So for the last few months I have posted a few times about my LOVE for making protein smoothies here at home. I love it so much that there I crave them at times and that is the only thing I will eat for a meal. Crazy, I know! 🙂
So this past week as I am sitting down with my smoothie and making my list for the grocery store (dreaded chore), I decided that I really wanted to see how much I was saving by making them at home rather than purchasing the $6 Smoothie King drink each day.
Well here was my breakdown:
– 48 ounce Bag of Frozen Cherries from Sam’s- $8.98 (yields 12 smoothies)
– Quart of Almond Milk -$1.98 (yields 4 smoothies)
– Organic Hemp Protein Powder from Trader Joe’s- $11.98 (yields 30 smoothies)
– Organic Peanut Butter from Trader Joe’s- $2.98 (yields 16 smoothies)
Yes, that is the basic components of ALL of my Smoothies. Sometimes I change it up Chocolate Almond Milk, different frozen fruit, but always the same recipe for the most part. Why? Because it works and why change it?
So I have first have to find a common factor between all of them. I knew that 60 was a common factor of 12, 4 and 30 so it was up to determining the scale factor for 16. Okay so 60/16=3.75.
60 smoothies of cherries: $44.90
60 smoothies of Almond Milk= $29.70
60 smoothies of Protein Powder= $23.96
60 smoothies of Peanut Butter= $11.18
Grand Total for 60 Smoothies: $109.82
Price per Smoothie: $1.83
HOLY MOLY! Now, I am really saving because I did splurge the other day and after a trip to Target I stopped by Smoothie King and grabbed a Smoothie for my lunch and a regular size smoothie with soy protein (can’t do whey because of my dairy issues) and nothing else “extra” added was $5.82. I could have had 3 smoothies at home for that price!
How is this applicable to our classes? Every day we see families eating out for convenience. I am guilty of it myself. Showing them that it really does make a difference to take the time and make things at home to save money over just saving time and grabbing something on the go.