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Are You Eating Enough Greens?

Are you eating enough greens?
My son Maximus at two years old, picking his homegrown Kale and Chard!

Jumping out of my comfort zone a bit and using my Instagram as blog post.  I am a perfectionist by nature and I really like my photo’s to look perfect.  Obviously there is no perfect.  I would rather post valuable information than have THE BEST looking photo’s and not be as active as a blogger.  I love writing.  I love health.  I love photography.  Blogging is the perfect outlet for me.  So, in this post, I’m jumping out of my normal, and getting adventurous… just a little.

Have you ventured into the green world yet?  If not, why not? Eating more vegetables from green leafy vegetables in particular, are known to be major health super hero!

What are greens?

Basil
Cilantro
Parsley
Asian greens (Bok choy, Chinese cabbage, etc)
Broccoli (and broccoli stems)
Celery
Collard greens
Kale
Rutabaga tops
Turnip greens
Spinach
Arugula
Romaine Lettuce
Beet greens
Carrot tops
Swiss Chard

Are you eating enough greens?
MY TWINS visiting a farm and picking Kale at two years old. Education is everything! It is never too early to start!

Reasons to eat or drink your greens

  1. Leafy Greens are Antioxidant Rich and help prevent cell damage
  2. Leafy Greens are Anti-Inflammatory
  3. Leafy Greens are Full of Vitamins and Minerals (hello beautiful skin!)
  4. They are high in fiber, which help sweep out your digestive system and keep things flowing regular.
  5. They help lower the risk cancer.
  6. Leafy Greens are Detoxifying (filled with chlorophyl, they helps our cells release toxins)
Are you eating enough greens?
My Natural Kale loving Momma who has a major green thumb, along with my Dad ❤

Isn’t that all amazing!?  Doesn’t it motivate you to eat more to feel better and look better?  Sadly, most people know they should eat more greens, but choose not to.

It is really shocking how many people do not eat vegetables. Or not enough!  Americans are vegetable deficient!  It is obvious with the obesity epidemic we are having!  Kids are told to eat their vegetables so they grab a pack of baby carrots, or worse, french fries!  Where are the greens?  And iceberg lettuce does not count!

Grass-fed Beef Hamburger on top of a Kale salad. Amazingness!
Eat Your GREENS!  Grass-fed Beef Hamburger on top of a Kale salad. Amazingness!

Greens juices  (which I talk about here) and green smoothies (which I talk about in these posts) are such an amazing way to get those nutrients in our bodies… and our kids!  My boys started drinking their greens at 12 months.    I’m going to share our top green juices and green smoothies that we have almost every day!

My Top Green Smoothies and Green Juices

 

Are you eating enough greens?

Broccoli Green Juice (serves 2)

2 Broccoli Stems

2 apples

3 carrots

1 cucumber

Are you eating enough greens?

Take Me Back To Maui  Smoothie (serves 2-3)

2 cups Almond milk

1 mango

1 apple

1 orange

4 cups spinach

2 Tbs coconut oil

3 Tbs Hemp seed

Are you eating enough greens?

Berry Green Protein shake

1 scoop of an all natural vanilla protein (I use this brand here)

1/2 cup berries

2 cups spinach

1 Tbs Chia

1 cup almond milk

a few walnuts

Are you eating enough greens?

Kale Berry Mint Protein shake

2 cups Kale

1/2 cup frozen berries

fresh mint

1 scoop vanilla protein

1 cup almond milk

1 tbs hemp seeds

Are you eating enough greens?

Farmers Market Special Juice

1 beet

1 orange

2 carrots

a few beet greens

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Fruit Loop Juice

1 apple

1 orange

3 carrots

1 cucumber (or 3 stalks of celery)

3 cups kale

1 beet

Are you eating enough greens?

Berry Mint Maca Chia Smoothie 

1 cup fresh berries

1 banana

3 cups greens (kale, chard, bok choy, spinach)

fresh mint

1 Tbs Chia

1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)

3 tsp Maca

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Banana Orange Kale Smoothie (serves 2-3)

2 bananas

2 oranges

3-4 cups Kale

1.5 cups water or coconut water

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If you haven’t noticed yet, I love beets! They are super healing!

Beet Carrot Orange

2 beets and their greens

2 carrots

2 oranges

Are you eating enough greens?

Broccoli Green Smoothie (serves 2-3)

1 pear

1 orange

1 carrot

1 small bunch broccoli

2 tsp maca

1 cup water

1 tbs flax

Are you eating enough greens?

When in Maui Green Smoothie (serves 2-3)

1 apple

1 cup pineapple

3 cups kale

1 cup coconut water

2 Tbs coconut oil

Greens do not have to taste bad and my body actually craves the alkalinity.  My energy skyrockets after one of the delicious drinks above!  Eat for wellness, eat and drink His ingredients… and watch your energy and your health skyrocket!

 I love to eat my green and drink them! What are your favorite ways to get your green on!? Let us know!

Keep it clean, keep it natural!  From my natural health blog to you!

Are you eating enough greens?
My son Rocco and I replenishing after a day at Disneyland!

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