I still swapped the almond milk out for a wholesome pea protein powder instead which has made my smoothies even more magically delicious.
Somehow, I still got a little sad about the California drought situation and started thinking about our delicate ecology in general.
It's the tetra packs that really got my goat.
They are virtually non-biodegradable. When I lived in Mexico, one of the restaurant owners was actually stock piling them to reinforce his roof with. They're great for that. That says a lot about their durability.
Most of the time they end up in landfill. Bleck.
I also deiced that I was going to bump up the plant-matter in my smoothies to make them even more densely nutritious. Now with 4 kinds of power greens - spinach, kale, beet greens and dandelion greens. Yep. And it tastes better than ever. Thanks nature.
The pea protein I now use comes from a high quality nutrient dense powder made by the Vega brand. They are one of the few supplement companies that I stand behind. This luscious little scoop of protein power is also the ONLY thing that is not a whole food that goes into my smoothies.
I love it when the goodness of the earth ends up as the goodness in our sweet sweet vehicles of life. One of my favorite customers places her order by asking: "Christine, when can I get more of that super yummy yummy juice??"
Coming right up and made by hand every batch. Green Smoothie Growlers, just put in the order and blam - feeling good.