Nature's Gold is Green…Incorporate More Greens in Your Diet
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1. Drink your greens
This is probably the quickest way to get most of your greens. What would normally take hours of chewing can easily be blended or juiced into a refreshing meal or snack. Try blending kale, Spinach, beets, blueberries, and apples. A good ratio to keep in mind is 75% vegetables and 25% fruits.
2. Add greens to dishes you already eat
What greens can you add to food you already eat? If you are going to eat traditional and cooked foods bulked up their health benefits by adding greens. Mix them into baked recipes, soups, and salads.
3. Try the not so popular greens
There’s more to the world of greens besides romaine, spinach and kale! Try bok choy, Swiss chard, kohlrabi greens, even dandelion greens. Let us know if you find a new favorite!
4. Use herbs for flavor
Small green herbs, such as cilantro, parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, chives, and mint, pack a nutritional punch. They serve as an excellent flavor substitute to salt and oil. They can be mixed into nearly every meal. They also add more layers of flavor to your smoothies and salads to keep them interesting.