View Full Version : The cheapest way to juice feast? Please help...
Hey everyone, I am juice feasting and I need to do it cost effectively as I am recovering from a financial problem. I am using a oster blender, water (so that my blender doesn't die) and a paint strainer bag to separate the juice from the pulp.
I am going through a lot of produce...what's the cheapest stuff you guys can think of to juice?
03-05-2008, 11:36 PM
you need variety... you can attempt to focus a little on cost, but variety is essential with juice feasting.
try to find at least three different greens and focus on them (kale, spinach and parsley for example) - add in your celery... and then apples to get yourself started (as an example)
then try to add variety to that. perhaps watermelon one day, grapefruits another day... (alone not with the other juices)...
i guess the short answer is... what IS inexpensive where YOU are?
03-05-2008, 11:54 PM
the cheapest way to get your 2 pounds of greens is to forage wild edibles - they're the most nutritious anyway. get yourself a guide to wild edibles where you are and go at it; just make sure you harvest responsibly. maybe you're luckier than me and have a warm winter?
they say if you're trying to cut corners make sure your veggies are organic and get conventional fruits (especially citrus, watermelon and pineapple) when you have to... avoid the types of produce that are most sprayed (there are lists floating around). buy what's on sale, join/start a co-op, get a csa share, buy directly from farmers, see if your local market discounts produce that's on its way out... be creative, investigate your options. i just bought 12 pounds of bok choy from my co-op for $12 because it wasn't selling very well; that (in theory) could be my greens for almost a whole week - for 12 bucks.
but variety is key, like recycling goddess said; its also really important to make sure you get your gallon+ of juice each day and follow the program's greens and celery guidelines. if you feel like you can't commit to getting it all in without being stressed out about money, maybe consider a modified feast that will cut your costs a bit?
hope that helps.
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