A Beginners Guide To Juicing and A Fab Giveaway!

This week a pretty new appliance found it’s way into my home, the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor.  The first thing out of my Dear Daughter’s mouth, “Yay! Let’s juice an apple?”.  My response, SweetGirl, we have a problem, I don’t have a clue how to use a juice extractor!   To the instruction manual!  To the internet!  To the grocery store!  The first thing I noticed, the Big Mouth™ Juice Extractor is tricked out:



  • 800 Watts/1.1 Horse Power, quickly processes whole fruits and vegetables in seconds
  • Extra large 3 inch intake chute, less prep required, as it easily processes whole fruits and vegetables
  • Die cast locking straps & toggle control bezel, commercial features for durability and ease of use •20 oz. (0.6L) Juice recipient in clear smoked plastic •Durable stainless steel cutter/strainer •Easy to assemble/disassemble •Easy-to-remove pulp bin •Dishwasher safe parts

The second thing I noticed, the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor is a snap to set up!  Fabulous!  While trying to decide where to start with my new toy, I came to a quick conclusion, there are thousands of healthy options to choose from! I was so excited at the prospect of a new way to bring healthy choices into my house and having the chance to create some fab new family recipes.  We scoured the internet for some recipes that appealed to us, (and that I thought I could sneak some veggies into) and then ran out to get our supplies!


I covered the counter with our bounty, washed and prepped the fruit, and we got started.  Our short term goal, learn how to use this machine and create a recipe to chill out to!  Something fruity, yummy and refreshing to be enjoyed by us all summer long!  Our long term goal, start creating some healthier habits for the entire family.  It took just moments to set up our new whirly gig machine, and then we went for it in a very big way!  HB5


Our first recipe was one we found on the internet and adapted to our own palates.

Summer Refresher!  


*2 Apples

*1/3 of a pineapple (we bought a pineapple already cut up)

*2-3 Kiwi

*2 ripe nectarines

*10 large strawberries


*Wash all the fruit,  remove the stones from the nectarines, and the skin from the kiwi. 


*Chop the pineapple, apples, and nectarine so they will easily fit into your juice extractor.  Note:  Big pieces can be accommodated with ease.

*Feed the fruit into your Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor.

*Pour over lots of ice to chill, and enjoy!


Within minutes we had taken some our favourite fruits and created a new family favourite!  The house smelled wonderfully tropical and my daughter was ready to tackle a second recipe.  The second time we created this recipe I added oranges and blueberries, and then snuck in some spinach! Oh yes I did!  Such a brilliant way to start upping the veggie intake around here.  Added benefit; because I’m buying organic fruits and veggies whenever possible I can feel great knowing my girls are drinking quite possibly the best juice of their entire lives. 

I’m so happy to report the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor  is so easy to use even my 12 year old daughter had the hang of it in only moments.  It is also a snap to clean up, making it even easier for us to create some healthier habits!

Are you interested in learning about juicing?  Wanting to create your own healthy habits this summer?  Have a recipe you just know would be perfect on the deck this summer?  Then I have great news for you! I have a Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor to give away!  Please use the Rafflecopter form provided to enter my giveaway!  Contest is open to Canada only, and closes July 25, 2014.

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*This post is sponsored by Hamilton Beach Canada. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. I can’t handle the acidity in purchased orange juice, but enjoy it freshly squeezed – this would allow me to get more juice from my oranges – I’d juice oranges!!!

  2. I would juice fruits with a bit of kale thrown in… berry and citrus mix would be great for the summer!

  3. Darrah Bailey says:

    A V8 type veggie juice

  4. Paige Sharp says:

    strawberry kiwi juice would be awesome

  5. sabina edwards says:

    i’d like to try oranges and see what can be added to that (strawberry etc)

  6. Vickie Cheung says:

    A green juice

  7. Darrah Bailey says:

    I LIKED 🙂

  8. Andrea Amy says:

    blueberries and apples

  9. Jeannie says:

    First thing I would juice would be some fresh OJ!

