Save your life with soups, salads, and smoothies!
Save your life with a smoothie, salad and soup!
Many people I talk to say they don’t have time to cook or they don’t know how to cook. You don’t have to be a chef to eat nutrient dense foods, but you do have to eat nutrient dense foods to turn poor health around. So, what do you eat? You can go a long way in protecting your health or even turning certain disease states around by spending just 30 minutes per day in the kitchen. Spend 30 minutes per morning making smoothies for breakfast, salads for lunch and soups for dinner.
See my pumpkin spice smoothie for breakfast. Throw together a salad for lunch. Here is my quick formula for a great tasting salad:
2 to 4 cups of mixed greens
Protein (hint: men need more protein! Choose last night’s leftover fajitas or a can of wild caught salmon or boiled eggs)
Fruits or vegetables such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, avocados, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes. Whatever tickles for fancy!
Handful of nuts
Dress with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pink Himalayan sea salt, fresh ground pepper and diced fresh herbs if available
For a quick soup, whip out a crock pot or an oven safe crock. Throw in a cut up chicken, vegetables to your liking, and some herbs such as thyme, basil, peppercorns, or rosemary. (Rosemary and chicken are great together.) Put in pink Himalayan sea salt. Don’t be afraid of this salt. Add water to within a couple inches of the top. Turn it on low and enjoy tasty soup when you get home from a long day.
Eating this way provides an alkaline diet rich in nutrients know to lower blood pressure, inflammation, cholesterol, and blood sugar.