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  • - Hey guys, this is Inga,

  • and in this video I will only be eating

  • green-colored foods for 24 hours.

  • I haven't done one of these color food challenges

  • in a while, but I am very excited to get back into it.

  • I've definitely done some pretty bizarre colors in the past,

  • like blue and clear.

  • So, green relatively doesn't sound as crazy.

  • Even in our daily lives,

  • we see a lot of naturally green-colored foods.

  • So, I do think that in this challenge

  • I will be eating a lot more.

  • As per usual, I will be making my meals from scratch,

  • using only foods that are naturally colored green.

  • I have a feeling that today is mostly going to be a lot

  • of experimentation and trying to combine

  • as many green things as possible.

  • We shall see.

  • All right, let's get cooking.

  • Good morning.

  • I have changed into the only thing I have that is green.

  • Let me show you guys what ingredients I have

  • to work with for breakfast.

  • I have some super greens which are really

  • just a bunch of leafy greens.

  • I had to buy one of these

  • because it's just such like a classic green food.

  • I also have some kale and spinach in my fridge.

  • I usually just buy them anyways.

  • I found these really cool tortillas.

  • This one is made with spinach and herbs.

  • It's this like beautiful green color.

  • Honeydew, kiwi, avocado, green grapes,

  • Granny Smith apple, and a pear.

  • I also got this green salsa

  • that I think would go really well

  • with the tortilla wrap that I'm planning on making.

  • For those of you who have been watching a lot

  • of these colored food challenges,

  • you know how much I love fruit.

  • So I am very, very happy that I got to find

  • so many different kinds of fruit under the color green.

  • As you guys can see,

  • there are a lot of ingredients here.

  • This is going to be a very nutritious breakfast.

  • So, what I'm thinking is I'm going

  • to make a breakfast smoothie.

  • I'm gonna cut up some fruit and I'm gonna have a wrap.

  • Let's get started with the smoothie since that's one of my

  • favorite things to have.

  • I've already wash these fruits,

  • so I'm just going to chop up this pear.

  • (optimistic music)

  • I start off by putting in some pear, apples, avocado.

  • I'm also going to add in a squeeze of lime.

  • One or two grapes.

  • This is getting really full.

  • Some spinach.

  • Now to blend it up,

  • Look at how green this is, I love it.

  • Now I'm gonna set this aside and I'm gonna work

  • on our tortilla wraps.

  • This is what it looks like.

  • It is fairly green.

  • Big avocado right in the middle, little bit of lime.

  • Adding a little bit of my sauce.

  • Super greens and now we're gonna try and wrap it.

  • All right.

  • I just need to cut my kiwi up,

  • but then I am ready to plate everything up.

  • And here it is, first meal of the day.

  • My very green breakfast, look at how good this looks.

  • There's my green grapes, the kiwi, the honeydew,

  • and I cut up the wrap so you can see the insides.

  • It is super, super green.

  • Then over here, of course, I have my green smoothie.

  • I am so pleased with how this turned out.

  • I love how creamy this smoothie looks

  • because of the avocado.

  • But this wrap, you guys.

  • It is literally filled to the brim with green stuff.

  • I say green food challenge,

  • but honestly this is more like 24 hours

  • of eating really healthy.

  • I am a very ready to tuck in.

  • I'm gonna start by taking a sip of this smoothie.

  • I love this consistency, it's like a milkshake.

  • There is that very, very subtle sweetness of the pear.

  • And there's a little bit

  • of tartness from the Granny Smith apple,

  • but mostly I just taste the avocado.

  • This, for sure, is something

  • that I would most likely be drinking every day if I could.

  • Next up are my fruits.

  • Honeydew.

  • You can't go wrong with that.

  • There's my green kiwi, look at how green that is.

  • I love kiwis.

  • Oh, this kiwi is super sweet.

  • I should have put it in the smoothie,

  • Some classic green grapes.

  • I love it.

  • I love being able to eat so much fruit on this challenge.

  • I've been holding this off

  • because I was so excited about it.

  • My wrap, I'll take a big bite.

  • It's a very clean taste.

  • This is such a great way to have a light breakfast,

  • but it can still keep you full until lunch.

  • Green foods day is going fairly well so far.

  • Breakfast was such a delight to have.

  • I was able to have a lot of things

  • that I normally really love.

  • So I am actually really looking forward

  • to the rest of the day.

  • I'm going to continue sipping

  • at my smoothie as I work at my desk.

  • And I will check back in when it's lunchtime.

  • It is lunchtime and I am pretty excited.

  • I have been waiting the past couple of hours since breakfast

  • because there's so much to work with.

  • I think lunch is gonna be pretty amazing.

  • Even just by looking at what I have here,

  • you guys can see that there's a lot of green going on.

