Spinach Delight

2 cups spinach, washed; 1 cup watermelon chunks; 1 cup pineapple chunks; 1 tablespoon of peeled, chopped fresh ginger root; 2 oranges, peeled; 1 cup ice

Combine all in blender. Press “Juice” button. Run 1 minute. Makes 32-40 ounces of a nutritious drink that is delicious.

Yield: serves two or three

Note: Please notice that this is a drink made from blended whole foods. It is not a juice made by extracting juice from those foods. The difference is critical. Blended drinks contain all the nutrients and fiber of the whole foods, whereas extracted juice discards all the fiber and many of the nutrients found in whole foods. Always choose blended drinks over juices if at all possible!

Quick Wholesome Lunch

Almond Butter and Banana Sandwich 

2 slices 100% whole wheat bread; 2 tablespoons almond butter [If almond butter not available, may use organic peanut butter as substitute]; 1 medium ripe banana; 3 leaves washed organic romaine lettuce; 1 apple (any organic variety)

Spread almond butter on one slice of bread. Peel banana and slice in half length-wise. Cut banana slices in half cross-wise. Arrange banana slices on top of almond butter, and then place washed romaine lettuce leaves over banana slices. Place other slice of bread over lettuce. (No spread needed for second slice of bread.)

Wash and quarter the organic apple and enjoy as dessert. This quick tasty lunch is easy to prepare. It adds 3 fruit and veggies servings to your day!

Yield: serves one

Superb Steel-cut Oatmeal Breakfast!

1/2 cup steel-cut oats
1/4 cup raisins
6 medium organic strawberries
1/2 cup organic blueberries (may substitute other fruit in
2 medium bananas
2 tablespoons of walnut pieces
Ground cinnamon
Almond milk, unsweetened

Place measured oats and raisins with 1 and 1/2 cup of water
into a one quart saucepan. Heat to boiling; then simmer for 20
minutes. Makes two servings. Rinse blueberries; slice and rinse
strawberries, and slice bananas. Add as topping to hot cereal. Sprinkle
walnut pieces and ground cinnamon on top. Pour milk into
bowl of cereal as desired. Note: Substitute fruit toppings seasonally
as desired.

Yield: serves two

Elective sides for oatmeal breakfast:
6 ounces fresh orange juice with pulp
3 or 4 stewed prunes
1 slice 100% whole wheat toast, lightly buttered if desired
1 tablespoon organic, low-sugar, strawberry jam for toast
1 cup hot herbal tea or coffee