Greens are one of the best and most nutrient rich sources of fiber. Not only are they nutrient power houses and great for your digestive system, they help keep you full and satiated, especially when paired with a healthy, lean source of protein. The problem is, too many of us don’t get enough greens in our diets on a daily basis, and sadly, some get none at all.
Although I do my best to eat greens on a daily basis, I know I don’t get as much as I should, until now. But before I tell you what I’ve been doing to get more greens in my diet, increase my energy, improve digestion, and fat loss, I’m going to share a recipe with you.
The other night I made the most awesome broccoli dish to go with my grilled chicken. Seriously, this was THE BEST broccoli I ever had and I don’t get this excited about broccoli.
Lemon Ginger Broccoli
Fresh Broccoli cut into florets
1/8 Teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 Teaspoon Pink Sea Salt
1/2 fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 Garlic Cloves Minced
Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
1 Tbs Coconut Oil or Olive Oil
Lemon Peel for garnish
Steam the broccoli for about 1 minute. Heat a pan and add the oil. Add the broccoli and saute for 1 min. Add ground ginger, sea salt and ground pepper. Continue to saute broccoli to mix all the flavors about 1 minute. Add garlic and saute till golden. Add fresh lemon juice and saute 1 minute. Transfer to bowl and garnish with lemon peel. Enjoy.
How have I been getting more greens in my diet?
There are countless “Greens” supplements out there on the market. Many of them contain ingredients I look to avoid and those that I have tried taste down right nasty.
While reading the best selling book The 4-Hour Body, the Author, Tim Ferris made reference to a product called Athletic Greens and I decided to check it out. This product not only meets all of my criteria, much to my surprise, it taste really good!
Sometimes I will have it first thing in the morning for breakfast and sometimes I will add it to my post workout protein shake to help my body get more of the essential nutrients it needs to repair and recover from my workouts.
It contains 76 natural ingredients to annihilate the possibility of nutrient deficiency. And because it’s made with whole foods, the enzymes and
co-factors necessary for proper digestion and absorption are completely intact.
If you’d like to know some of the other reasons why I now make Athletic Greens a part of my daily nutritional ritual, you can check out this page…