But sadly, the best way to get the nutrients from greens is to go through the hassle of digesting them...and the amount you need for good health would come in much too large a pill to swallow. So I'm back to the drawing board. Hmmmm...how do I eat greens easily and so that they taste good? If you read the title of this post you already know the ingenious solution. Mix up the nasty stuff with yummy fruit and drink your greens!!
I know that fruit has sugar, but I've been weaning myself off of the sweet taste and replacing the fruit in my smoothies with more and more greens so that my taste buds gradually become accustomed to that "green" taste (aka chlorophyll). So far, I've only experimented with red lettuce, butter lettuce, spinach, and kale in my smoothies. But there are a wide variety greens that you can use: beet greens, collard greens, swiss chard, parsley, and arugula, to name a few.
|My mom enjoying a green smoothie for breakfast|