By Director of Product Development, Tina Van Horn.
I am incredibly lucky that both of my kids love vegetables. They will eat Brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, and cauliflower without smothering them in a cheesy sauce! However, even though we love eating our veggies, sometimes it is difficult to fulfil our 5-a-day intake. In fact, it’s not uncommon to make it to the end of the day with a serving or two missing.
While you probably don’t crave carrots with your morning coffee, breakfast is the perfect time to get an extra serving or two of colourful veggies and a healthy dose of vitamins and fibre. You do not have to add kale to your pancakes, but there are a ton of options beyond throwing mushrooms and peppers in your scrambled eggs.
Believe it or not, you can add veggies to your shake. If you still haven’t tried a green smoothie, you are seriously missing out! Throw a fistful of spinach into the blender with some milk, a banana and your favourite Reliv product and you have the perfect combination of protein, carbs and fibre to energise your morning rush! Want to really step out of your comfort zone? Try some riced cauliflower in your shake! Avocados also add a unique creaminess to any shake.
Reliv International’s Art Director, Amie Schilson, loves to add fresh carrots to her peach smoothies because it makes them look savoury and infuses immunity-boosting nutrients and tummy-filling fibre. Pureed pumpkin, sweet potatoes and squash make your shake not only look pretty but taste amazing too! Here’s a quick and easy tip: little jars of pureed vegetable baby food are perfectly-sized for throwing in your next shake.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to sneaking in those extra veggies! Best of all, you’ll definitely notice a difference in your day by getting those additional vitamins in the morning. I challenge YOU this week to add a vegetable to your daily shake!