Yesterday I added photos of the fruits and vegetables I used for juicing as I calculated how much it cost and would make. Today I will try to give you as much details on the cost of having fresh juice.
The shopping trip for just the fruits and vegetables I used for juicing cost me $37.59. I did my shopping at Sprouts Farmers Market. To give you a better idea of what I bought, see the photo gallery from yesterday and here is a list of everything I purchased and cost.
Apricots 0.58 lbs @ $3.99/lb = $2.31
Asian Pears 1 @ $0.99 = $0.99
Blackberries 2 @ $0.99 = $1.98
Blueberries 3 @ $0.99 = $2.97
Bok Choy 1.37 lb @ $0.89/lb = $1.22
Brussels Sprouts 0.37 lb @ $1.99/lb = $0.74
Bunch Spinach 1 @ $0.99 = $0.99
Celery Stalks 1 @ $0.99 = $0.99
Cilantro 1 @ $0.49 = $0.49
Cucumbers 2 @ $0.49 = $0.98
D”Anjou Pears 1.18 lb @ $0.99/lb = $1.17
Fuji Apples 0.68 lb @ $0.99/lb = $0.67
Garlic 3 @ 3 for $1.00 = $1.00
Ginger Root 0.59 lb @ $2.99/lb = $1.76
Granny Smith Apples 0.98 lbs @ $0.99 = $0.97
Green Kale 1 @ $0.99 each = $0.99
Italian Squash 1.28 lb @ $1.69/lb = $2.16
Kiwi 3 @ 3 for $1.00 = $1.00
Limes 3 @ 3 for $1.00 = $1.00
Napa Cabbage 1.73 lb @ $0.69/lb = $1.19
Navel Oranges 1.85 lb @ $0.88/lb = $1.63
Pink Grapefruit 1 @ $0.49 = $0.49
Red Bell Peppers $0.88 each = $0.88
Roma Tomatoes 0.89 lb @ $0.88/lb = $0.78
Rome Apples 0.98 @ $0.99/lb = $0.97
White Asparagus 0.99 lb @ $5.00/2 lb = $2.48
Mushrooms 5 oz @ $0.99 = $0.99
Yellow Bananas 1.25 lb @ $0.69/lb = $0.86
Yellow Peaches 1.47 lb @ $4.00/2 lb = $2.94
Total = $37.59
I did have carrots at home and they did go in my juice. I also used one of the Italian Squashes and mushrooms for dinner. The bananas were used for snacking. So my amounts are not perfect, but a just a good estimate of the costs. I still have some garlic left in the fridge as well as a small chunk of the ginger. Also we use the top of the asparagus for dinner and the rest for juicing.
The amount of juice I was able to get out of all the fruits and vegetables was 145 ounces. So $37.59 / 145 = $0.26 around per ounce. So 16 ounces of fresh juice for one meal would be $4.16, cheaper then a value meal at a fast food restaurant.
Lloyd has discovered that the juicer used does make a difference in the amount of juice obtained from the fruits and vegetables. He recommends a 1200 watt juicer. We are using the Breville BJE820XL Dual Disc Juice Processor which Lloyd has had for a couple years. He has seen friends purchase cheaper models of juicers that either break within a few months or just do not produce as much juice.
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