After a long day spent traveling for work, imagine what a nice surprise it was to walk in the door and be greeted by this wonderful organic produce box from Melissa’s. It was like opening an indoor garden:
This Organic Green Juice Box contains one bunch each of organic kale, lettuce, celery, parsley, collard greens, chard, and one other vegetable (ours were beets); plus 3 organic apples; one bulb of organic garlic; and one piece of organic ginger. (Produce may vary by season.) And it’s a real steal – The box is $25 and the shipping is free for Southern Californians anywhere from Santa Barbara to San Diego (there’s an extra shipping charge for outside the Southern California area). You can order the box weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or as needed – whatever it takes for you to get your greens in daily. You can see all of the different box options here.
Not a juicer? That’s OK too – we didn’t use ours for juicing either. But we did use those glorious greens for some kale chips, a collard-greens-and-wild-rice dish, and a chard curry…all while our kids stood by munching on the apples. Oh, and of course we made pesto. Every time we get our hands on greens we make pesto. This time we did kale-pistachio pesto (1 bunch kale leaves, trimmed of ribs, 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup shelled pistachios, kosher salt to taste; blend together until smooth) and slathered it on steak sandwiches with olive bread:
This produce box is one of the biggest and best of its kind we’ve seen, and once you enjoy the treat of having it delivered to your door, you won’t want to go a week without one.
Blogger Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Melissa’s sent me a complimentary box; the opinions expressed are my own.