JUICE! I’ve been using my juicer for three days and am having fun trying out different fruit/vegetable combos. First I started off with what was in the kitchen - Fuji apples, spinach, and strawberries. (Delicious, in case you’re wondering.)
Today I decided to get adventurous and headed to the market for supplies. The whole point of juicing is that you consume lots of fresh produce, but that shit’s expensive… unless you go to the Dekalb Farmers Market!
For a whopping $17.45, here’s what I got:
- 1lb kale
- 3 beets with greens
- 1 bunch of spinach
- 3 cucumbers
- 6 bananas
- 3 pears
- 3 large tomatoes
- 6 radishes
- 10 carrots
- 3 grapefruit
- 6 Granny Smith apples
- 3 oranges
The kale was the most expensive at $1.99/lb. The pears came in second at $1.29/lb (or 58 cents each). The organic bananas worked out to 30 cents each, and the grapefruit were only 39 cents each. It’s like they’re giving it away.
The Dekalb Farmers Market is always packed on weekends (and there’s a special place in hell for people who bring multiple small children), but it’s worth it. I only stopped when I did because the basket was hurting my arms. That doesn’t necessarily mean much since I use 2.5lb free weights at the gym (squatting while lifting weights is hard, I don’t need your judgment), but trust me, this is a lot of produce.
I should go through this all in a week. Today I learned that 2 oranges + 1 beet + 2 carrots = 12 oz juice. The beet made it a really vibrant fuchsia color. When I made juice with spinach, I had to put it in a colored tumbler so the color wasn’t off-putting.
Juicing is fun, y’all. Expect updates. If you hate this, by the way, this is Perry’s fault. She described juicing with missionary-like zeal. The Breville juicer folks should get her on the payroll.