  • I have a little bit of okra here,

  • zucchini, lime, green bell pepper, cilantro.

  • This is green tea noodles.

  • FYI, this is the packaging for it.

  • You can see that it's made from green tea

  • which is pretty awesome as somebody

  • who really likes green tea.

  • The flavor actually doesn't stand out too much,

  • but it comes out this beautiful green.

  • There's bok choy which has always been

  • a staple for me growing up.

  • And then over here I just have some scallion, a jalapeno.

  • A few of these items will be used more

  • for garnishing purposes.

  • And then over here I actually have some leftovers

  • that I ordered yesterday.

  • This is a Thai green curry

  • from one of my favorite restaurants here in New York.

  • The restaurant is called Fish Cheeks.

  • This is one of my favorite curries from them.

  • I already kind of poked at it yesterday,

  • but there's some cauliflower in here still.

  • I think some snap peas and bit of okra which all qualify.

  • So I kept them in here.

  • And then this is Morning Glory,

  • which is another one of the vegetables

  • that I grew up eating a lot.

  • Their stem is hollow, so they have like a crunchier texture

  • which is really nice so I was thinking

  • I would add this on top of the noodles.

  • Last but not least,

  • I have this really special seafood sauce.

  • And the reason it's such a vibrant green usually is

  • because for this one, I know they use Thai Bird's eye chili,

  • and then there's also cilantro in here, some lime garlic.

  • And of course some fish sauce.

  • This is magical.

  • There's so much flavor packed into it.

  • So I wanted to just also add a little bit to this dish.

  • I really just like how this looks.

  • So much green.

  • Since I already have my green curry here,

  • which is gonna act as my noodle broth,

  • I am going to get started with cutting the vegetables

  • and also cooking the noodles.

  • First step should be to wash the vegetables.

  • All washed and ready.

  • (optimistic music)

  • Just to keep to the theme,

  • I'm actually going to only use the green bits here instead

  • of the white parts.

  • All my veggies are now prepped.

  • Add the noodles in.

  • Can you guys see that it is like a darker green

  • than like a vibrant green?

  • This is definitely a greener color

  • now that the flour has been washed away.

  • So I'm gonna rinse this really quickly.

  • Now I can start working on the soup broth.

  • For the rest of today I am just gonna

  • be using avocado oil since it just seems appropriate

  • because avocado, green.

  • Gently fry up some of these vegetables.

  • Add in the green curry.

  • Oh, toss in my okra, also the bok choy.

  • Now I'm just going to let it simmer

  • and let the vegetables soften a little.

  • Then it's pretty much done, lunch should be ready.

  • (optimistic music)

  • Alright, it is done and it

  • is super, super packed with vegetables.

  • Look at this, oh my goodness.

  • There's at least 10 different types of vegetables in here.

  • I love how this turned out

  • because there's like lighter shades, darker shades,

  • and there's like a good combination of flavors.

  • It's just very healthy at the same time.

  • It looks really delicious.

  • Let me just drizzle on the sauce for that final finish.

  • Just a little glug, glug.

  • I can smell it from here.

  • There's a lot of spice.

  • I mean, there's a lot of green chili in this.

  • Excited.

  • I'm gonna pair this meal

  • with this green juice I bought yesterday.

  • It has a bunch of stuff in there.

  • Pure greens it says.

  • A very, very green meal today.

  • Let's do a green noodle pool.

  • I'm like already salivating just looking at it.

  • Here we go.

  • Oh yeah.

  • It tastes like normal noodles,

  • but with the added benefits of green tea, I guess.

  • I also love cilantro.

  • I think it adds so much to every type

  • of sauce, broth, et cetera.

  • Goes great with noodles.

  • Here's that Morning Glory.

  • When you bite into it, it just has that big crunch.

  • Also the green peppers have now become a lighter green.

  • They're super soft and tender now.

  • Oh, the bok choy.

  • Zucchini, they've completely soaked up

  • that green curry flavor.

  • Oh man, this is really good.

  • Not sure if I should be eating the entire slice here.

  • I'm just gonna do it for you guys.

  • I want to cry.

  • Time for some juice!

  • They weren't kidding when they said purely just vegetables

  • because there's no added sweetness in this at all.

  • Only the natural sweetness of whatever vegetables in here

  • and there's not a lot of that.

  • Very, very healthy.

  • You know how sometimes things just taste super healthy?

  • This is one of those.

  • Instead of just going straight to salads,

  • there's so many other ways we can cook vegetables.

  • I feel like I could eat a whole bowl

  • of vegetables cooked in this broth.

  • I am very, very happy with this dish.

  • I think I got to eat a lot of vegetables, very satisfied.

  • I am now gonna go back to work,