Once you get used to the idea of drinking something green, a greensmoothie is not only delicious, but also nutrient-dense and provides tons of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. A green smoothie provides my body with the fuel that feeds me from the inside out, while helping my skin remain supple and radiant. Who doesn’t want radiant skin?? Click here to see Sally’s cooking videos.
In Asian medicine, green is related to the liver, emotional stability and creativity.
Nutritionally, greens are very high in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and vitamins A, C, E and K. They are crammed with fiber, folic acid, chlorophyll and many other micronutrients and phytochemicals.
Some of the benefits of eating dark leafy greens are:
strengthened immune system
promotion of healthy intestinal flora
promotion of subtle, light and flexible energy
lifted spirits and elimination of depression
improved liver, gall bladder and kidney function
A few examples of dark leafy greens i eat often include kale, collard greens, spinach, swiss chard, and bok choy.