Smoothies are one of my favorite ways to get fresh produce into my diet, whether I’m at home or traveling. This one has fresh nectarine, frozen pineapple chunks, frozen banana, coconut water, coconut milk, unsweetened shredded coconut, and a splash of vanilla. So good.
Have you ever taken a road trip? I mean a serious cross-country trek where you stop at a different motel each night? The closest I came was when a friend and I drove from New York down through Pennsylvania, crossing over Ohio and Indiana, and into Illinois. We stopped in Chicago (loved the deep dish pizza), then drove on through Kentucky and stopped in Tennessee (seriously good BBQ in Memphis). We continued on through Alabama (with this song playing on repeat most of the time) into Florida. We stopped in St. Pete (it was the summer before I started law school and I wanted to see my school and look for an apartment), then continued on down to Miami and the Keys (where we ate way too much fresh seafood and key lime pie). After a few days we drove straight back up, making pit stops in Georgia (for local peaches), North Carolina (my sister lived there at the time), and Pennsylvania (in Amish country).
It was so much fun! Mike and I have been talking about taking a real cross country road trip from New York straight through to the West Coast, and then hitting the Grand Canyon and New Orleans on the way back. Not sure when it will happen, but hopefully not too far in the future.
For the ultimate road trip, have you heard of Freshpedition? Two guys, Ben (a chef) and Justin (a refrigeration design engineer), paired up to travel 2,000 miles to find Ron (a wildlife biologist) in the barren deserts of West Texas and surprise him with some fresh food. They had the seriously gorgeous new GE French Door Refrigerator hooked up to a generator on the back of their truck and they picked up all kinds of different fresh foods as they traveled, to cook for Ron when they arrived at their destination (plus there was a pretty fantastic surprise at the end!).
Now, I know when I finally take my cross-country road trip it won’t be with that beautiful refrigerator in tow, but still, I think it’s important to have fresh foods when traveling. Here are some ideas for eating healthy and keeping fresh foods in your diet when you’re on the road:
- Keep a cooler full of ice that you can restock with fruits and veggies. They’re great for snacking or blending up into a smoothie.
- Bring a small blender (single serving blenders are portable and pretty popular these days) to whip up smoothies in your motel room.
- Measure out individual servings of instant oats and make them in your motel room for breakfast – top with sliced fresh fruit!
- Stop at salad bars for lunch to get your fill of veggies.
- Keep a water bottle with you and refill it often.
- And just for fun, take one meal a day to enjoy some local food.
With ultra-filtered water from the first ever hands-free dispenser, and micro-climate controls powered by TwinChill technology, the new GE French Door Refrigerator is engineered to push the limits of fresh.
Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided by GE via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are my own, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of GE.