Ecoconscious Momma's Blog

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Organic Gardening in Small Places (update) April 23, 2012

Filed under: Gardening — ecoconscious momma @ 12:59 pm

One of my first posts was about container gardening. Found here:https://ecoconsciousmomma.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/gardening-in-small-spaces/

Since then we moved (about a block away!) and we have a large plot along our walkway. Last year we successfully grew pumpkin, tomatoes, lettuce, zucchini, snap peas, and strawberries! Now this year we have the snails under control and we are at it again! Spring has sprung here in Southern California so we transplanted our seeds mid April. We have strawberries, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, pumpkin, summer squash, carrots, green onions, spinach, lettuce, chamomile, and stevia. I’m harvesting the chamomile to dry now from a plant i started on our gardens border but the flowers keep on coming! I hope to have plenty of tea packets for the rest of the year. In addition to our garden I also have herbs moved from pots at our old house. I have basil, rosemary, cilantro, thyme, mint, and parsley. I will update everyone on the progress!

 

Energy For Motherhood April 13, 2012

Filed under: Parenting — ecoconscious momma @ 8:09 pm

ImageOne thing I have come to realize is the amount of energy motherhood demands. I am still nursing (7 1/2 months strong!) and often I become a human pacifier. I am now realizing the importance of clean eating. I am striving to eat more whole foods and less processed items. I am eating more homemade bread, green smoothies, vitamin rich soups, and sticker free veggies from my local farmers market. Cutting back on coffee came natural for me, and thank goodness my husband decided organic half and half was better than vanilla coffee mate ( filled with stuff I can’t pronounce). I notice that my milk supply was better than ever, and I felt so much better. Getting up in the mornings is also a lot easier! My favorite breakfast is a green smoothie. Here is my favorite recipe:

1 ripe banana

1 cup frozen berries (love costco’s organic antioxidant blend)

a heaping handful of spinach (or a few leaves of kale)

1/3 cup frozen pineapple (or mango or peaches)

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon flax seed (or flax meal)

1/4 cup aloe ver gel

and enough coconut water to give it a nice consistency.

I blend it up in my BlendTechâ„¢ and guzzle =D

what gives you energy?