California drought? What’s the answer to increased food costs?

california-drought-mapIf you’re following the news, California is in a severe drought which is projected to increase our food prices significantly. Two top ideas radically decrease the cost of your green smoothies and whole-foods lifestyle. One, it’s not too late to significantly decrease the effect of the drought on your family: plant late-summer and fall gardens.

Second, have a freezer to put extra greens in, for the winter, for your smoothies, as well as cut-up peaches when they come on in August. It’s an important investment in your health and preparedness. I like to cube and freeze watermelon to use in a January GSG Detox! (We have two days of kidney detoxification where we eat all watermelon—you can partially thaw frozen watermelon for delicious blended smoothies all day. Your Detox Buddy will be so jealous, so freeze some for her, too.) Then you won’t be at the mercy of lousy-tasting, winter watermelon if you can even get it.

We’ll be doing a live GSG Detox on Aug.1, by the way! More on that soon, but learn more about the GSG Detox and sign up before then, HERE. The average person loses almost 13 lbs. and detoxifies colon, lymph, blood, liver, kidneys and gall bladder so they can serve you with increased efficiency and energy!

I teach you how to garden, in any space, organically, and use everything in your garden deliciously in ways you might not have thought of, in Step 5 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods.

Here is my YouTube video showing my compost boxes, easy to do, and helps you send almost nothing to the landfill, and lets you use your fruit/veggie scraps to nourish your next cycle in your garden!

Here’s another one of me in my garden from long ago, talking about how green smoothies are cheap when you garden!

GSG Operations Manager Nikki says she gets free beet greens and turnip greens at a community garden if you volunteer. Her community garden throws out most all the beet and turnip greens, keeping only the vegetable, because people don’t know those greens are great in smoothies!

Just for fun, here’s another older video about how I work with my kids in the kitchen and the garden—nostalgic to see how my now-teenaged youngest kids loved to help me.