Juicing is one of the best things you can do for your body. The nutrients, minerals, antioxidants, protein and energy that your body absorbs from fresh juices benefit your health greatly.
As great as juicing is, it can also be very expensive. For those who are wanting to juice but are on a tight budget, let me tell you, there is hope. You can incorporate fresh juices into your diet without having to spend a lot of money.
Here are a few tips my husband and I came up with:
1. Buy vegetables and fruits in season:
Veggies and fruits that are in season tend to be less expensive than veggies and fruits out of season. A lot of times you might even find some of those vegetables or fruits on sale. When you find these items on sale, take advantage of the moment and buy as many as you’d like. Nothing wrong with stocking up on fruits and veggies.
2. Use common vegetables:
Carrots and Celery are very good for juicing. They are also inexpensive, which means you can use them anytime you want. They are a good replacement for any other vegetable that you might not be able to afford daily. They are also very good for you. Carrots and celery are rich in vitamin A and C, which can help boost your immunity.
3. It is not necessary to juice everyday:
If you are already living a healthy life style, you don’t need to juice every day. My husband and I used to juice on a daily basis. To be quite honest, it became very expensive and even stressful! The feeling that we had to juice every day in order to stay healthy became a bit of a burden that was getting too heavy. However, since we really did enjoy drinking juices, we decided to juice on the weekends. I cannot express with words the relief this new habit has given us. Not only are we saving money, but we actually enjoy juicing a lot more. We like to get creative on the weekends and come up with all kinds of delicious juices.
Life is easier when you do things with pleasure. So don’t stress about juicing. Simply do what you can with what you have. I hope these few tips have been helpful. Get your juice on!
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