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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Going Green On St Patricks Day

st patricks daySt Patrick's day is know for green beer, shamrocks and green underwear, at least in my mind. I think I've had green beer once, just to say that I did it, but this year my interest is more on green foods for St Patrick's day.

A very simple habit to begin is to eat green food every day, and I think St Patrick's day is a good time to start.

With that in mind, I offer some tips for going green this March 17th.

1. Start your day with a green smoothie. Smoothies offer up their nutrients in an easy to digest format, are usually high in water content and can be spiked with ground flax seeds for increased fiber and EFA's. A recent poll on brought some interesting comments and opinions.

2. Eat a green salad every day. Choose from the wide variety of nutrient dense foods on the top 10 super foods list along with high water content vegetables like peppers and cucumber. Choose a over store bought and you're good to go.

3. Make green soup. Combine over 7 green vegetables and 1 green bean into this . Made with nutrient dense, vitamin rich vegetables and "creamed" with cashews instead of dairy, this is a perfect and one of my all time favorites.

4. Replace oranges with kiwi fruit. Instead of getting your daily dose of Vitamin C from Oranges, choose instead. Kiwi fruit has more vitamin C than oranges and is considered to be one of the healthiest fruits you can consume and makes it into position four of the .

5. Eat Broccoli. Learn more about how to steam vegetables and then add steamed broccoli to your meals. Broccoli is a great base for a green soup as well.

6. Consider increasing your fiber with heart healthy green lentils. This is a regular around our house and is not only great fresh, but goes well as the main content of a wrap. Grab an Ezekiel wrap, lay down some hummus or red pepper spread, some day old lentil loaf, a handful of fresh mixed greens, some avocado, a pump or two of Braggs liquid amino's and it's "green lunch" time.

I'm restricting my alcohol consumption this month to a few select days. St Patrick's day is one of them, as I'm looking forward to the yearly tradition. Then, back to the bulk of my diet - green foods.

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Rob Coopers Fat burning tips In 1990 Rob weighed 475 pounds and was able to burn almost 300 lbs of fat in just two and a half years. Rob does weight management coaching from his office in Edmonton Alberta Canada. Rob's diet is based on a "System Specific Organic Whole Food" line of foods along with various fat burning, muscle building tips from Tom Venuto. Tom's Philosophy is very similar to Rob's and he's happy to recommend them

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At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Dorothy said...

I think the green smoothie idea is fantastic. We have been blending raw fruits and vegetables for about 1 month and we are already seeing some results. I plan on this being a perminate addition to our diet. I can't wait for the garden season this year!

At 11:00 PM, Anonymous FatMan said...

Cheerz for the great article :)
I have seen you commenting on other peoples blogs that are trying to lose weight, you are a real inspiration.


At 2:55 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

thanks FM

At 3:06 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

FM... been to your website. Pretty hard to leave a comment or contact you. I don't see an email or a contact form

Would love to have you come over to my forum and join in the discussion


At 3:11 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

Next week's recipe is going to be a green smoothie.

@Dorothy, me too - I'm looking forward to the summer so I can get juicing again as well.

my GF and I just found the place that supplies the local health food stores and organic groceries with their wheat grass, so we're going on a shopping trip later this week!

At 8:10 AM, Anonymous FatMan said...

Cheerz Rob, I joined yesterday :) AM yet to post though. I just started my blog, will add an email etc to it soon.

At 10:15 PM, Blogger t.barnes said...


Are you into eating a more Raw food diet. I have recently started learning about Raw Foods.

You story is amazing!


Thomas aka BigDadda

At 10:34 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

@Barnes - I eat a 50-50 diet. My goal is a pound of raw foods and a pounds of cooked veggies.

I know VERY well about raw foods and I do a lot of raw foods during the summer when I do more smoothies / blended salads

thanks for the kudo's Thomas.

what I do is USE foods to their best advantage. I use raw foods, cooked foods and meat through cycles. It's a cave man based diet, but one I call a "reverse cave man diet"

I'll be discussing it more soon


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