Client: In the Gabriel Cousins recipes in Rainbow Green Cuisine, when he says use a Champion juicer with a solid plate what should I use? Omega juicer, food processor or Vitamix? For example in his recipe for Almond Seed Crackers he wants the soaked almonds plus the carrot pulp to go through that process.
Dr. Amy: Use the juicer for juice, and the blank or probably what he means by solid plate for the almond seed crackers. It pulverise’s and creates a pate like texture…. similar to what a food processor would do. On the Omega, the juicer attachment is for juicing and the blank/solid plate is for food processing. A Vita-Mix isdifferent in some sense as it can do both – kind of, used in different ways. Without water and juicy veg/fruit you could conceivably make juice by straining it (adding a bit of water helps). On the other hand, you can use a little water with nuts, etc and it can pulverise – in small batches – like a food processor. The best is to have all these machines so u can easily get the precise texture you’re looking for. If you could only choose one of those machines, I’d probably go with the Vita-Mix to start until I could get there others. That said… as someone who makes many liters of juice everyday, I personally would go for a good cold pressed juicer like the Omega as I wouldn’t want watery juice from the Vita-Mix. Just depends on what your needs are!