Sunday, January 18, 2009

High Nutrition Diary

Sunday Weighin - 175.2

This morning I tried making my smoothie with collards rather than baby spinach. Collards are notoriously bitter and I was a little bit concerned about the resultant taste of the smoothie. So I decided to put the whole thing together with a few extra dates and some frozen blueberries, hoping that the additional sweetness would make the whole mixture taste better. The resultant smoothie was of a forest green tent and did have a bit of a bitter taste, but not unpalatable. Some probably would rather have their morning drink taste a bit sweeter than this one did, but I liked it. Part of the appeal for me probably is that the collards are among the most nutritious green leafy vegetables on the planet. So, the slightly more bitter smoothie was offset in my mind by all those extra phytochemicals that I was consuming.

Breakfast 11:30 am
Forest green smoothie
1 medium banana
1 large chunk fresh pineapple
1 cup frozen organic blueberries
1 mL of DHA Purity
1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
5 ounces of organic collards
6 dates
6 ice cubes
Put ingredients in Vitamix and blend until smooth and creamy
Fuhrman's anti-cancer soup spiked with some collards
Put soup in Vitamix, added collards, Vegizest and chili powder, blend for 2 minutes until warm.
ww pita dipped in Russian Fig dressing
We went to a Thai restaurant. It was very good, and very accommodating to my needs.
Steamed edaname (I asked them to bring it without salt)
Seaweed salad. It was spicey and good.
Steamed Tofu, green and red peppers, green beans over brown rice with a spicey brown sauce on the side. I dipped the veggies in sauce. It was very spicey and good. The sauce probably had oil in it, but I used very little.
Bing cherries


kneecap said...

Hi Howard, I find a little lemon juice helps with the bitter greens like collard greens. I grow them in my garden so eat a lot of collard green smoothies from about July-November!

Howard Veit said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give it a try. Do you put the lemon juice directly in a smoothie?

kneecap said...

yes. You could start with 1 Tbsp and then see if you want more.