Some time ago I read online that there are seven foods we need to eat every day. I don't know if it's true or not, but the article seemed to have good reasons for each food. And they weren't trying to sell anything. So I wrote them down and sometimes I read through the list and plan to eat them all in one day.
What are the seven?
Tomatoes (or papaya, guava, pink gr.fruit, watermelon)
Walnuts (or almonds, peanuts, macadamias)
Spinach (or romaine)
Oats (or flax seed, wild rice)
Carrots (or sweet potato, butternut squash, mango)
It's hard to keep up with making sure I actually eat all of them in one day. And then the other day I wondered if I could make a tasty smoothie using all seven ingredients. I thought that would be an easy way to eat them each day. Using my Vitamix, here is what I came up with.
Seven Things Smoothie
1/2 c yogurt
1/2 c watermelon cubes
8 raw almonds
One handful fresh spinach leaves
5 small kale pieces, optional
1 T flax seed (or 1/4 c oats)
2 slices mango (or 1/2 carrot)
1/4 c fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 banana, for thickening
6-8 ice cubes
Start on low speed, work up to full speed and blend for 2 minutes. YUMMY!