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Archive for September, 2013

Sunday shopping at Farmers Market

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My schedule doesn’t always permit me to attend Farmers Market on Saturday so I went online and found one I could visit on a Sunday.  I found one in the city of Santa Monica.  Upon entry through the gates, I was met by all of the aroma’s from the food vendors.   I had a juice prior to leaving the house and I wanted to save my appetite for a nice lunch.   So I continued on to find the greatest vendor selling every leafy green you could think of. The greens were already cleaned and separated into individual bins.  I thought wow, I can buy all my greens ready to use.  I purchased Baby Kale, Spinach and Arugula.  When I got home, I mixed them all together.  So my juice for the next week and a half will include that mixture.  I love that I can just grab a handfuls and have everything in it.  Thanks Farmers Market in Santa Monica, I’ll be back.

Tawny Tip:   Always soak your greens in cold salt water at least 5 minutes before use. Organic or not we want to make sure your greens are really clean and salt water is a great way  to clean leafy greens.  

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Beginners Shopping List

I have been asked several times to create a shopping list for the beginner juicer.  So, here is my shot at getting you started.

I shop for the following items at Sprouts:

1 lbs of Gogi Berries will last 3 to 4 weeks

1 lbs of Golden Flax Seeds will last 4 to 5 weeks

1 lbs of Hemp Seeds will last 4 to 5 weeks

1/2 lbs Chia Seeds will last 3 to 4 weeks

1 lbs of Cashews will last approximately 2 week.( I mix my own nuts for a healthy snack so go through nuts pretty quick, I buy 2 lbs at a time)

1 lbs of Almonds

1 lbs of Walnuts

The following I shop for at Farmers Market, Sprouts, Trader Joes and Whole Foods.

1 bunch fresh Spinach (no bags)

1 bunch of Swiss Chard

1 bag of Gala Apples

2 Cucumbers

Celery

Scallions

Ginger

3  Avocados

fresh Garlic

5 Oranges

1 small Watermelon

1 small Cantaloupe

Pineapple (frozen is fine)

Strawberries

Blueberries

Raspberries

Red Grapes

Bananas (tip: ziploc bags make them last longer)

All of these thing will get you started with the Cali Juice Club regiment.  Remember, If

you don’t have the same leafy green I use you can replace it with another.

happy shopping

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