Feeding Your Soul – Green Foods To Add To Your Diet

Feed your mind, body and soul with a variety of nutrient-rich and brain-boosting green fruit, vegetables and herbal teas.

Leafy Greens

Baby spinach is packed with vitamin B6 and 9, vitamin K, iron and folic acid. As one of the most versatile superfoods out there, baby spinach should be a staple on your shopping list. The bright green leaf also has a less bitter taste than kale or chard, so it should be easy to incorporate into your diet.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Mom always said to eat your brussel sprouts. However, there are other cruciferous vegetables you can more easily enjoy with just as much nutrient value, including cauliflower, broccoli and bok choy. But be sure not to overcook them! Toss your medley of cruciferous veg into a wok and stir fry with a touch of sesame oil, soy sauce and lemon juice to get the most out of their list of health benefits. 

Water Wise

Cucumber is the ideal green food to add to your diet during summer. Not only can you mix this fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) into your salads, but it transforms a dull jug of ice water into a refreshing summer drink

Healthy Fats

You must know by now that there are good fats and bad fats. Glorious green avocados fall into the good fats category. Get your omega-3 fatty acids from a few segments of avocado per day. Smeared on toast, atop a salad or as a mid-afternoon snack, avo should definitely be included in your daily meal plans. 

Detox

Refresh your mind and body with a cup of green tea in the morning. Known to increase alertness, concentration and metabolism, it’s the perfect way to kick off a busy day. If you can’t palate the dry, bitter taste of pure green tea, add a few slices of ginger to your morning brew.

Avocado And Green Tea Smoothie

We understand that it can be difficult to consume all your essential green fruit and veg on a daily basis. So, why not blend them together to create a tasty green smoothie?

Ingredients

1 avocado (170 g)

4 tsp avocado oil (20 ml)

1 3/4 cup baby spinach (30 g)

1 cup green tea

2 tbsp tahini paste (35 g)

2 tsp turmeric (6 g)

2 tbsp hemp seeds (20 g)

1 pinch salt (0.1 g) 

Ground pepper to taste [optional]

Method

  • Make one cup of green tea
  • Place the avocado, baby spinach, tahini, turmeric, hemp seeds, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender. Add the oil and green tea infusion.
  • Process on the highest speed until a well-blended purée forms (about 15 seconds) stopping to scrape down the sides of the container once or twice. Taste the mixture and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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