We know that diets rich in fruits and vegetables help to lower heart disease and keep our weight in check, giving us the nutrients and antioxidants we need to make our organs sing and our skin glow.
Busy lifestyles and convenient eating habits are not always conducive to intaking all the colors of the rainbow, but here’s some tips to keep you get your daily dose.
As you stroll through the produce, grab items that are easy to pack fast: apples, oranges, berries, bananas, bell peppers, carrots, avocados, tomatoes, greens with a splash of lemon. You’ll be able to rinse what you need and hit the road.
Simple Greens Salad
Arugula (or kale, spinach, etc.)
Splash of lemon
Splash of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Get Your Blender Going
If you blend a bunch of goodness together, you can pack the extra in mason jars and have tasty boosts throughout the day. Health stores around you may do daily juicing or blending with fruits and veggies, but it’s a simple process that you can do on our own.
Mix and match your favorite flavors, and remember to try to balance tart and bitter with a bit of sweet — bitter greens and lemon go wonderfully with apple.
Kale, Avocado, Apple and Ginger Smoothie
Handful of kale
Half an avocado
Half a lemon
One sliced apple
One to two tablespoons of freshly grated ginger
Water or coconut water to mix to desired consistency