after it made for the highest benefit. Alright so we got our last fruit in there.
And uh-oh. You might be thinking, “John, what do you do, man? You’re out of the greens now.
What are you gonna do with the rest of the celery?” That’s alright. If you run out of
produce, you wanna be sure to run out of the soft things. The soft things are the apples,
the lemon, and the greens first. If you end up with the last thing, the hardest thing,
that’s what you want to end up with. It would be really not a good idea to use all your
celery and have some leftover greens and apples, right? You always wanna try to gauge it and
not put too much of any one item in so that you always have leftover celery or something
like carrots that will help push things through the machine at the end of your juicing experience. So now we’re just gonna go ahead and feed
the rest of this celery in to finish off my green juice. We got our last handful of celery
here. Drop that right into the machine. Let it juice it on up. Now it’s very important,
once you’re done using the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer or any other vertical auger juicer,
you don’t want to just put the stuff in, turn the machine off, right? It’s not done that
quick. It’s a slow juicer. You need to let it kind of run a little while and you’re gonna
keep an eye on where the juice is flowing out, right? It seems as it pretty much stops
the juice coming out, you’re gonna wanna turn it off. I mean it looks like still the juice
is still flowing out so I’m just gonna leave it on just a little bit longer. Maybe 30 seconds
is sufficient. So it looks like it’s just basically dribbling
out now dripping out so we’re gonna go ahead and turn the machine off. And I want to take
a look at the pulp show you guys the pulp on this. I started with a pound of leafy greens,
a whole head of celery, six apples and one lemon and it was turned into this much pulp.
And when I pick up this pulp through my hand and try to squeeze it, I get a few drips out.
It’s not super dry but the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer has done quite an excellent job in
my opinion. And it leases well as other vertical slow juicers or most of them, anyways. And
next we’re gonna go ahead and put our cap down. This will prevent dripping on the top
of your counter. Next we’re gonna go ahead and show you guys how much pulp was created.
Once again, the vertical single auger machines do create the most amount of pulp in the juice.
And the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is no exception. So you guys could see there is the pulp that
it was created. No problem with drinking this pulp if you don’t mind the texture. I prefer
not to have texture in my juice so we’re gonna take it out. And I like to usually set this
on the top of the machine to drip in there. And what we’re gonna do now is we’re gonna
take our glass here and we’re gonna pour off a nice glass of green juice. Look at that
nice consistency there. Mmm…I can’t wait to drink it. Mmm. Wow. It’s quite a good recipe.
The celery kind of gives it some saltiness, the apples give it a little bit of sweetness,
the lemon kind of gives it that tartness, and the greens fire you up full of nutrition.
Hope you guys enjoyed this episode learning how to make a green juice in the Kuvings Whole
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