I am always divided when people dispute whether it is cheaper to eat wholesome healthy food, or junk food. On the one hand berries will always be more expensive than biscuits, and buying the raw ingredients of a dish are often dearer than buying the same dish in a “ready meal” form. On the other,beans are cheaper than bacon, and they go a long way.
In my heart, on balance, I know it is usually cheaper (in money) to buy unhealthy food, but long term, more expensive (in many other ways) And believe me, I am watching my shopping budget like the best of us.
As I was making our breakfast smoothie I costed it up out of curiosity. It turned out to be less than £1 for an adult portion (400mls) These prices are based on what I bought in my local store (Tesco) this week. My not-even-99p shake was:
- 1/2 a pineapple 50p
- 1/2 a honeydew melon 50p
- 2 big handfuls of babyleaf spinach (abt 75grams) 40p
- 2 BIG handfuls of frozen raspberries (100g) 45p
- 125 mls water
This made 1.2 Litres of smoothie, which is what we make most days in our house, and is adequate for 2 adult portions of 400mls and 3 x small childs portions of about 125mls.
So there you have it. A 99p breakfast shake! If you are lucky and/or clever with your shopping (especially in summer) you can prepare some delicious smoothies for very little money every day, especially if you happen upon marked down fruit which can be frozen, or just special offers, the lifeblood of UK supermarkets.
I am not saying cheap is everything but let’s face it, when you need to make the numbers add up but you want a healthy drink, it sure helps.
Happy Wednesday friends. Love yourselves in body and spirit 🙂
PS My maths is poor, And happily so, because an adult portion of this costs even less than I thought……about 60p. Even better!