Last winter we were very enthusiastic about introducing some wild greens into our raw vegan diet, because they grow in abundance in our garden. So this spring and summer we tried many different wild greens, that we found in our garden and the surrounding grasslands. The result was the same as in the years before: we still didn’t like them. We didn’t found a single plant that we really liked. A few were tolerable, such as nettles and Lamb’s-Quarters. But otherwise almost all wild greens were far too bitter for us. Our main criterion when selecting our food is: Can we make a meal out of it? That means, that we only eat foods that taste good in their natural state, eaten mono, that is, without mixing it with other foods. We trust our gustatory sense and this way we make sure, that we feed the body exclusively foods that it really needs.
Our Wild Green Experiment this year showed again that we are better off without them.
And fortunately we’ve got lots of other vegetables and tender greens to meet our nutritional needs! And an abundance of fruits of course!
What are your experiences with wild greens? Do you like them? Which ones do you like best? Can you eat them mono or do you have to mix them with fruits or other foods or make smoothies or juices?
Have a wonderful day!!