What’s the real cost of juicing at home vs buying juice??

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.

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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
2Β 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!

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3 thoughts on “What’s the real cost of juicing at home vs buying juice??

  1. 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 πŸ˜‰

  2. 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 πŸ™‚
    Keep it up and have a wonderful day!
    xoxo
    Deniza

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