One of the most common concerns I hear from juice skeptics is about how expensive produce (and as a result, juicing) is. These concerns are often justified. I have spent many-a-grocery store trip leaving with a receipt upwards of $100, wondering what the heck happened in between the ginger and bok choy.
It Can Be Done!
It is true that produce can get expensive, especially if its organic. But – if you know how to shop – what to look for, what is in season, which produce yields the most juice – juicing can be extremely affordable. (Also keep in mind that the juicer you use can make a difference as well, and you can easily find out how to choose a quality juicer.
With this in mind, I set out to dispel the myth that juicing is more expensive than it is worth. I paid close attention to cheap produce items that yield the most juice. Then, I did some number crunching to find out how much these juices cost.
I use organic produce as much as I can. In these recipes, the greens are organic, everything else is not. When juicing on a budget, finding a good balance between organic and conventional is necessary. We do our shopping at Costco, Sprouts, and local farmers markets.
It’s Worth The Trade-off
When looking at these, consider how much you would spend on a typical gas station beverage – Arizona iced tea, soda, energy drinks, etc. Just think – for a similar price, you could be blessing your body with nutrient-dense juice made from God’s green Earth!