  10. Oranges and pineapples.

  11. I love fresh juiced pineapple & pears

  12. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    I’d make some watermelon juice

  13. Glogirl says:

    I would make some apple juice.

  14. Danielle says:

    I would make carrots, beets and ginger.

  15. Janie N says:

    anything with bananas, chocolate & coconut…my favorite flavors

  16. Birdiebee says:

    I would make a green juice of kale, lemon, carrots, cucumber and apple.

  17. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    strawberries and pineapple

  18. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    I liked shared and comment on fb Chandra Christine O’Connor

  19. I would make a different juice everyday from the vegetables and fruits we grow in the backyard! How fun!!

  20. I would juice strawberries and raspberries.

  21. I liked your facebook post.

  22. stephen gordon says:

    A V8 type veggie cocktail of juices yummy. thanks for the chance. Cheers

  23. ginette4 says:

    I would juice oranges, strawberries and blueberries

  24. I’ll juice pretty much everything. I noticed that I don’t eat fruits at all unless they are in a some sort of a liquid form. My favourite home made juice is with apples, pears, carrots and raw beats.

  25. And yes I did liked it and shared on my FB page 😉

  26. Anne Taylor says:

    beets, apples, spinach and carrots

  27. sarah sar says:

    Spinach and avocado!

  28. would like to try something with kale.
    like post too.

  29. Baby steps! I’d do just oranges first so I can see the difference between store bought. Then become more adventurous in time…

  30. I’ve liked your Facebook post #14

  31. Kay Burke says:

    Dying to try kale with fruits and ginger

  32. Courtney says:

    Strawberries and pineapples

  33. I would love to try a pineapple/mango beverage

  34. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d use kale, parsley, carrots, and mango.

  35. nice…had a friend that used to swear by juicing…and made some pretty great mixes…and technology has only gotten better…so…there is a neat place in asheville that makes some intriguing concoctions with their juicers…

  36. Shelley N says:

    I am a real berry person so strawberries, raspberries and blueberries would definitely be a choice.

  37. Heather Baker says:

    I would do a tropical mix maybe orange, pineapple, strawberry, and banana.

  38. spinach, pineapple and oranges!

  39. Darlene Schuller says:

    I’d want a cool berry mix.. strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, cherry mmmmmmmmmm

  40. Darlene Schuller says:

    Commented on the fb post.

  41. STACEY DEMPSEY says:

    I would juice a berry drink with strawberries and blueberries and maybe some rasberries and I would probably throw in some banana too

  42. STACEY DEMPSEY says:

    I liked your FB post

  43. I recently got into juicing. LOVE it. But need a good juicer! 😉

  44. STACEY DEMPSEY says:

    I shared your post on facebook

  45. STRAWBERRIES! It’s been awhile since our family had any so it would be amazing to get back on with them using this.

  46. Wayne Lecoy says:

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor .
    In response to your question of
    If you won, what would be the very first thing you would juice?
    I would juice some oranges .
    Thank you for having this great giveaway!!!!!!!

  47. debbie p says:

    I would juice some strawberrys and bananas.

  48. debbie p says:

    Liked the post on facebook,..

  49. Bridget says:

    Garden fresh fruits like our strawberries and raspberries with bananas… and I’d love to see if I can get the veggie intake up here too!

  50. I would juice orange

  51. I would juice a mix of citrus fruits.

  52. Carrots! I love carrot juice with ginger and apple. The kids gobble it up too so it’s a win/win!

  53. shaunie says:

    Cucumbers, pineapples and strawberries would be the first thing

  54. shaunie says:

    I liked your facebook post about the giveaway

  55. shaunie says:
  56. I would love to juice some pineapple

  57. I’d attempt a green smoothie!

  58. Jessica W. says:

    apple and pineapple!

  59. Heidi C. says:

    I would make my kids’ favourite, apple juice, first!

  60. Heidi C. says:
  61. Tina L. says:

    I would make carrot, ginger, orange and apple juice.

