Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 Vegan MOFO - Day 15 - Greeny Juice is Good for the Bod

After a weekend of a not so great eating and drinking habits, I wanted give my body a big green hug. Green juices are so great for you. They help hydrate, alkalize and detox your body. I pulled out the juicer and got to cleaning out the fridge and my Chow Locally box. This fine day I used the following produce from the box:

Tropicana Green Lettuce from Maggie's Aquaponic Farm - These delicate greens are ideal salad makers. They can be stored as they are in a glass of water in the fridge (keep roots somewhat submerged.

Lemon Cucumbers from Crooked Sky Farms - Lemon cucumbers don't taste lemony despite their appearance. However they are great for pickling or eating raw. Keep in a cool, dry place but use within a week. My note: I actually found these a bit more tart than regular cucumbers and in the juice it almost seemed like a hint of lemon.

Roma Tomatoes from Crooked Sky Farms - Roma tomatoes are a delicious variety that store well on the countertop or in the fridge. Use raw, roast, or cook into recipes and sauces! My note: I didn't have high hopes for these guys. When I got them they were a little anemic looking. But a couple of days on the counter and they were quite good.

Greeny Juice

Makes about 12-14 oz.

1 handful green lettuce
2 lemon cucumbers
1 handful kale
3 stalks celery
3 roma tomatoes
1 carrot
1 handful parsley, leaves and smaller stems
1 medium apple

Feed veggies through the juicer in order above. This helps push all the veggies through and get the most juice out of 'em. Drink immediately.

OK! IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME! On lucky commoner will have a chance to win a lovely, pesticide free box of local produce. I'm posting late today, so I am going to give all of you a little more time to comment. Please comment by midnight, Wednesday, September 17th for this week's  CHOW LOCALLY share box giveaway.

The contest is over and the winner is #9 Debbie!!! I'll be contacting you soon to set up your pick up! Congrats!

Here is the fine print on what you need to do to be eligible to win:
1 - You must live or be in the Phoenix area.
2 - You must be able to pick up your fresh produce on the day specified for  the pick up location you chose. (I will contact you with details on pick up locations/times).
3 - You must leave a comment about what fresh fruit or vegetable you absolutely will not eat and why. Please make sure to leave a way to contact you should you be the lucky one.
4 - If the winner is unreachable by Sunday, September 21st, an alternate winner will be selected at random


  1. Thanks for opportunity to win Chow Locally CSA. I'm a long time nutrition, healthy food, cooking advocate and educator (cooking class, workshops, speaking engagements, books, instructor at SWIHA). One veggie that I have never cared for is eggplant, due to it's texture.

  2. I think all of us have yucky veggie stories especially from childhood. I love almost all veggies! But unless they are prepared just perfectly, I can't do brussel sprouts. I remember being forced to eat them as a child. Yes, they look like mini cabbages & they were so cute but YUCK!!! I would cut the brussel sprout in quarters, take one quarter and chase it down with milk - oh yeah, I was always sure to plug by nose. I am much more sophisticated these days when I eat brussel sprouts - can do it without milk and without holding my nose! (Jackie!)

  3. Squash is something I have never liked. I've tried them all and all different ways and just don't like it.

  4. I've never had a green smoothie before, but would definitely try that! Regarding the brussels sprouts comment, try roasting them, and then making a salad throwing in something tart and sweet like dried cranberries.

  5. I do have a hard time eating most veggies, but one vegetable I absolutely will not eat is Kale. I had a bad experience with Kale, so I have stayed away since then. My mom and I tried making Kale Chips one time, and we were so excited to take them out of the oven and try them. As soon as we put them in our mouths we were disgusted. They tasted so bitter and yucky!!!

  6. Hey I'm Asian we love our veggies! With that being said.... ONIONS HATE ME! (Maura)

  7. Can't wait to try this! Thanks for blogging all of these great food ideas :-)
    Laura Wilcox

  8. I love them all - - - not fond of black beans or lentils, but last I checked they are not a veggie! This is super cool though and I hope to win one day! JICAZ@AOL.COM AND - - going to try your great recipe!

  9. Corn.... yuck!

    Debbie Martinez