Now that we’ve settled down and are getting ready for our first week as staff at APHA I’m determined to get back to our healthy regime. It’s interesting how health is defined differently here in Taiwan. Typically, from what I’ve gathered, what it means is one eats more fruit and do some stretches here and there.
Recently, there’s been some reports in Taiwan about processed foods and how they’re poisonous….sounds like old news in America, or is it just in certain circles?
I’ve went on a search for salad mixes, sadly not finding anything yet. My Taiwanese friends have informed me that raw spinach is rare here and when it’s available, it’s too expensive. I myself have ventured into organic food stores here and most of them are stocked with dry groceries such as powders and mixes. Fresh produce take up little real-estate in theses stores which confuses me.
My plan is to check the traditional markets to see if someone grows organic spinach there. If not, it’s down to growing them myself.
I’ve juiced a lot this past year, but now am venturing into smoothies. I feel that though less vegetable can go into a smoothie, it’ll be easier to prepare and fun to drink. I’ve found some great recipes on Oh She Glow’s page on Green Monster Juice! Check it out: http://greenmonstermovement.com/?page_id=39
If you have any tips on finding dark leafy greens or alternatives that are found in Taiwan, would appreciate the input!