Easy Vegan Healthy Eating on the Go! by Deb Powell
Happy New Year!
As a fresh NEW YEAR starts, we also get a NEW START at BEING HEALTHIER.
January is a great time of year for trying something new. Liquefying our foods help nutrients to be more easily digested and utilized, as our metabolism is slower in the winter, especially for those of us in cold climates…lol…brrr…
Blended soups are so good in the winter, as they are warm, smooth, creamy, mmmmm…. Soups can be cooked, raw, or a combination. Remember the ‘easy’ method: Prepare everything at night, put it in a crock pot, and turn it on when you leave for work the next morning. It’s like coming home to a meal you didn’t have to make.
Fruit smoothies for breakfast, lunch, or snacks are great for both nutrition and energy, don’t forget to add some protein. As a bonus, eating this way helps our bodies eliminate unwanted weight and gets our pre-spring-body-cleanse started. (Yes, summer’s coming!)
Important note: There is a difference between juicing & blending…and a different reason for both…more about this next month.
Remember to keep our bodies active, they need to move to stay healthy. Did you know Laughter is one of the best things we can do, some call it “internal jogging”. LOL! If you can’t get outside, watch a good comedy, experiment in the kitchen creating something new, or try a new recipe. Remember to eat as much raw food as you can as that’s where nutrition starts. Enjoy!
Tomato Garden Soup
4-6 cups tomatoes
2 cups water
1 or 1 cup of any 5 vegetables Eg: carrots, squash, green beans, potatoes, etc.
1 lg onion
1-2 garlic cloves
1 TBS olive oil
1 tsp each: rosemary, parsley, oregano, ½ tsp cumin
2 tsp basil
Salt at the end if needed
Cook slowly altogether, or start by sautéing onions and garlic, then add the rest.
When everything is fully cooked cool and blend until smooth. OR, if you have a hand blender, blend it right in the pot. Add water if it’s too thick.
Romans 12:2 “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you”. LB
So…until next time…
Tip #4: Embrace change, it causes newness of life.