Today was another beautiful day here in Indy! I picked up our CSA share..here is what we received:
1 pint of strawberries
bunch of asparagus
bunch of radishes (I got two)
bag of salad mix
big bag of sugar snap peas...mmmmmmmm
huge head of romaine
huge bunch of kale
We are still working on some of the items from last weeks portion...I need to get into the kitchen and start preparing salads and making some kale chips. Until then, we'll just clean out the snap peas, radishes and strawberries. :)
I also got a delivery in the mail today...hemp seeds...these are soooo good and a nutritional powerhouse. Hemp seeds are 80% EFA's~ Omega 6 and 3's. They have 25% of highly digestible protein. Their amino acid profile is close to complete when compared to animal products. They are gluten free and contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, mangenese, zinc and copper.
They have a great nutty flavor that you can sprinkle on salads and soups..you can add them to your smoothies or make hemp milk out of them. If you are creative you can probably come up with lots of ideas for their use. Wikipedia has a good article about them here
If you like a little more technical reading check out this article from Hemp Line Journal
Amazon has a couple of sources to buy from but I prefer Manitoba Hemp Seeds and I cannot wait to add them to my superfood smoothie in the morning...When I placed my order they were not offering them on their subscribe and save, but as I was checking this link...I find that they are now. If you are not familiar with the subscribe and save program...you should be. Amazon has certain products that you can have delivered on a 1-2-3 or 6 mos basis at a 15% discount over their low price and no matter what the cost is the shipping is free. That means if it is under $25, you still get free shipping as long as you are a subscriber. No extra charges and you can alter you shipment date, cancel it or postpone it with no penalty. I subscribe to many products and save quite a bit of $$$$. For instance, they are now offering the hemp seeds under this program...so instead of the $41.15 you get them at a 15% discount which makes them $34.98 with a price per pound at $6.99. See if you can beat that! They keep well in the fridge or freezer or split them with a friend. If you click on this link it will take you to the page and just below Amazon's price is the link to the subscribe and save info...watch for it on other products you regularly buy from them.
Also, Raw Reform(Matt and Angela Monarch/Raw Food World) now sells through them and most of their products are fulfilled by Amazon with free shipping!
Most of us need to watch our pennies and this is one way we can do it...discounts with free shipping... and they usually deliver very quickly... and if you are not happy...they make sure you are.
click here to find out about Manitoba products
a.m. smoothie~raw almond milk, banana, mesquite, lucuma, maca, chia seeds, hemp powder, Amazing Grass Superfood~chocolate, ice
1 qt. of green juice
1 brown rice cake with organic peanut butter (I ran out of my raw almond butter :(
I added some raw milk cheese slices on top of this
green pepper slices
Hit the road and took about 3/4 c. of raw granola..I was gone for a few hours, so I ate it all.
I stopped at the local health food store and picked up some organic heirloom tomato and bell pepper plants...(chocolate & orange bell peppers)
I also purchased some yogurt that comes from a small organic local creamery for my daughter.
For dinner I ate:
a very small salad of ~romaine, broccoli sprouts, cukes, tomato,avocado, green pepper topped with some dressing I made the other day for the layered pea salad...it contained vegenaise and nutrtional yeast and water to thin
snack~red pepper hummus and baked corn chips
a.m. smoothie~raw almond milk, 1/2 banana, handful of frozen cherries, maca, mesquite, lucuma, Amazing Grass Superfood~chocolate,chia seeds, hemp powder, cacao nibs (I'm out...amazon to the rescue!), ice
1 qt of green juice~celery, swiss chard, lemon, ginger, stevia
40 mins of Power walking/running
40 mins of Power Yoga
Amazing Grass Superfood smoothie~AGS~chocolate, raw almond milk, mesquite, hemp and chia, ice
1 brown rice cake with raw almond butter and raw milk cheese, green pepper, cuke, slice of tomato and about 4-5 black olives
1 C. of asparagus soup
kefir water and red pepper hummus and a few baked corn chips