Sunday, March 15, 2009

Shopping for Smoothie Ingredients - Organic vs. Conventional

Most of us are now aware of the benefits of organic foods, both for our bodies and for the planet. But in a tough economic climate, not everybody can afford to buy organic. What's a smoothie-loving girl to do? Prioritize.

With this handy-dandy list from the Environmental Working Group, you'll walk in to the produce department armed with critical information. The list names the 12 most heavily pesticide-laden produce items, as well as the 15 cleanest. I carry this little card with me when I'm shopping to help me decide which items to buy cheap at the mainstream discount store and which to shell out the big bucks for organic at the natural foods store.


  1. Thanks for the link! Very informative! Great post indeed!