I’m not going to lie; I struggle to eat healthy sometimes. I find myself craving for sugary snacks when I skip breakfast or when I get caught up in the day. That’s why I like to get a head start to healthy living by getting my nutrients in the morning.

Making green juice or smoothie has become part of my daily routine. Starting the day with a fresh glass of green juice is a guaranteed way of making sure that my body gets a clean and energetic jumpstart. It also seems to prevent me from making bad food choices later on in the day.

Since I’m making all that effort to start healthy, I wasn’t going to throw it all away by eating junk.

I try to make sure that I stock up on at least three or four different vegetables and fruits in the fridge. Part of the juicing preparation involves cleaning the produce. Whether or not I buy organic, it’s important to make sure the produce is thoroughly washed, especially for juicing as they are consumed raw and uncooked.

Organic fruits and veggies can still get contaminated! If you think about it, organically grown produce has to leave the farm to get to the supermarket and chances are: a few hands will touch it before it makes it into your grocery bag.

The Hyflux DEW Fruit and Vegetable Washer D818 not only helps to prolong the storage life of fruits and vegetables, it effectively kills microorganisms in the produce by up to 99% via safe ozone reaction. Bye-bye bacteria!

Ozone is a strong oxidising agent which kills microorganisms by breaking down their cell wall. No chemicals are required in the disinfection process – all I need is electricity and water.

Hyflux Fruit Vege Washer

The Washer was brand new when I received it so to prepare it for its first use, I had to perform an ‘initial purge’ – basically let it run on its own for fifteen minutes.

Hyflux Fruit Vege Washer 2

Simply add water to the 4 litre mark and connect the Washer to a power supply with the supply cord. Ensure firm connection, turn on the switch and press the power key twice.

Initial purge 15 mins

 

The red light indicates that the Washer will run for fifteen minutes. There are two only two modes on the power button –

10-Minute Wash Mode

Press the power key ONCE and the LED light will turn GREEN. Washing begins and will stop automatically in about ten minutes. This mode is recommended for fruits and non-leafy vegetables.

15-Minute Wash Mode

Press the power key TWICE and the LED light will turn RED. Washing begins and will stop automatically in about fifteen minutes. This mode is recommended for leafy vegetables.

By the time initial purge was complete, I had prepped all the fruits and vegetables I wanted to use for my green juice. You may discard the water from the Washer or save it in a bucket for watering the plants. No wastage here!

Vegetable prep

Place the fruits and vegetables in the Washer AND THEN fill it up with water up to the 4 liter mark. Avoid doing this the other way around as you want to make sure the water level does not exceed the 4 litre mark.

 Hyflux Fruit Vege Washer 3

 

Once the Washer has done its job, give the fruits and veggies a final rinse under the tap. Now they are ready to go in the juicer!

Hyflux Fruit Vege Washer 4

 

Here’s my favorite morning green juice recipe:

Green Immunity Juice

If you aren’t used to the veggie flavor of green juice, try adding another apple or carrot to sweeten the taste.

I call this the Green Immunity Juice because it’s high antioxidants and gives me a boost of energy when I don’t feel too great in the morning. Drinking this green juice gives me the energy like spinach gives popeye!

popeye eating spinach

The ginger adds a bit of spice which I find to be really refreshing in combination with the sweetness from the carrots and apple. It’s also great way to detox and fight colds. I like to add lemon to my juices because it helps to alkalize the body and restore pH balance. Remember to remove the peel to help keep the lemon from tasting too bitter in the juice.

Clean, green and mean drink!
Clean, green and mean drink!

Share your favorite green juice recipe and WIN a Hyflux DEW Fruit and Vegetable Washer D818!

To take part in this giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post with your juice recipe. I’m going to try them out myelf and pick the winner based on the healthiest and tastiest drink! You have TWO weeks until the deadline – 14 November 2014. (This giveaway contest is applicable to those residing in Singapore only.)

The Hyflux DEW Fruit and Vegetable Washer D818 is conveniently available at Selfix DIY stores, Takashimaya, OG and Hyflux Innovation Centre. Hyflux knows water like no other! Head down to their Customer Service Centre to find out more about their products:

Hyflux Innovation Centre
80 Bendemeer Road, Singapore 339949
+65 6297 9777
Email: support@hyfluxshop.com
Operating hours: Mon-Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm (excluding weekends and PH)

17 thoughts on “Clean And Green with Hyflux Fruit And Vegetable Washer

  1. My favourite green juice will be;

    1/4 Japanese Cucumber
    2 Seeded Green Apple
    2 Stalks of Celery
    1/2 Green Pepper
    1/4 Bittergourd
    1/2 Lemon, peeled

    Cleansing and refreshing juice recipe to kick-start the day! 🙂

  2. Hi Fay!

    Great writeup once again! Here’s my favorite green juice recipe:

    1) Lots and lots of spinach and local organic produce (try using xiao bay chye, green amaranth, fu gui cai, they taste mild and fresh!)
    2) Sprouts for addition nutrients (sunflower, alfafa, emperor or snowpea sprouts)
    3) My favorite avocados and bananas for ultimate creaminess and sweetness!
    4) If I am using my vitamix blender, I will definitely add in cashews or almonds. They add crunch and such great aroma!

