Thoughts and Adventures From Greenlite Heavy Industries

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Eat Yer Vegetables

So I finally broke down and bought me one Vitamix blenders.  I think that many part time yet serious athletes, such as myself, think of our fitness solely in terms of training: if we don't perform as expected we scream at ourselves "train harder you lazy bastard."  As I've aged I've come to realize that fitness is a three-legged stool with training, nutrition and rest all being roughly equal contributors.  Yeah when you're young you can eat nachos and party all night and still hit it hard during the day, but as we start to see more years behind than in front nutrition and rest become increasingly important.

I'm pretty good about eating my vegetables, I actually like broccoli, asparagus and cauliflower but when I look back on my daily intake of food I can't help but see a dearth of raw green vegis.  Enter the Vitamix.  Today I made soup for lunch, I threw in some broccoli, a carrot, a small cucumber, a quarter of an onion and a handful of kale along with about a half cup of water and blended until smooth.   Now I know that you can actually heat soup up in the super fast Vitamix, but I opted to just put it on the stove for five minutes.  I seasoned it with salt, pepper and some hot sauce and served it with a bit of crumbled cojita cheese.

Pretty good.  I think the onion kind of made it a bit tart.  Next time I'll either precook the onion or use a Walla Walla sweet.  We'll see how it fuels me at the races tonight.

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