how much does a green smoothie cost?
How Much Does a Green Smoothie Cost?
In order to gather cost information, I purchased (from Costco and Good Earth in Utah) greens and fruit at retail prices, made a blenderful, and broke down the cost per ounce. I think you will be amazed at what I found:
A 96 oz. blenderful (in addition to water/ice):
Organic chard ($.66) 1/3 of a bunch
Organic kale ($1) 1/3 of a bunch
Spinach ($0.85) 22% of a 2.5-lb. bag
2 cups frozen mixed berries ($1.66)
2 oranges ($0.83)
2 bananas ($0.42)
2 Tbsp. raw/organic agave ($0.28)
= $5.70 for 72 oz.
That’s 7.9 cents per ounce.
A quart of green smoothie (my recommendation for adults) is then
And to think that the biggest resistance I get from people is, “IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE!” How much is a Starbucks latte? Twice that much? How about a Power Bar? About that much. A Happy Meal? These are things people don’t think twice about spending money on.
For about $2.50 you can get 12-15 servings of RAW GREENS AND FRUIT in your diet. Amazing.
Would you spend $1.25 a day for your child to have a pint of green smoothie, 7 servings of raw greens and fruit? So her only serving of fruits or vegetables isn’t ketchup or French fries like most American kids? The ketchup and fries will cost you that much.
All the excuses just disappeared.