    Hope you like this recipe as much as I do! and I definitely hope to win the hyflux 😉

    Have a great day ahead!

    1. Hi Wini! This sounds more like a smoothie than juice – I haven’t tried juicing avocados and bananas. I usually leave that for the blender. Try not to juice spinach over and over again. Variety is the spice of life, and it’s key for juicing correctly and safely and to avoid hormonal issues. Remember to rotate the greens (kale, chard, spinach, mustard greens, collards, dandelion, arugula, etc.) in your juice each week to prevent build up of oxalic acid (which can affect the thyroid gland) and provide a balanced amount of different vitamins and minerals for your body.

  3. We call it The Hulk!

    A cup of Spinach
    3 leaves of Mintleave
    Half avocado
    Fresh coconut water (I freeze it first)
    Optional: coconut copra (I only use if it’s soft & sweet)

  4. Hi! My fav green juice recipe is as follows:

    1. Lettuce (I’ll usually use Romaine). Or subsitute with beet root + carrot. 🙂
    2. Orange (x 1)
    3. Apples (Red if you want it to be sweet, and green for sourness)
    4. Lemon (optional but I like it to be a little bit zesty)
    5. Cucumber

    Honestly I will prefer my juices to have “textures”, so I will add in organic pumpkin seeds (from Origins available at NTUC/Cold storage) to my juices so that I have something to munch on (with the juice) while on the go.

    Thank you! 🙂

  5. Hi Fay, hope you like my juice recipe as follows:
    1) 1 cucumber
    2) 1 or 2 kale leaves
    3) 1 stalk of celery
    4) 3-4 green apples (seeds removed)
    5) one handful of spinach
    6) 1 banana

    Cheers to a clean and green juice diet! 🙂

  6. One of my favorite go-to green juice recipe that makes my soul shine! I drink this for clear skin, shiny hair and a flatter belly:

    5-7 Pink Lady Apples
    3 Peeled Lemons
    5-6 Stalks of Celery
    1 Cucumber
    1/2 Head of Romaine
    1 Head of Kale

    Place all ingredients into a juicer and strain to keep it smooth.
    (Note: Add a teaspoon or two of raw apple cider vinegar and the juice can last up to 4-5 days!)

    *You can play around with this recipe and reduce the lemon to 1 and replacing the celery, cucumber and romaine with oranges and pineapples – it will result in a juice that is is high in bromelain, vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin A. It’s beneficial for inflammation, arthritis, acne, digestion and migraines. This power house also keeps me energized throughout the day with a special raw glow!

    You can try either recipes, hope you’ll like it as much as I do, Fay! 🙂

    1. That’s a lot of apples, lady! Sweet fruits and vegetables like apples, pears, and carrots are very nutritious when consumed whole, but if you consume too many of them juiced, the amount of sugar and fructose you are adding to your diet could be over the top. If a juice has too much natural sugar it can affect insulin levels pretty dramatically, causing cravings and other not so pretty things to happen, like gaining weight. This is why I recommend keeping the sugary fruits and vegetables in your green juice to a maximum of 1 per serving. It’s important to keep sugar in check to be able to sustain steady and consistent energy levels. Exceptions to this rule are lemons and limes that are naturally very low in sugar and do not spike blood insulin levels like other fruits.

  7. Ahhhh hope I am not too late! A few more mins left to the giveaway! As I make my own juice daily as my breakfast, I love a refreshing, juice that gives me a KICK in the morning! As I am only a beginner at juicing and trying lots and lots of recipes, I of course have my go-to-juice! It’s similar to yours, but with added basil which you won’t find in standard juices recipes and coconut water to give the juice an extra OOOMPH. (If I am drinking juice and not eating waffles with maple syrup, I will rather make it worth the time and effort!!)

    2 cups kale
    1 apple
    ½ cup basil
    2 celery stalks
    ½ lemon
    1 cucumber
    1 inch ginger bulb
    1 cup coconut water

    TRY IT, IT’S DELICIOUS! 🙂 And also….I hope I win the Hyflux fruit and vegetable washer as it will make life so much easier for me to get my fruit and veggies clean in the morning. It would also keep me motivated through the start of my long…and definitely arduous journey of healthy eating!

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