Greens & Reds

I had a really busy day yesterday!  It was non-stop from the time I woke up with emails, phone calls, and handling blog-related details.

I updated my About page.  I am always changing, we all are, and periodically I update that page to reflect who I am, today.

And my Themed Recipes are now alphabetized.   So now if you need anything from 4th of July recipes, Stevia Recipes, Mango Recipes, to Potato recipes, they’re alphabetized.  You’re thrilled, right?

But, those are the types of little details that I like to keep updated, maintained, and handled or they snowball into a huge mess faster than dirty baking dishes can multiply and take over the countertop.

The results are always worth it though.


On my run yesterday I spotted a lemon tree.

Juicy perfection just basking in the sunlight.

However, the sunlight didn’t last long.  The day turned overcast, dark, windy, and cool.  Not a fan of weather like that.

I also went to the grocery store for a few green items.

I definitely eat my share of green food.

Recently I received these products from Greens 8000

There’s original (green),  chocolate, and reds (berry or strawberry kiwi).  One serving contains 50 different superfoods and added probiotics, also.

The chocolate flavor is my favorite.  Surprise, surprise.

They have a FAQ page about their products

In general, I prefer a food over pills or supplements approach as I’ve discussed.

But sometimes if I’m falling a little short on Eating the Rainbow or I haven’t been going gangbusters on Blue Food or want some extra “insurance” or want to get a little extra oomph into Skylar, Greens 8000 products come in handy.

The taste is not bitter, earthy, or even “dirty” the way that some natural supplements or smoothie enhancers or powders can sometimes be.  Cough, cough hemp powder for me is just too dirty tasting and many natural smoothie enhancers I’ve tried are bitter.

I’ve mixed the Chocolate into Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oats

And I’ve mixed the Red into a Taste of the Tropics Smoothie

Now that summer is officially here, break out the smoothies!

And it’s always a good time to break out some dessert.

Have you tried a Magic Eight Bar yet?

I’ve “tried” most of the pan.  And have been in a magical place and loving every sweet bite.

I have a few Nutella & Peanut Butter Graham Bars with Chocolate Frosting (No Bake) in the freezer on standby, though.

From my last post about Packing Lunches, I loved hearing if you pack your lunch and what you like to bring.  I wanted to raid your lunch bags!


1. What was the last green food you ate? Or red food?

Mine was an tomato, edamame, and cucumber salad with vegan slaw dressing.

I covered both my red and green bases in one bowl.

I love edamame!

I’ve also been going to town on sugar snap peas (love the TJ’s sugar snap peas!) dipped in Spicy Doritos Cheezy Dip

2. Do you use any supplements, vitamins protein powders, smoothie enhancers or vitamin-ish powders that you really like?

I’ve posted before about my thoughts.  In general, I prefer a food over pills approachHowever, there are exceptions.

I also recently reviewed some Amazing Grass here

For the supplements I do take, check out this post.

For instance, I always take probiotics, and I order them from To save $5 off your order use code: AVE630   (Stock up on your stevia, protein powder, nutritional yeast, supplements, agave, bulk spices, and more.  Never pay retail again!)

P.S. Keep the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Giveaway entries coming!  Ends Friday!

44 comments on “Greens & Reds”

  1. Love your lemon tree. We planted one when we lived in Florida and unfortunately moved before it ever got big enough for fruit! Wish some citrus trees would grow here in NY :(

  2. Oooh those powders sound good! I’m not much of a powder girl, but now that summer is here I find myself thinking about them for smoothies. Plus, Dustin likes smoothies, well, he likes chocolates shakes but we will pretend they’re healthy smoothies, lol.

    I want to see a real life lemon tree!!!

  3. I’m loving sugar snaps at the moment. They are great stir fried! :)

  4. That lemon tree is just gorgeous! I have never seen one.

  5. Yay alphabitizing! ^.^

  6. I prefer food over pills too. But I know i should (but dont) take B12.. I guess there is nothing left off it in my body after 11 year as vegetarian :S
    My dinner today was heavy on both red and green : Homemade pizza with cherry tomatos, grilled artichokes and eggplant, green olives and lot and lots of fresh basil. SO good!

  7. I wish I spotted lemon trees on my runs :P I was just mentioning to my mom how I wished I had a lemon tree…and I know what you mean about blog organizing. I let all my recipes I post stockpile until two weeks hvae gone by and there I sit, sorting through each post, creating the icon and then adding it to my recipes page!
    Thanks for mentioning that hemp protein powder tastes dirty to you. that’s what i was afraid of as I try to find one. like you i prefer real food, but i’d like to get a protein powder for making bars with!

  8. I had peas with dinner and tomatoes with lunch! ;) The only “pill” I take is my probiotic….

  9. Love food more than powder too but like to have powder on hand for smoothies or if there is no produce in the house. Actually love green foods but don’t have a supermarket next door so it’s difficult to always have greens in the house!

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  11. I had green onions and red tomatoes in my soup this evening :-)

  12. If you want to try a great Greens 8000 option.

    1 scoop of Chocolate Greens 8000
    1/2 cup of frozen bluberries
    1/2 avacado
    blend in a bullet

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