I'm always nagging you to eat your dark green leaf vegetables, because they are a rich source of Vitamin A which helps your skin. However, not many of you know what they are and how to eat them. Yes, most are bitter, and it takes a little getting used to, but the health benefits are terrific. Here are some of my favorite ways to use them.
1. Throw a handful of chard or collards in the blender when making a fruit smoothie - you will not taste it.
2. A nice combination for an energetic morning drink is beet tops, lemon, ginger, and a green apple. I just clean and chop everything, including the skins, throw it in the blender, and drink the pulp and juices together. If you include some of the beet or its stems, it turns the color a gorgeous red and gives a nice sweetness!
3. Massaged Kale Salad - slice kale into ribbons; coat with some olive oil and lemon juice, then roll up your sleeves and massage that kale until wilted. Add some chopped mango and pumpkin seeds, serve chilled. Keeps well for a second meal.
4. Mustard Greens with Sesame Oil - saute chopped mustard greens in some sesame oil until tender. Serve warm or chilled.
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