  62. I would juice pineapples and bananas first

  63. liked and shared the facebook giveaway post.

  64. Tannis W says:

    I think I would try something with pineapple and greens.

  65. Tannis W says:

    I liked your post on Facebook as Tannis Wiebe.

  66. I would make strawberry, kiwi juice.

  67. Jennifer P. says:

    I would do a mango and orange combo first!

  68. Jennifer P. says:

    facebook post liked.

  69. Wayne Lecoy says:

    I entered your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a
    Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor.
    On your Facebook Page i “Liked” your Giveaway announcement for another entry
    and i Shared your Giveaway announcement for another entry.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!

  70. Darlene Schuller says:

    Shared on fb

  71. Debbie Bashford says:

    grapefruit orange juice combo

  72. Debbie Bashford says:

    I liked on Facebook

  73. Debbie Bashford says:

    I shared on Facebook

  74. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    I would try Strawberries, Orange & Banana

  75. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Liked/Shared on FB as Judy Cowan

  76. Yvette mesta says:

    I love strawberries so definitely something with strawberries and bananas!

  77. Liked and shared on facebook

  78. angela m says:

    I would try strawberries, blueberries and orange

  79. angela m says:

    Liked and shared your facebook post

  80. MrDisco says:


  81. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I would probably juice oranges first, i’d also love to try juicing carrots!

  82. RANDI COOK says:

    I’d make some sort of combo with oranges, strawberries, bananas! lol

  83. RANDI COOK says:

    Liked your Facebook announcement and shared too.

  84. A fruity ice slush.

  85. Strawberries

  86. Liked and shared on facebook

  87. The first thing I’d juice up would be a combo of Pineapple and Mangoes 🙂 Hard to top that!!

  88. Shelley N says:

    liked, shared and commented on FB

  89. Brenda Penton says:

    I would juice apple, carrot, and spinach

  90. e michelle says:

    my sister is always trying to get me to juice so i think i would start off small like banans and strawberry

  91. michelle tremblett says:

    Strawberry/raspberry/apple, yummy

  92. solducky says:

    Apple, spinach and pear!

  93. Angie Andrews says:

    orange juice

  94. Watermelon & Strawberries would be my first drink.

  95. I would juice orange and mango

  96. BlessedTA says:


  97. i would make a strawberry, banana and kiwi

  98. Sunshine G says:

    apple lime juice!

  99. Mike Bratek says:

    I would juice up strawberries and oranges, two of my favorites! Yummy!

  100. I am with Paige–strawberry and kiwi would be my choice.

  101. Belinda McNabb says:

    I would juice some pineapple and peaches…I think a combo that could work

  102. Belinda McNabb says:

    liked shared and commented on facebook

  103. I’d make Carrot juice!

  104. tanyab79 says:

    hmm good question, maybe spinach, cucumber, carrots, apple, strawberries, blueberries and a few others and hope it tastes good.

  105. Terry Maigi says:

    I would make pineapple, orange, banana juice!

  106. Lynda Cook says:

    I would juice beets, apple, celery and spinach, but the combinations are endless

  107. Lynda Cook says:

    Liked and shared on Facebook..Lynda Noack-Cook

  108. Suzie M says:

    Maybe carrots & beets ??

  109. Suzie M says:

    liked on Facebook
    suzie magee

  110. Suzie M says:

    shared on Facebook
    suzie magee

  111. Sara rai says:

    Pineapple, peach, mango

  112. I would try juicing carrots 🙂

  113. YUM! I would juice strawberry and pineapple!

  114. Liked on FB!

  115. Michelle says:

    the first thing i would try is: Mango, Peach and strawberries! 🙂

  116. Michelle says:

    liked on facebook!

  117. Crystal Englot says:

    I would start with a blend of Kale, Carrots and Cherries!

  118. ivy pluchinsky says:

    orange and mango

  119. Julie Bolduc says:

    Strawberries and oranges

  120. nicolthepickle says:

    Carrots, grapefruit and oranges.

