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Just in Time for Spring– Green is Popping Up Everywhere! Hello, Green Shakes, Green Foods… and Plain Old Green Goodness!

Here’s a list of some of them that you can really benefit from eating on a regular basis– Just to name a few!

green smoothie

Arugula: a type of salad green that provides an abundant source of vitamins A and C for beautiful skin and immune boosting–and folic acid! Check out our Green Pizza made with arugula!

Asparagus: naturally fights aging and contains antioxidants that help to product skin from sun damage. It also contains a large amount of folate. Try these Salmon and Asparagus Spring Rolls!

Avocado: consists of monounsaturated fats which help to lower LDL cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol. Check out the recipe that Iron Chef winner Cat Cora prepared for us –scrumptious Almond Crusted Tuna Tataki Salad with Avocado Tzatziki

Broccoli: packs vitamin C, A and K which is needed for strong bones. Also a great source for iron! Try our Belly flattening Weight Loss Smoothie!

Brussels Sprouts: contain antioxidants and large amounts of fiber. They also contain cancer fighting compounds! Spritz with olive oil and roast in the oven. Scrumptious!

Cabbage: great source for B vitamins for energy! Check out this Rainbow Slaw with Sweet Tahini Dressing! from kblog.lunchboxbunch.com

Cucumbers: contain 90% water while also providing vitamin A, C and potassium! They hydrate your body and your skin, helping you to look youthful!

Kale: known to help with eye protection and one of our true loves. Check out our Lemon –Garlic Spinach and Kale!

Kiwi Fruit: great source of vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Also great for a quick snack!

Lime: contains a large amount of vitamin C which helps to build your immune system.

And the list continues on and on and on…! Let’s celebrate Spring by blending up this delicious smoothie with some of your favorite green foods!

NOTE: There are many combinations of green foods to try. Try experimenting to see what you love best!

Green Smoothie

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 green apples
  • Juice from ½ lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 5 leaves of kale
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Directions

Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

Each serving of this antioxidant rich smoothie will help to hydrate you and flush out bloating sodium (thanks to potassium!) and help to keep you regular (thanks to fiber!) and has less than 100 calories. A serving also has 5 grams of fiber and 19 grams of sugar–all naturally occurring sugars–no added sugar. Yum! :)

What other ways have you incorporated green foods into your diet?



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