"Green Smoothies will save the world!" is a statement I have heard a lot lately.
My wife Katherine
is convinced that the combination of a garden and a good blender is the solution to most of the worlds problems. After reading Green for Life
she has been experimenting with all sorts of garden greens and exotic weeds from the neighbourhood pastures.
We are staying at her parents home in Little Lepton, Huddersfield during the summer months and over the last 6 days not a member of the household has gone a day without a pint of the sludge that could be mistaken for Shrek soup. Just the look of it is enough to make most people decline to try it, but with Kat being the Green Smoothie Nazi, even her mum Delia finally acquiesced after being assured that it didn't taste nearly as bad as it looked. And they don't taste bad at all. In fact they're delicious.
So after 6 days straight of these magical potions I have to admit it. Green Smoothies will save the world... especially Ooooby Green Smoothies!!
I have never felt better. I feel amazing! The last 2 days I have woken early in the mornings full of energy and have stayed energised all day. It's still very early days, but my bet is that the smoothies are doing some serious good.
And why shouldn't they be? They are minutes from being living plants, as organic as you can get and completely undamaged by pasteurising, packaging or transport.
In my opinion a Green Smoothie a day out of your own garden provides possibly the highest concentration of goodness you can get per square metre of land. By eating your greens raw you are getting the best the plants have to offer. Also, because you blend up everything, you get to eat a lot of the leaves and stems that would usually end up in the compost. For example, did you know that carrot tops are more nutritious than the carrots?
Then there is the ecological benefits. No packaging, no transport, no unfair labour.
And the best part, they're really really cheap to make. Especially when they're ooooby.