Up first, GREEN EGGS. Green eggs don’t just look whimsical, they are super nutritious and easy to make too: I just whizz 2 full eggs and 2 egg whites in the blender with a huge fistful of spinach or kale, or spinach AND kale, then cook them in the pan in coconut oil as you would normal, boring, un-green scrambled eggs. Eat yo’ greens, people. The darker and leafier the better, ain’t nobody got time for iceburg lettuce. I added avocado and mushrooms sauteed in coconut oil for extra greatness and a coffee because, obviously coffee.
Snack time was satisfied by one of these babies. A raw energy bar to power me through the afternoon. They are packed full of seeds and goji berries, which are a good source of vitamin C, they have also been shown to boost the immune system and increase what we shall call ‘gastrointestinal regularity’; all good stuff. Goji berries are RED because they are full of beta-carotene, which is good for our skin. These bars are also sweetened with dates, which are PURPLE (kind of…). Dates promote healthy digestion and contain lots of lovely iron. They also contain lots of lovely sugar so don’t overdo it, after your workout is probably the best time to scoff them to replenish those glycogen stores.
I ended the day with a miscellaneous before-bed plate of another egg, with one gloriously sunny YELLOW yolk. Don’t fear egg yolks – they are a great source of essential fatty acids and it’s been proven that they don’t raise cholesterol levels as was previously thought. With more avocado, cinnamon-roasted butternut squash, mixed nuts and summer berries. Just take a moment to appreciate that vivacity.
I didn’t consciously decide to write about food in terms of colour today, I just noticed while uploading the photos how vibrant the food is and it reminded me of the importance of getting a whole array of colours into our daily diets. The greater the spectrum on your plate the more variety you are getting in terms of nutrition. Nobody should be eating predominantly green food any more than they should be eating only bland and beige. Plus, colourful meals must surely boost your mood, nobody could possibly be down in the dumps whilst eating jaunty looking food.
What was the most colourful thing YOU ate today? Tell me!