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GREAT BOOK but you have to be on one hell of a budget if you want to do this!,
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This is breaking me to write this but for what I spent in ingredients for "Juice days 1-5" is worth 3 weeks healthy groceries!!
Also some of the ingredients is very hard to obtain in the UK and it is probably alot cheaper in the states / Australia!
I went to the shop with my bank account fresh with a paycheck ready to become an official reebooter! £10 worth of vegetables / fruits for ONE DAY that comes to £70 a week...
When there are people in this world that can not even afford a simple meal, I feel like I am eating sorry JUICING away the earth 8 carrots in one recipe (yes accounts for 2 juices) but I can not help be a little self conscious when using such a mass amount.
Past these things I think the book is wonderful and I still genuinely believe in Joe Cross and all he is doing.
But sadly you truly have to be in a great job to do this :(
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Initial post: 3 Jan 2014 03:55:29 GMT
Hey, just read your reviews and thought I'd share what worked for me when I was juicing January last year after seeing Joe's documentary. I did the same as he did (cut out solid food completely and had juices for 40 days). I purchased most of my vegetables & fruits from the local markets (at the weekends - bulk buy) and most of them have great, cost effective offers i.e. 6 apples for £1.50 etc. I used to pay about £25 a week to £30 if I wanted additional berries. There were times, when I'd have some fruit & veg left over for the following week. Purchasing from supermarkets you'll find yourself paying more for less. Hope this will be of help for anyone who reads this. Good Luck: P
Posted on 3 Jan 2014 21:06:42 GMT
I just purchased a full weeks worth of veg and fruit for this - I have done before, so know I have the correct stuff and I was under £25. Don't give up, look elsewhere for your shopping
Posted on 5 Jan 2014 05:03:57 GMT
Loki Niflheim says:
Hi Paris, in down under (Australia) carrots and celery are probably the cheapest of the bunch, they're around £1/kg (8-10 carrots) but the rest: lemons, beets, avocadoes, etc. are quite expensive, and they accumulate. For some of these ingredients I've been lucky to have a weekend local market that sells them in weight (supermarkets charges them at eaches), that brings down the price to at least half. The added benefit to all these juicing is my worm farm is also getting well-fed, so I don't feel so bad juicing 1 kg of carrots. Wishing you luck with the juicing :)
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 13:44:13 GMT
Amazon Customer says:
I'm about to embark on juicing but in general i shop eclectically. People are stuck on supermarkets as the be all and end all of shopping but other places do exist. Check out your local market especially later in the day. Its practically given away - my friend spent just over a tenner and almost killed herself trying to get it home! And more ethnic ones will have cheaper exotic fruits. How about finding a local greengrocer - I bet he'd love you. Know anybody with an allotment or grow your owners? I bet they'd be more than happy to help out when they have gluts. Where I live I can buy loads from the garden gate or how about farm shops if you live more rurally. Possibly a pick your own or even something free like blackberry picking? Good luck
Posted on 30 Jan 2014 19:33:50 GMT
Freddie May says:
HI there, you have to think "outside the box" when you are juicing. When you mention carrots, and feeling a bit self conscious using such a mass amount - after you've juiced the carrots, you can use the fibre in soups. You can also combine some pulp of other vegetables, combine with rice to make veggie burgers - eat them after your reboot. Get some freezer bags, portion them out and you have enough food to fill a freezer after a while. That's where you save your money. If you go on to the rebootwithjoe website - you'll see a substitution list. If you have an aldi nearby - they do a "super 6" ( a selection of fresh veg for pennies - selection changes on a fortnightly basis) - it become serioulsy cheap. I'm just coming off a 21 day reboot. I'm amazed at how cheap i could feed myself.
I wish you the best of luck on your journey.
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