Zero Waste Week is coming up September 2 – 8, so this morning I thought I’d take pix of my daily green smoothie making process, sans packaging or plastic waste.
This is also a post about storing greens so they don’t go bad before you can eat them, thus avoiding food waste. See, about a month or so ago, I realized I wasn’t getting enough fresh produce in my diet. I wanted to eat more kale and other fruits and vegetables. And I figured blending a whole bunch of things together in a smoothie every morning would be fast, easy, and painless. But despite the Ecology Center’s instructions for storing produce without plastic , I couldn’t manage to keep kale from turn yellow before I could eat the entire bunch.
And then, one morning on the bus, it hit me: I wonder if you could freeze it raw. I Googled “how to freeze raw kale” and bingo, there were instructions. I just had to figure out how to do it without Ziploc … Read the rest