Thanks to Holly at Savers Bank in Sturbridge for raising this concern.
You are not alone, I don’t either. But, if it’s important, you can find the time, make the time or find a way to have your kale and eat it too.
Here’s one idea to get you started.
Drink Your Healthy Foods
It takes me about 5 minutes to make breakfast. If you don’t have 5 minutes to make a meal, please stop reading and go make something healthy!
Step 1: Buy a powerful blender
We have the Nutribullet at home and I’ve heard great things about the Vitamix. You can purchase the Nutribullet at stores like Target, Kohls, Walmart, and Bed, Bath and Beyond for $99.
Step 2: Buy great vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds
First try to buy local. Produce is at optimal nutrient value when it is harvested at peak ripeness and you eat it soon after. When you shop at the supermarket, look for organic options, especially if it is on this list. The Nutribullet comes with a great shopping list and recipe book. You can also get creative.
Step 3: Add half leafy greens, half fruits, some nuts and seeds, and water, then blend
I’ve made some green smoothies that have been tough to get down, but I just say to myself, “this is for my cells and not for flavor, so just drink it!” Most of the time they are pretty tasty and if for some reason I did not start my day with one, I miss it and I don’t feel as good.
It’s going to take a bit of effort, an investment in a new kitchen appliance, and making sure you have plenty of fresh produce in the house. But, as anyone who has tried this approach will tell you, it’s worth the effort and you will be happy with the results.
Remember, if you are good to your body, it will be good to you.