Monday, February 3, 2014

HEALTHier Eating - Daily Infusion Of Greens

In an earlier post (To Kale Or Not To Kale) I mentioned that we were trying to incorporate more greens into our diet.  It's a slow start but a start none the less.  Since then we've made some progress.  We've come up with a way to incorporate greens into almost everything we eat.

Firstly we blended a huge batch of kale and spinach. We added water as required by the blender to keep things moving.  We then used ice trays to freeze our blend.  This way we can add our preferred amount of cubes when cooking our meals and no one will know the difference.  Tried it and couldn't taste a thing.

Secondly, we juiced our remaining batch of kale and spinach.  We also juiced broccoli, cucumber and celery.  We strained our juice to get it nice and smooth then used our ice trays to freeze it.  Such an easy way to add as many cubes as we like to our juices and fruit smoothies.  The kids love it.  Hubby loves it.  I love it and we've gone from very little greens to incorporating potent amounts into our daily diet. 

If you're not big on greens or vegetables, this is an amazing way to get it in daily.  You can infuse your choice of cubes (blended or juiced) into soups, juices, sauces, stews, etc.  I'm assuming you can do this with all veggies and fruit especially if you have picky eaters at home.  This option also allows us to pick up more fruits and vegetables when they are on sale without it going bad in the fridge within a short period of time.  Brilliant!!

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