This time of year my dehydrator is always running and I'm blending up all sorts of veggie powders. Between the end of the year garden, the farmers markets and the grocery store sales, there are bargains to be had on produce. This coming week I will be sharing with you a few of my favorite powders and purees I use throughout the year. Garden Greens Mix is my favorite because of the high nutrition content, ease of use and how easily accessible the greens are. You can use any kind of greens and mix and match as you please. I purchase my spinach from Costco and if it looks like I won't finish the bin before it goes bad, I throw the spinach on the dehydrator and add to the greens mix. Don't ever let something in your fridge go bad again, when you can just dehydrate it and make it into a powder.
Kale and chard is what I have been using this week because they continue producing in the garden until the first hard frost, and I've even had some go longer than that! They are cold loving plants and don't mind the cooler temps at all, so I take advantage of that by cutting down here and there and dehydrating them. Place a layer of the greens on your dehydrator trays and dehydrate at the lowest setting to keep all the beneficial nutrients.
Once crisp, place in the blender and blend to a powder. I fill an empty spice container up and any left over I keep in a glass pint jar in a cool, dry place to keep it fresher, longer. If I have even more dehydrated greens I keep them whole until I am ready to refill my spice container, again keeping the nutrients in-tack longer. I like to use this in guacamole, pasta, salads, soups, and even my refried beans. This is my favorite sneaky mix in for those picky children of mine.
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