This phytonutrients abundant green smoothie is not only delicious, but it contains a wealth of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. The avocado provides us with critical monounsaturated fats that help to maintain the integrity of our cell membranes and improves our brain health by promoting healthy blood flow.
“Only kale can save us now!” reads my favorite t-shirt! And really, is there a green that’s more nutritional? I don’t think so! When I started incorporating kale into my green salads I discovered that it broke down just enough to be easily digestible and was even more delicious raw than cooked! Now I can enjoy this powerhouse green year round. Add garlic, avocado and lemon and you have prescription-strength medicine disguised as a delicious gourmet salad!
It's Fall heading into the winter season, and I am craving warmth — so that means I am eating a lot of soups and stews to keep me warm on the inside. Sometimes, when I just don’t have the time, or am looking for a quick fix, I turn to this simple, classic recipe. It just so happens that this recipe is not only tasty, but it is a perfect weight loss meal.
The fresh leafy greens provide loads of calcium, which is great for revving up your metabolism, and the chicken or turkey provides a great source of lean protein that activates glucagon, our fat burning hormone. The whole grain rice even provides B vitamins to support our hormone function.
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