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60 day juice feast: how much am I spending?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I wanted to list my “go to” drinks, for this week at least. I juice this every day. Sometimes I make extra, but this is at least what I am drinking every day. Besides water and some non-caffeinated tea.
Juice A:
carrots oranges sweet potatoes ginger and lemon
Juice B:
kale apple lemon ginger celery cucumber green pepper

Juice C:
beets and beet leaves carrot apple lemon pear

I am not going broke juicing these main ingredients for my day. Apples carrots and oranges are inexpensive because I get #2′s from a coop.

Ingredient list #s by the day:
10-15 carrots .75 (not coop, $2.99 5lb bag) coop #2 is cheaper
10 apples $3 (not coop, $1.25 – $1.49 each) much less buying #2 from coop
1 large beet .66 (1.99/bunch 3 beets)
beet leaves from 1 bunch of beets (3 beets to a bunch so I don’t have leaves every day, only twice a week)
1 pear .40 (2.19/lb)
1 sweet potato .50 (1.99/lb)
1-2 bunches of kale (depending how much “green” I want that day) $1.49/bunch
4″ of ginger .10 (3.99/lb)
2 stalks celery .40 ($1.49/lb)
1/2-1 cucumber $1 (1.99/lb)
6 lemons (including lemon for water) $3.99 (3.99 for 2 lbs)
3 oranges $3 ($4.99 for 3lb bag)
1/2 green pepper .75 (1.78/lb)

This is a very loose estimate but fairly accurate I would think. I spend about $16 for 72oz of juice. It is recommended in juice books I have read to drink 128oz of juice a day. 72oz feels right for me. There are some days I drink more but I never drink less than 72oz. I drink water and caffeine free tea.

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    Beets, beet greens, 3 apples, and carrots. That has been a great combination. It is a flavor you have to adjust to. Perhaps start with 1/2 a beet. :)
    2170 days ago
    your juices are way prettier then mine. and did you do anything with the beet? when I made a beet one, it tasted like dirt. LOL literally!!!

    2170 days ago
    Beautiful picture of your juices!
    2178 days ago
    Wonderful blog and I like they break down. One reason it is recommeded is to ensure that you get all of nutrients - as you go through, and may feel a bit fatigued, chew on a tablesppon of bee pollen, and alway ensure that you are moving to the water closet for relief.

    I am planning for January - with hubby, and seeing how long I am going to go beyond 60 days - many blessings to you and thank you so much for sharing this with us. I did price a bushel of carrots and they were only 29.00 and that is enough for 10 days of juice, so it is pretty good. My grocer works deals with me, when we juice fast/feast - and that has been very helpful. Take care and get your juice on.
    2181 days ago
    I had not thought about it. That was interesting. I have wondered, like Erin, if you ever do anything with the pulp.
    2184 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    Do you save your pulp and use it for breads, crackers or other recipes or are you tossing it?
    I use to juice and once a week I would use the pulp in crackers.
    I make green smoothies daily (2 quarts for one of my meals) and I use a lot of supplements in them like spirulina, wheatgrass, aloe water, bee pollen and many other items which the cost is spread out. I actually never figured the true hard cost on them.
    They are pretty aren't they.
    I am here rooting you on. emoticon
    2184 days ago
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