Do you want to boost your energy, get glowing skin and feel revitalized from the inside out? I’ve got a little secret for you. It’s all in the greens, and the darker and leafier, the better.
Okay, well maybe it’s not all in the greens, but it’s a food group that I feel should have its own spot on the food pyramid.
I received free products from Dole® to try their new Organic Salad Mixes as mentioned in this post in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for my time. Make sure you scroll to the bottom to enter in the giveaway!
It wasn’t until I made a conscious effort to include more leafy greens in my day that I began to notice dramatic improvements in my health from the inside out, such as clearer and more vibrant skin, as well as an energy level that didn’t leave me craving that afternoon cup of coffee!
Wondering how to get (over) your daily quota of leafy greens? Check out my tips below!
5 Tips to Get More Greens from AM to PM
Green smoothie anyone? If you’ve been following along for some time now, you’ll know that smoothies are my best friend when it comes to getting my fruits and veggies quota for the day.
Not sure what all goes in a green smoothie? Have no fear! I’ve got 25 delicious green smoothie recipes for you to try out, here. My general rule of thumb: add a handful of kale or spinach to ANY smoothie I’m blending up!
Add them to your breakfast. A lot of times, my clients will describe their healthy breakfast as scrambled eggs and a piece of whole wheat toast. Not bad, but could be better, right? I always encourage throwing in some leafy greens and veggies to the egg scramble to start the morning in an even more nutritious way!
Roll with it, baby. Have you ever tried using a collard green leaf as a wrap? This is a great way to sneak in leafy greens and put a fun twist on your typical wrap or sandwich. Give it a try by whipping up this chickpea salad!
Salads always win. I aim to get in one salad a day to ensure that I meet my daily green quota. There are so many different ways to make a salad that it rarely gets boring!
I was recently sent some samples of the new Dole® Organic Salad Lines to try and I must say, they did not disappoint. I was able to try the Spring Mix and the Super Spinach Mix and both were delicious, fresh and crisp!
The Spring Mix is a delicious blend of baby lettuces and greens, and is one of my go-to varieties when assembling mason jar salads. The Super Spinach Mix has a little more zest to it, thanks to the blend of baby spinach, kale, chard and mizuna. This variety would also be a fantastic addition to your insta-worthy mason jar salad, but it would also be a fantastic add-in to soup!
Which brings me to the last tip….
Add greens to your soups. Soups are treated a lot like smoothies in my house. No matter what kind of soup I’m making, I like to throw a whole lot of greens in at the end to add even more nutritional value. The best part about adding greens to soups is that because they reduce in size so quickly, you can really add in a good amount!
Now, time for the giveaway!
I’ve partnered with Dole® to offer one lucky reader a prize pack, which includes: wood chopping blocks, a tote bag and salad coupons to try their new organic line of salad mixes!
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below sharing how you like to fit greens into your day.
Winner will be announced on Friday, April 14th!