  121. nicolthepickle says:
  122. nicolthepickle says:

    I liked the post on facebook as Nicole Graham.

  123. Probably a strawberry and banana drink, they are my favorite fruits 🙂

  124. Piroska says:

    The first thing would be a Blueberry Strawberry Rhubarb drink.

  125. mrdisco says:

    liked on facebook

  126. mrdisco says:

    shared on facebook

  127. banana and strawberries

  128. Bailey Dexter says:

    If I won the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor I would love to make up a cocktail of veggies from my garden! OMG fresh!

  129. Bailey Dexter says:

    I also shared your giveaway for the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor

  130. Liked on FB – Suzanne K 🙂

  131. Kristine Ewald says:

    Sspinach strawberries 🙂

  132. Kristine Ewald says:

    Liked the giveaway

  133. valerie sobus says:

    something with citrus fruits!

  134. orange juice

  135. liked and shared

  136. I would make a strawberry- orange- banana type drink

  137. I liked on fb

  138. Something with fruit and spinach –

  139. Lee-Ann L says:

    I would juice probably strawberries & oranges

  140. Mmmmm – I would juice Kale, Carrots, Apple, Pineapple and a handful of blueberries!

  141. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would make watermelon and strawberry juice.

  142. Bailey Dexter says:

    I left a comment on facebook!

  143. I love juicing! Great giveaway! 😀

  144. I would juice carrot and apples first.

  145. Id make a fruit juice with berries. I love raspberries

  146. I shared on FB

  147. I like on FB

  148. Maggie C says:

    I would juice: celery, cucumber, apples and carrots!

  149. Maggie C says:

    commented on FB giveaway under “Mags Cheung”

  150. Strawberries and blueberries.

  151. Liked this giveaway post on FB.

  152. Hey! Awesome giveaway… I’ve been dreaming about juicers! I think if I won this juicer by some crazy chance, I’d probably juice a green monster. Can’t wait to see who wins, good luck!

  153. Wendy hutton says:

    I would try to juice some raspberries

  154. I’d be juicing some oranges!

  155. Pineapple combos would be my first concoction!

  156. Danielle says:

    I would juice something with kale, and celery

  157. I’d juice oranges first. I love freshly squeezed OJ but can’t stand the store bought stuff (everything is better when you make it yourself, right?)

  158. Lisa A. says:

    If I won – I’d go straight for a celery/cucumber/apple & kale juice combo.

  159. Vivian S says:

    I would start off with oranges!

  160. Piroska says:

    I liked your FB giveaway announcement — Minute Maid Lights Mocktail Party Prize Pack .

  161. I would start off with oranges and experiment from there.

  162. FB share – Suzanne Kristy

  163. I would try to recreate a mango, ginger, spinach, and mint juice I had at a local raw vegan restaurant.

  164. Angela Mitchell says:

    I would make some sort of berry medley juice.

  165. Angela Mitchell says:
  166. Brandee H says:

    I would juice beets. I love fresh beet juice.

  167. Silvia D says:

    i would juice citrus fruits..oranges,lemons and limes

  168. Laurie B says:

    If I won, the first thing I would just would be apples, oranges, pineapple, peaches and grapes! Oh boy the flavours would just explode!

  169. Probably whatever fruit I had on hand. Bananas,strawberries and blueberries.

  170. I liked the post on facebook
    pam w h

  171. Piroska says:

    I would juice some blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.

  172. Silvia D says:

    liked and shared on FB

  173. I would do a juice blend like you with whatever I had on hand

  174. liked & shared on FB

  175. Pat Drouillard says:

    kale, spinach and fruits

  176. This is an amazing machine, thanks for the decriptions, pics and recipe.

  177. carolyn m says:

    I’d juice some carrots, always wanted to do that!

  178. Brenda Penton says:

    I liked and shared the post on Facebook

  179. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    Liked and shared on FB

  180. I would probably start with a fruit and spinach blend!

  181. STrawberries and bananas!

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