Come on through all you tasty, bitter, dark, light, dense, fluffy... and no, we're not describing the personality of your cat... We're talking about greens!
We're giving you a big ol' green light for our green pals.
Let's talk leafy greens & how adding them to your smoothie can be a game-changer in health.
You've got your big greens, small greens, thick greens, skinny greens & your questionable greens. All the greens!
To be fairly honest, it's one of the easiest & tastiest ways to consume your salad.
You can get all the benefits of like 10X the amount you can actually stand to chew.
Let's go through a short lineup...
Kale - every online wellness influencer's new best friend since it became the superfood of millennials. But really, it does pack a punch with 684% of the DV for your vit K, 206% of the DV for your vit A & 134% of the DV for your vit C - like WHOA. With its antioxidant profile best to eat it raw, but let the blender do the chewing for you.
Microgreens - they're like other greens but tiny. Don't let their small size fool you. They're like the miniature version of the big greens with a gajillion more densely packed nutrients. Micro-micro vitamins like C, E, & K for the win.
Spinach - pronounced phonetically speenahshe. This is our go-to powerhouse green, because you can hardly taste any trace of it even after adding a whole bag or bunch to a smoothie! Along with ample amounts of folate, just one cup will deliver 181% of the DV for vit K, 56% of the DV for vit A & 13% of the DV for manganese.
Romaine Lettuce - our bland & basic beezy kind of green. This blonde shows up for the green party, but can really only handle her water. Anyway, romaine has a surprisingly high content of vit A & vit K so throw it in for that good bulk!
Swiss Chard - we suggest the babies for this one. Full grown leafies can be a little on the earthy, bitter side but the babies are scrumptious. Too graphic? Anyway... add in baby chard for your much needed minerals of potassium & manganese.
Now the other greens not listed above could make their way into your smoothie. The variety of collard, cabbage, endive, arugula, turnip, beet, turnip the beet, & all the like.
But they're just not as tasty as the others so we're leaving them out of the blender for now.
So feel free, get yo' greens on & enjoy your smoothies with the perfect blend of nutrient goodness.
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