One of the things that keeps me from juicing on a daily or at least several times a week basis is the cost. It takes sooo much produce to make juice and quality, organic produce ain’t cheap. (the other thing that keeps me from juicing all the time is the mess…) Anyway…
I went to the 99 cent store on my lunch break recently because I remembered they have lots of produce now and I wanted to check it out. (I can also get local french bread, soy milk, and other goodies there)
I was so excited to find some good stuff! First off I got two big bunches of very ripe bananas. I won’t be juicing these. I’ll be freezing them in halves and using them in smoothies and raw banana soft serve! I can’t wait to have a freezer full of bananas!
And then I found local celery and carrots. And ORGANIC BLUEBERRIES!!!! Beautiful organic blueberries! I got three pints, but there’s only two in the picture because I inhaled one of the pints at my desk after I bought them… And then there were cucumbers. And these were actually two for 99 cents! Now, they aren’t organic, but I will peel them before I juice them and they will be almost as good as the organic cucumbers I pay $3 a piece for normally.
Check out this beautiful bounty that only cost me $12.00!
Wait… seriously!? A 99cent store? I have never even considered going in one for produce. Never occurred to me that they would have good local organic fare. Thanks for the tip!
I know, right?? Also, Grocery Outlet has some nice organic produce sometimes too! It’s cheap, but not 99 cents cheap!! ;)
I’ve been meaning to check out the discount produce at our local Easy Way produce shops for juicing. It is sooooo expensive!
nice work! someone else tweeted about the 99cent store recently, and now i’m intrigued. i may have to investigate!