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Leafy greens are one of the most important foods for a healthy diet. They're packed with nutrients and antioxidants that promote good health, and they can help prevent cancer. This article is going to show you how to get more leafy greens into your diet so you can reap all their benefits!
A super easy way to bring a little more green into your diet is by adding some baby spinach or other greens to your favourite smoothie. A small handful of veggies blended in will disappear completely and add an extra health boost, but if you're not a fan, start with just one leaf! Baby spinach blends so well that it can be masked when mixed with chocolate or peanut butter (two flavours I love), and once you get used to the taste keep on progressing until full-on green smoothies are all the rage.
A handful of spinach added to a pan of scrambled tofu (mushrooms, tomatoes, sausages and hashbrown!) is another super easy way to get some greens first thing in the morning. , and this is a great way to get your kids eating greens too.
Try adding some spinach or kale to a smoothie bowl with banana, mango, kiwi & blueberries with yoghurt and granola.
Just like smoothies, when making soups (or cooking it) you can add some either to be blended with all the other ingredients or to be enjoyed as they are to add some colour and texture. A great way to get some extra nutrients.
Have a salad as an accompaniment when eating your tea. A perfect and super easy way to get a boost of health and help aid digestion.
If you're like me, you love a good sandwich. But there's no need to feel limited when it comes time for filling options- stuff in some fresh greens! Extra crunch? Throw in some peppery rocket or watercress and enjoy your lunch break even more. You could even try dandelion greens! This simple trick transforms the humble sandwich into a nutritious and beneficial meal. Even better if you can squeeze some tomato and cucumber in there too!
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