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How to Make Green Powder – Don’t Waste Another Leaf!

Mom with a PREP | Don't let that pile of greens in your crisper drawer going bad shame you. Show them what for by dehydrating them and making this powerhouse of a powder to add more nutrition to your family meals!

Come sit down by me. I have a story to tell you. It might be scary, but I’m right here by you. You are not alone.

This was my story:

The crisper drawer of my refrigerator was a one way ticket to a slow, slimy, green death. I bought all the greens we needed for keeping us healthy and strong. We added them to smoothies, we put them in salads. But when I wasn’t looking, the piles of green would expand. They began duplicating when I wasn’t looking. The pressure to eat more grew, but we just couldn’t keep up. It was overpowering us.

:::cue spooky movie music here:::

The Slime Monster reared it’s ugly head.


This is what happens when you ignore that drawer. The slime monster appears. You know – that slimy thing that happens to greens if you leave them just one minute longer than necessary. I know..I know. We could have composted it. We could have left it out for the rabbit that has called our front yard home (but he’s got a whole front yard of greens..why would he want more?) But it got so overwhelming sometimes.

And sometimes, I just couldn’t take one more smoothie.

::::SHOCK & HORROR::::

Yes, I said it. Sometimes, I just couldn’t take one more smoothie.

Then one day, I read a sage piece of advice about how to deal with extra kale when you were overwhelmed and a lightbulb went off in my head.

The moral of the story:

Is it green? Is it leafy? Is it edible? POWDER IT!

I’m honored to have joined the writing team at GNOWFGLINS, and I share with you just how to tame this leafy, green monster that grows in your crisper when you aren’t looking.

Come join me, won’t you?

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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.

She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.

Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.

Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.

Katy helps others learn forgotten skills, including basic survival skills and self-reliance.

She's been published on sites such as MSN, Angi, Home Advisor, Family Handyman, Wealth of Geeks, Readers Digest, and more.

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