Container Gardening + Green Smoothie

We live in a small garage apartment, and the grounds around us are very lush, and provide a little too much shade for my herbs. Last summer snails were chomping up the basil leaves, so the herbs were moved to the balcony which I’ve found gets more sunlight. 
Last weekend, I went to gather some new plants with a friend. She introduced me to container gardening, and let me borrow her book, Garden Anywhere by Alys Fowler. I’ve been really inspired and have decided to begin gardening on the balcony. 

The author writes about taking it slow and not planting everything at once to allow yourself small successes at growing. I like it cause it’s authentic. It blooms with you.

I picked up some frenleaf dill, petite orange peppers, allyssum, rosemary.

The following morning I planted the new plants and began reading through this book on the balcony while slurping on a green smoothie. It was so delightful and scrumptious.

Green Smoothie
serves: 1

1/3 cup frozen pineapple
1 frozen banana
1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup soy milk
1/2 cup fresh spinach
1 tsp vanilla
dash of cinnamon

Blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy.

Have you ever tried a green smoothie? It sure is a great way to get veggies at breakfast!


  1. says

    Thanks a lot for your info on green smoothies. I suffer from hives stress and have to transform my life to less stress and more healthy eating. Your smoothy seem to be ideal to start, and growing the herbs myself makes it even more fun.

  2. says

    My granddaughter is gardening in her 6th floor apartments. A lot of sunlight comes in the windows and she has all her produce in containers on the window cil. I am trying to start her on green smoothies and it is great to see more green smoothie recipes posted here.

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