As some of you know, when I tried to juice a year ago, due to my health issues, I ended up with some negative reactions. My holistic physician suggested I abstain from it for awhile. For one year, I avoided juicing and opted to stick with green smoothies. It worked, and I'm so glad I decided to be patient and trust my practitioner, and am now able to handle juicing several times a week without any ill side effects. For the most part, I still enjoy my green smoothies, but a few times a week, I experiment with juicing. The blank plate that I purchased to go with my Champion juicer, enables me to make delicious and amazingly creamy "ice cream" and nut butter. (see pics below). I love adding new things to my daily palette.