Trying to eat healthy is hard and a lot of times it gets pretty expensive. I struggle convincing myself to spend money on any food that isn’t being made for me at some restaurant where I won’t have to do any dishes…
And juicing is definitely something that can get expensive quickly but I’ve been trying out a lot of recipes lately to come up with a tasty juice that won’t cost $8/glass. And I found one that I love for under $1.50/glass!
Kale & Apple Juice
4-5 Kale Leaves
4 Apples (I used Cortland.)
8 Small-Medium Carrots
This makes five 8 oz jars of juice. And the juicer I use isn’t the best quality, so you will get more if you have a better juicer.
Here’s the breakdown of what I bought:
8 lb bag of Cortland Apples – $5.99
2 Lemons – $1.60
Bunch of Kale – $2.49
2 Cucumbers – $1.98
Ginger – $.50
2 lb bag of Carrots – $2.29
This amount made two full recipes of what I shared above. Making it cost less than $1.50 per 8 oz glass of juice. I buy some organic and some non-organic produce when I do juicing to help keep costs down. I also do a big batch of juice (like this recipe I shared) and I drink some right away, save some in a jar in the fridge for later in the day and freeze some for later on. The juice starts losing nutrients right away so it’s best to drink it immediately but here are some tips on storage for when you don’t have the time to make small batches every day.
If this recipe doesn’t sound good to you, here are a few more to try out.