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11 Great Healthy Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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Holiday season has finally arrived and it is now time to start looking for gifts. Finding gifts for people we truly care about can sometimes be the hardest task. We always want our present to be the perfect one. We want it to be a gift that our loved ones will enjoy, something that they really need, a gift that will have a positive impact on their life.

Making your loved once life healthier may be just the goal you want to achieve in your present. Juicing is one of the best ways to introduce vitamins and minerals to an everyday diet. Regardless if the person you are gifting is already into juicing or not, there is a healthy gift that can perfectly suit him or her. Here are the 11 great healthy gift ideas we prepared for the upcoming holidays.

Juicers

Masticating Juicers

Juicers can be divided into 3 major categories: masticating juicers, centrifugal juicers and citrus juicers. Masticating juicers are considered to deliver the highest quality juice preserving most of the nutrients in the juiced fruits and vegetables. Those juicers are usually more expensive than the other two categories. If it is in your budget, a masticating juicer would be a great present to people you love. This present is an awesome start for beginners and an even greater gem for juicing pros. Because of its price many people tend to compromise on juice quality and purchase lower standard juicing machines.

omegavrt350hd-juicer

Omega VRT 350 Heavy Duty is in my opinion one of the best quality juicers on the market. It is one of Amazon Best Sellers and that is no surprise. Due to it being a masticating juicer and using a LSTS (Low speed technology system), it produces the maximum amount of juice from every piece of fruit or vegetable you insert in. It takes relative small amount of space and can juice almost anything. It is easy to clean once you get to know the mechanism. It is quiet and powerful at the same time. You can read more about this terrific juicer here.

 

Citrus Juicers

Citrus juicers are great for people who focus on citrus fruits. Although standard masticating and centrifugal juicers can handle citrus fruits as well, citrus fruits must be peeled before they can be processed by those juicers. An electrical citrus juicer on the other hand is sometimes the easiest solution for making citrus juice. You only need to cut the fruit into 2 halves and it is ready for juicing. If your friend has a citrus tree in his back yard then this juicer will really make a perfect gift. Citrus Juicers are usually much more affordable than their masticating and centrifugal alternatives.

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Breville 800CPXL Die-Cast Stainless-Steel Motorized Citrus Press: This is a professional citrus juicer made from stainless steel. Unlike most of its plastic competitors, this citrus juicer is durable. Its active arm press mechanism makes it effortless to juice citrus fruits. It can juice mandarins, oranges and grapefruits without changing juicer elements. It is easy to use and easy to clean.

In case Breville citrus juicer is too expensive for the gift you are planning, consider the next citrus juicer. It is a good investment for a much lower price.

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Black & Decker CJ625 is one of the most popular choices for an electrical citrus juicer. It is very affordable, easy to use and easy to clean. It has pulp controls and dual cones for juicing lemons and lime along with oranges and grapefruits. It is dishwasher safe. It will fill like a miracle machine for anyone who has been using manual citrus juicers prior to getting this one.

 

Blenders

Blenders are another great way of bringing fresh juices and smoothies into someone’s life. There are lots of discussions about juicing vs. blending. The truth is that having both blender and juicer in your kitchen is the best solution. Juicers offer you the fastest way to get vitamins into your system without any pressure on your digestive system. Blender on the other hand preserves the fiber in the drink. Drinking a blended smoothie is closer to having a real meal.

There are two front runners in the blending market: Vitamix and Blendtec. Both of those brands offer high quality powerful products with 7 years guarantee. Slightly lower price combined with extra features that Blendtec blender offers made me choose it as the preferred option.

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Blendtec TB-621-20 Total Blender: This powerful blender can be used for making all sorts of drinks: fresh juices, smoothies, milkshakes, margaritas and even soups or sauces. It is important to note that this blender and its powerful competitors are loud machines. Blendtec blender is relatively light weighted with a jar made from special strong materials. It is easy to clean. The container has a simple shape with flat sides, without any decorative grooves. It is designed to make it easy for you to get the maximum of your blended product.

 

 

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A lower cost alternative for good blending present would be Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 Series Blender/Mixer System: This low space taking blender has lots of positives. It is powerful, easy to clean, light weight and does not take lots of counter space. It is relatively quiet. It comes with different cups and makes small servings at a time. This is especially good if the blender is intended for use by a single person.

 

Sorbet Machine

Sorbet maker is another great choice for a fun and healthy gift that will make any kitchen a better one. Sorbet is made of fruit juices that are being frozen. It is a low fat product. Although no processed fruits can replace the health benefits of a fresh juices, this product can create fun and healthy frozen treats. Assuming that the juices will be produced with fresh fruits, it is far better alternative than any commercial ice-cream.

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DeLonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker with Self-Refrigerating Compressor: This is the best sorbet maker machine I have found on the market. It is not cheap and is actually more expensive than most of its competitors. The reason for the higher price is the fact that unlike other sorbet machines that have a removable bowl that needs to be frozen each time, this one has a built in refrigerator unit. This machine offers better functionality, quality and performance than its competitors. It is much less loud and way faster than any other sorbet maker I have used.

If the Delonghi machine is too much for your budget, yet you would still like to give a good quality sorbet maker as a gift, my second choice would be :

Cuisinart-sorbet-maker

Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt: This machine is much less expensive yet still transformed many of the people who purchased it into happy customers. It has the obvious disadvantage I mentioned earlier-the removable bowl. This removable bowl needs to be frozen between each bunch of sorbet you make. It is recommended for it to be chilled at list 6 hours. That is the case with all of the sorbet machines in this and even slightly higher price ranges. This machine is simple to use, includes a very thorough manual and even recipes.

 

Ice Pop Maker

In case that getting an electrical machine is not a present you had in mind, there are less complex alternatives to make someone’s life healthier and more fun. Ice pop maker is one of those cool accessories. By pouring in fresh juice in those ice pop tools you will get great healthy frozen snacks just after few hours in the freezers. Kids really love those ice pops. It is a great way to spear them the artificial ingredients fund in popsicles you buy in the store!

ice-pop-maker

Zoku Slow Pops: Classic Pop Molds: This ice pop set includes 6 slots to make ice pops. You can choose different designs. There is even a set to make tiny ice lollipops.

 

Juicing Accessories:

If the person you are giving a gift to is already into juicing, then gifting him with juicing bottle sets to carry during the day could be a good idea. There are many juicing plans that inspire the participants to drink fresh juice on certain meals during the day. Juicing machine is not always available to us during the day, carrying premade fresh juice in bottles becomes the next best alternative.

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silicone-sleeves-for-juicing-bottles

 

Aquasana AQ-6005 18-Ounce Glass Water Bottles with Aquasana AQ-SL-500-MULTI Rainbow Silicone Sleeves might a practical gift that your friend or family member really needs. Storing products in plastic bottles is not a very good idea, those glass bottles is a perfect, easy to clean alternative. By combining those bottles with the silicon sleeves you will make sure that those will not be easily broken.

 

Weight Loss Accessories

For many people juicing is not only a healthy life style but also a method for loosing extra weight. Those people will probably appreciate any gift that will help them loose weight or keep up with their weight losing progress. Be careful to only give this gift to people that are open about their weight loss battles.

omron-body-fat-monitorOmron Body Composition Monitor With Scale: This is a full body monitor that measures different weight and body state indicators:  body weight, BMI – Body Mass Index, body fat, visceral fat, body age, skeletal muscle and resting metabolism. This product uses a hand to foot technology for making more accurate measurements. For best results it is best to use this (and any other) monitor each day at the same time.

 

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