My husband and I were first introduced to CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) a few years ago when living in Delaware. CSAs are wonderful because the produce is literally freshly picked. You either pick it up at a designated pick up area or a farm. Many participating farms use organic practices, safe for you and your family compared to conventional farming. You can feel good about getting beautiful non-GMO produce. I have to mention that the produce is super fresh and many times in your share you get unique items that grocery stores do not offer. Subscribing to a CSA is very affordable. For our first CSA membership (we got the small share) cost averaged about $13.50 a week.
If you haven't signed up with a CSA now is the time! You can locate one near you here. If you sign up way ahead of time many CSAs offer a discount. Let's celebrate spring by enjoying the best local, organic produce packed with all the goodness your body deserves.
Also, here's a new shake recipe called the blueberry coconut honey shake. For all of you blueberry fans, I hope you enjoy!
Blueberry Coconut Honey Shake
1 cup almond milk (get Whole Foods brand or Silk unsweetened)
Handful of organic spinach or more if you like
1 cup frozen organic blueberries
1 tbsp coconut manna (also called coconut butter)
1 tbsp coconut flakes unsweetened
1 tsp organic cinnamon
2 tsp ground flaxseed meal
1 tbsp raw almonds
1 tbsp raw local honey or to taste
2 or 3 ice cubes
1 scoop of protein powder (Sunwarrior Warrior Blend, Vega Performance Sport, Garden Life Raw Protein, and Manitoba Harvest are all recommended clean brands)
First pulse the almond milk and spinach to liquefy the spinach. You don't want your shake to be leafy. Then place the rest of the ingredients in the blender, blend together and serve. Enjoy!
You can make adjustments to your liking. I used less than a cup of frozen organic blueberries and added frozen organic blackberries to my cup measurement one time. It turned out very good too! If you are new to smoothie or shake making, don't be afraid to experiment.