Oh boy do I have some exciting news to share with you today!
First, Food Babe TV is officially launching on September 9, 2013. You will be able to see the first episodes right here on foodbabe.com. Here are some sneak peak behind the scenes photos for the first 4 episodes… You better believe these clips are going to have the food industry shaking in their boots! I can’t wait. (AND yes, that’s me in the first picture with McDonald’s french fries!)
Secondly, I reached out to Breville in celebration of this special occasion and they have generously sponsored to give away a Breville Juice Fountain Crush for 10 Food Babe readers! But before I tell you about how you can win one of these, I must say this is definitely one of the best juicers I’ve ever operated. This is a slow masticating juicer which is a step above centrifuge juicers – and actually about the same price or less than some of them too. Slow juicers preserve the nutrients and live enzymes longer, which gives you the ability to store them for an extra day or so – which is awesome for everyone who likes to make a big batch of juice to enjoy over 2 days.
I became very interested in this juicer because it looks and acts like one of my other favorite juicers, the Hurom, and I wanted to know if there was any differences so I recommend the best slow juicer to y’all. To give my honest opinion (that is not biased because of this giveaway) – the Breville fountain crush is a little easier to clean, and juices celery without leaving a whole lot of pulp.
It takes me 10 mins from start to finish to make a juice using the fountain crush, including clean up. Breville gives you a cleaning brush that cleans the filter very easily, but you can also soak the filter in water diluted with lemon juice or a little bit of soap for harder to remove vegetable fibers.
Speaking of vegetable fibers – the best thing about this juicer is that it extracts a lot of juice from dark leafy greens – including wheatgrass. If there is one complaint about juicers it is that they don’t extract enough liquid from vegetables like kale. Also, the parts of the Breville Juice Fountain Crush are all BPA free, the machine is super quiet and light enough for extended travel. Over all this juicer rocks and definitely makes my top picks. If you are in the market for one (or don’t win it here today!) and looking to buy one, it’s available on Amazon for $299.
Giveaway now closed.
To Enter The Giveaway, Follow These 3 Simple Steps: (By midnight on Sunday, Sept. 8th) Sign up for Food Babe updates. Remember to click the link in the first confirmation email and add me to your address book so you will be eligible. Subscribe to my You Tube channel. AND let me know what topics you’d like for me to investigate for Food Babe TV in the comments section below.
I’m so excited to give these juicers away…I feel like the organic Oprah today. Juicing changed my life, I can’t wait for it to change yours!
P.S. If you know someone who needs a juicer, or perhaps a friend or family member who needs Food Babe, please share this post with them. Who knows, maybe if they win, they’ll invite you over for some green juice
Congratulations to the winners of a Breville Juice Crush, their comments are posted below. Thanks for all your support!
“Hi Food Babe! I have learned so much from your blog and emails, and I am looking forward to Food Babe TV! I don’t have a juicer yet because I haven’t been able to decide which one to go with, and the juicers I really want are out of my price range.
I would love for you to investigate makeup. I know you are the Food Babe, but you also advocate for total organic living and I would love to hear what you have to say about the makeup we cover our faces with each day.
Thanks Food Babe!”
Vani – I would love to have you investigate what is allowed in “natural flavors” and what we can do to get companies to start being transparent about what those “natural flavors” consist of. I’ve heard that companies don’t want to disclose these ingredients because they are trade secrets of their formulations, but I have great concern about the term “natural” and what can be included in that categorization. Thanks for all you do to inform us!
I am so excited about that giveaway! I just told my husband that I want a juicer for Christmas! I would love to have you investigate more restaurants and candy/chocolate manufactures!!
I am subscribed to your newsletter and to your YouTube channel, of course! When you do an investigation, I would like more positive examples of products that do meet your standards. In the most recent tea investigation, there were only three recommended brands. Same with the beer article, not that I drink it anyway but for those that do. Also, I would like information about beauty products, makeup in particular. Not just pointing out bad ingredients (you’ve trained me well enough to figure that out on my own!), but ones that do their job. I don’t have the means to order 10 different foundations online till I find one that I like/that works/that matches my coloring. Thank you <3 love you so much!
More follow up on the claims of the harmful effects of microwaves on the molecular structure of water.
Thank you for all the hard work. I am a vegetarian, but wonder about all the negative statements the Paleo crowd has to say about grains and especially beans. I have found contradictory statements regarding eating grains and beans. Also, I would like to see more info regarding store brand (and national brand) organics. Also, perhaps a list of best museum (non-chain) cafeterias.
Congratulations on foodbabe tv!!! I already receive your updates and I just subscribed to your tv station. I am so excited for your first episodes!
I would love to pull the rug out from under the so call “fortified” movement! So many innocent consumers eating what they think is “healthy” because it is fortified with calcium, iron, etc. I see it all the time on breakfast cereals and other junk food. I’m sure I’ve even seen soft drinks advertising this. I’m sure they are fortified but isn’t it usually counterproductive? Thank you for being passionate about what the rest of us want to know but choose not to look behind the curtain:)
Hi there, I appreciate you! I’ve made lots of changes thanks to your information. I’d definitely be interested in what’s in pet food. I feed my cat organic food, but who really knows…
I’d love to learn more about water purification systems. Are the really expensive (high quality) systems worth the money? Which systems of lesser price are of equal quality?