They say that obsession is never a good thing, but if you are going to be obsessed with something, be obsessed with all things green. You can’t go wrong with that – unless it’s green tea ice cream or green candy!
The USDA recommends 3-5 daily servings of vegetables and 2-4 servings of fruit. 80% of the population is not meeting this guideline.
How can you sneak in those portions to keep your fiber intake high, regulates your digestive systems, fight off inflammation, increases essential vitamins and nutrients, not to mention the health benefits of reversing radical damage, keeping your heart and bloodstream healthy, making you feel fuller for longer and keeping your waistline slimmer?
Juices or Smoothies
Personally, I prefer smoothies as it is more satisfying, juicing removes the fiber of the fruit and veg so it passes more like water, although it doesn’t tend to bloat, it’s a pain in the backside to clean!
So it’s simple, you know fruit is sweet cos it’s full of sugar, but veg is rather tasteless and a lot less interesting on the taste buds. So you just have to blend vegetables in with their sweeter cousin – fruit. Try refreshing combinations such as strawberries and spinach with vanilla and hemp protein powder, kiwi with kale, blueberries with mint, and the combinations are endless…!
Tonight I have put together the first combination: strawberries (antioxidants-rich), baby spinach (for iron, fiber, potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin k, protein, vitamins and minerals), vanilla protein powder, hemp protein, oat milk (with bad cholesterol-absorbing beta-glucan fiber).
And that was my quick post-training dinner! When it’s late and you don’t need too much, it is so quick and easy.