My Thankful Thursday is a tribute to eating local & fresh produce, and how lucky we are to experience the goodness it brings to our bodies. After spending last Saturday participating in a Raw Cooking class through Raw Hype Brisbane, I have come away with an even greater appreciation for Australian organic produce. (Never thought that would be humanly possible!!!).
Having walked away with some extra nourishing knowledge, my thankful buzz was on an all time high when I visited the Northey Street Markets on Sunday. As a lover of buying organic, fresh and local food this would have to be my all time favourite time of the week, and is surely something to be thankful for.
I wish I had taken a photo of what I looked like. It was a funny sight watching me lug around produce on every spare limb. I think my arms were close to dislocating that’s for sure! It was well worth it when leaving with a boot FULL of fresh produce. Money well spent I say!
Australian produce is so special and is truly something to be grateful for! We have such a vast variety of produce to choose from, especially as we embrace the season change. A massive cool factor that comes from eating seasonally is that you can always count on re-discovering your favourite fruit and veg when you visit your local market stall, and you can always ask the growers first-hand what their pick of the week is. (If you’re about to head into winter, check out our produce guide so you know exactly what to pick up on your next market visit).
*On a side note, something that has been absolutely delicious this season is raspberries!
What I love most of all about fresh produce is that there is genuine care, love and effort put into growing the produce, which in turn makes it such a pleasure and reward to prepare and eat. Not to mention, the proud fact that I am supporting local independent growers.
Being passionate about wholefoods I make eating fresh and organic a top priority because I truly believe that food can either be our greatest source of health and wellbeing or the slowest form of poison. Through embracing this way of eating, I feel that there is such a contentment and peace that comes from consuming nourishing foods that are grown locally, and seriously how blessed are we that it’s all at arms reach?!
Having boot scooted to the markets’ on the weekend meant I was prepped and ready for the week, which allowed me to green smoothie my brains out in a bid to alkaline my body by flooding my system with green goodness.
If you buy your produce locally, you too will know that there is a pride to be had when you fuel your body with the best possible organic foods which are anti-chemicals, pesticides, drugs and hormones.
I know my body is absolutely loving me for it.