Switch that sweetened iced tea to an iced blueberry, black cherry, or pomegranate green tea for a natural sweetness with no sugar needed. Squeeze fresh organic lemon into a glass of water, into your iced or hot tea, and, before squeezing the lemon onto your salad, grate some of that healthy organic lemon zest onto your salad then squeeze on that healthy juice and toss the salad with extra virgin olive oil, a little sea salt and black pepper for a bright flavor and those healthy antioxidants. Peel a fresh organic orange for your smoothie for added flavor and antioxidant - better than just adding orange juice.
Think about a big variety of vegetables and fruits - There is NO ONE Superfood:-) Like people, they are all a little different and each one adds a little something extra special to your life. Aim for 7-9 servings a day for optimal health. Try to add at least one serving of fruit and/or vegetable to every meal, every snack - sliced organic apple on that oatmeal or cereal, a quarter avocado spread on your whole grain toast, a banana with a tablespoon or two of real peanut butter on the side, a big salad, vegetable and bean soup, lots of vegetables with a little pasta and sauce rather than lots of pasta with a little vegetables and sauce, a vegetable or fruit smoothie for a snack, mashed bean dip with carrots/cukes for a snack, two sides of vegetables at dinner.
A great nighttime snack is A bowl of warmed frozen organic strawberries - freezing them makes them sweeter, and then top the warm berries with a sprinkle of cinnamon for more flavor and antioxidants and a dollop of plain yogurt w/a drizzle of honey and flax seeds.
Clean your windows and your house with all natural cleaners , wash your clothes with all natural cleaners, skip as much dry cleaning and chemicals as you can, buy all natural creams, shampoos, etc, and read those labels - it's your one and only body and our one and only earth.
And, smile - everyone loves a smile.
YOU MATTER! Happy, healthy, joyful New Year, friends. xx Claire