Did you know that eating 30+ different plants per week helps nourish the diverse microbes that live in your gut?
These don't only include fruit and veg, but also grains, nuts, and seeds.
Here are some easy ways to include more plant-based food in your diet every week.
1. Start your day with a smoothie
Smoothies are a quick and easy way to boost your plant intake every day. Pack them with fruit, and sneak in vegetables like spinach, cauliflower, or courgette for an extra boost with none of the veggie taste. Add less liquid to your smoothie to make a smoothie bowl which you can top with seeds, nuts, and fruit.
2. Opt for a veggie-rich sauce
Instead of a plain tomato sauce, try blending veg like carrots, celery, courgette, or spinach with your tomatoes. This creates a smooth, veg-packed sauce that is extremely versatile.
3. Try pickling or fermenting
To make your vegetables last longer, try pickling or fermenting cabbage, onions, garlic beetroot, carrots or cucumbers. Pickled or fermented veg are great in sandwiches, salads, and as sides. They're also packed with probiotic bacteria so are great for your gut.
4. Buy mixed veg packs
An easy way to diversify your plant intake is to buy mixed bags of plants! Many supermarkets will sell high-quality mixed bags of frozen vegetables and fruits. Mixed bags of veg are great for stir-fries, and mixed bags of fruit are wonderful for blending in smoothies. You can also try a mixed bag of greens for your salad instead of buying one head of lettuce.
5. Try a plant-packed breakfast pot
If making your own smoothies or sauces sounds like too much of a faff, you can get a bundle of plant-packed Oatsu breakfast pots delivered straight to your door. Our overnight oats arrive ready-to-enjoy, and contain a whopping 10 of your 30 plants per week goal.
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