There’s a new drink in town and it is veggie and vitamin packed. It is called green drink and the name suits it. It is a thick puree of blended vegetables and fruits, often with added super foods like sprouts, wheat-grass or ginger.
The closest commercial version of green drink I can think of would be the new V8 fusion because it has fruits and vegetables. One difference is that green drink is usually thicker.
If you are looking for something different, you might try making a green drink smoothie today. It’s great for you because it has vegetables and fruits.
Here is a site with colorful recipes: Green Drink
General Mills is planning on dropping the sugar in some of its main cereal products like Lucky Charms, and Cocoa puffs. They are doing this because enough people have complained. They plan to make changes to their advertised cereal products. This is a great move by General Mills, its something that should have been done a long time ago.
If they are going to market these foods to our kids, they had better be marketing something healthy. A study published by the Rudd Center recently found that the least-healthy breakfast cereals are the most frequently and aggressively marketed directly to children.
I believe that changes like this are taking place because people are starting to wake up and do something about it. We can’t be afraid to recognize obesity as a real problem and challenge it head-on.
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Do you like frozen vegetables? Do you ever cook them in water? There are a few simple ways to insure you are getting all the nutrients from your frozen vegetables.
- Don’t add the vegetables to water until it is boiling. You want to make sure they are in the water for the shortest possible time. As vegetables are in the water nutrients like vitamins and minerals can leave the vegetable and go into the water.
- Cover the vegetables as you cook them. This will keep any nutrients that leave the foods from evaporating.
- Cook them for the shortest time possible. Give them just enough time to get firm and then get them out of the water.
If you follow these simple steps you might notice your frozen veggies have better flavor and texture. You will also be getting more vitamins and minerals in each bite. Enjoy!