Today I’m babbling on about greeeeeeens! I’ve been getting up pretty early these days to go pick my wild greens for my breakfast juice. There is something quite peaceful and meditative about foraging outside at 6am picking leaves straight from the garden, it’s awesome! I’m just really getting off on the whole energy of wild edible greens these days. The energy from these greens is unlike any other. There’s nothing quite like a wild green juice or smoothie to elevate your feelings of vitality and sheer bloody life-force baby! Yesterday after my juice I was quite literally flying…well not actually flying but I had goose bumps all over and every hair was standing up on end. I felt so astronomically AMAZING as if I was plugged in to the universe mains! This is definitely what it is all about lovers!
This morning I got a shite load of greens: dandelion, chickweed, red clover, sorrel, ground elder, herbtuppence and dead nettle and blended with lemon, ginger, celery and cucumber then strained through my lush juice bag. I then poured the mix back to the blender with a handful of raspberries, bit of lime and an avocado and OOOOOH MUMMA that bad boy is gonna SEX YOU UP!!
I was having a wee think to myself as I was gathering the greens this morning, what the chuff am I gonna do in winter when there are no greens to be had? I know you can buy green powders and most of the time they have wild greens in the mix but what if I made my own? Emma’s fabby green powder! 🙂 I’d much rather have a powder made from greens I’ve picked myself, grown locally! I love the idea of eating food from where I live, it feels so very natural. So I was up for a bit of research on how to do it. Having googled ‘make green powder’ – my googling skills are a bit pish sometimes, my husband very kindly sent me this link (having googled ‘how to dehydrate your greens’) and it’s really useful check it out:
So as a starting point I took the fibre left over from my juice and dehydrated it and then ground it gently in to a powder. Voila Emma’s fabby green powder is born. Over the next few weeks I’m gonna dehydrate lots of wild greens to store for over the winter months.
A lovely lady on my facebook page also suggested freezing nettles in a bag then crushing them to a powder – gonna try that one! Another reason this would be really helpful is because I’m off to Croatia in a few weeks time and I’d love to have something to take with me to make sure I’m still accessing my locally grown nutrients. Gonna do a blog soon on travelling while raw. I’ve already gone in to it a bit before in an earlier blog post but this one is gonna be HARDCORE baby because this time I’m only taking hand luggage! I’m up for the challenge 🙂
I really can’t emphasise enough how important greens are to the diet. I personally feel my best when I have a rockin’ green juice or smoothie every day. If you want the glow, this is the way to go.
I reckon I’ll do a vid on green juice making very soon and post it on up here so y’all can see how easy it is 🙂
Dinner last night was simples – broccoli bonkers from Raw Magic on top of gem lettuce leaves spread with avo and tomato and topped with alfalfa I grew myself. Need to do a vid on sprouting too eep! Gem lettuce is my favourite way to scoop up dips and toppings when I don’t have any crackers cos it’s soooo easy and messy! I love getting messy with my food. Sometimes eating with cutlery feels so robotic, get your hands on your food and mix it up 🙂
I’ve been sticking at the ole quantum eating malarkey for the last four days by not eating after 5pm and I’ve got to tell you I’ve had some of the deepest sleep I’ve ever had. In fact one night I fell asleep so quickly I actually frightened myself 🙂 Not sure about pushing it back to 2pm like Tonya recommends but 5pm is working great! Definitely eating your heaviest meal at the middle of the day is a good thing to do. Paul Nison talks alot about that in his book The Daylight Diet although I haven’t actually read it I can dig the whole idea of eating our heaviest meal when the sun is high in the sky baby!
Not much else really, gonna be doing my 11 questions tomorrow with the lovely Niamh. Woop!
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/