I put together a grocery list for myself for this first 5 days of my juice reboot. I got most of my recipe ideas and a general idea of what I was going to need from Join the Reboot. Some of the recipes I was a little nervous about so I skipped and added other things in to fill in the gaps.
Shopping for the first five days was a little overwhelming. I decided to go to Sam’s considering I had to get so MUCH… but quickly realized Sam’s didn’t have most of what I needed ~ but got great deals on large quantities of fruits, and some vegetables, which made it worth it.
I then ran to Walmart and was horrified by their produce ~ especially leafy greens which is what I couldn’t get at Sam’s. Tried one more Walmart and still have some things yet to get… but we’ll get there. There’s not really any more room in my fridge, so I guess it’s better I buy some later.
Here’s the shopping list:
Green apples ~ 11 (bought a large bag at Sam’s ~ kiddo will eat these as well)
Spinach ~ 10 C (I bought a large 3 pound box ~ we’ll see how long it lasts)
Kale ~ 55 leaves (I got two big bunches to start ~ that’s all I could find. it’s nice and cheap though!)
Cucumbers ~ 7
Celery ~ 32 stalks (got 2 bags of 3 each, I’m thinking it will be enough)
Lemon ~8 (got a large bag at Sam’s will be more than I need, but I also like lemon in my water)
Pears ~ 5 (bought 8 or so knowing other people would eat them as well)
apples ~ 15 (bought 1 bag of red delicious and one bag of fuji at Sam’s knowing others will eat them)
Beets ~ 20 (these were a nightmare. I ended up with 3… just can’t find them. Will try the farmer’s market Sat)
Carrots ~ 25 (got 2 5 pound bags which I think will be plenty and got some baby carrots for the kiddo)
cabbage ~ 1 head (would be nice if this is good and can be subbed for some other things, cheap and readily available)
Chard ~ 4 cups (couldn’t find any to save my life.)
Tomatoes ~ 20 (got 15 plum tomatoes at Sam’s and a 3 lb container of yellow cherry tomatoes)
Parsley ~ 18 cups (yeah, right. not gonna happen, unless I’m thinking way more for a cup ~ it’s expensive and hard to come by)
jalepeno ~ 4 (no problem!)
radishes ~ 48 (ah, no. got like 16 and that cost a pretty penny, and I emptied out the shelf)
limes ~ 3 (got a whole bag at Sam’s, love lime in my water)
purple cabbage ~ 1 (no problem)
ginger ~ 1 big chunk
strawberries ~ 10 (we love strawberries and I knew I wouldn’t be the only one eating, got a large box at Sam’s)
cilantro ~ 4 cups (got 2 big clumps… it didn’t look so happy)
pablano pepper ~ 1 (amazingly, no problem)
sweet potato ~ 1 (forgot this… will get later)
red pepper ~ 2 (ended up getting a 6 pack of colorful peppers at Sam’s)
Orange ~ 1 (had them at home already)
red onion ~ 1 (had it at home already)
fresh garlic ~ 1 (forgot this too, will grab it next time I’m at the store)
As you can see… this is a LOT of produce. I’m hoping I’ll find as the week goes on that I have more than I really needed and some will carry over to next week, but that’s what I’ve got so far.
I’ll be posting the recipes, and my progress as I work through the week, so feel free to stop back by!
Do you juice anything I don’t have on the list? Please, feel free to share your tips and ideas.