Chocolate Wheat Grass Alfalfa Protein Smoothie
• Unsweetened Vanilla Flax Milk
• Chocolate Vega One Nutritional Shake Mix
• Pines Green Duo Powder
"Enjoyed a delicious breakfast this BEAUTIFUL MONDAY MORNING! You can't go wrong with @good_karma_foods unsweetened vanilla flax milk, @vega_team to make a chocolate wheatgrass alfalfa protein smoothie featuring GREEN DUO from Pines, the @wheatgrass_people! Hello tasty protein shake! I'm ready for you, Monday!"
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 that incorporates Mighty Greens from Pines making a chocolate wheatgrass protein smoothie.This picture and recipe is from Instagram user @krystenskitchen:
Pines is a Green Super Food Grower that Cares about Our Planet!
Since 1976, Pines has sought to teach people to eat more green veggies. We promote our green super foods 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 brought 2,125 acres into USDA certified organic, consisting of both farmland and wildlife areas. We have also opened 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 two shipments to poor people in Guatemala.
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. Pines often uploads 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. It took tens of thousands of year to accumulate that "fossil water". Our competitor and other chemical farmers in the dry lands of Kansas depleted and contaminated it in only 70 years of wasteful abuse. 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. Pines does not use old pesticide-based alfalfa mills built for the meat industry. We do not grow irrigated, pesticide-based feed for confined animals waiting for slaughter.
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. Products in these cheap plastic bottles lose their green color and nutrition.
Find a Store Near You or Order Online to Make Your Chocolate Wheatgrass Smoothie
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. This chocolate wheatgrass alfalfa protein smoothie incorporates three of the five food groups. If you count using flax milk in place of cow milk, the only thing missing is the fruit. We suggest throwing in a banana in your blender for a 100% complete meal!
No matter how many veggies you eat, you probably need more. PINES products cost less than other veggies and provide more food value. Please use our store locator to find a location near you where you can buy Pines. Also, feel free to order online.