December 16, 2010

A Simple Tip for Living Past 100

Drink veggie shakes! In September, I wrote the article Dr. Dan's Veggie Shakes about my daily green shakes and received a lot of great feedback. I was so excited to hear about how many people have tried them and continue to drink the shakes daily.

I recently read about 109 year old Bernando LaPallo on, who believes in eating raw food and puts a salad in a blender almost daily. As Dr. Mercola says, Bernando "offers living proof that living and eating the way nature intended is rewarded with a long life. Having eaten a diet of primarily raw foods, LaPallo is more alive at 109 than most people are in their 70's and 80's."

Congratulations Bernando on being a true picture of health!

I encourage you to try a veggie shake, as it is an easy way to get more raw vegetables into your diet.

Here are some great recipes from some of my friends and family who make their own,

Kate: "I wasn't sold on the idea of a veggie shake but Dan has finally convinced me! I wanted to ease into all the veggies so for a personal shake I put half a head of romaine lettuce, about a handful of spinach, and a handful of pineapple and strawberries, and about a half cup of water! It was really good, it has almost no taste of the lettuce and spinach (just make sure you blend it completely!). Thanks for finally getting me to try it Dan!"

Rhyan: "My favorite is spinach (hand full), ricotta cheese (1/4 cup), almond milk (1/4 cup) and chocolate protein powder (2 tbs). I add half of a hand full of almonds too."

Jeff: "My daily shake consists of 1 banana, 10-15 raspberries, 10-15 blueberries, 5 strawberries, 2 large stems of kale, and a huge hand full of spinach. The banana is key for making the shake creamy and raspberry is the key for high fiber. The raspberry and banana really help increase the flavor as well. I like the shake 2/3 full of water to make it a little thicker. This makes roughly 40 ounces so 20 ounces for two people. I either do this and refrigerate over night so it is cold or I add ice so it is cold on the spot."

Read Dr. Mercola's original article
Visit Bernando's Facebook page
Order Bernando's book

1 comment:

  1. Dan - I think you are right, these shakes give me tons of energy for the day and make me feel strong and healthy in the morning! Jeff and I are still enjoying them every single day :)