Go easier on teh greens for your husband so they don't taste like "lawn."
I remember years ago when my mum first got a juicer and I was still a kid. She had a recipe book and we were making juices that tasted like sweet fruit juices, but they had vegetables in them and beets, etc. It takes time for some people to get used to those greens. We were so amazed that we could drink our veggies and not taste them. We gradually graduated to juices with higher veggie content as we got used to it.
Oh, yea, the green can put some people off. I have learned to love the color of my green smoothies. Maybe a beet to make it pink and lighter/less greens for less green color for now?
I was drinking my green smoothie at a friend's house one evening because I didn't want the crap food they always have and a few were grossing out on the green color. Hmmmm. And I think they look so beautifullly green.
YOU ARE WELCOME! The first class is the 'hardest' but remember................not 'our' healthy as we are already experienced. you need to cater/teach them and then they can 'RUN WITH THE PROGRAM' THEIR WAY................ You'll have fun.
It's funny that you would say that because even though you are right, I always get jazzed up when I see a nice bright green drink placed in front of me. I always have! I was jst telling someone that the other day.
YES! It really really helps!
Yea $100 is crazy isn't it?!
I know I won't make a lot of money, but I'm hoping to make a little to cover the price of my greens, which I eat a lot of, and also to get my books to be better known.
I'm going to get a certified nutritionist certification by December also, so this should help. My hubby will help me design a nice website for myself, too, so I can do some advertising there.
I'll get back to you once I'm done putting all the odd ends together, and you can tell me what you think! Thanks again Jozzie!
Velvet, I have taught classes and done demos at my house, at gyms, and planned and taught Weekend food prep class.
I can tell you that especially if you are doing 1 at a time, charge a lot more. Not quite $100 unless it's a full day course. But the going rate is more than $30.
I would, to appeal to more, perhaps have dehydrated crackers or something great not being featured in your class, and I would invite a handful for it.
Also, I can send you my write-up on how I marketed and had a great meal servie that was super easy. I can send you the details on that, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org :-)
My other suggestion is to not make dehydrated foods or juices, really. I would make products that only require a blender or food processor. That is all I dd over a weekend, and was a huge success! I can send you a link of all the foods that I made that were dehydratorless, as well as how I advertised to begin with. Just let me know. Email me if you can b/c I have a question for you as well! xo
Hi everyone! So happy to come upon this great post. I live in Paris where the raw food community is slow, but growing! I am thinking to continue to contribute to this growth by offering a small group class in my apartment this spring. I was thinking a max of 6 people, for €30 a person. This would be a for a 2 hour session, where I would teach them: green smoothies (which they could then drink during the class), zucchini noodles + marinara sauce + nut "meatballs", and apple pie. These are the easy first recipes I learned and loved.
I would also provide them with a xerox of different recipes that stemmed off of what they had learned, so 5 green smoothie recipes, a paad thai recipe (same noodle concept), a seed pate (again, same concept, different fillings), and pumpkin pie recipe.
And they would be able to sample all of the above. I would make the dishes beforehand to ensure there was enough for everyone, and then also create them in the class (though not as much noodles for example) to show them, but then they could eat the previously prepared too.
What do you think? This is my first time doing this, do you think this sounds reasonable? Worth €30?
Location: Brisbane, in the state of Queensland, Australia.
Good luck with your classes Velvet. Gee I wish I had had your advice Wyjoz a few years ago when I was asked to take some classes. I ended up not going ahead of it for a number of reasons, one being local council regulations and also they wanted me to travel over to a centre accross the other side of town.
I think in Australia the prices are getting so expensive that I would have to charge $100 just to cover food costs. I have not been able to get to the market gardens to check out their prices. Our health shops here charge $14 for an organic pineapple, $7 for kale and bananas at the supermarket are $2.70 each. I don't know what organic cost.
I could talk myself out of buying the food but I remind myself that getting ill is expensive too..
Anyway shall look forward to hearing how they go. I wish you were down the road as I would go myself. Yours sound great Wyzoz. (Sorry have forgotten your name.)