It has only been a few short weeks since we have launched “The Plantiful Blonde” and the response from everyone has been amazing. When I get private messages from readers, run into some of you at the grocery store and even chat up moms after school I hear much of the same thing. I want to eat healthier, add more fruits and veggies into my diet and my families diet but don’t know where to start. How can I adapt a plant-based lifestyle for me and my family, they say? My response is always the same thing. 1) study and read books and articles by professionals such as Dr. Campbell and Dr. McDougall, 2) ease into a plant-based diet adding more and more plant-based foods while cutting back on the amounts of animal protein and 3) every week pick one day when every meal and snack is meatless (infact, animal protein-less). With that small piece of advice you will be amazed in how you feel, your skin begins to look more full of elasticity and your body will feel well hydrated.
This week I will post recipes that will get you and your family on your way to incorporating a plant-based diet. Next week, on Monday you will have a full day of recipes and shopping list to start your Meatless Monday! I know you can do it!
The first recipe is breakfast but this smoothie can be enjoyed at any time of day as it is packed with calcium, vitamin C, protein, Fiber and antioxidants. What does this do for me is the most asked question when I make someone a smoothie and I will provided you a guide or ammunition, if you will so that you may explain to your wondering spouse or family. Although, once they taste this they wont even wonder…its that delicious.