Green Feel-Goodness

We hope you had a Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get your body back into shape! Have a glass of feel-goodness that will restart your system and kick start a healthy new you in a happy new year!

Reboot your digestive system, wake up that metabolism bogged down by all those holidays treats and let your body focus on other important tasks, like cellular repair & detoxification. Swap the dead, sugar-laden breakfast for a “pre-chewed” living green smoothie that will give you a wealth of bio-available nutrition! Blending breaks down of the outer cell walls of the greens and fruits, making the valuable nutrients more readily available and easier for the body to absorb. The vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other goodies get easily assimilated and utilized by the body. So you’ll get maximum benefit with faster absorption!

Get a move on your diet with a green smoothie that will curb cravings and reduce hunger, helping you stick to it, and make it easier to lose weight. Get better skin, hair and nails on the outside while you take in all those rich antioxidants and antiinflammatory healing on the inside!

Have your lemon water, take your probiotics and get blending for a feel-good morning that gets your day moving towards a healthy life!

Ingredients

  • 1½ cup water
  • 1 handful of organic spinach
  • 1 head of organic romaine lettuce
  • ½ bunch organic beet greens
  • 1 handful of organic broccoli leaves
  • 4 stalks organic celery
  • 1 organic green apple
  • 1 organic pear
  • 1 organic cucumber, peeled
  • ½ organic lemon, peeled, seeded
  • ⅓ bunch organic cilantro
  • ⅓ bunch organic parsley

Directions

  1. Place water, spinach, romaine, celery, beet greens, broccoli leaves, cilantro and parsley into a Vitamix blender and secure lid.
  2. Slowly increase to highest speed and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Stop machine and remove lid.
  3. Add cored and cut apple, pear, cucumber and lemon to the blender and secure lid.
  4. Turn machine on and slowly increase to the highest speed.
  5. Blend for 30 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Give thanksand enjoy!

 

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If you knew more about what it takes to be a Farmer, you would revere your local Farmers and their Field workers as “heroes” in the modern food revolution. Learn more by visiting www.SageMountainFarm.com

This farm is a labor of love and we couldn’t do it without our community and wonderful customers! Please tell your friends about us.  Referrals are the greatest compliments and we appreciate them more than we could ever convey!

Let’s make small farms in our region stronger and profitable, coming soon new ways that you can support small farms in your community.

Take time for gratitude and appreciation. Thank your local farmer!


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Contact me directly: amy@sagemountainfarm.com
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Heart Healthy Recipe

When the day is long and the work hard, preparing the comforts of home are best left simple. This heart healthy recipe calls for seasonally available farm fresh organic produce and requires not much more than this.

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Ingredients include butternut squashonions, sweet potatoes, potatoes, tomatoes, apples, fresh herbs and mixed greens. All courtesy of what was seasonally available in my Sage Mountain Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share box, available for purchase at the Sage Mountain Farm stand in Anza or at one of our local Farmers Market locations. 

  1. Begin by rinsing and chopping your veggies, fruit and herbs.
  2. Lay flat on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with oil. I like to alternate between Extra Virgin Olive oil and Refined Cold-Pressed Coconut oil (for a texture and taste similar to butter).
  3. Mix and top with a turn of freshly ground Himalayan salt and black pepper.
  4. Bake at 350 for twenty minutes or until soft enough to sink your teeth into.
  5. Plate with a bed of mixed greens, a colorful variety of cherry tomatoes, and dress it up with a dollop of Aris plain sheep’s milk yogurt and fresh organic mint.
  6. Accompany with a bowl of organic strawberries & cantaloupe, a refreshing glass of lemon water and this meal will not only satisfy, it will assure the energy, health and vitality you need to do it all again tomorrow! 

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According to organicfacts.net, cardiovascular diseases make up the single greatest cause of death on the planet. Between ischaemic heart disease, strokes, and hypertension-related deaths, more than 17 million people die each year due to cardiovascular issues. For that reason, protecting their heart is one of the most important and imperative things that everyone needs to do, even at a young age. Preventing situations like unbalanced cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, plaque build-up in your arteries, and unnecessary strain on your cardiovascular system is of the utmost importance.


