You’ve probably heard it many times before—greens are good for you. But why? And how can you actually integrate a healthy dose into your regular diet? Here’s a go to guide about the produce powerhouses that deserve space in your fridge.
Power Greens will:
Reduce cholesterol levels
Lessen the risk of heart disease
Keep blood glucose in check
Reduce your risk of cancer
Eating greens is easy! Just throw a handful of these magic greens in any soup, sauce, or stew or add as a complimentary side to any dish for an extra boost of nutritional power. Here are some tips on preparing greens for your daily meals.
Blanch hardy greens to soften their bite. Sauté with olive oil and garlic until tender. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice or dash of apple cider vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
Sauté garlic, onion, and lemon zest in olive oil. Add greens and white wine and simmer until soft. Then puree in a blender and serve as a dip with crusty bread.
Braise in chicken or vegetable stock.
Add a mixture of dark greens (spinach, collards, kale), lemon, berries, nuts and seeds, and fat-free milk or yogurt into a blender. Blend until smooth and drink up.