It’s Never Been More Fun to Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
Growing up, I’m sure you can remember your mother yelling across dinner table, “Eat your fruits and vegetables!” Back when we were kids it was scary to eat those tree-like veggies, but now with all the variety that we have to get our fill of fruits and vegetables, it’s fun to eat our greens! Introducing our new tera’s TM Mediterranean blend, which combines organic protein with the goodness of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables to naturally reap the numerous health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Read on to learn all about our new blend and how to live the Mediterranean way.
Diet no more!
The Mediterranean Diet is more of a lifestyle – inspired by the eating habits of those in the Mediterranean. With an emphasis on fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats, the Mediterranean diet encourages you to make simple changes for long-term benefits.
All the benefits
According to a recent study by The New England Journal of Medicine, they found that those placed on a Mediterranean diet were 30% less likely than those prescribed a low-fat diet to suffer a heart attack, stroke or death due to cardiovascular disease. Another article says the Mediterranean diet may even lower Alzheimer’s risk, improve cognitive functioning and lower the rate of cognitive decline.
Mediterranean lovers rejoice
Great news! teras TM Mediterranean blend is the perfect supplement to add to your diet and follows the Mediterranean lifestyle!
We start with the highest quality, organic protein – full of essential amino acids and nutrients to promote health and wellness. Next we add 1 full serving of fruits and 1 full serving of vegetables – packed full of vitamins and minerals – to support healthy living. Then we add flax seed – an organic super food – with omega-3 fatty acids.
Rooted in the traditions of organic, pure and sustainable practices first introduced to you by tera’swhey® – tera’sTM Mediterranean gives the nutrition you need to manage a healthy lifestyle – conveniently, naturally and deliciously.
Blend it all together
Looking to get fruits and veggies in your diet without sacrificing flavor? Try these tera’sTM Mediterranean Blend Low Sugar Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins. Yum!
- 11/4 cups rolled oats (regular or extra thick oats, but not instant)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (white)
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt (I used fine grind sea salt)
- 1/3 cup splenda (Stevia granulated, or sugar, use Splenda or Stevia for the South Beach Diet)
- 11/2 tsps lemon zest (dried, or use 1 T fresh lemon zest)
- 1 eggs
- 1 cup milk (I used skim milk)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil (I used canola oil)
- 1 cup fresh blueberries (for frozen blueberries, I would thaw them first)
- 2 scoops tera’sTM Mediterranean Blend mixed with 4 ounces of water
Preheat oven to 400F. Mix together the oats, flour, baking powder, salt, sweetener of your choice, and dried lemon zest, stirring until ingredients are well combined. (If you’re using fresh lemon zest I would add it to the wet ingredients.)
In a separate bowl, beat the egg with a fork, then mix in the milk, tera’sTM Mediterranean blend mixture and vegetable oil. (Add the fresh lemon zest to this if you’re using it.)
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just long enough to combine them. (Don’t overstir!)
Then gently fold the blueberries into the muffin batter, again barely stirring until the mixture is combined.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 full, which will make 12 smallish muffins. This would probably make about 9 large muffins if you used the larger size muffin pan.
Bake muffins 20-25 minutes, until tops are starting to brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.