Something as simple as starting your day off with a nutrient-dense meal can make all of the difference: energy, digestion, mood – you name it! The best part is, it doesn’t have to be hard or time-consuming. Here are some quick ideas that will help you get your greens in, even while in a rush to get out the door.
Toss a large handful of kale or spinach into your morning fruit-shake. My favorite combination is: ½ frozen banana, 1 tbsp of almond butter, 1 handful of spinach, ½-1 cup of almond milk, 1 cup of frozen mangos, 1 cup of frozen strawberries, and chia seeds. Although the color of your shake may not be pretty and pink, you won’t even taste the greens!
Have your scrambled eggs over a bed of arugula or spinach. Top with some tomatoes and your favorite hot sauce from Trader Joes for a breakfast bowl full of texture and flavor.
Two words you know and love: avocado toast. Mash half an avocado, throw it on your favorite piece of whole-grain toast, and sprinkle with the essential everything-but-the-bagel seasoning (but you probably already knew that). I love to add sliced tomato and feta cheese when I’m feeling extra boujee.
But why the greens? They contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, build bone and muscle strength, improve digestion, benefit your immune system, and so much more. Try it for yourself – eat the greens, and feel the difference!
Written by GUADS intern Isabel