Thursday, April 9, 2009

High Nutrition Diary

Daily Supplements
Spinach, broccoli, carrots and fruit smoothie
Snacks while training on bike (52 miles)
Bicycle Energy Mix
Orange Juice/water in Camelback
Cup of mixed beans (garbanzos, kidney and pinto)
Lentil and cauliflower soup
Whole wheat naan
Oatmeal for dessert
Nutrition Detail


kneecap said...

Does your smoothie taste good? I'm not sure I'd like eating my veggies all blended because I'd miss the taste of each individual one. But I shouldn't knock it until I try it.

Howard Veit said...

Some of the smoothies taste better than others. The downside of mine are that you do miss the taste of some individual ingredients. The fruit tends to overwhelm the taste of the vegetables. The oranges and melon have strong flavors. I don't taste the spinach, but when I use kale and/or broccoli, I can taste them. The nuts and seeds are entirely masked, so I may eliminate those and eat them straight.

What I like is energy these smoothies provide. I can do long bike rides and I am really not hungry for about 6 hours after drinking. The biggest problem is that they tend to get too thick. I am still experimenting to get the correct consistency.