Friday, 12 September 2014

Juicing with Bella

Many years ago I had a juicer complete with centrifugal force but lent it to someone who never gave it back.  Ever since that time I have longed to replace the machine but somehow never got a chance.

Recently I was invited to attend the launch of Bella Brand, a US brand which has arrived in the UK just a couple of months ago.  It is a small kitchen appliance expert and making its UK debut with four essential pieces, hoping to make the kitchen a fun place to cook and entertain.
There is a stainless steel kettle, matching four slice toaster and expresso coffee maker but my favourite is the high power, whole fruit juicer!

The juicer is a powerful 1000W that takes the whole fruit eliminating the need to peel or pre-chop. It doesn't have loads of parts and is easy to take apart an clean. Although dishwasherable I was it all by hand as I don't have a dishwasher and it really only take a few minutes to wash in warm soapy water, dry and re-assemble. Everything is compact and closed making it fun and safe for help from little hands.
I have been juicing a couple of times per week since I got the machine and on both days of the weekend.  I have been experimenting with different fruit and vegetable combinations, so far liking them all.
Using a juicer is a great way to make sure you get some quality fruit and vegetables on a regular basis and is a great way to get goodness into even the most fussy child. I have been making my fresh juice 3-4 times per week lately and although I cannot see a difference in my skin I can certainly say it feels softer and smoother, one of the benefits of drinking fresh juice several times per week.

My grandchildren think it is extremely funny to add kale and/or spinach, carrots and celery before we start on the fruit! These are foods they would normally not want to eat but you can't really taste the individual veggies!

I tend to start with the healthy things; kale, spinach, carrots, celery, beetroot before adding apples, oranges and depending on what is available in the market on Saturday peaches, pears, pineapple and more along with a small piece of ginger (no need to peel or chop up) which gives the finished liquid a lovely warmth.

Because I am a keen gardener I hate wasting any fruit or vegetable peelings subsequently all of the residue from the fruit we use for the juice will be put on the compost heap at the allotment.  You could however, if you corred the apples and pears and took out any woody pieces you could use the fruit as the base for a crumble or the vegetables to thicken up a soup or casserole!

This indespensible kitchen favourite will retail at rrp of £149.99 and is only available from Argos stores.

Many thanks to Bella (part of the MPL Home Group) for my juicer.  I was not paid to use this machine or to produce a positive review and as usual all opinions and photos belong to KitchenTalk.





  1. This looks like a really nice juicer, I love the fact that your grandchildren are having as much fun with it as you are.

    1. They love to add the vegetables that they normally wouldn't eat which is funny!

  2. Oh yes - waiting for mine to arrive soon - very excited now having seen this post! Karen

    1. I love having my fresh juice at the press of a button!

  3. Oooooohhhh. Great juicer. Not only do you get to make your own great juices but you get to get the kids to help make these too.

  4. I love fresh juice and the different combinations you can make!