One of the best ways to get the most out of each bite of our fresh produce is to blend it. We receive up to 80% more nutrition when we blend rather than eat our salads.1 That means, we get a whole lot more for our money! With the price of groceries, why not get the maximum benefits from your dollars?
The best blended drinks are NOT smoothies packed with sweet fruit. The best blended drinks focus on leafy greens and other veggies. Some fruit may be OK, but we must be careful not to overdo fruit, because the sugar content can get excessive. Even natural sugars can cause harm when over-consumed.
The Hallelujah Diet has always promoted vegetables and fruits. . .but emphasized moderation of the fruit portion. The new recipe book, Less is Enough, asks us to examine the fruit portion in our smoothies. Does your palate call for dessert flavored blended beverages rather than savory veggie combos?
The purpose of the book, Less is Enough, is to point out the vegetables and other satisfying, nutrition-packed ingredients that can be used to make a wonderful blended beverage without so much, or NO sweet fruit. This book calls these blended treasures, “veg-smoothies”. By gradually lowering the fruit or concentrated sweeteners in your shakelicious drinks, you can train your palette to actually look forward to the taste of a variety of blended vegetables instead of something so sweet.
Many Hallelujah Dieters enjoy what we call “blended salads”. Typically, blended salads