King of the Juice: The 3 Day Shopping List

When I was doing the total Juice Fast, I drank 3 quart-sized juices per day. This is my shopping list that would last me for 3 days. Over the course of 3 days, i’d have 9 juices. 6 of them would be the mean green and the other 3 would be more fruity ones.

Primary Juice: The “Mean Green” from FS&ND:

  • 6 big kale leaves
  • 3-4 Stalks of celery 4 if smallish, 3 if larger.
  • 1 Cucumber Regular sized.
  • 2 Apples I prefer Red Delicious, as they are sweeter.
  • 1/2 Lemon Rind cut off
  • A piece of ginger about the size of the tip of your thumb. not too much.

That’s your base juice. Have 2 of these per day, if not for all 3.
Shopping List:

  • 2 ‘things’ of kale. – It usually comes in pound-ish sized bunches. Get 2. Kale will keep for a while, so get 3 if they look small. you can always just add more Kale if you have extra.
  • 8 cucumbers
  • 2 bags of celery - 3 bags of ‘celery hearts’ if your mr. fancypants.
  • 20 apples - Two of those bags you can get at S&S works well and are a bargain. Also the smaller size of those apples mean you can just throw them in the juice straight up.
  • 3 lemons
  • A fairly decent amount of ginger - Ginger doesn’t keep very will and will get moldy, so heads up.
  • 1 bag/bunch of carrots
  • 1 english cucumber - Use 1/2 per juice… sweeter than the normal ones.
  • 2 green apples - Granny Smith preferred.
  • 3 limes – Use a whole lime, but only a half lemon. Cut of the rind
  • 1 Zuchini
  • 1 Summer Squash
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • Any weird fruit or veggie you’ve wanted to try - Rhubarb? Swiss chard? why not. Don’t get a lot though.

And that’s that. All totalled, you can usually get that for ~$30.

I use the Mean Green as my base, and then work off of that. If it was a tough day, i’ll make a fruitier juice as a treat. I usually try to get some kale in there, even if it makes the juice a gross color. Kale + carrots is not a very appetizing color, but with apples and lemon and ginger it’s really yummy.

Protip: Pretty much anything + 2 apples, 1/2 a lemon, and some ginger will taste pretty decent.

 

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