If really you want to commit to juicing you will need a great tool and this might mean spending a little bit at the beginning. A great quality juicer* will last you years and it will allow more flexibility with the variety of vegetables and fruits that you can juice.
Now do not go crazy buying the most expensive out there without first figuring out what it is they do. Try to think about what you want your juicer for; if it is just for extractions and not for making nut butters* or other things that have nothing to do with juicing then pick a great machine that does exactly that.
If you want bells and whistles because you plan to make more than a green smoothie, then by all means pick a juicer* that satisfies that need. Either way, make the investment and get a great tool.
One thing that I would suggest is to always get a whole fruit juicer. These wonderful machines are able to take whole apples, cucumbers, celery and other fruits and vegetables without the need for endless chopping.
They will save you a great deal of time and sanity and best of all, they will make it easier to make juicing a permanent addition to your routine.
Organic can be expensive, we know! But where possible try to buy organic fruits and veggies to reap the best benefits. Organic fruits and vegetables are grown without the use of most pesticides or fertilizers and if any fertilizers are used, they are chemical free.
If you cannot buy all organic, there is a list of fruits and vegetables that are on the ‘must buy organic’ list. They are affectionately called the ‘dirty dozen’ because they are the most likely to be contaminated with pesticides when non-organic. Think of them as pretty much anything that you cannot peel or the skin is eaten.
The dirty dozen includes apples, celery, sweet bell peppers, peaches, strawberries, nectarines, grapes, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, blueberries and potatoes. But this list is constantly being updated by the USDA so stay in the know.