Head to Flora Bama Farms tomorrow to meet Jodi Brown and learn fun and tasty ways to eat your greens.
Brown has worked in the food industry for 25 years and has her own business – Ultimate Kitchen Commando – in which she helps individuals and families eat better by cleaning out their kitchen and teaching them how to buy, store and prepare nutritious food.
With her time at Flora Bama Farms, she hopes people will take away three things.
“First, that consuming more green veggies via smoothies can be way more delicious than they ever expected. Second, that it is easier than they think. Thirdly, why greens are so important. The standard American diet is full of acid forming food and green vegetables are highly alkalizing to the system. Greens help to neutralize those acids so that the body can handle them more easily,” Brown said.
If you’re not a fan of eating vegetables, try gulping down a green smoothie. Not only is it quick and painless, but better for you.
“We have a tendency to not chew our food enough and the key to good digestion is the help we give our bodies by breaking the foods down when we chew,” Brown explained. “When you drink a green smoothie the ingredients are broken down into a great form that the body can easily process and the nutritional uptake is much more expeditious.”
And after you’ve learned a thing or two—or three—you can shop around at Flora Bama Farms and stock up on ingredients for your next green smoothie.
“These people care about their customers and want to help educate them about the importance of eating more fresh fruits and veggies,” Brown said of Flora Bama Farms.
You can expect to see Brown sharing her secrets again in the future.
“They are also great friends to local farmers and small businesses and they see the importance of banding together as a community and sharing our skills and information for the greater cause. I want to support what they are doing. Expect more great things from this partnership.”
As a self-taught nutritionist who holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation at Cornell University, Brown is very knowledgeable about nutritious food. Don’t miss out on this event.
“There is a ton of misinformation out there concerning the foods we eat,” Brown said. “I feel a bit of a moral imperative to get people educated about what they are consuming, and about the big picture and how it affects all of us.”
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
WHERE: Flora Bama Farms, 6404 Mobile Hwy.
DETAILS: 944-6911 or facebook.com/florabamafarmsofpensacola