Every interaction we had when we were slingin' fresh juice - was about how hard it was to keep fridges fresh beyond that lil glass bottle. The same day, when we were ordering produce to press into that glass bottle, our distributor told us about the abundance of produce they had now that orders had stopped. What were they to do with all those fruits and veggies?! ...Talk about a lightbulb moment.
The Abundance Box was born within 72 hours. How we were going to make it accessible, how we were going to keep up with our sustainability values and deliver completely plastic-free with optimized routes so driving is minimized, and what produce our community could get the most use of.
The Abundance Box is filled with 40 fruits and vegetables, the lineup was carefully curated to make sure items either had a long shelf life, offered maximum benefits, could elevate any recipes we already make at home, or more importantly - could do all three of those things.
Welcome to the Abundant Life, where fresh enough, never is.
Brought to you by your favorite neighborhood wellness company (because now - we are more than juice!)
When you choose fresh, healthy, whole nutrition, it looks like:
Aromatic - (2) White Onion & (3) Garlic Cloves
Reaching for these items are what turns your vegetable stir fry up a notch. Garlic boosts your immune system (and your entree!) because of it's anti-inflammatory properties. Something we all could use when the typical diet introduces so. much. inflammation. Onion has a shelf life over a week long, while garlic can last a couple months! Both of these items are staples to have around to reach for when trying to change up a "family favorite" meal.
Starch - (4) Gold Yukon Potato & (1) Jumbo Yam
Have you ever pinpointed why potatoes and yams are such popular dishes during the winter? It's not only for their shelf life, or the versatility of meals you can make, but also because these ingredients are what we reach for when we are physically in survival mode. This produce is packed with vitamins and minerals and antioxidants, they are easy to digest and also offer your body a significant amount of fiber - which will make you feel full longer. Those potatoes can last a couple months, yams are a little more sensitiveso use them in about a week!
Root - (5) Large Carrot & (2) Medium Beet
Eat your greens to get stronger, eat your roots to get grounded. Carrots improve your body's immunity, takes care of your heart, and improves your digestion. Making it an all-around benefit pleaser because it protects more than one main organ, helping your physiology align, and heal together. Beets work wonders for your blood and help oxygen move throughout your body. Whether you roast them or slice them on top of your salad, this root is going to keep your performance strong. Carrots will last you some weeks and pop the beets in the fridge to last you about 10 days.
Citrus - (4) Orange & (2) Lemons
Whether you make your own cleaning supplies, or have a Meyers product subscription, the universal smell of cleaning supplies is either orange, or lemon. Citrus is cleansing to your body. Lemons will help balance your PH levels while oranges boost your immune system with Vitamin C well beyond your daily intake. Both citrus last 3-4 weeks, if you don't get to them, pop them in your garbage disposal to clear out old food waste or add them to your compost bin!
Fruit - (3) Granny Apple & (3) Gala Apple
Regularly snacking on apples can reduce blood sugar, boost heart health, protect against asthma, as well as give you a healthy boost of energy. An apple a day... supports your body's efforts to combat disease. This is because they are rich in fiber, phytonutrients and antioxidants. Apples have a shelf life between 1-3 months so they can last on your counter if you can wait that long to eat them!
Green - (2) Bunches Kale & (2) Cucumber
#KaleisKing so we made sure to help stock up your fridges with this leafy green for salads, stir fry, veggie chilli, or adding it to freshen up pasta. Kale is among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Eating more kale can dramatically increase the total nutrient content of your diet, which is a good thing for all of us right now. Cucumber helps promote hydration and nutrient intake in the body, if you add cucumber to your kale salad, you can feel confident that your body is absorbing all the vitamins! Greens are a little more sensitive, so eat them within a week!
Stir Fry- (2) - Zucchini & (2) Broccoli Heads
If you haven't noticed, one of our favorite meals in some vegetable stir fry! With a lot of us having rice on hand, having some produce that has never seen a skillet that didn't like them, stir fry is an easy meal to create! With zucchini and broccoli in the mix, you have some culinary freedom to make a tasty, antioxidant-rich meal. P.S. Grab those onions and garlic heads! Zucchini can last you a week or two, but use the broccoli up within 10 days!
Snack Food - (3) Banana
When WFH has us snacking more than ever, we added a bunch of bananas to help keep that snacking guilt-free! Even though we believe in #IntuitiveEating, we added this snack item to allow for some mindful chomping. Literally. Bananas are often referred to as brain food because the nutrients sharpen cognitive function and give that powerhouse in your head some energy. Bananas last between 5-7 days, if you catch when it's started to brown, then it's time to make everyone's favorite dish right now - Banana Bread!
The Abundance Box will keep your fridge, well, abundant for more than a week!
These items are just an example of our ever-changing abundance box.
**We value supporting local when we can, being resourceful and will be sourcing, replacing and adding to these boxes as the seasons change.
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Use this guide when you're wondering what to cook next to maximize your produce and use up the broccoli and kale first! With all this talk about Stir Fry - we're leaving you with a favorite from Vive!
Light + Bright Vegetable Stir Fry (makes 4 servings)
What you'll need: *Came from your Abundance Box!
1 White Onion, sliced*
1-2 Carrot, sliced*
1 cup Broccoli, florets*
1 Zucchini, sliced*
1 cup Mushrooms, sliced
2 Garlic cloves, minced*
1 Egg, optional
1 tbsp Olive Oil
- Heat large skillet over medium-high heat and coat with oil.
- Add the onions and carrots; cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until they begin to soften.
- Add the broccoli, cooking for about 3 minutes, then add the zucchini, mushrooms, and garlic; continue stirring.
- Move vegetables to the outer areas of the pan, reduce heat to medium and add the egg to the center of the pan.
- Once the egg starts to become somewhat firm, break it up and continue cooking until firm all the way through; about 2 minutes.
- Ready to serve! This dish pairs well with Basmati or Cauliflower rice (also delish on its own)!