You want to drink your fruits and vegetables. But you don’t want to spend your entire paycheck on produce.
Here are a few tips for making homemade juices on a budget.
1) Use a Blender (not a juicer!)
There are several reasons to make whole food juices (using a blender) instead of pressed juices (using a juicer). Above all, juices made in a blender are much more budget-friendly.
You need a fraction of the produce to make juice in a blender.
Nothing is wasted.
So you’ll save money on the inputs; those fruits and vegetables.
But you also do not need a special appliance (like a juicer).
And you probably already have a blender, right? Dust it off and get to juicing!
2) Shop the Farmer’s Market
Yes, the farmer’s market is loaded with fully-priced items. Food truck-style food is a great example.
Those vendors are wonderful.
Even the artisan dips and spreads are fun to buy.
But put your head down and get straight to the budget-friendly produce.
Find the greens!
Any type that is in-season is great:
- Collard greens
The fresh greens are all great for juicing and are so cheap.
Buy them in bulk and use them as a base for your homemade green juice.
3) Make large batches!
Some people will only make as much juice as you’ll drink.
Don’t do that! Batch your juices!
Why? Unused juicing ingredients go to waste.
Already-made juice, however, that’s staring at you in your fridge?
You’re not throwing that away. That’s a grab-and-go snack!
So make big batches, and keep your fridge stocked!
The Best Juice Recipe if you’re on a Budget
Our everyday green juice recipe (aka spicy green juice) is the perfect formula for inexpensive, homemade, whole-food juice.
This juice is refreshing, filling, and delicious. It does not taste like grass.
We like to give ours a kick. Spicy green juice!
Here’s the basic formula:
- (optional) hot pepper like jalapeno
And did we mention it’s so easy to make? Here’s my baby and me making a batch:
Homemade juices do not need to be expensive. Grab your blender, go to the farmer’s market, and make a big batch today!
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