I am officially challenging you to increase your fruit and vegetable consumption. What, are you chicken?
In hearing all of your stories and working with you one on one I am not really seeing enough fruits and vegetables in your diets.
Are you tired and sluggish?
Are you overweight and looking to lose fat?
Are you suffering from some sort of chronic condition or just not feel healthy?
Do you have sugar cravings?
Start ramping up your fruit and vegetable intake! Aim high – shoot for 9 servings per day!
Summer is the perfect time of year to do it!
Now I know these things can be a little pricey these days and I am certainly sympathetic to that. Try not buying 2 items at the grocery store that you normally buy that has little nutritional use to you (i.e. ice cream, chips, crackers, soda, etc) and replace them with a few more fresh items from the produce section.
So what are you going to do with all these great things when you get them home?
1. Soup is one of my favorite foods, you can throw anything in a pot of water for a great meal.
2. Grill them up outside during your next bar-b-que
3. Smoothies are another way to get your share of the good stuff. Here is my favorite am smoothie:
In a blender:
unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1 scoop greek non fat plain yogurt (not necessary if you are dairy free)
4. Try a supplement containing spirulina with a variety of grasses. Ask me how to get this or check out this Prograde.
And don’t forget to visit your local farmer’s market and give them your business first. You will not only be doing yourself and your local farmers a favor, you will be doing your share for the environment.
So get out there and do it and I will be doing it right along with you.
And let me know how it goes and I will keep you posted too.
Share with me your experiences and any creative ways you might have to inspire others to eat more, such as a smoothie or salad recipe.