*Thank you Izzy for preparing this delicious meal and teaching me how to keep it simple! 


Love your food, love your body – Love your family, love your farmer. Join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program today and live for a healthier you!

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We are here to provide you with the highest quality produce we can, through our CSA program and through any of our many Farmer’s Market locations throughout Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties.  We hope that you explore our webpage and become as excited and passionate about local, organic food, as we are.  It is our mission to promote a healthier community through our CSA program.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime by email, phone, or through the comments section of this website.

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Comments, suggestions and questions?
Contact me directly: amy@sagemountainfarm.com
Visit www.sagemountainfarm.com & www.sagemountainbeef.com
for more information about our farm.
Together, let’s get healthy!
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Local Valencia Oranges

As the holidays approach, boost your immune system with local, farm fresh organic Valencia oranges from Sage Mountain Farm!

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An amazing flu and cold remedy just in time for the holidays! This week in your Sage Mountain Farm CSA box you will find Valencia oranges perfect for juicing! Add on a jar of Sage Mountain Farm Honey, and mix together with fresh grated Ginger and Turmeric to super-charge your holiday go-power!

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10 good reasons to eat an orange a day

Sweet and juicy to taste, orange is one of the most popular fruits in India as well as the world. Belonging to a group of citrus fruits called hesperedium, oranges have more health benefits than one. Here are the top 10 health benefits of the fruit.

1. Boosts your immunity

A single orange can meet more than 100% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C. This vital nutrient helps improve your immunity, keeping you free from diseases and infections. Here are some more immunity boosting foods.

2. Good for your skin

As we grow older, our skin along with other body parts suffers from free radical damage. This process is similar to how metals rust after exposure to air.  Even though it is inevitable, oranges are packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C which slows down the process and makes you look younger than your age! Besides oranges, you can eat these fruits and vegetables for glowing skin!

3. Great for your eyes

Along with our skin, our eyes too suffers from damage as we grow older. Oranges are rich in nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C and potassium which are great for your eyes. So, if you want your vision to be just as good as it is now, eat an orange every day!

4. Prevents heart disease

One of the reasons why people get heart disease is because their arteries are blocked due to unhealthy lifestyles and consumption of junk food. Oranges have flavonoids like hesperidin which reduces cholesterol and prevents your arteries from getting blocked. This, in turn protects you from heart attack and various other cardiovascular diseases. Alternatively, you could try these 8 natural cholesterol busters.

5. Helps in brain development

Folate and folic acid present in oranges promote brain development and keep the vital organ in mint condition. In fact, these nutrients also make orange a healthy fruit for pregnant woman as it prevents the baby from having neurological disorders later.

6. Prevents cancer

Having cancer can be a tough and harrowing experience for both the patient and the caregiver. Research has shown that a compound called D – limonene present in oranges can prevent various types of cancer like lung cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, etc. Additionally, the antioxidants and Vitamin C help promote the body’s immunity which helps in fighting cancer cells. Here are some food habits to keep cancer at bay.

7. Keeps you free from stomach ulcers

Oranges are a very good source of fiber which helps keep your stomach and intestines healthy. A diet rich in fiber will ensure that you are not affected with ailments like stomach ulcers and constipation.

8. Protects your vision

Oranges also contain very good levels of vitamin A, and other flavonoid antioxidants such as alpha and beta-carotenes, beta-cryptoxanthin, zea-xanthin and lutein. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is essential for vision. Consumption of natural fruits rich in flavonoids helps the body to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

9. Great for diabetics

People who have diabetes are unable to absorb glucose since the beta-cells present in their pancreas either fail to produce insulin or the body’s cells are unable to respond to the insulin produced. Oranges are high in fibre and have a high glycaemic index which makes it a good food option for diabetics. Also worth mentioning is that good oranges have a sweet taste, and since diabetics aren’t allowed to eat sweets or other sugary foods, they can eat oranges to tingle their taste buds.

10. Prevents hair loss

Orange has high Vitamin C content which is required for producing collagen which, in turn, is responsible for keeping the tissues in your hair together. Nobody likes bald patches on their head, and eating oranges can ensure that you do not have to part with your lovely hair as you grow older.

Source: TheHealthSite.com

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