BlacksGoingVegan.Com is sponsoring another challenge as we push forward with our goal to improve the eating habits and nutrition of THOUSANDS of African Americans each month. The March 2015 challenge focuses on increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables. USDA recommendations are that we ingest a minimum of five fresh fruits/vegetables per day. Sadly, my participation in a dozen or more cooking groups online has made me aware of how few of us even eat two. There is no way to replace the phytonutrients, fiber, antioxidants, potassium, magnesium, calcium and vitamins your body gets from eating fresh raw fruits and/or raw or lightly cooked vegetables. So if you’re one of the people who wants to do better but needs a little kick in the butt to make it happen, here it is.