5 Easy Ways To Eat More Greens
Here are some easy ways to eat more greens:
1. Drink them in the morning! Start off your day with an alkalizing green smoothie.
Mix the following ingredients in a high-speed blender:
Handful of watercress, kale, or swiss chard
Handful parsley or cilantro
1-2 stalks celery
1 apple (peeled and cored)
Juice of 1 lemon
Thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled
Water (amount depends on desired thickness)
Alternatively, if you have a juicer, make this easy and delicious recipe from Juice Master Jason Vale which also happens to be my favorite breakfast!
¼ small pineapple
½ stick celery
1 inch chunk of cucumber
1 small handful of spinach leaves
1 peeled lime
2 apples, preferably yellow
¼ ripe avocado
Juice the pineapple, celery, cucumber, spinach, lime and apples.
Place the ripe avocado flesh in the blender / smoothie maker along with the ice and juice mixture.
Give a good whiz for 45 seconds (or until smooth).
Pour into a glass – enjoy!
2. Drink the broth or “tea” that’s leftover in the pan after briefly steaming or boiling your greens.
3. Grow your own greens either in a container on your porch or balcony, or in a raised garden bed in your garden. You can also seek out fresh greens at your local farmer’s market or join a co-op to ensure regular delivery of them.
4. Get into the habit of having a simple raw mixed greens salad with lunch and dinner.
5. Add green algae superfood supplements such as spirulina and chlorella to your daily routine for an added dose of disease-fighting phytochemicals. These can either be taken as tablets or dissolved in water or your green smoothie.
Once you crowd out other foods with these nourishing plant-based options, you’ll be glowing with positive energy. Try it today and tell me about your experience!
Read also: Why You Should Add Green To Your Diet Today!
Dana Dinnawi is an Integrative Nutrition health coach specializing in empowering women to improve their health and family life. She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied more than one hundred dietary theories and a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. She can be reached through her website and Facebook page.