We could all use a little extra nutrition that can only be found in crunchy, fresh, delicious vegetables.

Here are 4 vegetables-752153_1280Easy Ways to make sure that you are getting plenty of nutritious goodness from fresh veggies:

1. On the weekend, pre-cut and wash vegetables to eat during the week. Store them in air tight, bulk or individuals containers. Once they are cut and prepared, it will be easy for you to grab them to eat on-the-go or whenever you feel like you need a snack. Plus, you wouldn’t want to waste all that food that you prepared, right?

2. Pick one night a week to eat a salad as your main course. Include plenty of fresh, raw veggies like, carrots, broccoli and purple cabbage! You can add chick peas, black beans, chicken or fish for protein!

3. Try having “Meatless Monday” where you focus on vegetables as your main course. There are plenty of satisfying and delicious meals that do not include meat. Be creative!

4. Try drinking a Green Smoothie! If the term, “Green Smoothie” sounds a little strange to you, here is a simple and delicious recipe to get you started:

Purple- Green Smoothie

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1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 frozen banana

1 Cup (or more as needed) Coconut Water (for a creamier smoothie use a almond,rice or cashew milk)

Large handful of Baby Spinach (about a 1.5 cups, not packed)

1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon

Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until smooth. You shouldn’t need to add ice if using frozen fruit.