Monday, June 30, 2014

My week with the Sharp Slow Juicer - also a GIVEAWAY. You could win your own!!

When I was approached by Sharp to trial their Slow Juicer I jumped at the chance. I was also excited to hear that I have 1 x Sharp Slow Juicer to giveaway to a Honey and Fizz reader!

Juice is something that our whole family loves and I knew we would have fun trying out different juice combinations and it would also save us a whole lot of money as we wouldn't have to buy any juice. Juice for 5 people really adds up!


We popped down to the local market and stocked up on fruits and vegetables we could juice.
We stuck to familiar combinations but as the weeks go on I'm sure we will become more adventurous with our flavours.


The boys loved the novelty of requesting their favourite juices and of course they loved feeding the fruit into the juicer. I was really impressed with how roughly we could get away with chopping up the produce, as the strong motor easily squeezed and juiced large chunks. 

Here are some of our favourite juice combinations
Green juice - mint, cucumber, apple and celery

Carrot, apple + ginger

Beetroot, carrot, apple + mint

Pineapple, ginger + orange

Good old, simple OJ


We got in the habit of making up a few juices at one time and kept them in the fridge. They lasted really well and didn't go watery or separate. It was so easy to have them made up to grab on the go. 

Putting the juice into our mason jars with the lids meant Simon could grab one on his way out the door and drink it on his way to work. It also looked cute ;)


We probably drank a juice a day as the juicer was really easy to use and to clean.

I think what had put us off making juice at home was what a hassle it was to pull apart a juicer and clean it. But with the Sharp Slow Juicer there were just two main parts that simply got rinsed under a hot tap and returned to the base ready to be used again. The 2 plastic jugs that came with the juicer, (1 to catch the juice and the other the pulp) were popped in the dishwasher.

If I didn't have a juice with breakfast I would make up a jug for afternoon tea.
You really can't beat fresh juice!


I also found it handy to create fresh, fruity iceblocks for the boys.



And the juicer was perfect when I needed some fresh grapefruit juice for Margaritas on the weekend.


We used this recipe

Grapefruit Margarita
2 oz. Tequila
2 oz. Grapefruit
1 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. triple sec
1/2 oz. agave
Kosher salt for rim
lime wedge
garnish- grapefruit slice/lime slice
Add tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec and agave into a shaker with ice. Shake.
Take lime wedge and run around lip of glass. Place salt on plate and swirl the cup lip in the salt.
Add ice to glass. Strain cocktail shaker into glass. Garnish with grapefruit.

The Technical stuff!
Sharp's Slow Juicer uses the slow squeezing method to achieve high extraction of nutritional juice from fruit + vegetables.
This method not only provides freshly squeezed juice but also pulp that can be used in a variety of recipes.

It also has:
Low Speed Pressing System
Output Power: 150W
Eco Friendly Ultem Screw, with Mesh Screen and Rotating Brush
Easy to use and Assemble
Quieter Operation
Less Cleaning Time
Automatic Safety Lock
On, Off and Reverse Power Options
Accessories: Juice Pitcher, Pulp Pitcher, Cleaning Brush and Recipe Booklet
This little video explains how the Slow juicer works

The Sharp website has lots of helpful information on juice combinations, recipes for the pulp and they are offering a 14 day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

Simon and I really loved the Slow Juicer and found it so easy and efficient to use. The fact that it was so simple to clean really made it a winner.
It is one of the few appliances on our kitchen bench that is getting used daily. Also we loved how the boys fruit + veg intake went up this week. 

If you would like the chance to win a Sharp Slow Juicer for yourself, leave me a comment below and tell me your favourite juice combination x

The winner will be drawn on Monday 7th July by Random Number Generator.
The competition will be run between here, Honey and Fizz Facebook page and on the @honeyandfizz Instagram page. 

Do you have a juicer? How often do you use it?

Disclosure - I was given the Sharp Slow Juicer to trial. I wasn't paid to write a review. I just loved it so much I wanted to share it with you. Actually I loved it so much I got Sharp to give one lucky Honey and Fizz reader their own Sharp Slow Juicer!


****UPDATED TO CONFIRM GIVEAWAY CLOSED AND THE WINNER WAS AMANDA FROM HOMELY ONE ****

68 comments:

  1. Hi Gorgeous Simone - love this and would love to win this juicer. I have one of those big annoying juicers that we were given as a wedding gift all those years ago and guess what - we don't use it because it is too hard to clean! This looks great and I make pineapple, carrot and apple juice! Hope you are all well. Leanne xx

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    1. Good luck Leanne, yes this juicer is so simple to clean x

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  2. The other week I tried pineapple and mint. It was delicious and refreshing. Now I just need a juicer at home so I can make it myself :)

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  3. I do have an old juicer passed on to me by a friend when she left Melbourne for good. It still does its job but every now and then, fruits/veg get stuck and the motor does this really scary and shaky sound. It's also really inconvenient to clean. Would love to try the Sharp slow juicer too. My fav fruit combination is apple, orange, carrot and red grapes. But I'm starting to do green juices too now and so far the best green juice combination I've tried consist of kale, cos lettuce, cucumber, Granny Smith and Peckham pear!

