Eating the colors of the rainbow is one way for those of us who eat a primarily plant based diet to make sure to consume enough micronutrients. When nutrition is a priority, it’s easy being green, because greens are the most nutritionally dense foods around.
In looking at the pictures on this site, I just realized that there are a lot of colorful pictures. But that’s a good thing.
The Standard American Diet (SAD) also has a prevailing color, it’s brown or beige. Not so pretty.
I am completely obsessed with how aesthetically beautiful my meals look since I have been eating raw. According to Joel Fuhrman, dark leafy greens are the most nutrient dense food out there. The only challenge is that they are also very fiber rich and take a lot of chewing to eat. Let’s face it, as much as I love salads, there is only so much salad you can eat.
So I am always looking for strategies to get more greens in my meals. I try to add some greens to most of my smoothies. (Well, not every day because I like to see the rainbow of colors). But most days I do add the greens and a squeeze of citrus. The citrus helps to cut the bitter “green” taste and make it more palatable. I can easily add 1-2 cups of greens to my fruit smoothies with no substantial change in the taste.
I also use greens to sprinkle as toppings on my raw pasta, pizzas and sandwiches. When eating things that are “bready” I try to add at least twice as much green stuff.
With some creativity, it is easy being green.
If you have any ideas or suggestions please post below…