Greens, Greens and More Greens

Dear Friends,

We all know we need more veggies in our diets, right? Well I was thinking on this conundrum and decided to get proactive on getting more greens in my life. Check out these easy to implement ideas:

1) Greens for Breakfast: This morning I put a handful of frozen organic spinach in my smoothie. Guess what? Didn’t even know it was there! Recipe (of sorts) is below.

2) Greens for Lunch. I have leftovers from last night (stir fry beef and veggies) that I plan on adding some more frozen organic spinach to. Yeah, heavy on the spinach, but I will be trying other things too, I promise. Just all about the spinach today!

3) Extra Greens for Dinner. I haven’t paid enough attention to my beloved kale lately. When I make kale, I take out the tough stalks, cut into pieces, steam it till bright green, then saute it lightly in a little olive oil and garlic, a little sea salt and a fresh grinding of pepper; it’s so good like that. I also add it to soups, stews and stir fries. It’s a great way to get in a little extra green. You do the same with Swiss chard, collards and other dark leafy greens.

One of the hardest parts of eating healthy is making sure you get enough veggies in your life. This kind of awareness can really help to get the green back in!

Try some of these ideas this week with me. Here’s the recipe for my new “green” smoothie:

Makes 2 big smoothies (Leanne has a brand new Smoothie Mix

a handful or two of frozen (organic if you can) berries, your choice (about 1/2 cup)

1/2 cup frozen organic spinach (a big handful)

2 scoops protein powder (I use a vanilla whey protein powder)

1 scoop freshly ground flax seed or chia seeds

1/2 cup coconut milk
*water, as needed

Put everything in a blender (I have a 450 watt blender that works great!) and LET HER RIP!

Leanne Ely, Your Dinner Diva

Leanne has a great smoothie mix for you; check it out.

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