Monday, June 21, 2010

Not Sure I'm Buying It

We all know that writers constantly struggle with eating right and exercising, because let's face it, typing is simply not the most strenuous physical activity. Granted, I'm shot mentally, but physically, the spread is on. One of my biggest problems is being a picky eater. And I'm a legitimate picky eater. I try things at least three different times before I declare them insipid, but that doesn't help me on the vegetable situation. I really don't like vegetable, well, except the startchy ones, which no one wants to count. Green leafy - ugh. I can eat a little salad, a little broccoli if it's cooked with something, but otherwise, not so much.

So I was talking to some writers on a forum who are healthy people (not sure how they manage that exactly) and one of them recommended fruit smoothies but adding a vegetable. She swears the taste is (hardly) to not different and I really won't notice. I'm not sure I'm buying it, but I purchased some peacharines and some spinach to give it a whirl. And boy, that doesn't sound good at all, does it?

Has anyone ever tried this? Anyone got a good combination that tastes only like fruit? You'd be providing me with green leafies for breakfast and that would be a good thing.

In addition to hassling with vegetables, I saw a movie - Splice. For the love of everything holy, do NOT see this movie. I am still angry over them getting my money and two hours of my time. Even the popcorn didn't taste as good sitting through that drek. If people have some greater meaning of life they wish to espouse or some great ethical battle they wish to put out there, please, I beg you, put it in a literary novel so that I know to stay away.

Deadly DeLeon

9 comments:

krisgils33 said...

they make veggie/fruit drinks (like V8 or something) that don't taste too bad. There is also a kid's juice box that is called "fruitables" that has veggies in it (as long as you don't mind looking like a 4 yr old drinking from a juice box!!). I don't know if either of those would be termed "healthy", but it sounds better than a homemade spinach-peacharine!!! I used to make smoothies with fresh or frozen fruit, wheat germ, ground flax, non-fat vanilla yogurt, soy protein powder, and there is this green veggie powder you can get at Whole Foods (or other equally pricey store!). Add a little OJ or unsweetened cran or blue juice and it was pretty tasty. The veggie powder mixes in and you can't taste it. Very healthy too!!

TerriOsburn said...

I'm so glad there's someone besides me who doesn't eat veggies. I've found a Green supplement pill at GNC I'm back to taking, but I doubt that's all that I need. I'd love to find a drink that would get me some good nutrients, but I've yet to find one that doesn't taste nasty.

I do get that helping of veggies in Raviolis and Manwich. :)

catslady said...

I'm no help - I love vegetables. I'm thinking it's because when I grew up my grandparents had a large garden and everything was so fresh. To this day I can't eat lima beans though because they now taste like cardboard.

Jana DeLeon said...

kris - I picked up one of those V8 fruity things yesterday at Sams. I was going to make a smoothie with it and see if it worked okay. Much easier than buying vegetable and mixing my own. Whole Foods is just down the road from my office. I will pop in and find that veggie powder. Thanks!

Jana DeLeon said...

Terri - OMG I LOVE Manwich!!!! And ravioli is not too shabby either - and I mean even the ones in the can. We are horribly doomed, aren't we?

Jana DeLeon said...

catslady - you are truly blessed. I wish I liked them. It would make things so much easier.

krisgils33 said...

Jana - if you go to Whole Foods there is a veggie powder for kids that has chocolate in it. it mixes like a chocolate milk or hot chocolate and it's not too bad if you don't want to go the fruity route. (of course, my 8 yr old hated it...but that's only because it didn't have 40 pounds of sugar and a gallon of high fructose corn syrup).

Jana DeLeon said...

Thanks, kris! I will look for that also!

Jenyfer Matthews said...

LOL - both of my children have been raised as vegetarians. Not like vegetables? Not an option! :)

As for your dilemma, why not start with mostly fruit smoothies to start and then if you are determined to gradually add in some veggies. I know a woman who drinks "green drinks" every day and seems to me they have lots of kiwi and spinach in them.

Alternatively, I'd suggest just drinking a bloody mary with V-8, but get low sodium V-8 because the salt content in that stuff totally undoes whatever other benefit it might have.