Green vegetables are so healthy for us. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals and proteins. Apparently, they should be consumed more often. A smoothie in the morning with a green vegetable is the perfect way to start the day. Although, there are many green leaves available in the market, here is a list 13 types of green leaves you should be adding to your morning smoothie-
If you love spinach, you’d love kale as well. Spinach and Kale belong to different families. So, it is best to alternate between spinach and kale in your morning smoothie. Kale have a mild taste and they are loaded with nutrients. It has cancer fighting properties as well.
Arugula is often referred as the brother of Kale. Loaded with Vitamin A, K, and C, Arugula is rich in many other nutrients such as iron and carotenoid. It has cancer fighting properties as well. Arugula can be added to morning smoothie to enhance its nutrition level.
3. Collard Green
Collard Green are famously cooked and consumed. But once cooked, they lose their nutrients. So, it is better to add Collard Greens to your morning smoothie. Like other green leaves, Collard green have cancer fighting properties as well. They are loaded with fiber and are thus good for digestion.
Yet another green leaf that fights cancer. Cabbage is easily available in the market, and is a famous green vegetable in India. It has a sweet flavor. So, it taste really well with the berries in your smoothie. Also, Cabbage is loaded with nutrients.
5. Bok Choy
The Chinese Cabbage, Bok Choy is loaded with nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and Vitamin C. They taste sweet and are readily available during the winter season. Also, Bok Choy is low on calorie and will keep your weight in control. It is best to buy Bok Choy during winters.
Undoubtedly the most popular green leaf in the world. Spinach has tons of health benefits such as vision improvement and skin improvement. Also, it is loaded with proteins, minerals, and Vitamins. Spinach is the best green smoothie to add in your morning smoothie. But, it is important to frequently rotate the greens as well.
7. Beet Greens
Beets are so good for you. They are the best food to clean the liver. But most of us end up throwing the beet greens away. Guess what, the whole beet is edible. Beet greens should be frequently be added to your morning smoothie. It has many nutrients but it is mostly known for tryptophan. Tryptophan ensures better sleep cycles.
Chard is a great green leaf alternative to your morning smoothie. Chard is known to enhance the blood sugar proportion. So if you suffer from diabetes, Chard should frequently be added to your morning smoothie.
9. Dandelion Greens
Ever thought of getting calcium from a green leaf? Well, Dandelion Greens have the same calcium as a glass of milk does. They taste bitter though. You can add a banana or mango to kiss the bitter goodbye. Also, Dandelion Greens are load with many other important nutrients.
10. Romaine Lettuce
Low in calories, Romaine Lettuce is very good for our cardiovascular health. It has Vitamin C beta-carotene which keeps us healthy and fit. As it is low in calorie, adding them to your morning smoothie will keep your weight in check.
Celery is the next green leaf you should be adding to your morning smoothie. It is rich in Phytonutrients. Phytonutrient is a very important anti oxidant for our bodies. A bit bitter in taste, don’t forget to add a sweet fruit while making a smoothie which has cilantro in it.
Cilantro, or Dhaniya as we call it, is so good for us. It is a natural food to detox the body. Indians usually add Cilantro to their daily food, but have you ever thought of adding it to your smoothie? It is good for keeping our blood sugar level in check.
13. Carrot Tops
So you love eating carrots. Ever thought of the green leaf above it? Yes, carrot tops are edible and have many health benefits. They are loaded with chlorophyll and chlorophyll prevent tumor growth. So, it will be great if you add carrot tops to your smoothie and snack carrots along.