As you can see from my last couple posts/my instagram [@afitgirlsguide], I am a little obsessed with whole juicing again. It’s such a great way to get fruits and veggies in the diet…and in the case of whole juicing- fiber! I love whole juicing in my Blendtec because it keeps all the great fiber in it, vs separating it out in a typical juicer. And of course it’s tasty! I’ve been trying out some really great combos that are SO refreshing on a hot day.
In the past I used to buy a juice every now and then from Sprouts or Whole Foods, but they are so expensive and I never really made it a habit [luckily]. After buying produce specifically for juicing, I am totally shocked at how much juice can be made at home for the same price!!
Recently I’ve been doing 1/4 lemon, 1/2 cucumber, handful of kale, handful of watermelon, and about 1/4 of green apple with some water in the Blendtec.
Here’s what I purchased from Sprouts:
2 lemons @ .50 each
4 cucumbers @ .50 each
1 container of organic kale @ 3.49
1 seedless watermelon @ 3.99
2 green apples @ 1.49 /lb
total price: 12.09
This amount of produce will probably make about 8 drinks, with watermelon left over. That’s $1.51 per drink!! And it’s a lot more than the amount in a tiny juice bottle or cup too! Compare that with $7.99 bottle of Suja and you are saving a lot of $$$.
Of course this requires you have a high powered blender or juicer, but if it’s something you use often, it’s worth it! Save more money on juice, buy more lululemon…no brainer.
Have a great weekend!
3 thoughts on “What’s the real cost of juicing at home vs buying juice??”
I like juicing I just thought that the cost ratio was what made it not worth it. I purchased a top of the line juicer, got really into it, and the. The novelty faded….. Now I mostly take a multivitamin and incorporate lots of protein in my diet. I did like juicing but you can’t store anything and finding actual healthy recipes was difficult 😉
I just found your blog and pretty happy about that ❤ I'm going to follow and slowly read through your stuff, so many interesting topics!
I love juicing myself I always feel so refreshed afterwards! Plus I share it with my parents who I'm trying to get into this lifestyle too 🙂
Keep it up and have a wonderful day!