Recently, I had some friends from the Czech Republic staying over. In the morning, I made my super duper breakfast smoothie (which I have been upgrading since my first post about it) and served it to them. They liked it a lot and asked me how much would one smoothie like that cost to make. It surprised me that I have not thought about it before. I went to do my groceries and measured each ingredient I put into it and this is what I came up with.
Every morning, I make a full blender of smoothie and drink half for breakfast and second half for lunch so the price here is for both, breakfast and lunch.
When making the smoothie, I start with the root vegetables. I buy organic turmeric root and a daily portion costs me CAD 0.60. Ginger root is cheaper and the piece I use comes to CAD 0.25. Baby carrots are easy to deal with as they are already pre-washed and small. It cost me daily CAD 0.50. My smoothies are all about the cruciferous vegetables as a prevention of cancer. That’s why they are full of broccoli (CAD 0.90), bok choy (CAD 0.20), kale (CAD 0.40). I top it up with a celery stick for bitterness (CAD 0.30), an avocado for smoothness (CAD 1.50), and one full lemon for juiciness (CAD 1.00).
Fresh veggies are followed by a spoon full of spirulina (CAD 2.00), super greens (CAD 1.00), hemp protein (CAD 0.50), flax meal (CAD 0.10) and chia seeds (CAD 0.50). Recently I started to add some mushrooms extracts as those are supposed to improve immunity immensely and shut down any cells which decide to be cancerous. These extracts (a teaspoon of each shitake, reishi and turkey tail) come to CAD 4.30 altogether. To cover the earthy taste of the smoothie I add pomegranate juice (CAD 2.00).
Sometimes I eat my smoothie as a bowl with nuts and berries (and 100% unsweetened chocolate), which adds another CAD 3.00 to the price.
Counting it all together, the price of my breakfast and lunch comes to CAD 19.05. That’s not bad at all for such a super healthy combo as CAD 20 would not normally be enough to buy breakfast and lunch in Vancouver. So I guess I am building super immunity for less money, exactly how I like it 😉
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