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Organic Food

Organic food has its perks and pitfalls, each weigh their own and differently to the individual.

For me, myself, I only buy specific food organic, and mostly try and support local growers, rather than organic growers.

What organic claims is that the food is grown pesticides and only natural fertilizers which increases the nutrient content of the food and reduces the chemicals that we humans are ingesting.

Organic food also doesn’t use genetically modified organisms (gmo), that will give us our larger than natural vegetables that we sometimes see in the stores.

This revolution is also known as the Green Revolution, which is also an attempt to separate ones life from plastics, or synthetic compounds that we now have infiltrating so much of our lives.

A great way to go organic, is to create your own garden! This way, you are absolutely certain of what will be in your vegetables because you fed it to them, and can make sure that no pesticides or even fertilizers will be used that you don’t want.

This also helps prevent being tricked by greenwashing, which is what nearly all the companies that sell items in any store are doing.

Company TerraChoice does yearly studies on grocery stores that they walk into and put green marketed products through their tests to see if they really are green. Over the years, the number has gone from less than 1% pass, to about 4% that now pass this test.

So, keep in mind that you may be being mislead with actual products that claim to be organic, or green.

To me the best bet is to grow your own vegetables and fruits, and this way you know it’s 100% organic. For the rest, buy local!4.2.7


Making a blend, smoothie, or shake is by far the best way to start off every morning right. Depending on what the blendee puts in their blend, it can provide fresh fruits for vitamins, oats for sustenance, flax for dietary tract, and milk for calcium to keep the bones strong and teeth white.


I have gotten into the routine of blending about a 5 cup blend every single morning for my breakfast. I used to hate breakfast because it was filled with sugary syrups or cereals, toast and jam, or bland eggs, which is all too much intake of foods I’ve been trying to avoid.

A blend gives energy needed to complete my day very quickly and tastily. The following is a list of items that I will put in my blend, depending on what is in season, or on sale at the market:

  • almond milk
  • rolled oats
  • flax seed
  • blueberry
  • strawberry
  • apple
  • banana
  • mango
  • papaya
  • raspberry
  • plum
  • peach
  • nectarine
  • watermelon
  • melon
  • honeydew
  • orange
  • lemon
  • spinach


In almost every single blend I have

  • 2/3rds of a cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of flax seeds
  • a banana

From there, I will add two of the other items.

I have experimented with all sorts of mixes, and I find that the banana provides a really great base to my blends.

Another favorite thing to add is the blueberries. They give the blend an amazing purple color, and flavor that sweetens it right up to a very delightful flavor. If frozen blueberries are added, it gives the blend a bit colder taste, which thickens it into a very nice consistency. Sometimes ice cubes can be added if it’s a particularly hot day out, or if that’s the consistency you enjoy.

After you try a few blends, you’ll start to get the idea of how much you can handle. After my usual banana, milk, and oats, I will usually add a full apple and a handful of strawberries for instance, and that will fill me up nicely.


Get adventurous with it and add some cinnamon to the mix to give it a nice flavor, or even some vanilla extract! I hope you enjoy.

I’ve been really enjoying, in the right season, an Avacado Banana Smoothie, which is the perfect late afternoon snack!