Philips HR1871 Review

Hi guys!

I got a new juicer (Philips HR1871) for my birthday in September and I’m so happy with it! I’ve been wanting one for ages.

The pros:

  • Looks good and is quite compact.
  • All parts are dishwasher safe, making it very quick in the morning before work.
  • Comes with a little “book” of recipes!
  • Comes with a jug and two spouts (one spout for the jug shown in the photo above, the other pointing downwards if you want to press your juice directly into a glass).
  • Has two levels, one for harder fruits and veggies and the other for oranges etc
  • You can put the entire fruit in with the pips such as apples and pears (note anything with a “stone” in you have to take out first)
  • It works!

The cons:

  • You can’t juice soft fruits and vegs like avocado, banana, papaya etc as it blocks the sieve – however as I have a hand blender I don’t find this so bad as you can blend it in your juice afterwards.
  • It’s quite pricey at around 160 euros, and there is actually a model that’s basically the same with a tiny bit less power which is a bit cheaper (HR1869).

As you can see the pros outweigh the cons in my opinion, and I would totally recommend buying one 🙂

Here are also a few tips:

  • If you don’t like that particular fruit/veg in a solid form… then you won’t like it as a liquid either! (I almost threw up drinking a celery juice as I absolutely hate celery haha)
  • If you’re not drinking it straight away, add a lemon to it so it keeps it’s colour! Otherwise it will go brown.
  • If you keep your juice in the fridge for more than a day or two it loses it’s vitamins.

Thanks for reading!

Larissaingermany x

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Super Quick Takeaway Lunch

Hi readers!

Today I’m going to share with you one of my favourite breakfast/lunches that I always take with me. It’s super quick to make in the morning, and if you really have no time mornings you can make it in the evening and leave it in the fridge over night!IMG_20150423_092856What you need:

  • Yoghurt – I usually use natural yoghurt as it’s the healthiest but you can use any you want
  • Muesli or oats
  • Frozen berries/fresh fruit such as apple, strawberry, pear, kiwi… anything you want!
  • shredded coconut
  • honey (this isn’t really needed if you use flavoured yoghurt, but if you do use natural yoghurt then manuka honey is a favourite of mine and has lots of health benefits!)
  • A glass jar/waterproof tupperware – I use yoghurt jars but you can use anything that doesn’t leak

What you have to do:

Layer your glass jar/tupperware with your ingredients.

First spoon in the yoghurt, followed by muesli/oats, fruit, honey (if you need it) and sprinkle with shredded coconut.

Close the lid and ta daaa! It’s already done. Told you it was quick!

If you make it in the evening and leave it in the fridge, you’re basically making “overnight oats” so  the oats have absorbed some liquid from the yoghurt and fruit overnight. If you make it in the morning it just means the oats are a bit more crunchy – both versions are yummy!

I haven’t put the amount of each ingredient, just because you can decide yourself – if you love yoghurt then fill the jar half way up. If you like it dryer then add more oats etc.

Hope you enjoy it!!

Larissaingermany x

Natural yoghurt, muesli, chopped apples with honey and shredded coconut
Natural yoghurt, frozen berries muesli and honey in tupperware
Natural yoghurt, muesli, strawberries, honey and shredded coconut