View Full Version : How much does a Juice fast cost?
01-17-2009, 07:56 AM
I am not familiar with juicing, and I was told you need to use a lot of produce just to get a little juice. This may be a hard question, but is it extremely expensive?...........If you don't know exactly how much you spend weekly, some recipe's might help, so I get a little view of what I would need to get to start! (oh and obviously how much the recipe will make).
01-17-2009, 08:19 AM
I just realized I should have posted this in the fasting section!!!
01-17-2009, 11:03 AM
I fasted from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve. I started with a 25 lb. bag of organic juice carrots for $12 and a 20 lb. box of organic apples for $13.99. For the first 21 days I made about a quart of juice a day, then I water fasted for 8 days, followed by another 6 days of juice. I ran out of carrots a couple of days before the end, so used another couple of pounds from the next bag I bought. Fasting saved me tons of money, which I used to buy a few Christmas presents.
01-17-2009, 01:21 PM
it can cost you a lot... if you choose to follow the protocol of the juice feasting "92-Day Juice Feast" or as little as you wish. you can add supplements and superfoods (spirulina, chlorella, MSM etc)
personally it costs me very little i buy a case of tomatoes, since i make a tomato soup for dinner every night (it's juice but i call it soup) using around 6 tomatos a little garlic and ginger.
i love pineapple juice but i only buy them when they are on sale or for sale at costco since their are usually huge and inexpensive. i get cases of apples, pears... whatever i can get inexpensive that week is what i juice.
it is way less expensive for me to juice fast than eat. waaaaaaay less. but it's always a bit of a $$ at the start, just like switching to raw is initially since you have to get stuff (like a juicer for example).
01-17-2009, 02:11 PM
I do a lot of foraging, and get free food for doing my Raw Food Demonstrations at the local market. I get a 25 pound bag of organic carrots at the feed store for 6 bucks (same carrots as the WFS just broken).
A spendy day of juicing for me would run me about $6, (treats like pineapple etc) and many days I forage for everything and it costs me nothing.
It is what you make it for yourself.
01-17-2009, 03:03 PM
liss - what are you doing reading my mind? :D
I forage a lot too, which is easy in so Calif. Lotsa citrus everywhere. I ALSO have a feed store 2 towns over that sells 50 lb bags of carrots for $6.50. They do need to be washed some, but it's a steal. Check all your feed stores (For horses, not pet shops) within a 1/2 hr radius. Explore the discount markets like Food 4 Less. The smaller markets also, as they offer better produce deals than the big supermarkets.
And have fun!! :D
P.s. Strictly organic will cost you more. My theory is - start with what you can, then as your body purifies, invest more in the organic. Just my opinion on that. All organic is always better.
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