Yesterday I craved greens and I had more than my usual amount of greens. Started with 4 cups of spinach in a smoothie with banana and apple, then had about 6 cups of Massaged Greens (see recipe), then ended the day with a 4+ cup salad of mixed greens and a tomato. That was about 14 cups of greens. Snacked on things like guacamole, nuts, grapefruit, hummus…
Can I afford to eat like that? It definitely seems more expensive because we are not used to eating that much of that or this. Though think, things I don’t eat are pretty expensive (meat, dairy, cheese, chips, cookies, ice cream, prepared frozen foods, soda, beer, wine, candy, pizza). I rarely buy packaging.
Whether it is cheaper depends on what habits you might let go of over time and what habits you might gain. I am not certain if it is cheaper for me, although it definitely seems cheaper and I have read that it is for people in general. It first felt expensive to buy 3-4 avocadoes, now I found a place I can get them for about 59 cents each and I buy 4-6 a week. It felt expensive because I used to think even one avocado was a splurge. Even if you are paying 1.39 each for your avocado, my gosh think of what you are no longer buying once your cravings switch.
It seems amazing to me that a plant spends a portion of its life making this incredible fruit (really its like a miracle), many hands spend hours growing it, picking it, hauling it and living off of that could be cheaper than living off mass manufactured product. Is it cheaper, it has to do with what you would do otherwise.