mission nutrition

When you think of the word “diet,” you might conjure up images of diet pills, synthetic diet food—both of which are unnatural, commercialized, and largely ineffective.

I’ve eaten like a vegan, tried the slow-carb diet, and spent a few months incorporating key “superfoods” into my diet. The latest fad I’m following? Switching to organic.

If outrageous prices alone don’t stop you from guzzling any of the aforementioned drinks, maybe reading up on the calorie counts of these liquids will convince you to stick to what Mother Nature is serving up: good old H2O.

But if you’re sensitive to their pungency, here’s a fun way to sneak radishes into a sweet fruit smoothie.

I trained. Trained! Me, the girl whose co-worker asked incredulously, “Wait—you’re athletic?” as I explained to him I was running a 5K while simultaneously using my teeth to rip into a tub of Ben & Jerry’s.

It’s easy to see how kale can be intimidating—it’s large, leafy, and near impossible to stuff into a plastic produce bag—but you won’t regret picking up a bundle at the grocery store.