Summer is a season where people head down the shore, plan weekend getaways, and get their tan on. It’s a time where you grab yourself a beverage, preferably a smoothie drink loaded with vitamins and minerals to keep you hydrated. My favorite smoothies include strawberries, bananas, blueberries, and spinach. I try to go with whatever my body is craving.
Iron is an important component to a vegan and vegetarian lifestyle. It’s important to make sure you know which greens have the highest amount of iron in them. Iron helps with blood flow and provides you with a sufficient amount of energy; however, if you don’t get enough you can become anemic or lethargic throughout the day. A well balanced lifestyle is the key to longevity. We all have busy schedules, but it’s important to be conscious about what you’re putting into your body.
Here’s a list of high iron green foods. Spinach, swiss chard, seaweed, pak choi, asparagus, arugula, and Kale are the top contenders with the highest amount of iron in each serving. With the right amount of proteins, carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, we can ensure that we are getting the daily requirements for our bodies.
Coconut Greens is a way to make sure you get the extra greens in your diet. One single scoop contains 8-10 servings of greens. You get your essential vitamins and blended veggies in a powder form, which you can easily throw in your smoothie or water. It contains kale, apple, wheatgrass, spirulina, alfalfa herb, spinach, broccoli, and other supergreens. You can stay energized throughout your day with all of the essential minerals and vitamins.
Every morning, I gear up for my day with a smoothie and a positive outlook. I find that a lighter yet a nutritious breakfast helps me to stay energized throughout my entire day. I try to combine healthy fruit options with a protein (almond butter, cashew butter, or peanut butter), unsweetened non-dairy milk, and coconut greens super powder. Coconut greens helps me to get my servings of veggies without tasting bad. In just one scoop, I’m getting kale, spinach, alfalfa, apple, chlorella, alfalfa, wheatgrass, barley leaf, and broccoli.
Forget those nasty tasting smoothies, your smoothie can taste great and give you all the health benefits you need. I’ve tried a lot of powders and nothing comes close to the Coconut Greens powder. Totally go green! Each time you purchase a tub of Coconut Greens you help a child in a developing country. Use my code Christa10 for an additional 10% off each purchase.
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Coconut Greens is a company based out of Farmingdale, NY and offers a coconut water based supergreen powder enriched with vitamins and organic spirulina, chlorella, kale, wheatgrass, and other “good greens.” And all of the ingredients are organic, non-gmo, gluten and dairy free, which makes it a great supplement alternative for vegan and vegetarians. You can stay hydrated, detox, and remain energized all day long. Better yet, one scoop of Coconut Greens contains 8-10 servings of greens per serving. If you’re on the go or have a busy lifestyle, grab coconut water and scoop it into your drink and don’t worry there is no gritty aftertaste. Unlike most powders, Coconut Greens taste pure and uses high quality ingredients including a coconut water based powder. You can totally taste the difference. Plus, the green powder is full of veggies packed with Vitamin B to help you stay rejuvenated all day long.
Coconut Greens with almondmilk & cashew milk and a banana.
Coconut Greens blended in water
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I love my pasta and pasta with a lot of flavor and veggies. Personally, I love whole wheat pasta in any form spaghetti, penne, linguine, etc and it’s healthier for you in case you forgot. I made whole wheat pasta with sauteed spinach and tomatoes. Nomz!
All you need is a 1lb bag of whole wheat penne.
Let it boil until it’s al dente (just right, not too hard, not too soft) You can do a taste test after about 8 minutes.
Chop up tomatoes into smaller pieces and set aside.
Add olive oil to a pan and chopped up garlic cloves on medium heat. Add the spinach and shut the lid. You will notice that the spinach will begin to shrink. Keep mixing it together. Add salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and any other spices you prefer. Then, you can add the tomatoes.
Once the tomatoes get softer, you can shut it off. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and mix thoroughly. (You can also add sauce if you’d like) Serve warm!
Really, you only need 5 simple ingredients for a quick, delicious, vitamin enriched dish. It’s totally true grab a bag or fresh spinach, garlic, sea salt, red pepper flakes, and a touch of olive oil. Spinach has high amounts of iron, fiber, and curbs overeating. And better yet it’s EASY to prepare.
1) Fresh spinach
2) Teaspoon of olive oil
4) Dash of red pepper flakes
5) Dash of sea salt
Add olive oil to pan about a teaspoon and sliced garlic (add as much or as little as you’d like) pieces. Saute for a minute on medium heat and throw in all the spinach. Time to spice it up with some sea salt and red pepper flakes. Waa Laa! Only add about a tablespoon of each or more if you’d like it extra salty. Let it all cook together until the spinach starts to shrink and the garlic will become a bit more brown. Do a taste test and serve warm. Spinach is a fast convenient side dish that pairs with mostly anything. Goin’ vegan isn’t that bad.