A delicious and nutritious fruit and vegetable smoothie recipe

A delicious and nutritious fruit and vegetable smoothie recipe

A great way to use fruits and vegetables is in smoothies. Not only are there lots of different recipes available, they are super easy to make, taste great and thanks to the ingredients used, are very nutritious. For your basic smoothie all you need is a cup of vegetables, a cup of fruits and a liquid base. To increase the flavour and nutritional value you can also add in protein powders, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices. Using Ooooby’s products you can create a wide variety of smoothie recipes. This deep red coloured one makes use of the following ingredients: 1/2 a frozen banana – using frozen fruits helps make smoothies thicker, giving them a milkshake like consistency, and bananas work especially well at achieving this. You probably already know that bananas are an excellent source of potassium; a medium sized one provides you with 12% of your daily requirement. They are also a good source of vitamin B6, a vitamin required for energy production. Bananas are a digestive aid, and are great to have before working out. The natural sugars that they contain help to make this smoothie more palatable. 1/2 a cup of carrots – carrots are very low in calories but are the best food source of vitamin A. In fact one medium carrot provides you with more than 200% of your daily requirement! The only other vegetable that comes close to having this amount is the sweet potato. Vitamin A promotes eye health, gives you glowing skin, provides immune support and fights inflammation. The antioxidant beta-carotene which is found in carrots is thought to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes....
More Ooooby Taranaki in the news

More Ooooby Taranaki in the news

OOOOBY scheme launches in Taranaki to support local produce growers CATHERINE GROENESTEIN – stuff.co.nz   Ursula Bil-Teitink, left, and Emma Thorp are bringing OOOOBY (Out of our own backyards) to Taranaki, people can order a fresh box filled of fruit and vegetables grown by locals. Two women keen on encouraging local food production have set up a scheme to connect growers with buyers. Ursula Bil-Teitink and Emma Thorp have spent the past few months setting up an OOOOBY (Out Of Our Own Backyards) scheme in Taranaki. From May 25, boxes of fresh, seasonal organic and spray-free vegetables and fruit would be delivered to customers in Oakura and New Plymouth, with other areas being added as demand grew. “The OOOOBY philosophy is all about restoring local food systems,” Bil-Teitink said. In recent decades, New Zealand’s food production had moved from small growers and producers to larger enterprises and a lot of food being imported or transported long distances, she said. Read more . ....
Grow with Ooooby

Grow with Ooooby

Ooooby is an acronym for out of our own back yards. We are a food distribution service, for customers wanting high quality local and natural food, on a mission to make local food easy and fair, and we’re looking for more growers. If you grow food, then read on, and if you know someone who grows food, then please forward this article to them. Introduction Ooooby is building a community of discerning customers who greatly value knowing where their food comes and how it has been grown. They want high-quality, nutrient-dense, locally-sourced produce, and they trust us to find it for them. Ooooby exists to make local food easy and fair for these customers, and many more like them. We’re working to deliver great produce to our customers in towns and cities across New Zealand, Australia, and even California. The relationships each local hub has with its growers is central to how we operate. We want to work with and support smaller growers, and especially those using regenerative, sustainable farming methods. Five steps to becoming an Ooooby grower Is there a values fit How much can we buy Trading with Ooooby Crop planning The formalities   1. Is there a Values fit We are keen to work with growers who share the values of Ooooby and its customers. While we understand that there is a range of possible production methods, we choose to favour produce from growers who pay attention to the well-being of the environment, and the people who eat the food. Natural and Local The horizontal line in this diagram acknowledges that there is a continuum between organic/biologically grown produce and that...
The word is out – Launching in Taranaki on May 25

The word is out – Launching in Taranaki on May 25

Emma Thorp and Ursula Bil-Teitink bring organic food business Ooooby to Taranaki  By YVETTE BATTEN/FAIRFAX NZ Ursula Bil-Teitink wants to restore the local food production system through Ooooby. Ooooby, a business   that links organic food growers and consumers, is coming to Taranaki. Soon there’ll be a hub here, with the first fresh seasonal fruit and vegetable boxes delivered around the region from Wednesday, May 25. “Ooooby is a food movement,” spokeswoman Ursula Bil-Teitink said. “The philosophy is all about restoring local food systems. READ MORE: Kiwis take to organics as the sector goes mainstream “What it’s all about with Ooooby is finding enough local growers who would like to supply to an Ooooby hub. Then the Ooooby hub co-ordinates and organises everything for the boxes. “In Taranaki, we are here to support the growers and hopefully customers are going to support us by buying produce, which comes mainly from this region. If we can’t get it from this region we need to get it from further away.” They aim for the box’s contents to be all organic and spray-free produce. “We always will tell customers,” she said. “The system that Ooooby is doing is very transparent.” Boxes of food, which come in two sizes feeding two to five people, are delivered to customers’ doors. Prices start at $38 and there is flexibility around what produce goes in the boxes. Organisers are also seeking growers. “For the Taranaki region, it’s a challenge to get enough supply in, that’s why we’re talking growers in the Waikato area and the Wanganui area.” Bil-Teitink discovered Ooooby after reading an article about it early last year. Soon she was talking to Ooooby founders. “For me it was...