Eat Your Veggies?

Yummy Nutrient Dense Superfoods Smoothie

Happy Nat’l Eat Your Vegetables Day!

If you don’t like them, hide them in a fruit/berry smoothie! Great way to get your children to consume their veggies! 

I like veggies but I prefer them raw for health reasons and my favorite way to get raw veggies everyday is in a smoothie! But I don’t particularly enjoy veggie-flavored-smoothies, so fruit and berries are in there with added health benefits and yumminess!

I just posted to my online vasculitis support group a couple days ago how much better I feel when I have my daily nutrient-dense-superfoods smoothie! I had gone a few days without and felt run down. Had a smoothie and felt more energetic, less lethargic, had better mental clarity – and so of course I was happier!

It really makes a difference in how you feel! Smoothies are a great way to get your veggies everyday!

Get a good blender if you don’t have one and make it part of your daily routine!

My smoothie today has all organic, all raw: mixed baby super greens, broccoli, mixed berries, banana, pineapple, carrot, acai, watermelon.

I don’t taste the veggies! Sometimes at first I do, but after marinating for a few minutes, all I taste is fruit and berries.

Note: If your smoothie tastes too green, add more pineapple.

I use mostly frozen organics from Trader Joe’s. Convenient, affordable and produces an ice-cold smoothie!

I buy organic bananas and when they get nicely spotted, I peel and slice them and toss them in a container and freeze them. If you buy them already spotted, they are discounted and perfect for smoothies – and spotted bananas have anti-cancer nutrients that unspotted bananas don’t have! Most people don’t care to eat them once they’re spotted but they are wonderful in smoothies!

So are avocados! They make your smoothie smoother! And add health benefits!

Adding chia seeds and other seeds to smoothies is great, too!

Eat your veggies or drink your veggies! Fruit and berries too! You will feel better!

A superfoods smoothie is the healthiest energy drink there is!

But they are pricey away from home. Investing in your own good blender is a great way to have them everyday and not break the bank.

Other great resources for affordable frozen organics are Grocery Outlet (opening soon near me, can’t wait!), Walmart and Costco.

For fresh produce this time of year, support your local farmers market! It just feels good to shop at them!

For more tips on healthy eating without breaking the bank, go here.

This started out as a status update to just say: Happy Nat’l Eat Your Veggies Day! But I got carried away ♥️

Easy Delicious Anti-inflammatory Guacamole 

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Delicious Guacamole

My whole family loves this guacamole – they say it’s the best they’ve ever had!

Both guacamole recipe variations are delicious and anti-inflammatory – and loaded with health benefits!

This is my favorite way to eat flaxseeds. You can’t even tell they are in it.

Recipe

Organic Ingredients 

  • Ripe avocados: as many as you need for the number of people you’re serving
  • 1 T fresh ground flaxseed per avocado
  • Fresh or granulated garlic – to taste (the more the better!)
  • Himalayan pink salt – to taste
  • Your favorite salsa – to taste & preferred consistency

Instructions

  1. Mash avocados with a fork
  2. Mix all ingredients by hand

That’s it folks! The avocados, garlic, flaxseed, and even the pink salt are all anti-inflammatory and if you add onions or they are in your salsa, they are anti-inflammatory too.

Breakfast Variation: I make it the same way & omit the salsa & spread it thick on whole-grain toast or English muffins (no butter).

Just ‘Some’ of the Health Benefits:

  • Avocados: anti-inflammatory, heart health, cancer prevention, diabetes prevention, cognitive health, high in protein and so many more health benefits! It’s a superfood!
  • Flaxseed: anti-inflammatory omega-3 superfood, cancer prevention, digestive health and more
  • Himalayan Pink Salt: anti-inflammatory, improves respiratory health (helps clear mucus even), improves sleep, balances pH levels in the body
  • Salsa has the added health benefits of tomatoes and onions, including anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants

Check out Healthy Eating without Breaking the Bank.

Enjoy and follow my blog for more simple, healthy, yummy recipes ♥️

Pottery Credit: Brady Olsen

References

Dr Josh Axe, Dr Joseph Mercola, Harvard University