The power of green
Whenever we open up our fridge, the main colour that we see is green. From smoothies, dips and vegetables a huge part of our diet is made up of green. Why so green? The benefits of green vegetables are endless. They are all alkalising and an excellent source of:
- Folic acid
- Vitamins: C and K
They can also inhibit the growth of certain types of cancers, help low cholesterol, preserve vision health, boost bone health and fuel you with adequate energy to see you tackle your day – no wonder we function so well when we start our day with sautéed spinach & kale.
Examples of great green vegetables
- Swiss chard
- Bok choy
How best to eat greens?
- Juice them
- Make a smoothie
- Eat raw
Our favourite way to incorporate green into our food are:
Add kale to a smoothie along with coconut water, activated cashews, banana, maple/agave syrup, matcha tea and ginger – the perfect post workout smoothie with an essential mix of carbohydrates and protein to aid muscle repair & recovery
Green juice shots
kale, coriander, spinach, cucumber and a green apple for natural sweetness have a shot of this every morning and your will instantly feel energized and rearing to go
In a wok sauté in sesame or coconut oil, kale and spinach and add garlic, nori and sesame seeds. Eat this simply on its own or on top of soups, baked potatoes and curries.
Should you wish to learn more about how you can incorporate more green into your lifestyle, then contact us. We love nothing more than to talk the benefits of green vegetables and how you will feel the benefits of including them into your diet. And we haven’t even touched on the benefits of spirulina, chlorella and chlorophyll!
Eat well. Be well. Eat your greens.