Krysten is a food & lifestyle blogger specializing in food allergy-friendly recipes and finding safe products for you to enjoy. She launched Krysten’s Kitchen in 2015 with the mission to share her years of research on healthy alternatives to everyday foods. She loves finding new products & creating new recipes to share with her readers. Here is her latest recipe that uses Mighty Greens from Pines.
A Smoothie that Is Actually a Meal
I decided to go to town on my smoothie since I haven’t eaten much today. It’s been a Thursday that’s for sure…Holy cow, recipe below - made in my @vitamix. smoothie for one since hubs is out of town tonight.
1 cups @good_karma_foods flax milk
2 scoops @nuzest_usa choc protein powder
1 scoops @vitalproteins Collagen Peptides
1/2 tsp @sunpotion ashwaganda
1 TB @sunfood Maca powder
2 TB @Wheatgrass_People Mighty Greens
Lots of frozen zucchini
1 small piece frozen banana
1 @Friends mug,
Lots of love
Pines is a Green Super Food Producer that Cares about Our Planet
Since 1976, Pines has sought to teach people to eat more green veggies. We promote our green superfoods as easy ways to eat more green at less cost than other dark green veggies. Since 1976, we have used our profits to advance organic farming.
So far, Pines has converted 2,125 acres to USDA certified organic, consisting of both farmland and wildlife areas. We have also provided markets for other organic farmers. They farm nearly 2,000 more acres.
Feeding the Hungry in the U.S. and Other Countries
Pines has made cash gifts to feeding program and non-profit environmental organizations. We have given more than $135,000 in just the last eight years. Since 1976, the amount is considerably more. In addition, we have contributed several million servings of greens to feeding programs worldwide during our more than 40 years.
We sent wheatgrass and other cereal grasses through feeding programs to Africa and the United States. In recent years, we focused on Central America. In particular, we have sent a shipment to poor people in Guatemala and a year later shipped another one.
Promote Organic Farming and Educate about GMOs
Pines stands in strong opposition to GMO farming. Since 2010, one of our Facebook pages supports stopping the poison in farming. The page has more than 17,000 "likes". It educates about organic agriculture and the dangers of GMO farming. We often upload posts about the dangers of herbicide and pesticide residue in GMO foods. We also encourage eating USDA Organic foods.
We are the only Kansas producer of wheatgrass and alfalfa that is 100% organic and 100% GMO free. Pines is the only Kansas farmer growing green superfoods without irrigation. We stand strongly opposed to the waste and poisoning of the ancient fossil water of the Ogallala Aquifer. Pines is the only green superfood producer in Kansas to use only natural rainfall for our crops. We are also the only Kansas grower using modern dryers built for organic human food. We do not use old pesticide-based alfalfa mills built for the meat industry.
Standing Up Against Fossil Fuel Plastic
Pines opposes using plastic bottles and tubs to package green superfoods. For more than 80 years, quality green superfood brands packaged in earth-friendly amber glass bottles. Those brands used special metal caps that allowed the company to remove the oxygen from each bottle. That safeguard prevented nutrient and color loss for the product. It also prevented pollution from the plastic. Pines is the only green superfood company that still uses oxygen-free glass bottles. In recent years, most companies package in plastic tubs and bottles made from fossil fuel for green superfoods. Plastic exposes the product to fossil fuel toxins. Further, plastic provides no protection against oxidation. Another reason for oxygen-free bottles is that products in these cheap plastic bottles lose their green color and nutrition.
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The Centers for Disease Control found that only one in ten people eat enough dark green veggies. They also found dark green veggies protect us from disease common to modern society. That's why the USDA food plate (at left) made veggies the most important food group.
No matter how many vegetables you eat, you probably need more. PINES products cost less than other vegetables and provide more nutrition. Please use our store locator to find a location near you where you can buy Pines. Also, feel free to order online.