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    1. I like the addition of the pear! Good luck x

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  4. So many yummy juice combos!! My favourite (especially in winter) is carrot, orange, apple and ginger. I think it is a great immunity booster to kick off my day.
    Daisy xo

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    1. I agree Daisy, definitely keeps those cold & flu bugs away. Good luck x

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  5. I don't have the luxury of owning a juicer but boy oh boy would I love to get my hot little hands on one of these fantastic machines! My all time fave juice combo is pineapple, watermelon, apple and carrot. Yummo!

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    1. Imagine what you could create! Good luck x

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  6. I have an old juicer which takes a good 10 minutes to clean which is slightly off putting. I try and use it at least twice a week though and our family favourite is carrot and apple with either a hint of lemon or a touch of ginger. We always have these staples in the fridge, although sometimes we are a bit more adventurous! I would love a new Sharp Slow Juicer, if I could create juices like your combinations I would be happy! x

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    1. My husband wants to put ginger in all the juices! I have to say we are using the juicer more as it is so quick to clean. Good luck! x

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  7. Green apple, kale, silverbeet, english spinach, cucumber, parsley, celery and lemon. The lemon and apple really give it a zingy lemonade taste. My three year old always asks for this "green juice".

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    1. Sounds delish! Such a good habit for the littles to get into. Good luck x

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  8. When I got hit with a nasty cold the other week my best friend was freshly squeezed ginger and lemon juice shots, bit of a bite on that one! My favourite juice combo, preferably served in the sun poolside, is carrot, pineapple, celery, and ginger.

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  9. Bananas and strawberries are my fav combo. It would be great to have the luxury of a juicer!! Then I could use some imagination and try lots of others.

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    1. I agree, imagine what you could create! Good luck x

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  10. Hi Simone, thanks so much for your instagram and blog... I find a lot to be inspired by! One of my favourite juice combinations is apple, spinach, cucumber and lime... apparently it helps improve your mood []

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    1. That's interesting, even a better reason to start the day with a juice. Good luck! x

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    2. Thanks Simone - having one as we speak from the cafe at work ;) xx

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  11. Yay! I have been waiting for this since you gave me the heads up on IG. :) I have enjoyed juicing of late but have struggled as I have just been using my blender. It is a tad thick! I have been loving pineapple, orange, mandarin, lime and some ginger and water. thanks Simone! X

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    1. This juicer is amazing in how it separates the pulp and juice so well. Good luck! x

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  12. This juicer looks great! Love that it seems so easy to clean! We love pineapple, apple, strawberry and mint :)

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  13. Wow, this looks great! Kale, green grapes, cucumber and a Granny Smith apple increase your iron intake in a yummy way! I read recently that if you combine 1 cup of juice from any recipe, 1 cup ice cubes, 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt, and 1 medium peeled banana in a blender your juice becomes a smoothie! Clever! Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity Simone!

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  14. Hi Simone
    This is my favourite juice... I don't like pineapple but in a juice I love it! I sometimes substitute the spinach for kale;
    2 cups spinach, fresh
    2 cups water
    1 cup pineapple
    1 cup mango
    2 bananas
    Kylie:)
    PS I love your blog and looking at pics of your home

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  15. I would Love Love Love to win this Juicer. We have a beautiful Lemon tree in our backyard so I would love to create a juice with those, maybe Lemon, Apple and Ginger (to keep away those winter colds). I also have 3 little children so would love for them to be able to experiment with different ingredients, I am sure we would end up with a Maddie, Jack and Flynn special.
    Haley Ellard

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    1. That sounds amazing Haley, yes the kids love coming up with concoctions. As the juicer doesn't have sharp blades to hurt little fingers I felt comfortable in the boys using it. Good luck x

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  16. Fridge envy here. Yours is so clean and neat.. ha ha!! Im all for just a plain old freshly squeezed orange juice. Delicious and refreshing. Sometimes it may be dressed with a little mint on the top.

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  17. My favourite juice combo is pineapple, watermelon, kale, coconut water and a creamy banana. It rejuvenates me in winter and gets my mind and body ready for summer.

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  18. Ruby Red.. Carrots, tomatoes, one fresh red chilli, and an orange. All from the garden;-), packed full of vitamins with a punch.
    The kids love the sweetness of beetroot (colour too) I add an apple and thumb of ginger.

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  19. Carrot, Apple and Ginger is my go to juice for fighting off colds in winter. Its packed with great nutrients and the spiciness of the ginger warms me right up. The vibrant sunny hue makes it all the more appetizing

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  20. pineapple, raspberry and mint : )

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  21. Gotta be in it to win it right? I love Apple, Pineapple, Kiwi, and Kale. Im only a newbie to juices and I love this combo xx

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  22. I do have a juicer but I found it hard to clean so my juicing days have to wait until I get a better machine.

