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10 Super Delicious Recipes with Super Greens

10 Super Delicious Recipes with Super Greens

It’s been difficult to eat enough vegetable super greens since most of us were young! I mean, what kid willingly eats spinach, right? Definitely none of mine!

But, as an adult, it can still be quite the battle to get enough greens in your diet.

The battle is mostly because of a time constraint or the inconvenience. Who wants to cut up a ton of veggies, or buy a whole bunch of extra groceries?

Luckily, you’ve just hit a green light!

Here are some super easy ways to incorporate more greens into your diet.

So you might be wondering, why do I need to eat enough greens anyways?

Vegetables, especially the super greens, contain many essential nutrients and vitamins to support and power up your body. They contain high amounts of fiber which helps with your metabolism (not to mention your weight loss!), as well as immunity boosting antioxidants!

I constantly emphasize how important it is to eat a healthy and balanced diet with lose weight, and this most definitely includes vegetables and super greens.

Green Herb Hummus

super greens hummus

Ingredients
1 (16 oz) can chickpeas
2 tbsp. tahini
2 cup spinach
1 tbsp. minced garlic
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. chives, fresh or dried
1/4 tsp. ground sea salt

Directions
1. Rinse and drain chickpeas. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Enjoy with veggies, pita bread, etc. Store in refrigerator.

Serves 8. Serving size: 2 tbsp. Calories per serving: 82 / Protein 4g / Carbs 11g / Fat 3g
Prep time: 10 minutes

Pesto Sauce

super greens pesto pizza

Ingredients
1 c fresh basil leaves
2 cups kale
2 tbsp. pine nuts
1 tbsp. fresh minced garlic
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. parmesan cheese, shredded
1/4 c water

Directions
1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Enjoy on pasta, as a pizza sauce, etc.

Serving size: 2 tablespoons. Calories per serving: 232 / Protein 5g / Carbs 6g / Fat 22g
Prep time: 10 minutes

Banana Muffins

super greens muffins

Ingredients
3 medium bananas
1 1/4 c old fashioned oats
1 c unsweetened almond milk
1/3 c quinoa flour
3/4 c oat flour
1 cup grated carrot
1/2 c coconut sugar
2 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 c coconut oil
1/2 c dark chocolate chips

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the oats and almond milk, set aside.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the quinoa flour, oat flour, IdealGreens, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
4. Stir in mashed bananas, oatmeal mixture, and egg. Stir in oil, then fold in chocolate chips.
6. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake for 16-20 minutes.

Make 18 muffins. Serving size: 1 muffin. Calories per serving: 145 / Protein 3g / Carbs 21g / Fat 7g
Prep time: 10 minutes, Bake time; 20 minutes

Greenocolada

avocado mint green smoothie

Ingredients
1 c frozen pineapple
1/4 of an avocado
1 c unsweetened coconut milk
2 fresh mint leaves
2 cups spinach
1 tbsp. agave nectar
1 scoop Vanilla IdealShake

Directions
Add ice, blend, and enjoy!

Serves 1 Calories per serving: 445 / Protein 15g / Carbs 67g / Fat 15g
Prep time: 2 minutes

Green Detox Smoothie

green ginger smoothie

Ingredients
1 whole orange, peeled
1/2 medium banana
1 tsp. fresh ginger
1 cup kale

Directions
1. Add ice, blend, and enjoy!

Serves 1. Calories per serving: 210 / Protein 5g / Carbs 51g / Fat 1g
Prep time: 2 minutes

Green Smoothie Bowl

super greens smoothie bowl

Ingredients
1 medium banana
1 tbsp. natural peanut butter
1 c unsweetened almond milk
2 cups spinach
1 scoop Vanilla IdealShake
1 tbsp. agave nectar

Directions
1. Add ice and blend. Pour into bowl and top with your choice of fruit, granola, nuts, etc.

Serves 1. Calories per serving: 430 / Protein 19g / Carbs 63g / Fat 14g
Prep time: 5 minutes

Green Cilantro Lime Dressing

green cilantro lime dressing

Ingredients
2 tbsp. lime juice
1/2 c nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 jalapeno pepper
1/2 c fresh cilantro
1 cup spinach

Directions
1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Use immediately or store in refrigerator.

Serving size: 2 tablespoons. Calories per serving: 30 / Protein 4g / Carbs 4g / Fat 0g
Prep time: 5 minutes

Double Green Iced Matcha Latte

double green iced latte

Ingredients
2 tsp. matcha powder
1 c unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp. sugar free vanilla creamer
1 tbsp. agave nectar

Directions
1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Pour over ice and enjoy!

Serves 1. Calories per serving: 150 / Protein 4g / Carbs 23g / Fat 4g
Prep time: 2 minutes

Green Chicken Chile Enchiladas

green chicken chile enchiladas

Ingredients
8 corn tortillas
2 c chicken breast, canned or cooked
1 c nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 (15 oz) can green chile enchilada sauce
2 cups spinach
1 c low-fat mozzarella cheese

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend the can of green enchilada sauce and spinach until combined. In a bowl, combine chicken, Greek yogurt, 1/2 of the enchilada/greens sauce mixture, and 1/2 c of the mozzarella cheese.

2. Fill each tortilla with chicken mixture and lay in oven safe baking dish. Pour remaining green sauce on top and remaining mozzarella cheese and bake for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

Makes 8 enchiladas. Serving size: 1 enchilada. Calories per serving: 195 / Protein 20g / Carbs 16g / Fat 6g
Prep time: 10 minutes Bake time: 30 minutes

Avocado Ranch Dip

avocado ranch dip

Ingredients
1 whole avocado, mashed
2 tbsp. Hidden Valley Ranch mix
1 cup chopped spinach

Directions
1. Mash all ingredients together. Enjoy with veggies.

Serves 2. Serving size: 2 tablespoons. Calories per serving: 175 / Protein 3g / Carbs 13g / Fat 14g
Prep time: 5 minutes



Molly Walsh

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