Saving in 2017: Minimalist Juicing
Photo Credit: The Tig
My boyfriend says when I'm cooking it looks like I'm making a masterpiece.
On one hand that's a compliment, but it also implies that my cooking LOOKS complicated. I have to admit, sometimes it is. Which further complicates my schedule and my coin purse.
For example, at the beginning of this year, I planned to make 2 juices per week of different varieties to keep myself interested. No more of that.
Now, I'm just trying to find the easiest, simplest juice I can make in enough quantity to last me throughout the week. 3 ingredients is the max (2 is preferable) and the cheaper I can get good produce that makes a lot of juice in bulk, the better (Farmer's Market or Sprouts anyone?)
My favorites so far have been Cucumber-Green Apple & Pineapple-Cucumber-Grapefruit. Cucumbers are a great base because they make HELLA juice.
Also, my new Omega juicer is masticating (crushes produce into juice) vs. centrifugal (heats produce into juice) seems to get more juice out of my fruit & veggies than my still awesome Breville (centrifugal) and definitely keeps my juice drinkable for longer. Thanks boyfriend for the juicer upgrade and the tough love.
Now, let's look at how much money I'm saving.
Juicing C.R.E.A.M. Savings Analysis
Previous monthly cost
$80 (About $20 worth of produce per week for at-home juicing)
New monthly cost
$40 (About $10 worth of produce per week, diminished by buying juicier fruit in bulk)
$480 to the Gooooooooooooood. I can get a camera at this rate!
How are you saving this year? Let us know below!
Light to you,