so I have received quite a bit of feedback, via this blog, e-mail, and in person, regarding my dandelion post. Here is a quick follow up so you can receive this incredible goodness year round.
We grow three raised beds worth of greens each summer. We have a variety of lettuces, chards, and kales, and then dandelions all over the place. We eat them in a variety of ways, or juice them each day. As the sun gets higher and it gets warmer, these plants grow too fast for us and we just can’t eat that much, so we cut and juice them to make GREEN CUBES!
All fall and winter we have deep rich green goodness. A color so welcome during the winter months, but nutrition like nobodies business!
We will thaw and add a cube a week to our dogs raw mixed meal or kibble.
We will use one cube in a smoothie or juice blend, or add to a homemade soup.
This is concentrated goodness, and you can feel your body get happy as soon as it passes your lips.
I love gardening, I love my garden, and I love that we can eat from it year round this way.
All you need is –
Ice cube trays
lots of mixed greens, cultivated and wild (that are safe to eat)
To fill one ice cube tray you need a complete colander full of greens. Rinse greens, and then juice away. Make sure it is a variety!
Have fun, enjoy, and let you and your dogs be healthier and happier! ~ Nancy
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Great idea! My two dogs love eating the stems from the kale, and also the pulp left from juicing my daily juicing of kale, broccoli, spinach and carrots, as well as eating the broccoli just by itself, and carrots. I make my super smoothies and give them this along with some pumpkin and we all start out day out with a happy smile! Then they get their kibble, etc. later after our walk. I learned they liked these things when they pulled them out of the trash or off the floor when I first started juicing. Now I can add your idea to the mix!
I need to get some juice recipes from you. we juice pretty much everything! And with our long winters, anything I juiced and froze during the summer is a welcome treat on the eyes and taste buds.
Currently my kids are crazing, pineapple, green apple, lemon, tumeric, greens. I always try to go by what their bodies are saying they need. The tumeric is quite zingy, so I can only tolerate a wee little bit!
Such a good idea, but I didn’t know even the dogs needs the green stuff. Sure all of them is good for them? I suppose I need a juicer now….
happy juicing! you will be hooked in no time at all Bente! I stick to greens that I could eat in a sald; young borage, dandelion, lettuces, kale, chard, etc.
Great idea the ice cube trays! Sadly I don’t have a dog but woudn’t the cubes be good to add to human soups and stews?
Oh totally, that is what I mentioned above. My kids and I are big juicers, so the green cubes are awesome to add to our smoothies and juices we make during the winter months. In the summer we use it as it grows in the garden. The green cubes would be great in soups too, Great veggie stock!
Green juice cubes, very interesting. I like the pictures you included, very helpful!