11 September 2015

Struggling to eat your five-a-day?

This should help you get an idea of the minimum portion of fruit and vegetables you 'should' be eating on a daily basis. If you are not doing this, come along to the Juice Yourself to Health workshop on 19th Sept and learn how you can.

One portion of fruit or veg is equivalent to 80g. Below are some examples of what counts as one portion:

  • 1 apple, banana, pear, orange or other similar sized fruit
  • 2 plums, satsumas, kiwi fruit or other similar sized fruit
  • 1/2 a grapefruit or avocado 
  • 1 large slice of melon or fresh pineapple
  • 3 heaped tablespoons of vegetables, beans or pulses
  • 3 heaped tablespoons of fruit salad or stewed fruit
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of raisins or sultanas
  • 3 dried apricots
  • 1 cupful of grapes, cherries or berries
  • 1 dessert bowl of salad
  • 1 small glass (150ml) green smoothie or fresh veggie juice
If you have a mixed veggie juice and/or smoothie. A piece of fruit twice a day in between meals, plus a large salad in the evening instead of rice or potatoes or other starch which is not needed late at night, you've more than cracked the five-a-day. Easy right?