How to Love Your Greens!

August 21, 2016

How to Love Your Greens!

I can't say I ever really hated greens, just certainly wasn't getting enough of them.  For years I thought the only way to eat greens were by eating fresh salads. I struggled on many occasions trying to pick between a salad or having a hardy meal. 

Once I learned the "Real" importance of greens, and lack of them in my diet, I started packing them in almost EVERYTHING I make.

Here's a few of my favorite places to sneak in kale, spinach, arugula and collard greens, without even altering much of a taste difference to your recipes.

Smoothies:  Pack 1 - 2 cups of your choice greens and eliminate some of the fruit.  Great way to start the day!

       My Go To Smoothie Recipe   

      1 medium banana

      1 Cup packed Kale

      1/2 Cup frozen fruit of your choice

      1 Cup Almond Milk

      1 Cup Coconut Water

      1 Tsp. Bee Pollen

      1 Tbsp. Flax Seed

      2 Tbsp. Protein Powder

Blend well in a high powdered mixer, pour into glass and enjoy!

Kale Chips:  Heavily lay out kale leaves on a cookie sheet (stems can be included), drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle on some sea salt and bake @ 400 for 10-13 minutes. Kids love them!

Pastas & Rice Dishes:  Add in greens, mix in well after rice or pasta is cooked and before serving.  No need to boil or steam, they will soften up.



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