To celebrate St. Patrick's day we have gone through and selected our favorite books with a green theme! Below is the list of our top 5 favorite "green" books:
1.) 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse by JJ Smith
The 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse is a book by JJ Smith that outlines a program for losing weight by consuming green smoothies for 10 days. The cleanse promises to help you "lose 10-15 pounds in just 10 days" by consuming a combination of green smoothies, light snacks, and an evening detox tea. The program also includes a list of recommended foods and supplements to use during the cleanse.
The main idea is that green smoothies are nutrient-dense, high in fiber, and low in calories, making them an effective tool for weight loss. In addition, the detox tea and light snacks help to curb cravings and keep hunger at bay. The program also includes a workout plan.
2.) Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills by Abigail Gehring
Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills is a book by Abigail Gehring that covers a wide range of traditional skills and crafts. The book is organized into chapters on gardening, home improvement, outdoor living, and animal husbandry, among other topics, and provides step-by-step instructions for a variety of projects and activities.
The gardening chapter covers topics such as seed starting, composting, crop rotation, and preserving fruits and vegetables. The home improvement chapter includes instructions for building a root cellar, creating a solar oven, and making your own cleaning and personal care products. The outdoor living chapter covers camping, hunting, and fishing skills, while the animal husbandry chapter covers topics such as raising chickens, goats, and bees.
3.) Clean Eating Meal Prep: 6 Weekly Plans and 75 Recipes for Ready-to-Go Meals by Emily Kyle and Phil Kyle
Clean Eating Meal Prep: 6 Weekly Plans and 75 Recipes for Ready-to-Go Meals is a book by Emily Kyle and Phil Kyle that provides readers with everything they need to start meal prepping for a clean eating diet. The book is designed to help readers develop a routine of preparing healthy, whole-food meals in advance, so they always have healthy options on hand.
The book begins with an overview of the principles of clean eating, which emphasizes whole, unprocessed foods and is often used as a weight loss diet. It also provide information on how to stock a clean eating pantry, plan and execute weekly meal prep sessions, and how to store and transport the meals.
Each of the six weekly meal plans includes five breakfast recipes, five lunch recipes, and five dinner recipes, along with a shopping list, prep instructions, and nutrition information for each recipe. The 75 recipes included in the book are designed to be easy to make, nutritious, and delicious. They range from breakfasts, like Overnight Chia Seed Pudding, to lunches like Lentil and Vegetable Soup, to dinners like Shrimp Scampi Zoodles.
4.) Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide to Foraging by Sergei Boutenko
Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide to Foraging is a book by Sergei Boutenko, who is an advocate of foraging for wild foods and encourages people to include wild plants in their diet. The book is a guide to identifying, harvesting, and preparing wild edible plants, fruits, and nuts, and also provides information on the nutritional and medicinal properties of wild plants.
The book is organized by plant groups, with chapters on grasses, flowers, leaves, berries, roots, and other plant parts. Each chapter provides detailed descriptions of the plants and their characteristics, with color photos to aid in identification. The author also provides information on where to find wild edibles, when to harvest them, and how to prepare and store them.
The book also provides a comprehensive introduction on how to safely identify the wild edibles, as some plants can be confused with poisonous look-alikes. It also includes recipes on how to make different dishes from the harvested wild edibles, such as salads, soups, and even desserts, thus making for a great resource for anyone who wants to learn more about foraging.
5.) The Cannabis Grow Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing Marijuana for Recreational and Medicinal Use by Greg Green
The Cannabis Grow Bible is a comprehensive guide to growing marijuana for both recreational and medicinal use. Written by Greg Green, the book covers everything from selecting the right strain to cultivating and harvesting the plants, as well as curing and storing the buds. The book is intended for both experienced and novice growers, and is designed to be a resource that can be used throughout the entire growing process.
Some of the topics covered in the book include:
- Choosing the right strain for your specific needs and growing conditions
- Preparing the growing space and equipment
- Germinating and planting the seeds
- Caring for the plants during the vegetative and flowering stages
- Handling pests, diseases, and other problems that may arise
- Harvesting, drying, and curing the buds
- Storing and preserving the buds for long-term use
The book also includes detailed information on indoor and outdoor growing, including the use of hydroponics and other advanced growing techniques. Additionally, Green covers all the laws, regulations and safety in growing cannabis, and medical cannabis growing which is very essential in this age.
The Cannabis Grow Bible is considered a leading guide in the industry and is widely respected for its detailed and accurate information. It's a must-read for anyone who is interested in growing marijuana for either personal or medical use.
Please be aware that marijuana cultivation is still illegal in many areas, and its possession and use is also illegal in some places, laws are changing regularly and It's important to be aware of the laws and regulations in your area before starting to grow marijuana.