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So I made the above videos to show you how simple and easy it can be to make cheap and affordable freshly pressed juices. Here are some points to remember in keeping a budget ...
Keep it simple. When you make your drinks overly complicated, you're forced to stock up on numerous and often very expensive ingredients. Skip the exotic stuff and buy what's growing locally. Forget about putting 10 ingredients in a drink and keep it to no more than 3. I find the best tasting juices are the simpler ones. For example, the classic celery, apple, lemon, parsley juice.
Use what you have in your fridge. I make sure to use every last morsel of food in our fridge before I go grocery-shopping. Often, people buy food when there is still perfectly good food in their refrigerator and then that food is never used, until eventually, it has to be thrown out. I'll juice almost anything and have learned that some of the most surprising drinks are those that were made with minimal or least expected ingredients!
Buy what's on sale. Look for deals. Offer to buy a bushel of oranges and ask for a discount. If the item has a red ticket on it that's usually a good sign. I will always choose what's cheaper and have found that this does not affect the dishes that I make and serve my family at meal time in any negative way.
Buy local food when possible. It is always cheaper to buy local food as you are not having to pay for the long distance food has to travel before it gets to the grocery store.
So, there are ways to drink freshly pressed juices regularly and not break the bank. Think wisely and make a celery, apple, parsley juice over a fennel, cilantro, kale juice.