Affordable Gardening

Affordable Garden Update: Making Smoothies

Have the desire to grow a garden, but don’t have the space or a large budget? Follow along with Captain Create this Summer to learn money saving gardening tips. At the end of the harvest, we will learn to cook healthy meals with what grew!

Making Meals From Garden Produce

I am happy to announce that we can start making recipes from the produce that grew in the garden!

So far the herbs that I planted in the beginning of the season have been the most successful, which is why we will be making strawberry mint smoothies today!

The strawberry mint smoothie made from garden produce!

One of the most satisfying things about gardening is growing your own food that can turn into delicious recipes. I love this recipe because of how simple and nutritious it is!

Frozen Fruits and Veggies

Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to add fruit and vegetables to your diet. Using frozen fruits and veggies makes the smoothie cold without watering it down with ice!

I used frozen strawberries in today’s recipe, but here are some other frozen fruits and veggies that would taste amazing in a smoothie:

  • Frozen pineapple
  • Frozen banana
  • Frozen grapes
  • Frozen berries (blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, etc)
  • Frozen mango
  • Frozen spinach

If I’m making a smoothie with banana one of my favorite things to do is add cacao powder! On it’s own cocoa powder really is disgusting, but when you pair it with the natural sugars from frozen banana it makes a delicious chocolate smoothie!

To learn more about other delicious smoothies that are easy to make, visit Create Better Health’s website for ideas!

Growth Update

Here are some photos tracking the garden’s progress over the past two weeks:

The tomatoes are coming in!
The Swiss chard has grown up quite a bit!
This is the mint that I used in the smoothie recipe
I think the wheatgrass is done producing…
The cilantro has grown so much I’ve had to trim them!


I hope that you enjoy this recipe, and if you have any produce this year that you can also make it into a fresh Summer smoothie!

-Captain Create

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