Traveling is fun. Taking in new sites, trying new foods, talking to random strangers and doing things you’d normally never do at home – all sheer awesomeness. Not everyone immediately thinks to pack a portable juicer.
But what’s not so awesome about traveling is that you’re often kitchen-less and time-trapped. Which means a whole lot of dining out and grabbing quick bites of foods that you usually try not to eat too much of.
And that might be fine for a few days, but if you – like me – are used to getting plenty of fresh fruits and veggies in your diet on a regular basis…it can be torture.
Especially if you have underlying health conditions that juicing helps to keep in check. On a recent family vacation, I found my ulcer beginning to act up again after too much indulgence on pasta, pizza, and really delicious Italian pastries. Luckily, I packed a portable juicer.
It weighs around 4 pounds, travels well (wrapped up in a hoodie and snuggled into my suitcase) and allows me to juice things like cabbage and other leafy greens, which really help soothe my tummy and keep me refreshed and ulcer-free throughout my travels. Not to mention get my fill of fresh fruits and veggies without much time investment.
Yea, portable juicers are a godsend.
So it comes as no surprise that I highly, highly recommend all travelers to have one as an indispensable travel buddy – here are the top picks!
OUR #1 PICK: The Dash Deluxe Compact – a great portable juicer
The Dash Deluxe Compact is hands down the best portable juicer. Why?
- It weighs less than 6 lbs
- It’s easy to use and easy to clean
- Cold press power – pure results with less oxidation
- Comes with plenty accessories like 2 cups, cleaning brush and juicing attachment
- Also does a good job of juicing harder produce like carrots, apples, and ginger.
- Thinnest juicer around!
#2. Moongiantgo Manual Wheatgrass Portable Juicer
Yet another wheatgrass juicer that’s great for all things leafy green, the Moongiantgo juicer is another great choice. Why?
- Sturdy stainless steel
- Super easy cleanup
- Can also juice harder produce like apples and carrots
- Easy to assemble
This juicer is also a slow, masticating cold-press type juicer, which = great juice quality. The only real drawback to this juicer is that it can be a bit flimsy.
#3. NUTRI NINJA BLENDER
Okay, so the Nutri Ninja is not a juicer – it’s a blender that does a great job reducing everything you blend into a smooth juice-smoothie.
And it makes a great portable juicer-substitute for those looking to get more variety of fruits & veggies during their travels. Why?
- Super easy cleanup – just rinse the cup
- Blends everything – fruits, veggies, and even seeds and stems
- You’ll be able to get tons of fruits as well as leafy greens and other veggies
The only downside to the Nutri Ninja is that it does require electricity and you’ll need a converter if you travel outside of North America.
Oh, and it’s slightly heavier than the above portable juicers – it weighs ~6 lbs.