Kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, chard, wheatgrass- we love it all. When it comes to vegetables we choose wisely and opt for the most nutrient-dense produce we can get our hands on (Certified Organic of course). While we all know we’re supposed to consume five or more servings of vegetables per day, we also know how hard it is to make that happen with modern day lifestyles. Many people come to The Weekly Juicery looking to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle or get back on track after one too many parties (we feel you). So, we thought we’d give you some insights into how we like to sneak in greens throughout the day.
You saw that one coming! Not to toot our own horn here, but we make some of the most nutrient-dense juice in the biz. Our Green Lemonade is PACKED with romaine, kale and cucumber and we do not skimp on the greens. We love starting our day with a green juice to alkalize the body but also to ensure that we’re getting lots of greens first thing in the morning. Making it a ritual means that no matter what happens the rest of the day, you will have at least started your day with several servings of greens.
When people come to the juicery and ask us what’s the one thing that they should consume everyday, we tell them wheatgrass, hands down. Why? It contains every mineral and is rich in amino acids and protein. It’s one of the best sources of chlorophyll and is wonderful for promoting alkalinity in the body.
Smoothies are one of the best places to hide your greens! You can add a few cups of spinach to a smoothie and we can gaurantee you won’t be able to taste it. At The Weekly Juciery we take it a step further and create green ice cubes made of pureed kale, romaine and chard. Three green cubes equals two stalks of kale, two romaine leaves and two collard greens. It’s the perfect way to sneak in a few servings of greens!
We’re not sure who started this trend but we’re loving it. The concept is you grab a bowl and layer the bottom a few cups of greens, from there add everything you would normally eat in a meal: lentils, beans, chicken or fish, more veggies (roasted are great), hummus etc. Some might call this a salad… but calling it a Buddha Bowl sounds way cooler.
Y’all, did you know you can turn kale into chips? Of course you did! But seriously, if you haven’t made them at home, it’s incredibly easy. Chop up kale, toss with olive oil and seasonings and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 until crisp but not burnt. Voila! You can also do this with brussel sprout leaves!
We hope we’ve given you a few ideas on how to sneak greens into your diet. If all else fails, just come see us, we’ll get you on that green train ASAP.