Eating Fruits and Veggies

After delightfully eating our way through Milan and Florence we were on carb overload.  I felt like I didn’t want to see any more pizza or pasta for many a week.  I knew that we needed to beef up our fruit and veggie consumption because we were nowhere near the recommendations made by the USDA. (2-4 servings of fruit and 3-5 servings of veggies)

Eating that many servings can be hard to do and hard to remember.  Yes, this is a ridiculous affluent problem to have, but a problem none the less.

Our solution was a blender so we could make smoothies!  Buying a blender has actually solved another problem by also giving me a much better breakfast option.  Since we bought the blender, I’ve eaten cereal twice!  We’ve been buying much less cereal and replacing it with bananas and frozen strawberries and other fruits and veggies.  Carrots have been a great addition to our smoothies because they don’t have a very strong flavor so they are easily masked by the fruits.

We’re also trying to steer away from some less healthful additions like yogurt or milk instead favoring water or pineapple juice as our liquid addition.

After two weeks of smoothie noming, I can declare this a success.  We’re still trying to add more veggies to the mix and we discovered an interesting addition in the produce department.  Stay tuned to find out more about our interesting grocery find!