How to Start Juicing Detox on a Budget
By: Ana Margarita Olar | Vigorbuddy.com
Juicing for rejuvenation, healing, and weight loss is very popular nowadays. The question is: “Is juicing really have to be expensive?” Don’t be disappointed, you can start a juicing detox on a budget and here are some tips:
Plan your “juicing detox menu” before you go shopping.
List the type of juices you want for a week, and make it before you go to the grocery store. At the start, it is easy to get distracted with a lot of options once you go to the market without a list. Don’t get too excited and dump all sorts of fruits and vegetables into your basket. It’s more likely that some of it will just go to waste because you shopped more than you can consume.
Use ingredients with high water content.
Make the most from the ingredients you use in your juicing detox. Choose ingredients that contain lots of fluids per serving such as romaine, zucchini, cucumber, lemon, apple, watermelon, oranges, and coconut.
Buy lasting ingredients.
When you start a juicing detox on a budget and keep it that way, you don’t just buy cheaper ingredients. You need to preserve them. Make sure that every ingredient is used and doesn’t end up in your garbage can. Examples of these are romaine, carrots, lemon, ginger, green apples, celery, and zucchini. They all last in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.
Choose “in season” and patronize local fruits and vegetables.
Make your list of juicing ingredients based on fruits and vegetables that are locally produced and are in season. In season fruits and vegetables are cheaper especially if the harvest is plenty. Also, choose local products so that you are just paying for the product itself and not for transportation or exportation expenses. Additionally, since you are buying farm fresh products, they are less likely treated with chemicals to preserve them or make them more appealing to customers.
Just make a little juice or use fewer ingredients to make the juice.
One common myth in juicing detox is that you have to consume large amounts of juice single gulp to get the detox effect. You don’t have to drink an 8 ounce of juice every day. A 4-ounce glass of juice is enough to make you feel great without hurting your budget.
Plant your own fruits and vegetables.
At first, this could take few months or even a year to reap the harvest but think of it! A whole year round of free ingredients! Besides you can take some seeds and plant them again so you won’t run out of freshly picked fruits and vegetable juice anytime you want.
Starting a juicing detox doesn’t have to be expensive. And if you think that this will cost you money and effort, think how expensive and time consuming it is to get sick, be hospitalized, pay the bills and buy the medications. So what are you waiting for? Start a juicing detox now!