Vegetable Blast

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We all know mornings are probably the most hectic time of day in a household, especially mine. Trying to get everyone up and out the door on time is like an act of God. It’s just as important, though, to make sure my family eats a good breakfast at the start of their day. And recently, I have been trying to go greener on the morning Blast. It’s a great way to sneak vegetables into their diet without them ever knowing!

Adding raw veggies into a blended drink helps break them down so the vitamins are more easily absorbed by the body and the fiber is easier to digest. Is it possible to eat too many veggies? Probably not. It’s hard to imagine a doctor telling someone, “You are eating WAY TOO MANY vegetables.” Remember the food pyramid suggest having 3 to 5 servings a day.  When you add several vegetables to a Blast, you’re close to achieving your daily requirement.

Here’s an enjoyable vegetable you can have any morning for breakfast – it’s my version of a V8.  Please feel free to tweak the ingredients to your own taste.

Vegetable blast

Vegetable Blast

  • ½ – 1 beet, scrubbed and cubed
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped, or small handful of baby carrots
  • ½ cucumber with skin, chopped
  • handful of spinach
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • small handful of pumpkin seeds, raw
  • 1 tablespoon of honey, optional
  • 2 – 3 ice cubes
  • water to the line

Add all ingredients to your NutriBullet Tall Cup and extract.

Need more reasons for adding veggies? Studies have shown eating a diet rich in vegetables improves overall health. It’s been shown that consuming veggies reduces the risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and bone loss. Wait, there’s more! Vegetables are low in calories and fat, but high in water and fiber. This makes them a great addition for those looking to lose weight.

Enjoy!

Kim Pontius

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