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:
green peppers
jalapeno peppers
mung beans
lima beans
honey dew melon
swiss chard
green peas
green split peas

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 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!