I spent the day focusing on drinking water and purchasing the boat load of fruits and veggies I would need for the juice fest that was about to begin. For meals I enjoyed a delicious Healing Cabbage Soup prepared by my mother and had a nice big salad right before bed!
The Juicer: I’m using the Breville Compact Juice Fountain.
The Produce: What I bought: head of green cabbage, 2 heads of celery, head of romaine lettuce, 1 bunch of spinach, 2 bunches of green kale, granny smith apples, 3 danjou pears, 3 small beets, 3 red grapefruit, 2 large cucumbers, 0.3lbs of ginger root, 2 mangos, 2lbs of carrots, 4lb bag of juicing oranges, 2lb bag of lemons, and a pineapple.
Total cost: $83.00 – I also had limes, tomatoes, a jalapeno and some green apples at the house so I didn’t include them in the list above.
Preparation: I immediately cleaned all the veggies as a time saver for later. Vinegar will kill all the contamination and bacteria on the produce, so I soak everything in a cold water/vinegar bath for about 5-10 minutes, scrub (carrots, celery, cucumber), rinse, then lay out to dry. Carrots need to be very dry for proper storage so I soaked and scrubbed them first then let them sit out until everything else was washed and put away. To store, I lay everything out on paper towels, roll them up, and keep inside of a plastic bag, squeezing out as much air as possible.