Drink Your Superfruit
While you should always keep your kitchen stocked with a tasty variety of fresh fruit, the best way to get the power of the superfruits into your daily diet is through whole-food powdered concentrates. Toss with some ice and soymilk into a blender and voila!—you’ve got a great smoothie.
Green foods—with their rich stores of protein, minerals, fiber and chlorophyll—are a nutritional powerhouse. The problem is that many people a) don’t know how to cook them or b) don’t like the flavor. But throwing them into a juicer along with foods that are a bit more palate-friendly allows you to easily access green nutrition in a concentrated form. Complementary foods, such as watermelon, tomatoes and bananas, can balance out the taste of your shakes while adding valuable nutrients of their own.
Shake It Up
Looking for non-meat sources of protein? Why not try a vegan protein shake? Easy to make with just a simple can of protein powder (from sources such as almonds, sunflowers, pumpkin seeds and peas) and some nondairy milk from your local health food store, shakes are a quick, convenient, low-fat way to get your necessary protein. Throw in your favorite fruits and enjoy some antioxidant benefits, too.