Monday, March 25, 2013

Don't make me eat my peas!



Why are people turned off by naturally green colored foods and drinks?  Every time I enjoy my green smoothie at work I hear:  "ewww...what's that?"  "That looks like baby food" and "That does not look good".  Now, home training should have taken care of making negative comments about other people's food...but I still get an ear full. 

What is it about green food that turns people off? I really am curious...share your thoughts!



Now when you're talking about artificially colored green stuff: it's all good.  M&Ms, Skittles, Jolly Ranchers, Now and Laters, jelly beans, Popsicles, etc. 

 A bowl full of green sugar

Naturally green foods are in the top 5 best foods you should eat.  Here are some that I love:

  • avocado
  • green apple
  • spinach
  • kiwi
  • kale
  • swiss chard
  • most herbs (cilantro and basil being in the top two)
  • green beans (Chinese style w/lots of garlic)

Green love! 

Other green foods include:
cucumber
green peppers
jalapeno peppers
mung beans
celery
broccoli
asparagus
grapes
lettuce
lima beans
sprouts
honey dew melon
swiss chard
pears
green peas
green split peas
cabbage

Whew!! And there's plenty more!! A special green treat for everyone! :)

Green = life.......we love to see the green leaves and the green grass when spring time hits. If you're a gardener it's exciting to see the first speck of green shoot up from the brown earth.  Green = growth. Brown grass in your yard or yellow leaves on a house plant aren't fresh and appear to be weak or sick. Green foods  =  growth, life, health, and strength....remember Popeye's biceps?  It was that spinach!
A teeny tiny watermelon starting to grow in our yard summer of 2011

As a whole green foods provide:
  1. chlorophyll
  2. vitamins and minerals
  3. fiber (keeps it regular!!)
  4. protein
Note: each food has it's own nutritive properties.  You have to investigate and learn about what each food contributes to your diet.  I like to use www.nutritiondata.self.com which breaks down the composition of everything under the sun. 

Also if you are going to cook the green food, make sure it stays that way:  green, crispy and good for the soul!  Raw is better though!

I think money is the only green substance that people have no issue with.  Mean green baby!

Eat more naturally green foods folks!  Green = Life! Let's live the best one we can. 

Now.... finish your peas!! Please!

Peace and blessings!