Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Day 2 - June 2013 GSC

Who has Chickweed growing in their yard? 

ou may not recognize it, but if you have a look at the weeds in your backyard, perhaps you'll find some Chickweed already growing there. 

If not, you can create your own wild edibles garden bed  -  that's what I did - and now have Stinging Nettles, Miner's Lettuce, and Chickweed growing in their own garden bed (separated away from the veggies). 

Another option is to 'harvest for free' Chickweed that is growing as weeds in lawns, open sunny areas, and partially shaded spots in fields or hillsides nearby where you live.

Minty Chick GS
Yield: 1 quart

2 cups water
1 apple, chopped
1 mango, fresh or frozen
1 banana, peeled
2 cups chickweed, tightly packed
1 cup mint leaves
  • Add fruits to a blender first and blend together
  • Next add chickweed, mint leaves and blend again until smooth
  • This would be lovely with a pear, but since I didn't have one, I substituted a banana
  • Chickweed is a nutritional powerhouse that provides plenty of vitamins including C, D, and beta-carotene.
  • It’s an excellent source of minerals magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, copper and silicon.
  • And contains steroidal saponins responsible for its ability to increase the absorptive ability of all membranes, and to eliminate congestion.

Finally harvesting some beet greens from my garden. The beets are still in the ground and more greens will grow where I clipped off  the leaves for this Green Smoothie.

Beet Greens Fruit Medley GS
Yield: 1 quart

2 cups water
2 organic pears, stem removed
2 cups organic green grapes
1 organic banana, peeled
2 cups beet greens, from the garden
  • Add all ingredients to a blender, in the order above, and blend together until smooth
  • Did you know that the green tops on the beets are the most nutrient dense part of the entire beet?
  • Beet roots (actual beets) have significantly more sugar and water.
  • Calcium in beet tops is 7 times higher than in the beets.
  • Vitamin A is 192 times higher in the tops than in the roots.
  • Beet tops have 2 times more potassium than the roots, and 3 times more iron than that found in the roots.


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