It seemed only natural to do a post about 3 ways to eat more fruits and vegetables after my interviews with Supermodel Carol Alt Joe Cross, and Tommy Rosa. When model Carol Alt became ill during the height of her career, she turned to a mostly raw diet to regain her health. Tommy Rosa was involved in a hit and run accident and had a near death experience. During this time he believes he went to heaven and met Jesus who gave him health revelations to live by. One of them was eating clean, vibrant foods found in nature. In my video interview with Joe Cross from the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, Joe explains how he juiced his way back to health.
If you have time to revisit those interviews above, they are enlightening and inspiring. Carol is the reason I bought my first Vitamix, and because of Joe, juicing became a habit of mine. Read on and I will also show you the tough task of getting teens to eat more vegetables.
3 Appliances That Make It Easy To Eat More Fruits And Vegetables (Especially If You Hate Them!)
Carol suggests these 3 appliances if you want to give a raw diet a try or if you just want to get in more fruits and vegetables. I completely agree and I would not be able to consume this much vegetables without the help of these great tools below!
- Blender– My husband bought me a Vitamix last year (no I did not get it sent to me for free.) They are pricey, but let me tell you, it is worth every penny! Recently in a podcast I was asked if my house was burning down what would I grab and my response was “my Vitamix.” A Vitamix allows you to blend whole fruits and vegetables with the skin into a liquid that is not thick or gritty. This option retains the fiber. The powerful blade allows you to make smooth nut butters, as well as hot soups (I share a video below of my teenage son and I making broccoli and cheese soup). You can also make “nice cream”. I will be doing a video shortly on how to make this dairy free, healthy dessert.
- Juicer – I use the Nama juicer. This is the brand Joe Cross uses.
- Dehydrator – The sky is the limit of what you can make in a dehydrator. There is anything from dried fruit, fruit roll ups, and Carol Alts favorite, cauliflower popcorn (which I made and loved it.) It really does taste like popcorn.
Videos – How To Make Meals In Minutes & How to Get Teens To Eat More Vegetables
VIDEO: I am making my teenage sons breakfast in the Vitamix – have your sound on and I will tell you what I have found out he is eating lately (not good!)
VIDEO: My teenage son and I make Cheese and Broccoli soup in Vitamix in just minutes and yes, It’s HOT!
Full interviews with Carol Alt, Joe Cross, Tommy Rosa, and more can be found in the second edition of my book Eat Pray Get Well – A Journey from Chronic Illness & Brokenness to Wholeness & Wellness. My book chronicles my turbulent childhood, decades of chronic illness, and my relationship with God through the pain. My second edition book also includes 55 recipes free of gluten, yeast, corn, and processed sugars. Foreword written by Doug Kaufmann – TV Host of Know The Cause. As seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS American Health Journal, CTN and more.
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