Juicing & Bountiful Baskets

unnamedWe’ve been participating with Bountiful Baskets a lot starting about 6 months ago or so. I don’t do them every week because sometimes we just can’t make the pick up time work. But when we do get it, I LOVE IT!!!! And when we aren’t able to do it, it now feels weird buying a lot of produce at the store. It’s so nice having it, because it cuts down on our grocery bill and I end up only buying 1-3 things in the produce section when we get our weekly groceries.

If you’ve never checked out Bountiful Baskets, visit them at www.bountifulbaskets.org. For $15.00 you get a variety of fresh fruits and veggies, usually 5 different kinds of each. For $10.00 more you can make it all organic. And the cool thing is they have a lot of add ons like bread, tortillas, apple cider vinegar, etc. This is now the only place where I buy our sliced bread. It’s $12.00 for 5 loaves and the variety changes each week. My favorite so far has been the Organic Wheat with Omega-3’s added. What we have been doing is picking up our Basket, then we make our meal plan for the week. This ensures that we are able to use all of our product before it goes bad and also before the next week. There are some weeks where I can’t use it all and that’s when juicing is even better! Here is a juice that I made with some of my leftover produce:

BRIGHT ORANGE JUICE
4 1/2 carrots
1 orange, peeled
1 apple
1 pear
1/2 pineapple

This one was great and not too acidic. Sometimes when I throw in lemon and kale, my stomach isn’t too happy. Juicing is a great way to get some fruits and veggies into your diet if you aren’t a big fan of them. It’s fun to experiment with different combinations too because you start learning what goes really well together and also what doesn’t go well together. What are some of your favorite juices?

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