return of the veggies on a budget


April 27, 2010 by Sarah S.

Why hello there! I’d just like to let you all know that I’m blogging instead of prepping for my debate tonight. I have exactly 6 minutes to finish this post. Let’s see how it goes ๐Ÿ™‚

My first order of business as Wifey was to retire Hubs’ water bottle:

I can’t make out the “sell by” date on this bad boy, but I’m pretty sure it’s been around since like, 2006. Hubs drinks lots and lots of water, and it was slowly killing my insides to think about what exactly might be…inside this. So, I upgraded him.

Isn’t she pretty? It’s a Brita “Vintage” pitcher. He hasn’t met her yet, but I’m sure it’ll all work out just fine.

And while we’re in the fridge, would you care to take a peek inside?

We are JAM PACKED with veggies. Here’s the story:

Yesterday, one of my bloggy pals told me that Natalia Rose had posted the Rose Cleanse on her member’s website (yes, I’m a member, whatevs). I immediately ran over there to take a peek and said: OMG I’m doing it. As did my bloggy pal. It’s really nothing different than the cleanses she talks about her books, but it just details all the little questions I’ve had. It’s a simple cleanse – juicing until dinner, dinner is a big salad and gently cooked veggies, so that your system doesn’t go all wonky as it detoxes. I had been doing something quite similar before the wedding, and felt great, so I make the executive decision to go forth and conquer the Rose Cleanse. I’m excited to have a buddy for accountability too, that should be make more fun and…. more happening ๐Ÿ™‚

However, one of the things that almost prevented me from doing it was the $$ factor. I have spent mucho dinero on produce in the past few months, especially because of juicing, and after the wedding, I’m really not swimming in the dough if you know what I mean. However, I decided to make this a challenge — how can I make a juice cleanse affordable?

Enter one of those big super club stores that I’m usually petrified of.

As you may have noticed, my fridge is jam-packed. For exactly $54.97, this is what I got (and it’s more than enough for the week)

  • 10 lbs carrots
  • 9 romaine hearts
  • 10 cukes
  • 3 lbs broccoli
  • 5 lbs lemons
  • 4 heads lettuce
  • 6 ears corn
  • 1 large wedge goat cheese

I was amazed that I could get all of that produce for such a low price! People, USE your super stores! Some of the produce was not organic, of course, but some was! And for juicing, you just can’t beat that. So instead of exotic juices, I’m sticking with a simple, yet healthful formula:

1 head of romaine, 1 cuke, a handful of carrots, and a lemon.

Delicious. It made approx. 2 glasses of the above golden elixir.

Now, the real challenge will be getting through today. Tuesday the Terror has arrived, and I am, yet again, behind the power curve. I’ve got to review all of my notes for the debate tonight, and clean up my 2 page draft. I look forward to waking up tomorrow and having that behind me, if only for a few days.

Good bye for now!


2 thoughts on “return of the veggies on a budget

  1. […] huh? I sat down and read the book yesterday, and feel ready to dive in today! Luckily, I have a bloggy-buddy doing this cleanse with me, so hopefully we’ll keep each other motivated and […]

  2. Good luck with your cleanse!

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