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Eat More Vegetables Challenge Day 7: Drink Your Vegetables

By Gretel H. Schueller, July 1, 2013 - 10:00am

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For almost 2 years, I've been making a smoothie for breakfast with between 10-15 fruits and veggies in it. I've never felt healthier. Into my blender, I put frozen veggies and fruits (and some fresh, in season), including beans, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, edamame, spinach, blueberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries - and more! I also put 1 cup of low-cal almond milk, 1 Activia yogurt, 1 tsp. flax oil, and 1 scoop brown rice protein powder. It sounds dreadful, I know, but I blend thoroughly, and I'm left with a cool smoothie that honestly tastes more like the fruit. I don't use whole servings of each F&V, just a handful. It takes awhile to drink, because it's thick. It's filling. And, it's a great way to start my day. Since I have IBS, I have digestive problems with "roughage", but I don't have trouble with this drink, because it's blended so much. Note: This is not a juicer meal - I DO use a blender, so the fiber is still present. I've not had trouble with my IBS since I started having this for breakfast. I highly recommend. Be creative with what F&Vs you add - the only ones I've found that are too strong for my taste are onions, garlic, peppers. I've put in butternut squash, bananas, broccoli rabe, and anything else I can find in the frozen section of the supermarket. Enjoy!

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07/14/2013 - 11:17am

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