This week in our New Year New You series with Katie Bressack, Holistic Health Coach of Balanced Beings, brings us strategies to detox post holidays. After so many generous gift baskets, cheese laden hor d’oeuvres, and bubbly drinks I know my system could use a reboot. Read on to learn why greens are natures energizer bunny and join us at The Green Yogi for FREE on Sunday January 13th from 3-4pm to learn 6 ways to transform your diet this year!
The holidays are over and perhaps you are feeling a little bit sluggish? No worries, you can get your energy back without too much work! By adding greens into your body you can improve your energy levels, your skin will have that healthy beautiful glow, and you will sleep better and be more focused. Just what a yogi wants!
Greens are very energizing, yet grounding, so they are the perfect vegetable to add into a yogi’s diet. They are the foods most missing from modern diets and are essential for your body’s health. Greens are very high in calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, Vitamins A, C, E and K. They are also full of fiber, folic acid, chlorophyll and other phytochemicals.
Greens are detoxifying because they purify your blood, improve circulation in the body, strengthen the immune system, improve liver, gall bladder and kidney function plus they clear congestion by reducing mucus in your body.
It is important to eat greens on a daily basis but especially so right after the holidays for detox purposes. Try to eat greens at least twice a day for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. Once you have greens included into your diet twice a day see if you can have greens at every meal.
Some of my favorite greens are kale, spinach, broccoli, arugula, swiss chard, basil and lettuce. The best news about greens is there are tons of new ones to try and experiment with. One fun thing to do in the New Year is to try a new green every week and notice how different your body feels once you have added more greens into your diet.
Simple Delish Recipe: Green Dream
- 1 banana
- 1/2 organic green apple
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 lemon
- A handful of kale
- A handful of spinach
- A handful of basil leaves
Just blend everything together and enjoy. All is optional. Best thing is to try different combinations and find one that you enjoy the most!