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How to Eat More Greens: 12 Ways

By Ethan Boldt

June 13, 2024

How to eat more greens

“How do I get my greens?” It’s a common question, as most of us know that greens (leafy greens, green vegetables, even supplements made from super greens) are loaded with nutrition and good for nearly everybody.

Greens are rich in vitamins A, C, E and K that support our vision, immune system, healthy inflammation levels and more. They're also a good source of minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium, which support bones, muscles and energy.

Greens are also high in fiber, which helps keep us full longer, aids in healthy weight management, assists in relieving occasional constipation and works for healthy digestion. They can help you feel satisfied without adding excess calories.

This means that greens are great to add to your diet daily, not just once in a while. They’re like having a multivitamin in food form.

So what are the best ways to get enough greens in your diet? Here are X ideas.

1. Green smoothie

If you blend the greens, it’ll break down the cellulose and make the nutrients even easier to absorb. One of the most delicious ways is making a green smoothie.

Check out our ultimate green smoothie recipe, which is creamy, just sweet enough and absolutely delicious. It uses spinach or baby kale alongside Ancient Nutrition’s Organic SuperGreens Berry (our most popular new greens flavor).

2. Green juice

Get out your juicer (or buy one) and make a green juice. Charge your friends $10. Kidding, but that’s a low price for what you’ll pay at a cafe these days. It’s one of the healthiest drinks around. Try our green juice recipe.

3. SuperGreens supplement

You can take SuperGreens Tablets or add Organic SuperGreens Powder to water or your favorite green smoothie recipes.

Ancient Nutrition's SuperGreens contain ingredients like spirulina, matcha, chlorella, alfalfa grass, reishi mushroom and probiotics, along with leafy greens like spinach and kale. In all, it’s over 25 superfoods that help support healthy energy, healthy detoxification and digestive function.

4. Add to eggs

Chop up some greens and sauté with onion and mushrooms with some butter. Then remove and add into an omelet or use in a frittata, such as a spinach goat cheese frittata.

5. Make up a salad

The most common way of using leafy greens is the salad. Instead of relying on less nutritious iceberg lettuce, go with red or green leaf lettuce. Even romaine is a better option. You can also try arugula, spinach or watercress.

Add sliced up radishes, carrots, avocado, cucumber, tomato and more. Sprinkle on some pumpkin seeds, chopped pecans and lean protein like chicken breast for a complete meal.

6. Use a collard wrap

Instead of using a flour wrap loaded with simply carbs, use a large collard green leaf to wrap your lunch sandwich or even burger.

7. Sauté some greens for your dinner side

Swiss chard, mustard greens or collard greens can be easily and quickly sautéed with onion, garlic and olive oil for a flavorful side dish. Add a few pine nuts to fancy it up.

8. Use greens that many others throw away

Those greens attached to beets and radishes are often thrown away. Instead, use in a pasta dish or sauté for a side dish. They’re flavorful and good for you.

9. Make kale chips

While they don’t necessarily resemble chips, de-stemming and cutting up kale, tossing with olive oil or coconut oil, then sprinkling with seasoning and baking for around 30 minutes at 300 degrees make for a great snack.

10. Add spinach to Italian dishes

Pasta sauces, pizza and pasta dishes all do very well with spinach. It’s a vegetable that mixes well with pesto, olives, tomatoes, olive oil and other common ingredients in Italian cuisine.

11. Add greens to soups and stews

Nearly any kind of soup or stew can use greens to add nutrients, volume and flavor. Simply toss in handfuls of chopped leafy greens or vegetables into your recipe.

12. Use in a stir fry

Cooking Chinese food? Consider using chopped bok choy in the dish alongside onions, chicken breast and Chinese seasoning.

By using more greens into your daily diet, you’ll experience more healthy energy and support your overall health.

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