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  23. No I don't have a juicer only a blender but I'd love to have one to make fantastic, healthy juices.

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  24. I don't have a juicer..yet! But if I did, I would make a lovely tropical sour juice of lime, pineapple. granny smith apples, mint, and grapefruit!

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  25. I love making what I call a Beetnik: apple, beetroot, carrot, celery and spinach. It turns into a beautiful blood-red juice with a sweet smell. It has great cardioprotective properties, and digestive benefits.

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  26. I am getting in the habit of replacing my morning coffee for a juice - my favourite is lemon, apple and ginger....gets me feeling zingy (without the jitters of coffee).

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  27. I couldn't bring my juicer and blender with me when I moved to Australia from the US, but I used to love to juice beets with apples and then blend in berries. Hope to get a juicer!

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  28. This juicer sounds amazing! I don't have a juicer at the moment so I've been making lots of smoothies but I do love a good carrot, apple, pineapple and ginger juice.
    I'm loving your blog by the way, gorgeous pictures and wise words! X

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  29. I love anything with fresh pineapple juice in - it's so yummy! And I love that this juicer is easy to clean!

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  30. I love a simple orange and sweet lemon juice. It's perfect with eggs and bacon.

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  31. I have a very old juicer and it is a nightmare to clean! So, I would love a new one. Oh, and my sentimental favourite is apple, celery and carrot because mum used to make it!

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  32. I like kale, cucumber, apple, and lime!

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  33. Granny Smith Apple, Kiwi fruit and Pineapple mix - yum

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  34. I would make a pink juice, strawberries, raspberries and banana! Yay pink juice xx

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  35. My favourite combination is apple, pineapple, orange and strawberry. We used to have an old style juicer, but it was just so bulky and a pain to clean. The one you've trialed sounds perfect! x

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  36. Hmm, what would be my favourite?! Kale, carrot, ginger, apple and orange. Yum, yum, YUM!

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  37. I love, lemon, apple cider vinegar, tumeric, ginger and honey.....I call it flu buster

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  38. We are "in between" juicers at the moment, haha, but previously a favourite was my husband's yummy discovery of watermelon and nectarine as an amazing summer juice. Next summer I'll try it with a splash of vodka! At the moment I'm loving ginger and turmeric in tea and smoothies and would love to start juicing turmeric.

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  39. Cranberries, raspberries, strawbwerries, pomegranate and blueberries!

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  40. I don't have a juicer, but I'd be keen as to try one. I mix up breakfast smoothies in my blender at the moment.

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  41. We don't have a juicer, so I make what I can in our blender - we're definitely limited though! We love raspberry, apple, spinach, watermelon and mint :-)

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  42. I own an old Juicer but I do find it really annoying to clean, so I never use it the way I want! My Fave juice is Apple, Carrot and Celery, it's just really fresh and fun!

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  43. Pineapple, lemon and coconut water is great for helping me to detox.

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  44. Hi Simone! I've never been game enough to buy one of those big hard to clean and noisy to use juicers before. They never appealed to me too much. But the idea of fresh homemade juice using all kinds of fruit and veg combos just sounds so healthy I'd definitely give it a whirl! I'm a sucker for anything with apples and mint in it, so I think something like apple, pear, lemon and mint would be an awesome combo! Cheers Bel

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  45. I love an ORANGE HIBISCUS MOCKTAIL... Freshly juiced oranges, a few icecubes and a dash of a dazzling syrup of hibiscus flowers. Here's the recipe for that...

    Collect about 10 to 12 hibiscus flowers
    Put all the flowers into the jug.
    1 litre of hot water
    (the flowers will start to lose their color)
    30ml of lime juice (this turns the color back to red)
    3 - 4 tbsp of sugar to taste
    Cool in Fridge

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  46. I love apple carrot ginger and kiwi fruit or apple and berries but i do like to experiment.

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  47. My favourite juice depends on what is seasonal and growing in my garden :)

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  48. I'm from the tropics so it's all about refreshing cool drinks on hot humid days. There is nothing better than mandarine, pineapple and orange, blended with lemonade. Yummo!

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  49. I really, really need to get on the juice "bandwagon" so once I win this juicer and have experimented I'll let you know the perfect combination!!!

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  50. No I do not own one but would love to have one. It would be great to juice daily. -- shaunie twitter.com/sandyhills25

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  51. Hi Simone,
    We at Sharp corporation really love the way you have demonstrated the Sharp slow juicer and shown your favourite juice combinations.
    For even more recipes they can be found at http://www.sharpaustralia.com.au/juicer/. Here you will find additional recipes for drinks, soups and how the pulp may be used in cooking. We congratulate the eventual winner of the Sharp slow Juicer that you are giving away and for those that are interested in purchasing a slow juicer, our facebook shop at https://www.facebook.com/SharpAustralia has a discounted online price.
    Thank you Simone.

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  52. Slow Juicer is the need for all families as it benefits each one of the family member and easily available online with lot of options and at pretty low prices.

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