Healthy doesn’t have to taste bad

It’s no secret that I like to eat lots of fruit and veggies.  I’ve been called Peter Rabbit at plenty of dinner gatherings because I’ve eaten 2 salad courses.

My brother asked me if  I did all of my grocery shopping at Whole Foods (WFM) and when I said ‘no’ he asked if it wasn’t “healthy enough” for me.  Ha, ha, ha.  He’s a real character.

I was at WFM over the weekend and was feeling intrepid with my shopping choices – and the in-store coupons didn’t hurt.

I’d read a bit about this product and WFM had a $5.00 off coupon so I thought I’d finally give it a try.

I eat a good amount of fruit and veggies on any given day but thought that incorporating this into my daily routine might alleviate trying to pack everything in.  The Perfect Food RAW Organic Superfood product info says:

Each serving of Perfect Food RAW contains over 17 nutrient-dense veggie juices that are freeze-dried using a gentle process that maintains nutrient potency and freshness.

Perfect food RAW also contains over a dozen organic raw sprouts. Sprouting is a term that refers to the process where you unlock the nutrient potential within a seed and is a great way to increase the digestibility of seeds, nuts and legumes while maintaining their raw nutrient density.

I talked to a WFM employee about the product – she said she drinks it and always feels really energized after drinking it.  She said they sell a lot of this stuff–it also comes in capsule-form but the suggested serving size is 6-8 capsules/day.  You’re supposed to mix this into water or juice.  I mixed one scoop with really cold water and ice and gave it a good shake.

After having taken one tiny sip of this concoction, all I can say is thank goodness WFM has a return policy.  Oh my goodness.  I spit the tiny sip right out–this stuff tastes like what I imagine a pile of grass, leaves, and compost might taste like if they’ve been cooking in the sun all day.  I am a huge fan of the Garden of Life RAW Protein Powder (use it in smoothies, baking, etc.) but the greens just aren’t my thing.

I’ll take real-deal greens any day.  Healthy and tasty.  If you’re looking for me this week, I’ll be working my way through this super-sized bag of spinach.  Recipe ideas?

What’s something ‘healthy’ that you’ve tried to incorporate into your diet that just didn’t work for you?

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4 responses

  1. I am the same way, my problem is I am noticing it is a bigger grocery bill when you buy more fruits and veggies (which is the majority of what I buy). Any tips or recommendations for shopping for this type of food on a budget? I would love your help!

  2. there aren’t many things that i dislike, but sadly protein powders are the big one that are hit & miss for me. and they’re so expensive! luckily most of them are sold in sample packs too, so i can at least try them for $2 or $3 instead of committing and spending $25+ on a big canister!

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