Three Easy Ways to Add Fruits and Veggies to Your Diet

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Three Easy Ways to Add Fruits and Veggies to Your Diet

Use a blender. – Even if you don’t like to eat whole fruits, a blender can help you make fruit smoothies from any combination of fruits. Blending chunks of frozen fruit will yield an icy fruit smoothie that’s like a very, very healthy Slurpee. Just add enough water or orange juice to cover the fruit chunks and blend away.

For an extra shot of nutrition, add a teaspoon of ground flax seed. We can’t digest whole flax seeds, but with an inexpensive coffee grinder, you can grind whole flax seeds at home in seconds. You be able to see the flax seed but it won’t impact the taste. Just don’t leave it sitting too long or your smoothie will thicken! If you blend too much to drink at one sitting, put the rest in the freezer. When it defrosts a little, it will be icy and still delicious.

Make Fresh Juice – Juicing fruits and vegetables at home has become hugely popular. It’s a great way to sneak in green leafy vegetables that might be too bitter for you to eat straight or any raw vegetables that you don’t enjoy. Just juice some leafy greens along with an apple or orange while your taste buds become used to these nutrition-packed wonder foods. Replacing one meal a day with a fresh vegetable and fruit juice combination can save you time and help you lose weight while retaining the vitamins and minerals in your produce. Try adding a raw peeled sweet potato to your veggie juice for a surprisingly pleasant taste.

Invest in a Dehydrator – There’s lots of talk in healthy eating circles about kale. Kale chips have become wildly popular and are now available in different flavors. They are also very expensive. A home dehydrator will make it possible for you to prepare your own flavored kale chips at home. A dehydrator can be used to preserve perishable fruits so you can take them along when traveling. Commercial banana chips are loaded with sugar, but dehydrated bananas are naturally sweet. And when you’re doing your own dehydrating, you can decide whether you prefer your banana chips chewy or crunchy.

Author: Rebeca Espinoza

Rebeca Espinoza writes about health, fitness and weight loss for Spatz Medical, makers of the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon.  You can find her on Google+ or at rebeca@spatzmedical.com.

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