How to Make Greens Powder From Foraged Plants

A well-made greens powder delivers your daily dose of plant-based vitamins and minerals in a shelf-stable powder that lasts way longer than actual greens.

This makes it a perfect DIY project for foragers who want to stay nourished during the barren winter months when fresh plants are unavailable.

Materials for Making Foraged Greens Powder

- Plant matter - Dehydrator - Blender - Storage containe

1. Harvest Plants

Once you’ve decided on your desired cocktail of plant matter, head outdoors and gather up as much as you can harvest sustainably. It may seem like more than you need, but plant shrinkage is no joke.

2. Prepare Greens

Cut away rotten or inedible bits first. Then, clean them off by wiping away dirt and debris or submerging them in water. It’s essential to clean them properly, but that process varies depending on the type of plant you’re working with.

3. Dry Plants

Break out your dehydrator and arrange the plants a few centimeters apart on the trays. I dehydrate at 110° F for two to three hours, but it’s wise to follow the drying directions on your specific unit.

4. Check and Remove

If you’re using a dehydrator, check plants after an hour. They’ll probably take longer, but it’s important to get a handle on how they’re doing and note it for next time.

4. Powder Plants

Once everything crisps up nicely, it’s time to grind it into a fine powder. I use a blender, though you can use a food processor or herb grinder.

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