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Friday, June 21, 2013

Growing More Micro greens and ways to incorporate them into your lifestyle

So, have you tried growing micro greens? If not, you might want to explore many of the websites offering suggestions or you can even get a booklet from me later this summer with a step by step guide to growing the simplest and expanding into many other seed varieties from there.

You will have the benefit of my mistakes, my learning and successes over the past two years in dry and moist climates. I am always happy to offer support to your efforts for growing micro greens. You can contact me at

Also, here I will share a couple of recipes and ways to boost your nutrition by incorporating more greens in both smoothies and soups...with good flavors and yummy combos.

For a delicious smoothie, for one person, I start with a base of

1 cup liquid (juice, coconut water, orange juice or my favorite homemade ginger lemonade...see recipe below)
1 banana (fresh or frozen)
1/2 c. blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger or a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
1 cup of micro greens

Additions or options: Add what you like

1 piece of juicy fruit (peach, pear, etc.)
1/2 c. soaked almonds or mix with raw sunflower or pumpkin seeds
1 tsp. spirulina
1 tsp. Maca powder
1 tsp. flax or chia seeds

Adjust to your liking and enjoy.

GINGER-LEMONADE- makes enough to last you several days

1/3 c. fresh squeezed lemon juice (not from a jar)
1/3 c. grated, peeled ginger (or chopped)
1/3 c. raw honey
2 qts.  pure water

Bring water to a boil. Turn off and add other ingredients. Cover and let sit overnight or all day. Strain out fruit and adjust to taste if needed. Refrigerate in jars with good seal. It should last 5-7 days in refrigerator.
Great any time or for a sore throat. Add fresh turmeric (grated) if available. Another awesome support to your body.