Leafy greens act as a nutritious base in our smoothies, along with salads, and an array of other meals. They come in a variety of shades of green and provide us with a variety of micronutrients. One of the easiest ways to incorporate more leafy greens into your diet is by blending them into your favorite smoothie!
Dark greens such as kale, spinach, collard greens, and swiss chard, are rich in vitamins A, C, and K. These dark green veggies also contain high amounts of phytochemicals, specifically carotenoids which can help protect our cells. Research suggests that adding a daily serving of green, leafy vegetables to one’s diet may contribute to better brain health. They are also low in carbohydrates and low in calories. All of these features make leafy greens an ideal food to incorporate into your healthy eating journey! Other greens such as romaine lettuce, arugula, mixed greens, bok choy, and watercress, are also great options to incorporate into your diet.