Many people think that juicing is expensive because so many fruits and veggies are used to create such a small drink. For juicing-purposes, my family picks the mark-downs because they are often the ripest, only have small imperfections and are often more affordable (you do want to compare what the grocers have though, because this isn’t always the case!) For example, just last week, we purchased four english cucumbers for $1 and I only had to cut off two 1-inch pieces to discard because it was decomposing.
Pair that up with things in your kitchen/fridge – be on the lookout for fruits/veg that have blemishes, localized mold or are turning brown – just remove the areas which have expired and juice the rest.
- 3 Asian pears
- 1 orange pepper
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 small chunk of papaya (optional – I juiced the skins only, since we were consuming the rest of it!)
- Remove seeds, stems and imperfections from fruit.
- Process through juice extractor.
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