Cannot afford to Juice Fast? Think Again

September 16, 2013 at 10:17 AM

This is a picture of a typical day’s worth of fruit and veggies I will juice during my fast. And yes, that is my kitchen sink. I’m going to do my best to break down the cost of what you are looking at. I think you will be surprised. 

Keep in mind, I’m fasting in September when produce is at its cheapest. But there is even a better reason to fast during harvest time than stretching a dollar. Living in Canada, we have a shorter growing season so the early fall is a rare window where I can buy local produce that has not had to be picked unripe, shipped for thousands of miles, gassed, radiated and sold. The guy handing me my carrots has the same dirt under his nails that my carrots were grown in. That’s cool. More than cool, the carrots, apples, greens and cantaloupes are going to have a higher amount of nutrients per cup. Cheaper, more nutrient-dense, and better for the planet, a win-win-win. 

Price of Juicing Per Day (or per sink)

          • 1 large cantaloupe = $2.29
          • 7 carrots = $1.00
          • 1 red pepper = .75 cents
          • 5 celery sticks = .50 cents
          • 1 lemon = .45 cents
          • 2 large apples = $1.00
          • 2 tomatoes = .50 cents
          • 1 head of broccoli = .50 cents
          • 1/2 bunch of spinach = .75 cents
          • 5 cloves of garlic = .30 cents

The grand total equals $8.04. Add to that a large glass of concord grape juice. I get mine at Costco, two huge jugs of Newman’s Own grape juice for $8.00; so I will estimate .50 cents a glass. (If you don’t live close to a Costco, then for heaven’s sake, move.) That is a grand total of $8.53 a day of pure goodness. If I were to only buy the produce that was on sale, I could do it for even cheaper. What if you live in the USA? I was in Texas a few  summers ago and bought two massive sized cantaloupes from a roadside vender for one dollar. It was highway robbery and I was the robber! They were as sweet as angel’s breath. I teared up.

Juice fasting is cheaper than eating, especially if you often eat out. Also, when you are fasting you will be doing less stuff, so subtract all the gas of going and blowing around. Did I mention the savings in medical bills and drugs? How about less income-loss because of the reduction sick days? Costco, then for heaven’s sake, move.) That is a grand total of $8.53 a day of pure goodness. If I were to only buy the produce that was on sale, I could do it for even cheaper. What if you live in the USA? I was in Texas a few  summers ago and bought two massive sized cantaloupes from a roadside vender for one dollar. It was highway robbery and I was the robber! They were as sweet as angel’s breath. I teared up.

Eight bucks a day. I think we put the cost-excuse to bed. So what are you waiting for? Join me and you too can have the most beautiful sink on your block.

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United States Mrs. Kay Kalda says:

Do you think a juice fast is better then a water fast. I think different times call for different thongs but I would like your thoughts.

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True fasting is water only and this gives the body a chance to stop worrying about digesting, and concentrate on healing.  Tis the quickest way to heal.  Juicing is brilliant for major detoxing and healing as well.  

I really battle to put myself on a true fast, and so I would much easier juice or just go raw

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Islamic Republic of Pakistan juice fasting says:

That is such a wonderful post. I am also practicing juice fasting and I am glad to know that it works. Smile

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United States Juice fasting for weight loss says:

Hello,
You are right that Juice fasting is cheaper than eating food outside and  grand total $8.04 is affordable for every one.

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Hey, great post. I bought a breville and like it so far. I have to figure out the time to buy the produce. It's a commitment to juice everyday I've found. What are your thoughts on superfood powder drinks? I read a review on a product called amazing grass. superfooddrinks.org/.../

I figured, when I don't juice, this product or a product like it, can help "fill in the gaps". Do you have any advice about these types of products?

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New Zealand Meralyn says:

Hi, Interested to know the quantity of juice you drink each day?

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Canada rlagerquist says:

Two cups of fruit juice in the morning, and two cups of veggie juice while working out.

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