Saturday, March 13, 2010

Going Green!



In an effort to further improve my health and explore new foods I have decided to go green for the month of March!

Ok, the truth is that I was watching Dr. Oz and there was a woman on the show who had cured her cancer in part by eating blended leafy greens every day (and eliminating all animal protein from her diet). The part that impressed me was not that she had cured her cancer but that she looked AMAZING. She was glowing and looked about 10 years younger than her picture before she had cancer. I don't think this was makeup folks, this was the real deal.

So I decided in that moment that I would create a little challenge for myself. I do love kale green smoothies but I don't eat them as often as I would like. And, since Mr. Zoey loves them too, I rarely get to eat the entire bunch of kale.

So.. for the month of March I am committing to eating at least 1 bunch of leafy greens every day. If baby Zoey takes some naps I will share pictures here!

I picked up the little bunch of chard in the top picture at the local farmers market last weekend. I ended up steaming it for a couple minutes because that is all I know to do with shard but I kind of wish I had eaten the whole bunch raw. I snacked on a few pieces while I was waiting for the water to boil and it was really good. Unfortunately I can't find bunches of little leaves like that anywhere in stores. Hopefully I will be able to find them again next weekend!

8 comments:

Tara said...

What a great challenge! You will be healthy and glowy in no time, I'm sure. :)

HayMarket8 said...

Wow! Awesome!

HayMarket8 said...

I actually got the popsicle mold for my birthday. I think you can find them at culinary stores.

Kristen's Raw said...

Yay for greens!!!!!

liz said...

What a great goal. I love kale/chard sauted with some onion and garlic and a bit of lemon juice (which helps absorb the calcium). Yum. Good luck !

Tough Cookie said...

Hi, Zoey! I'm thinking of you! I'm part of the crazysexylife.com team and we are constantly looking for recipes to feature. Do you have any raw vegan recipes (salads, etc.) that you have posted with pics on your blog? Thanks!

Cassie - Vegan Fox said...

How's the challenge going? We finally got a decent blender and plan to introduce more greens into our diet.

Zoey said...

We still love green smoothies but the kale has been really bitter lately so I haven't been doing as well with the green challenge. We are gearing back up to do it again though!