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2014 The Year of the Veggies

on January 3, 2014

I decided I really, really need to up my vegetable consumption for 2014.  The good thing about getting a little older (wait, what? did I just say that?) Backup a minute…..I mean the good thing about getting wiser 🙂  is that I really like veggies now.  Especially dark green veggies like spinach and kale.  When I was a kid I wasn’t all that fond of them or veggies in general.  Maybe my taste buds have changed, maybe I got less picky, or maybe I just finally realized how healthy veggies really are?  Probably a combo of the three.  But I am also all about simple and quick.  And my biggest issue of getting veggies into every meal is poor planning.  I am not the best meal planner on the planet, ask my family I am sure they would love to tell you all about it.

“But 2014 will be different! (she says wholeheartedly) And we shall eat all colors of the rainbow!”  

Everyone at the Runfyhp household!  

Yes even you Mr. Thirteen-year-old that gags at almost anything green.


(The cheering crowd roars in the background, just loud enough to cover my children’s moans of frustration, lol.)

With that being said I have found ways to kind of sneak them into my day and I will show you how you can too!

For today lets start with breakfast.  Most days (especially on workout days) I do a protein shake post workout.  This is my favorite (read simple) recipe if you want to try it:

Runfyhp Spinach / Berry Protein Shake

1 cup almond milk

1 1/2 cups raw organic spinach

1 scoop protein powder ( I use Garden of Life Raw Protein)

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 cup mixed frozen berries

Blend it up and voila!  You first serving of veggies for the day is in the bag, or in this case your body.  Wohoo!

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What is your favorite veggie?

6 Responses to “2014 The Year of the Veggies”

  1. wdickson210 says:

    Edamame beans. Both my kids will enjoy a cup or two with me from time to time.

  2. jillconyers says:

    Honestly I love them all! My kids? That’s another story.

  3. Spinach is my absolute favorite veggie 🙂 I also love mushrooms…actually, I’m a vegetarian so it’s rare to find a vegetable that I don’t like 😉 Good luck to you!

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