Monday, November 11, 2013

Make Your Own Veggie Wash!



So, you just can't justify buying the extremely overpriced organic vegetable.

Certain times of year, it's simply not worth it.

I get it!

Then, once you realize that the toxins from the waxes and pesticides can actually be purged when you exercise, you really start to rethink the times of year when you can't get local, organic, usually affordable fruits and veggies.

But, if you still want to be sure you've done all you can to keep pesticides and waxes out of your body in the first place, just wash them off with a good Vegetable Wash.

They are not only at your local Health Food store, they've been available at all the big box stores for years now.

AND, if you're like me and want to save resources, both financial and environmental, then you can make your own.

Here's my favorite home made recipe:

White vinegar.  Yes.  That's it. Pour 1/8 to 1/2 cup of white vinegar into a sink full of veggies and water.  Soak for 15 minutes and watch how dirty the water gets.  Rinse when finished.

or

Fill a spray bottle with 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar.  Spray individual veggies and rinse with water to remove waxes and pesticides.

Simple and frugal.

How awesome is that?



















P.S. For more sustainable ideas for your kitchen, head over here and get your free copy of my eBook, "Eat Well, Be Well: the Art of Sustainable Nourishment".  It's chock full of recipes and ideas for maintaining good health and keeping a sustainable kitchen!
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