Back when I reviewed the movie, I expressed my concerns about juicing--you get too much sugar out of fruits and veggies and not enough fiber, it's wasteful, and depending on what you buy, it can be very expensive. I decided that for three days, the good would probably outweigh the bad, so I started preparing a list of recipes. I got everything online, and one of my biggest staples is going to be the very one that Cross relied on at the beginning of his journey, something he calls "Mean Green" juice. Below you can see some of my recipes and my crazy shopping list.
I immediately disqualified any recipe that had an expensive or hard-to-find ingredient. So most of it ended up being stuff I eat everyday anyway. But as you can see from the shopping list, it was in ridiculous amounts.
I must admit, I felt pretty silly going through the checkout with nine cucumbers, six lemons, 2 each of bundles of celery, kale and parsley... and this is all for one person, for three days! My total at the grocery store was about $40, so my daily total is $13.33, almost exactly what Cross paid. Again, I did the math: if Erica and I both did this for 30 days, we would spend exactly $800 on food in a month, not including any household items. So yeah, three days is just fine.
When I got home from the store, my massive haul of veggies pretty much took over the refrigerator. Almost the entire left side is dedicated to juicing. When you look at it as half a refrigerator full of stuff, it's a little intimidating.
Well, no more stalling. I have to go make my first juice of the day. But you know me, I'll be keeping notes and taking pictures!
(PS "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" is available for streaming on Netflix and regular Hulu! Please check it out, it is a really well-done documentary.)