Kathy has asked me this:
"In your first few posts, you mentioned that you were going to keep track of the financial aspects of a juice feast. Any comments on that? "
Yes, Kathy I do have a comment on that one. I'm a slacker. My intention was to keep a better blog record of my monies but I started getting into the habit of juicing by the sale items so for some unknown reason I stopped posting the amounts I was spending.
Alas, I did go through the receipts I did save and on average I have been spending around $5-$7 per day of juice feasting.
If you noticed I drink pretty much the same juices everyday. A lot has to do with how I shop. I do purchase lettuces for the family to eat but I don't juice them. I don't like the taste. I think with it being winter the hardier greens suit me better.
I've been a very bad girl and I haven't purchased organic greens in a very long time. I feel the organic gods will strike me down any day now. But that is a burden I must bare.
I purchase what's on sale and I've been lucky to find greens like spinach and kale for .88 cents a bunch and I drink 3 bunches a day and a head of celery, that too has been .88 cents. That is $3.52. That makes me around 2 quarts of green juices. At the beginning of my feast grapefruit was 8 for $1. As you can imagine I was in heaven. An interesting thing, prior to the juice feast I didn't eat or drink grapefruit. It reminded me of ear wax.
Now grapefruits are 4 for $1 and I use about 8 per day so that's $2. it makes about one quart.
Strange how my perception changed when money was involved but I was willing to do anything it took to maintain my feast and my family's funds.
Other items I have included in the mix that have effected the cost from time to time is:
MSM: $4-$5 every two weeks
Pineapple: 2 for $4
Oranges: .69 cents per pound
Carrots: 22-25 pound bag for $15-$17 (carrots last me almost a month) I use around 2-3 carrots just to sweetened up the taste of the green juice
Green Powder: $6-$10 lasts a month
Coconuts: .99 cents each 20 of them will last me 2 weeks. I store these in the garage refrigerator and I forget I bought them. That is the only reason I don't drink coconut water more often.
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