I have written about greens many times before but they are so important that I will write about them again. Today my goal is to inspire you to eat more greens and to give you more tangible ways of including them in your daily diet. Greens are amazing they have Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, Minerals, Antioxidants, Fiber, Calcium, Iron, Enzymes, and many others!
Not many other foods can make these kinds of claims. There are so many great ways to add greens to your daily menu.
Starting with breakfast. I encourage you to try lightly steamed greens with garlic, sea salt, and olive oil with your favorite breakfast foods.
Green smoothies are my personal favorite way of consuming 3 cups of greens to start my day! Please see my green smoothies recipes on the home page. Green smoothies can also be consumed for snacks.
For lunch try steamed greens with legumes.
For any meal eat SALAD!! I like to have a lovely salad filled with greens for both lunch and dinner. Instead of using bread or tortillas consider using a sturdy green like collard greens or kale to wrap your veggies, legumes, tofu, or animal protein.
Greens have a bitter taste to them but the more you eat the more you will find your body craves them. Our body needs all tastes to operate optimally including bitter tastes. Greens become more palatable the more you eat them.
One thing I love about greens is that they are so nutrient dense that when you consume them you will eat less because your body will be nourished. Many times our body craves food because it is unsatiated with processed foods that lack nutrients. The more greens you eat the more energy, life, and vitality you will feel. If you do not believe me just try it for a week. Make it a goal to include greens in each of your meals and your snacks. I wish you nothing but the best in your green eating venture!!
I am rooting for you! Let me know about your adventures with greens. Karla