Leafy greens are powerhouses of minerals, vitamins, and more. Low in calories but rich in nutrients, leafy greens can be eaten in a wide variety of ways to remineralize your body, increase nutritional intake, and add more fun to your daily meal plans! Learn about these 5 easy ways to eat more leafy greens and enjoy every bite.
How to Eat More Greens – Juice Your Greens
Green juices don’t have to mean shots of wheatgrass (although if you like them, go for it!). They can be delectable when made properly, and they are quick to make, too. For green juices to be palatable to some people, you can add fresh lemon juice. Lemon juice will take away the green taste and add a refreshing lemonade like flavor to the juice. Adding a little spiciness with ginger juice will make your green juice even better to mainstream palates.
How to Eat More Greens – Blend Your Greens
If you don’t think you are ready for green juices, start with green smoothies. Green smoothies are fruit smoothies but with leafy greens sneaked into them. If you blend dark, sweet fruits such as berries, you can get away with adding several ounces of spinach without being able to detect any greenness. Green smoothies are a great way to eat a lot of Swiss chard, too.
How to Eat More Greens – Try New, Exciting Salad Dressings
People on the SAD (Standard American Diet) often equate salads with boring. Salads are rarely the main attraction, and are viewed as side dishes we need to eat for some unknown reason, something having to do with our health. Growing up in Europe where bottled salad dressings are hard to come by, I had to learn to make my own. Try your hand at new recipes such as sweet dressings with mangoes, or spicy dressings with mustard, or even fat free dressings with blended tomatoes and fresh herbs! Tender greens are a great carrier for delicious salad dressings.
How to Eat More Greens – Vary Your Salad Ingredients
When I eat out at restaurants, I’m often disappointed by the salad selection. You can make large, delicious, and satisfying salads without having to resort to the traditional iceberg lettuce, cucumber and tomato. Try layering lettuce with peeled citrus fruits and avocado, or tossing spinach with strawberries! Try different greens such as arugula (also called roquette) with fresh mushrooms. The possibilities are
How to Eat More Greens – Marinate Your Greens
There are many types of greens that people shy away from, or wouldn’t eat unless they have been sauteed. Did you know that marinating your greens will reduce their size dramatically, and soften them as if they were cooked? I was not a big fan of kale salads until I started marinating them. Simply massage the leaves for a few minutes with olive oil and a little salt, and see them wilt down. Then, toss them with pine nuts, dried cranberries, and a sweet raspberry dressing, and you have got yourself a meal!
Leafy greens are full of minerals, and eating them is a wonderful way to remineralize because leafy greens exist in so many shapes and flavors. Mild greens are great in smoothies, tough stems are great juices, sturdy greens dehydrate into kale chips, and tender greens are delicious in salads!
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