bender, mix a 2 grapefruits, 1/2 a bunch of flat-leaf parsley (or
cilantro), some spinach (or kale). No water or added sweetener is needed.
Here's my current breakfast smoothie: In the Vita-mix, pour in a few inches of almond (or soy) milk. Then throw in a handful of chia seeds (which are best when soaked for 1/2 an hour) and some chopped dates. Drop in a handful of arugula and another of spinach. Top with a cup of frozen blueberries. Add cinnamon, if you like, and/or almond butter (if hungry). Blend.
Another great option: Steam 1/2 a head of kale until the leaves are a bright green. Spray with Bragg's Aminos and eat.
and toss in some raisins and nuts. Then drizzle some high quality
vinegar atop. I recommend buying the balsamic from The Healthy Gourmet,
which is right near the Public Library on Baxter.
It is a wonderful thing to simply steam a variety of vegetables:
rutabega, kale, carrots, cauliflower, squash, winter squash, sweet
potato, and corn.
The best is to steam a fresh artichoke and dip it in oil mixed with salt, pepper, and garlic. But that is probably not quite as healthy.
with walnuts and
fruit: My trouble with oatmeal was that I would always cook too much.
Here's my new method:
1. In a frying pan with no oil, toast a variety of nuts (walnuts, almond slivers, pecans, a few brazil nuts).
2. As the nuts are starting to smell fragrant, add 1/2 a cup of rolled oats.
3. While that is cooking, in another bowl, drop some dried fruit (a few prunes or raisins).
4. Pour in about a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses.
5. Sprinkle in some cinnamon.
6. Now pour the toasted oatmeal and nuts into the bowl. Stir.
7. Soak with some non-dairy milk, if you like.
Butter Sandwich: I toast frozen Ezekiel bread. I like frozen bread
because I don't feel obligated to eat it before it goes bad. Also, it
is sprouted. I slather on peanut butter or (more often) almond butter.
Then bananas or blueberries (if in season). I usually use a fruit
When I'm pressed for time (or out of energy) I used canned beans,
tomatoes, etc. When a bit more organized, I use the pressure cooker.
Beans have more antioxidants than berries.
(Though not quite as healthy)
with fruit: The addition of fruit is the important part. Berries,
nectarines, and peaches are my favorites. Very fast if you buy the
museli in a box and just pour it in a bowl.
out: Sometimes I get a sandwich from the Daily Co-op, the House Salad from The Grit, or a
bean burrito from Chipotle or Moe's or Willie's or Barberitoes or the Taco Stand.
I'll boil some gnocchi. Then I'll put about 4 tablespoons of sauce on
it. Or I'll saute mushrooms and mix that in. I like gnocchi over pasta
because it is mainly potatoes.
Frozen "ice cream" Dessert: Using a high-speed bender and the pushing tool, mix strawberries (frozen or fresh), pecans (and/or walnuts), ice, and agave nectar. For an interesting flavor, add fennel seeds. Eat immediately.