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

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