A common complaint about juicing is that it’s too expensive. After juicing regularly for several years I don’t think this is true. Just the opposite. I’m guessing the complaint mostly comes from people who are new to the practice and try and do a big fast too soon and drop $100+ on produce for a week.
Daily juicing should cost about $20-$30 a week in produce. And personally it gives me the benefit of reduced hunger, so I have less cravings to gorge on other foods. My grocery bill comes out to about $85 a week including the produce I use for juicing. I don’t eat out very much.
Take a look at the following picture:
Above are the amount of each respective vegetable it takes to make 8 oz of juice. (This is using my juicer, your results may vary).
If you break it down into a graph, the cost of juicing different vegetables looks like this:
|Carrots||Apples||Beets||Berries||Leafy Greens||Celery||Citrus fruits|
|Amt for 8oz||4||2||2||2-3 pints||4-6 bunches||5-6 stalks||3|
Of course, I arrived at these results using my own juicer and using the prices at my own supermarket.
As you can see, juicing is very inexpensive if you use a combination of apples, carrots, beets, and oranges as your base. Add ginger, greens, berries, and other soft fruits to accent the flavor.
If you make 8-12 oz. a day, then you’re probably going to end up spending between $2-$5 for each drink you make. For a convenient and tasty way to eat your vegetables, improve your energy levels, reduce hunger and improve your different metabolic systems, that’s pretty darn good.