Philips Viva Collection Juicer Review + Recipes..

I have to admit…

 I am not too good at eating my 5 portions of Fruit and Veggies. I normally eat at most two or three.

Not good!!

 I always encourage the Hubby and Kids to eat theirs.

To be fair they always do. I am the naughty one. I start off with the best of intentions Banana smoothie or shake for breakfast. Yet by lunchtime the apple and pear I was going to have with my lunch, gets replaced with biscuits. I sometimes even get the fruit and veg ready. Carrot sticks, Apples cored and peeled. in the end though I cannot be bothered to chew them and up dipping a biscuit in a cup of tea.

With all the running I am doing, as well as the gym and dog walking, I really need to improve my vitamin intake. With that in mind I was pleased to be offered a new kind of juicer to review.

 Phillips offered me a chance to try out one of their Viva Colletion Juicers to review.  ‘A brand new one, with a pre-clean function, the first of its kind.’ Just what I needed.

What Phillips say about theViva Collection Juicer:

  • This Philips juicer extracts even more juice from your fruit and vegetables. 
  • Cleaning can be done within 1 minute thanks to the revolutionary “QUICKClean” technology
  • Healthy homemade juice every day!
  • Pre-clean function rinses away the unwanted fibres.
  • The Philips juicer is the 1st centrifugal juicer on the market with a pre-clean function. 
  • By pouring water into the pusher, you can create a water fountain in the appliance, which rinses away the unwanted fibres from the lid and makes the sieve easier to clean.
  • The pulp will all be collected in the only place where it should be: in the pulp container of your Philips juicer. 
  • That means you no longer need to remove pulp from other parts such as the lid. 
  • Due to the round design and smooth surfaces without nooks and crannies, the pulp is easy to reach and the container is much easier to clean.
  • A lot of pulp fibres usually get stuck in the sieve, which makes it very difficult to clean.
  • Thanks to the innovative QuickClean technology, all surfaces of the sieve are smooth, which helps you wipe away the fibres with a standard kitchen sponge.
  • The juicer is designed with round shapes and smooth surfaces to facilitate easy rinsing under the tap.
  • Quick and easy assembly of all parts.
  • With see-through pulp container Enjoy a true interactive juicing experience. 
  • The lid and the pulp container are transparent so you can see your fruits and vegetables being juiced. You also directly see when the container is full, which means it is time to empty it.
  • Make up to 2 litres of juice in one go.
  • Powerful 700 W motor Strong 700-W motor for blending, mixing and crushing effectively.
  • Price £110.00 

Also to celebrate Philips Juicers and juicing at home, Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, has developed some tasty juices to show just how easy it is! Some people think that juicing means a lot of sugar and that the process can be time consuming – Joe’s 10 tasty recipes show how that is not the case.


Zesty Zinger

  • 1 pear 
  • ½ a fennel bulb 
  • ½ a lemon 
  • 1 orange

Carrot or the Stick

  • 2 carrots 
  • 5 celery sticks 
  • 1 beetroot 
  • 1 pear 

Cool as a Cucumber

  • 1 cucumber 
  • 2 apples 
  • ½ a lime 
  • 5 mint leaves

Tiny Tree Forest

  • 1 apple 
  • 2 handfuls of spinach 
  • 1 small head of broccoli 
  • 1 inch piece of ginger 
  • 5 celery sticks 
  • ½ a cucumber

Little Green Monster 

  • 2 apples 
  • 3 handfuls of spinach 
  • 5 celery sticks 
  • ¼ of a lemon

Avocad-O-Mega
(Note: you’ll need a blender for this one; just blend an avocado and then add in the juice)

  • 1 apple 
  • 5 celery sticks 
  • 1 avocado 
  • 1 tsp of flax seed 

The Lean in 15 Post Workout Shake

  • 2 carrots 
  • 1 apple 
  • 3 handfuls of spinach 
  • 3 handfuls of kale 
  • 1 scoop of whey protein (optional) 

Minty Fresh 

  • 3 handfuls of spinach 
  • 1 pear 
  • ½ a cucumber 
  • 1 kiwi 
  • 5 mint leaves

Team Lean Juice

  • 1 pear 
  • 1 carrot 
  • 4 celery sticks 
  • 1 head of broccoli 
  • Handful of coriander

You can even share your own creations with Phillips using the #RealJuiceTruths hashtag on Instagram and Twitter!

My thoughts on the juicer:

The main thing above all else which will get me using this is the easy clean function. In my kitchen the pots are a nightmare. I am often left to do them all, even after I have cooked a three course meal for 6!!

Something that is quick clean is therefore essential. A definite tick for this new juicer.

You can just chuck anything in, give it a taste test, if flavours don’t work,rinse and repeat. Easy.

My favourite so far — Apple, Orange with a few blueberries I had left over. Lovely.

One other thing which is brilliant is the speed with which it juices! Amazing, literally a few seconds for 3 oranges and an apple. All juice out of the spout, all bits, pulp in the bottom. Did I say easy to clean?!!!

A definite new kitchen essential.

Thoroughly recommended.

Keep an eye out on my Instagram for updates on new discoveries. Let me know what your favs are.

Now for experiment time!!



About this post:

  • I got sent a juicer for the purpose of this review. 
  • All thoughts are my own and I was not paid for his post.

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12 Comments

  1. mummyslittle peeps
    22nd September 2015 / 8:27 am

    This looks fab! I could really do with a zesty zinger right now!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23rd September 2015 / 8:32 pm

      Aww thank you 🙂

  2. Tracey Grannum
    22nd September 2015 / 8:52 am

    This looks like a great and ours broke recently as we were trying to juice all our apples from the tree. Looks like a good replacement!Popping across from #TriedTested

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23rd September 2015 / 8:32 pm

      Thank you Tracey, I need to go to the shops now, I am out of fruit 🙂

  3. Kim Carberry
    22nd September 2015 / 9:00 am

    This juicer sounds fantastic! A great way to get fruit and veg into yourself….Fab recipes x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23rd September 2015 / 8:33 pm

      Thanks Kim, I am hoping this is going to get me nice and healthy 🙂

  4. Margarett Murphy
    24th September 2015 / 4:49 pm

    This looks great, I bet you are getting lots of vitamins in now.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th September 2015 / 8:18 pm

      Oh, yes 🙂 will post some new recipes soon..

  5. Kate Fever
    25th September 2015 / 6:33 pm

    What a great selection of recipes. I am not great at eating enough fruit and veg either, this would be a good way to make sure I get more into me! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    • Clairejustine oxox
      28th September 2015 / 8:19 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Kate 🙂

  6. Colette B
    13th October 2015 / 9:13 pm

    Glad to hear it's so easy to clean! Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

  7. Kate Fever
    14th October 2015 / 9:21 am

    I rewally like the idea of a juicer, it's something I have been thinking about getting for a while. Lovely recipes too. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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