Easy and Affordable Green Juice

Easy and Affordable Green Juice

I fell off the juicing wagon for awhile. I think this was the first time in over four years that my juicer sat in a corner of the kitchen, unused for over six weeks.  And for some reason, I felt compelled to pry myself out of bed at 6 am on a Sunday and rush to the market to find some veggies for juicing. Now that’s dedication.

This morning I was thinking about the struggles I hear from folks around juicing. Most of the time, challenges are associated with time and money so today I wanted to create a simple and easy green juice with only 3 ingredients (but packed full of nutrients!) and was affordable.

Here’s how this juice breaks down in terms of cost:

  • 1 small bunch (about 8 stalks) organic celery: $2.68
  • 2 large organic kale leaves: $.99 ($2.98 for the bunch)
  • 1 organic lemon: $.99
This comes to a total of $4.66 for a 16-oz juice which isn’t that bad considering you are essentially getting two 8-oz juices for $2.33 each. I bought my produce at the market closest to me out of convenience, but I know that the co-op a few miles from my house has celery that is about $.50/lb cheaper than what I bought and Whole Foods often has deals on kale for 2 for $4 and sometimes 2 for $3. With this calculation, this could actually bring the price down to $2 (or less) per 8-oz of juice. That’s more affordable than a morning latte!
A typical juice bar here in Seattle can run you around $6 for an 8-oz juice and around $10 for a 16-oz juice. Yikes. Juicing at home is much more affordable option over time, especially if you pick the right juicer. (If you’re just getting started with juicing, see my guide for Picking The Right Juicer For You.)

So now that we’ve solved those dilemas, let’s drink some juice!

Easy and Affordable Green Juice
Easy and Affordable Green Juice
Easy and Affordable Green Juice

This juice is a great alkalizing green juice intended to restore pH balance to the body. I don’t typically add fruit to my juices, but if a sweeter juice is desired, add a green apple for a tart low-sugar option or a fruit of your choice.

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Easy & Affordable Green Juice
 
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Recipe type: Juices & Smoothies
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 small bunch of (organic) celery (about 8 stalks)
  • 2 large (organic) kale leaves
  • 1 lemon, peeled
Instructions
  1. Juice ingredients and enjoy immediately.
Notes
Yields one 16-oz juice (or two 8-oz juices)

 

 

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Comments

    • says

      It is a little bitter, but it’s intended as an alkalizing green juice. If you want to sweeten it up a bit, add an apple or fruit of your choice. ;)

  1. says

    Nice easy and affordable recipe! Thank you! I was really breaking the bank when I first began juicing and ended up quitting. My health wallet thanks you! :)

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