Find a u-pick crop near you!
Many argue that eating locally is even better than eating organic. Check out this article in TIME magazine: Eating Better Than Organic and we will keep you up to date on what is ripe now - what is local now - and where to get it.
As Michael Pollan suggests " Get out of the supermarket whenever you can! You won't find any high-fructose corn syrup at the farmers market - or better at the farm!".
Today I am getting my berry on - you should too. Check out this great smoothie recipe I like to call THE PURPLE (vegan) COW ;)
THE PURPLE (vegan) COW
(because even if you are alone you will want more!)
(this automatically sprouts your almonds giving you 50% more protein in your shake! and allowing the almonds when made into milk be more easily digestible. Who doesn't love that?!)
- Drain and rinse almonds
- Put almonds into a blender and puree with Water. Strain off pulp with a fine mesh bag, strainer or cheese cloth and place 2C raw almond milk back into the blender to start.
- Following milk, place ingredients into the blender - If you do not have time or forget to soak the dates - no problem - they will just take longer to blend. You can also sub dates or leave them out completely. I find that the sugar in the bananas is perfect for me! but as you get yourself off of refined sugar you may need the dates to sweeten things - naturally
- Pulse until the chunks are broken up. Then blend until smooth - adding reserved almond milk if needed to desired consistency