Grow. Eat. Live.

Grow.  Eat.  Live.
Grow. Eat. Live.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013


"Juicing Tuesday"
     It's that day again!  As the weather heats up we must hydrate our bodies to get the proper nutrients and water intake as possible.  I came across a newsletter, Mind Body Green, article "4 Tips for Green Juicing When You're Super-Busy" by Sara Sturgis.  I thought this would be perfect for today for our Juicing/Blending lovers.
     Lets, all check out her helpful tips on how to get ahead start in our juicing routine.
     Another informative tip I have for you all is what produces are best to buy "organic" and "not organic" in which can save you money in buying.
Always buy organic and local (try your best) on the below The Dirty Dozen Plus (highest amount of pesticides)
  1. Strawberries
  2. Blueberries
  3. Raspberries
  4. Grapes
  5. Blackberries
  6. Apples
  7. Celery
  8. Tomatoes
  9. Hot Peppers
  10. Sweet Bell Peppers
  11. Peaches
  12. Pears
  13. Apricots
  14. Nectarines (imported)
  15. Potatoes
  16. Spinach
  17. Kale
  18. Swiss Chard
  19. Turnips
  20. Collard Greens
  21. Dandelion Greens
  22. Squash
The Clean Fifteen (least amount of pesticides)
  1. Asparagus
  2. Avocados
  3. Cabbage
  4. Cantaloupe
  5. Sweet Corn
  6. Eggplant
  7. Grapefruit
  8. Kiwi
  9. Mangoes
  10. Mushrooms
  11. Onions
  12. Papayas
  13. Pineapples
  14. Sweet peas (frozen)
  15. Sweet potatoes
     I know it's hard to buy organic produce because stores jack up the prices.  What I normally do is  comparison shop.  I compare prices at Whole Foods supermarkets, Trader Joes, local supermarkets in my neighborhood, and farmer's markets.  Plus, as I stated in past posts I tend to grow the most expensive foods that are sold in the supermarkets.  This is imperative to do.  I highly recommend if you have an area in your home with a sunny location - utilize that space and start growing your own foods.  By becoming a "green thumb" person you are in control of what is put on your foods from the very start once the seeds starts sprouting.  This saves $, puts you in a "good mood" relieving stress, and you will get in the habit of eating a healthy diet.
     Besides comparison shopping and growing my own produce, I have a system I normally do.  For example, If I know I will be eating or utilizing any produce skin, then I will buy organic produce- such as, lemons and limes.  Sometimes I cave in and buy conventional leafy greens at my neighborhood supermarket because I can't get to a Whole Foods supermarket that day until another day when I'm in the city.  Unfortunately, health foods stores in my area are long distance from where I live.  Sad, but true.  What I do notice that my local supermarket has created a "health aisle" in their store but the prices are doubled than a health food store. 
    In conclusion, it's all about strategizing and learning different alternative ways on how to go about it.  Learn to be a "wise shopper."

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