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5 sneaky ways to add more greens to your diet

 

One of the best and easiest things we can do at the moment to increase our immune strength in the wake of the coronavirus is to make sure we have a nutrient dense diet. A diet rich in essential minerals and vitamins.

 While it’s important to have them all, Vitamin C is one of the main nutrients to increase to support your immune system.

Did you know that some of the richest foods in vitamin C are Broccoli, Cauliflower and Kale?? 

After a while I know greens and veggies in general can become a bit bland especially when we lose creativity on how to incorporate them in our meals. 

So what to do if you know your body needs some more greens (ps: it always does) but you have 0 motivation or envy of eating them? Find ways to sneak them in your dishes.

Remember they come  with a mountain of benefits such as increased fibre, antioxydants, vitamins, minerals they are essential for our beautiful bodies so a little extra goes a long way.

Aim to have at least 6portions (handfuls) a day but if you can do more, even better!!

1. Smoothies and juices- This is a fairly straight and easy one. The great thing with smoothies and juices is that you keep your food raw and maintain a max of nutrients. When it comes to juices, they are great as well but I always opt for smoothies as I get to eat the vegetable whole and get even more out of it especially the fibre part

2. Dips: this is possibly my favourite one because I love dips so much and hiding greens in them is easy peasy. One of my favourites is Peas, Avocado, Spinach, Olive Oil and salt.  This broad bean dip one is a good one as well, and you can add some spinach easily.

3. Courgetti. Use courgetti as a base instead of noodles

4. Curries and Casseroles: Adding handfuls of spinach, kale or collard greens to a gorgeous coconut curry at the end of the cooking process is always a winner. You preserve some nutrients and add some vibrant colour to your dish.

5. Tarts. tarts are delicious anytime of the year/ add plenty of greens before adding cheese on top 😉 My favourite summer tart is asparagus tart… check my recipe here x

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