“By Any Greens Necessary.” The Ageless Vegan says she eats dark leafy greens two to three times per day. That’s one of the secrets to her and her mom’s incredible health. No medications at 80!
Greens provide some of the best nutrients of all the foods. They protect against heart disease, cancer, and stroke and can improve vision and memory. Add greens to your smoothies, wraps or pizza to make it easy to get your 2-3 servings.
This is a simple way to eat greens. I started with two big bunches- one bunch of spinach and one bunch of dandelion greens. I blanched them in boiling water for a minute and then topped them with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper. I paired it with Ikarian Baked Beans- the butternut squash balances the bitterness of the dandelion greens.
Cheers to getting your two to three serving of greens a day!
Ikaria Wild Longevity Greens
Blue Zones Adapted recipe
Ingredients (for 2-3):
- 8 cups dark leafy greens (spinach, dandelion greens, mustard, kale, collards, etc.)
- 1 lemon
- Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper
Bring a medium pot of water to boil. Chop greens roughly. When water comes to boil, add a few pinches salt. Place greens in water and cook for 1 minute. They will turn bright green.
After 1 minute, remove them and place in a strainer. (Dunk in an ice bath if not eating right away to stop from cooking)
Dress greens with lemon, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.