I’ve been juicing for a couple of years now and I love it! I don’t use juicing as a so-called cleanse or detox – I just do it for some fresh, delicious juice!
Here’s what you need to know before you run out and buy a juicer:
1) Juicers are fairly expensive – a decent one will cost you close to $200.
2) It takes a considerable amount of certain veggies/fruits to make a moderate amount of juice – for example, last weekend I juiced two organic cucumbers ($4), one pound of organic celery ($4), a bunch of organic kale ($3) and three pounds of organic Granny Smith apples ($6). It produced about two quarts of juice.
3) They are a nuisance to clean, although some parts can go in the dishwasher.
Here are two simple ones to get you started:
5 lbs organic carrots ($4)
3 lbs oragnic apples ($6)
2 bunches of organic beets ($6)
2 organic cucumbers ($4)
1 bunch of organic kale ($3)
1 lb of organic celery ($4)
3 lbs of organic Granny Smith apples ($6)
The produce prices above are from Wegmans. You can obviously save yourself a bit of money by visiting a food cooperative or farmers market, or by joining a CSA.
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I scoured the internet for the best price on the Breville Juice Fountain. The winner is: Crate & Barrel. It is $199.95, but you can get 10% off by joining their mailing list. Click on the link below for details: