Green Day Challenge

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Green Day Challenge

Although I consume a great variety of vegetables every day and I know the importance of eating all colors of the rainbow, I decided to get creative and have some fun, so I challenged myself to consume only green foods for a day.

Here is what I had:

  • Breakfast: Miso soup with wakame (sea vegetable), broccoli, celery, napa cabbage, dandelion greens, scallions and collards. 1/2 sheet of Nori seaweed (This is a typical breakfast for me. Others may be happy with a green smoothie or green juice.)
  • Lunch: Brown rice stir-fry using green lentils, avocado oil, zucchini, snap peas, bok choy, cabbage, leeks, celery, topped with roasted pumpkin seeds and a side of sliced avocado. I seasoned the stir-fry with fresh cilantro and tamari.
  • Dinner: Mixed green salad with cucumbers & arugula, split pea soup, and sautéed spinach.

I encourage you to

Whether you might be vegan, pescetarian or macrobiotic it’s important to have variety in your diet (within your realm, of course). Have fun and be creative. I changed up my routine a bit, consumed between 15-20 green vegetables in a day and felt amazing!

Here are some other green foods you can try to alternate: Brussel sprouts, chard, mustard greens, lettuce, asparagus, green beans, bell pepper, jalapeño or poblano peppers, edamame, sprouts, artichoke, lime, green apples, grapes, kiwi, honeydew melon, basil, parsley, dill, oregano, thyme, sage, bay leaves, mint, green tea, etc.

Have fun and be healthy!