One of the essential ways to EatFree (what do I mean by this? click here) is to increase your micronutrient intake by consuming more fruits and vegetables of different colors. When your body’s micronutrient needs are met, you’re much less likely to crave processed foods, leading you to be able to EatFree. While I’m no raw-foodist, I think it’s best to consume some of these goodies in their raw form as a certain percentage of your daily intake. I usually consume half of my daily servings (7 to 10 is ideal) in a raw form through a morning shake and the rest in cooked form. My favorite shake starts out as this:
And then when I blend away, ends up like this:
What’s all that in there, you ask? One cup of soymilk, 1 scoop of 100% protein powder ( I love the one from NOW foods), 2 teaspoons of spirulina, 1 ripe banana, 1 to 2 cups of soft fruit in season (anything that blends well), and 4 cups of greens in season (here you see kale and baby spinach). So in this shake alone, you’re getting anywhere from 7 to 10 servings of fruits and veg.! My other quick go to shake consists of 1 cup soymilk, 2 tablespoons cacao nibs, 2 tablespoons hemp seeds, ¼ cup goji berries, and 1 tablespoon dark agave nectar. No matter what your particular combo is, I hope you too “shake-it up” every morning!