Greens are truly the most common missing food in most Americans. Dark leafy greens are essential to replenishing the body, detoxifying, building up immunity and also giving you that beautiful glow that people crave to have. Greens are high in calcium, iron, magnesium, folic acid, chlorophyll, and many other nutrients that may be missing from your diet. There are a variety of ways you can play with greens in your meals. You can steam them, sauté them, make a stir fry, bake them or for maximum nutrients, you can eat them raw with some hummus or dressing. If your looking for a good list of greens you can start with these: spinach, kale, Swiss chard, broccoli, and cabbage. Remember, all you need to do is just add one of these greens to your meals everyday and you are already on your way to a better, more rejuvenated you! One of my favorite ways to incorporate greens is sautéing some Kale and Swiss chard with some Braggs Aminos (substitute for high sodium soy sauce), minced garlic, a small amount of chili garlic sauce, dash of red wine vinegar, S&P, and some fresh grated ginger. I love adding this side when making an Asian dish. Another way I incorporate greens is in my smoothies which I make almost everyday. All you need to do is add a few variety of green leaves, add a little banana, maybe some blueberries, chia seeds, some ginger, almond milk, ice and waalaaa!!

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