You’re the type of person who lives the clean eating lifestyle. You know that becoming leaner, stronger and healthier or losing some of that extra weight, requires 80% diet and 20% exercise.
You want more energy, you focus on anti-aging nutrients and you desire more performance out of your workouts. You also know the importance of eating clean, eating green and getting lean.
Imagine if you could make a smoothie, a salad or a low calorie sauce with ingredients that are fresher (that’s right – fresher) than anything you could find at a Farmer’s Market or grocery store.
Actually, I want you to imagine a world where you have your very own mini Farmer’s Market - right in your kitchen. Many of you, have heard of the 100mile diet, but what if you could upgrade that to the zero-mile diet?
Imaging having a mini garden in your kitchen where you have access to fresh on-demand wheatgrass, sprouts, various greens, cilantro, mint, parsley, even strawberries - or a variety of your other favourite micro greens, herbs and spices?
No more gardening gloves or muddy gumboots to clean, or big gardening tools to wash and put away. No more planting seeds row-by-row on your (already) sore knees.
Do me a favour…stop imagining - because now it’s a reality.
When I was at Coast Wholesale Appliances shopping for a new fridge, I came across the must have appliance of the future.
So what am I talking about?
I am talking about the Urban Cultivator – it is a self contained, easy to use, easy to maintain, gardening system. It’s operates via a “set” and “forget” technology. It even waters itself. Furthermore, it fits into the same size area as a dishwasher - and it is installed, using the same set up as a dishwasher. That means: in most cases there is no customizing or kitchen renovation needed for installation, and it looks like a modern mini fridge.
What if you already have a dishwasher occupying your dishwasher area?
Problem solved – The Kitchen Cultivator also comes on wheels and acts like a mini kitchen island that has a gorgeous wooden chopping block on top. Can you say – more, instant countertop space?
Go from eating clean – to eating cleaner.
I have a bit of a germ phobia, and this means I wash my produce with lots of running water to make sure they are clean from whatever hands have touched them from farm to grocery store.
For example: Every time I shop for cilantro, mint or parsley and the like - I dig at the bottom of the pile, because you never know who has mauled their dirty little fingers over all the goods, whilst looking for the best one in the pile.
Knowing this about myself, I was impressed that I would be able to tear of a section of herbs and put them directly into my mouth – something you would never do with store bought greens.
The other way that the Urban Cultivator can take our eating clean - to eating cleaner - is the zero loss of plant-cell vitality. We all know that the moment you cut a plant from it’s roots, it is on the fast track to death. Plants start to wilt; they lose their nutrient value and crisp texture. I mean, I have purchased greens and put them in the crisper portion of my fridge, and then less than a day later they are limp and lifeless – not even professional grade Viagra can revive them.
Here’s some additional food for thought - when it takes you 60-90 seconds from the time you harvest your plants to the time it reaches your stomach – you have the world’s freshest, fastest and healthiest smoothies, salads or stir-fry’s.
Is making your own greens – worth the green?
If you know me, you know I like to cover all angles. Money and time just happen to be a couple of angles I would like to explore.
First off, there is no other appliance in your home that technically makes you money. They may save you time and convenience – but they probable don’t turn a profit. When you save money – you earn money. Don’t try and get overly clever by saying that your fridge makes you money because your food would go bad if you didn’t have one. Every livable house I have ever been in has a fridge. Not every home has a mini-garden in the kitchen.
A fridge can’t keep earth harvested produce, fresh and full of 100% vitality – like a garden can.
I personally, have thrown out so much un-used produce, due to them going bad or losing their freshness. Many times, I have only eaten 75 cents worth of a $4 bushel of greens. With the Kitchen Cultivator, this cost (due to waste) would not happen, because the plant remains attached to its root system, and you only harvest, what you need when you need it.
The other “pay for itself” consideration comes in the form of producing your own plant life. You become the farmer, and you also cut out the middleman - aka retail store. Let’s just say this is a money issue and nothing to do with better health or fresher food. Truth: There is no price tag on health and peace of mind knowing exactly where your food is coming from - and how it is farmed.
The unit I looked at was $2350, which includes a thick modern designed chopping block. It’s a bit pricey, but I wouldn’t have to give-up and then renovate my well-needed storage space. Which is something I would need to consider, if I chose to construct my own indoor garden from various parts and material from Home Depot or Rona.
I am also not even sure that my house-insurance would cover damaged if things went wrong with my DIY (do it yourself) garden. Also, do you really think your self made garden would look as gorgeous as this?
Another bonus is the Kitchen Cultivator comes with a standard 3-year warranty, at no extra cost.
With the amount of fresh greens and green supplements I buy for me and my family. I could recover my costs in about 15 months or less. I have an outdoor garden and the money I would save propagating my own plants would save me big coin.
I think it's only fair to give you a low-ball scenario as well. Keep in mind, the below scenario, is a single person calculation, and you would need to speed up the return on investment (ROI) with every member of your family or partnership.
If one person was able to produce $15 dollars of food every week ($60 a month or $720 a year) it would pay for itself in less than 3.5 years. When you factor in a 5 year cycle, you would have pocketed $1250 or let’s tune that down to $800 - $1000 - because we have to minus operating costs and supplies.
I say 5-year plan because most success and financial gurus get us to create plans in 5-year increments.
Another point to consider: If you are buying $40 to $65 bottles of dried processed (not fresh) “greens” supplements - every month. You are robbing yourself of live, fresh nutrients – plus $480 to $780 a year is spent on buying an inferior, lifeless product. This is why many people are shifting their mindset about where their food and supplements come from. It is no surprise why there is a new trend of people who are on board with growing their own micro-greens.
So, when you factor in life-time-value of a product - plus the value-to-your-health. I would wager that growing your own greens – is worth the green.
Check out their website www.urbancultivator.net or call their help line @ 1-877-352-0490
Eat clean and grow your own greens…and more.