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    My solution to this is green smoothies. You need a good blender. I use soy milk and add fresh spinach, kale, carrots, blueberries, raspberries, banana, and a tablespoon or so of frozen apple juice concentrate, a little honey or stevia. (edit: parsley and celery are good in it, too, and I have used fresh beets) It makes a drink that looks like mud, but it's delicious and there's your 5 servings, no cooking (better for you if they're raw anyway), very little clean up. I advise smoothies even if you can't do the greens -- you can do berry, peach, apple juice concentrate with soy milk, for example. That's the only way I have been able to get fruits and vegetables into my diet with any real success.

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    For me, too much fruit is too sugary. But I usually eat steamed veggies at dinner, almost every night. Quick, easy, healthy, and tasty. Stir frys are even better, but they take more work.

    I also do green smoothies, but they also seem a bit too sugary for me, so I need to experiment a bit more.

    However, I've also been experimenting with green soups, and some of them have been pretty yummy. Just take the ingredients for any soup recipe, throw them in a blender with 1/2 bunch of fresh spinach and voila, green soup.

    The food pyramid is ridiculous, though, especially the recommendation for grains. There is noooo need for that many carbs in anyone's diet. If I ate everything recommended in the food pyramid and as many portions as recommended, I'd be obese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saslou View Post
    Do you eat 5 portions of fruit/vegetables each day?
    Usually. It's easy. One at breakfast, 2 at lunch (or one kept for snack later), 2 at dinner. I eat alot of salads and stir-fry, so that is easily 2-3.
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    Smile Blenders and Green Smoothies

    Yeah, green smoothies are the way to go, to get all your deep green leafy vegetables without too much sugary fruit.

    A Vitamix blender, a Blentec blender or the Omni blender are the best bet. However an ordinary blender from the department store will do the job.

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    usually 2-3 pieces of fruit at breakfast, and more throughout the day between meals. Usually try to have some salad/veggies with every meal, too.
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    The big advantage of eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables is that we have no more room for junk food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The big advantage of eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables is that we have no more room for junk food.
    after detox, junk becomes hard to consume.
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    Not quite. I average about 2-3 per day. I'm trying to be better about this.
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    I have a serving of fruit at breakfast, 1 fruit and at least 1 vegetable at lunch and 2-3 at dinner. In the summer, that's even higher.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.

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    Recommended allowances and portions aren't set in stone. You've got to eat based on your bodies needs, not what some scientists tell you is best for the average population. So if you're eating less fruits and veggies than what's recommended as long as it's in balance with the other things you're eating, you're good to go...so long as you're keeping up with your bodies need for food. Understanding the portion sizes is important though.
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