I have not started juicing, although I’ve wanted to for a long time. I simply feel like I have to buy the most expensive juicer before I can start doing it.
I stand corrected! My sister has a cheapo juicer that I wanted to test out. I bought 2 lbs of carrots (for $1.29) and it yielded 2 cups of carrot juice. I was going to use it for a vegetable soup, but never got around to it.
Instead, I used it as the base for our smoothies. Normally I would use fruit juice, soy milk, or plain old water. But we loved our smoothies with carrot juice! I felt good about giving it to my kids and myself.
In fact, my daughter loves her smoothies so much, she added my name to their chore chart, and put my chore was to make smoothie’s every morning.
Current smoothie ingredients:
- Baby Spinach leaves (one generous handful)
- Frozen strawberries
- Frozen blueberries
- Carrot Juice
- DHA (more about that on Wednesday)
- Ground flax, or squirt of flax oil
I started school last week. I’m excited about school, but stressed about the cost of it. In an effort to take classes without going into debt, I am really going to trim up our grocery bill! Its the only portion of our spending that can be cut into (in my opinion). I will be writing up more posts about inexpensive, yet healthy ideas for at least the next 3 years! Stay tuned!!