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Items to keep in the house when juicing

Here’s a list of items I keep handy for my juicing regiment:

Apples
 Oranges
Strawberries
Bananas
Blueberries
Raspberries
Lemons
Pear
kale 
spinach
Swiss chard 
romaine lettuce
Mint
Broccoli
Asparagus
Cabbage
Parsley
Cilantro
 Carrots
Tomatos
Beets
Garlic
Scallops
Ginger
Celery
Cucumber
Granola
Chia Seeds
Hemp Seeds
Goji Berries
Cayenne Pepper
Cashews
Almonds
Oatmeal
Protein Powder
Almond or Coconut milk

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Sunday shopping at Farmers Market

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My schedule doesn’t always permit me to attend Farmers Market on Saturday so I went online and found one I could visit on a Sunday.  I found one in the city of Santa Monica.  Upon entry through the gates, I was met by all of the aroma’s from the food vendors.   I had a juice prior to leaving the house and I wanted to save my appetite for a nice lunch.   So I continued on to find the greatest vendor selling every leafy green you could think of. The greens were already cleaned and separated into individual bins.  I thought wow, I can buy all my greens ready to use.  I purchased Baby Kale, Spinach and Arugula.  When I got home, I mixed them all together.  So my juice for the next week and a half will include that mixture.  I love that I can just grab a handfuls and have everything in it.  Thanks Farmers Market in Santa Monica, I’ll be back.

Tawny Tip:   Always soak your greens in cold salt water at least 5 minutes before use. Organic or not we want to make sure your greens are really clean and salt water is a great way  to clean leafy greens.  

Beginners Shopping List

I have been asked several times to create a shopping list for the beginner juicer.  So, here is my shot at getting you started.

I shop for the following items at Sprouts:

1 lbs of Gogi Berries will last 3 to 4 weeks

1 lbs of Golden Flax Seeds will last 4 to 5 weeks

1 lbs of Hemp Seeds will last 4 to 5 weeks

1/2 lbs Chia Seeds will last 3 to 4 weeks

1 lbs of Cashews will last approximately 2 week.( I mix my own nuts for a healthy snack so go through nuts pretty quick, I buy 2 lbs at a time)

1 lbs of Almonds

1 lbs of Walnuts

The following I shop for at Farmers Market, Sprouts, Trader Joes and Whole Foods.

1 bunch fresh Spinach (no bags)

1 bunch of Swiss Chard

1 bag of Gala Apples

2 Cucumbers

Celery

Scallions

Ginger

3  Avocados

fresh Garlic

5 Oranges

1 small Watermelon

1 small Cantaloupe

Pineapple (frozen is fine)

Strawberries

Blueberries

Raspberries

Red Grapes

Bananas (tip: ziploc bags make them last longer)

All of these thing will get you started with the Cali Juice Club regiment.  Remember, If

you don’t have the same leafy green I use you can replace it with another.

happy shopping

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