Now is the perfect time to plant your second crop of spinach, lettuce and carrots for a fall harvest.
- Spinach is easy to grow, and so good for you! Throw a handful of spinach in a smoothie…it will darken the color, but it won’t affect the flavor. An effortless way to get a serving of veggies!
- Lettuce is usually ready to eat in about a month. For warmer weather, such as now, try varieties that tolerate heat and resist bolting, such as crisphead varieties (also known as Iceberg). Crispino is glossy green with a firm head and a mild flavor. Red Iceberg is compact, medium-sized, and has a good flavor.
- Carrot seeds are tiny and difficult to space evenly. If your seedlings are close together, try thinning them so they won’t be stunted, very slender, or deformed. There are many varieties of carrots, try something new this time!
juice of one orange
juice of one lime (optional)
½ – 1 cup water (depending on desired thickness)
1 packet Truvia or about 1 Tbsp Stevia
Handful of clean spinach (about 1 cup, loosely packed)
8 med-large frozen strawberries
Handful of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Place all ingredients in blender in order listed. Blend until smooth. This is healthy and delicious for breakfast or a snack!