Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine

740 Front Street, Suite 130

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tel: 831-607-8086

© 2016 by Janet Volpe

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed are solely my own. All information provided here is meant as general education and not meant as medical advice to treat of advise specific patients. Medical decisions should be made in direct consultation with a medical doctor.


Eating a Rainbow can be delicious.

October 13, 2016


Here are some combination ideas that get you on your way to eating a rainbow every



- celery and nut butter


- carrot sticks and hummus


- a salad with lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, sunflower seeds and olive oil

brings your count to 5!


- berry smoothie with chia seeds and cacao powder


- green smoothie with avocado, mango and spinach


- salsa- tomatoes, onion, chile, lime, cilantro, and black pepper

puts the count at 6!


- oatmeal with cinnamon and nutmeg


- roasted sweet potatoes with garlic and thyme


- vegetable minestrone


- veggie stir fry with sesame seeds



Remember to buy organic when you are able, especially for those plants with high pesticide

contamination when grown conventionally.


Become familiar with the Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 list of  conventionally grown produce with highest to lowest contamination. Check this out at


To learn more about how phytonutrients work, check out my article called, A Rainbow of Phytonutrients.







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