Getting my daily requirements of fruit and vegetables is a continual focus for me – and following a plant based diet, this is generally fairly easy to do. Some of the standard guidelines we hear include five a day for servings recommended, and fruit and vegetables should make up half the plate.
Some ways to get more fruit and veggies in your day include:
Turning a vegetable into the main entree:
Making a salad out of fruits and vegetables:
Hiding fruit or veggies inside your pancakes!
…or stuffing a waffle with greens:
…and my all time favorite way to get extra veggies and fruit - juice:
I have completed a couple of juice and raw food cleanses, and I love them! Even when I am eating regularly, I do supplement my eats with juice – sometimes having a protein packed smoothie for breakfast or lunch. Juice and smoothies are also a convenient meal when I am busy and out running around – which seems to be most of the time again this year…
With my busy schedule, I was picking up juice at the hospital cafeteria – one that stands out among the rest to me is Naked, because they truly are 100% fruit (really, I was honestly buying it before they gave me some). 100% fruit – just like I make at home. I have my favorites among their flavors, and recently Naked gave me the opportunity to try their Mighty Mango and Strawberry Banana flavors:
While I enjoyed both, I absolutely loved the Mighty Mango! The flavor is bright and tropical, and along with an apple + peanut butter snack, kept me satisfied until lunch time. The 32 ounce bottle contains two and a half mangoes, one and one third oranges, three and two-thirds apples, three-fourths banana, and lemon – I want to make a sorbet from these flavors.
What are some of your favorite ways to get your daily fruit and vegetables?
Naked Juice is worth its weight in good! There’s a pound of fruit in every bottle.
Naked Juice has partnered with charity Wholesome Wave to improve access to fresh produce in communities across the country. You can help by visiting nakedjuice.com/gooddeeds. For every coupon downloaded, 1 LB of fresh produce will go to an under-served community, up to 100,000 pounds.
Compensation was provided by Naked Juice via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of spabettie and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Naked Juice.