klaatu21 wrote:I feel like my veg quotion is lacking some what in my diet, any suggestions? I eat plenty of good food other wise
I HIGHLY recommend making green smoothies everyday. They sound a little weird, but TRUST ME, they'll change your life and health forever. I don't know what I was doing before I started having green smoothies.
It's the easiest and most delicious way to get your serving of vegetables (greens) each day.
Here's a recipe from my blog http://rawfoodlove.blogspot.com/2011/11 ... reens.html
Keep in mind, there are literally endless variations. There's also a ton of books and websites out there on the subject of green smoothies.
They allow you to get a butt load of greens in everyday, without having to chew through 5 cups of spinach.
I also would tell you to eat lightly steamed broccoli; sauteed mushrooms, onions and garlic, root vegetables like beets, carrots and potatoes, and other colourful veggies like bell peppers. More colour = more antioxidants.
A key thing here is VARIETY. Yes, spinach or broccoli may be the most nutrient-dense, but you should add other foods as well so your body gets a balanced diet.
I noticed someone mentioned Brendan Brazier and his THRIVE books, read them! He talks a lot about green smoothies.
Another plus: they are the PERFECT post-workout food. Your body wants something easily digestible, and mostly carbs with protein (usually a 2:3 ratio or so). When you blend a bunch of greens with fruit, protein powder and water, you get just that. Your body can use that extra energy to regenerate and build new muscle instead of digesting that tofu burger.
If you don't like using protein powder, just add in some hemp and flax seeds.
Just in case you're worried: these smoothies taste great