While I was staying with WILD Chef Mara last weekend, she introduced me to her breakfast of choice: a smoothie packed with spinach, kale and parsley.
As happy as I am with my breakfast routine, I do realize I’m not getting any greens in the morning and likely not enough throughout the day. I may have to add a smoothie mid-morning. I also dug up some other tips around the web:
Whole Foods has a nice intro to greens and including them in your soups, salads, sandwiches or side dishes. No big surprises here, but if you are hesitant, this will help you dip your toe in the water, so to speak.
Active.com explains how athletes benefit from greens and offers smoothie recipes and a delicious-looking hot kale dish. Active.com also offers some great advice on rotating the types of greens you eat so you don’t do harm to your thyroid.
I found a video discussing the need for both soluable and insoluable fiber in your green smoothies to make them delicious.
Time to fill the fridge with fruits and greens; I see some experiments and carb calculating in my future! Do you have any tips or favorite recipes to share?