I could go on and on about all the wonderful properties of greens, but many others have said it better than I could at this time and moment — and most recently that includes Hanlie from Fertilehealthy with her post about Greens as Nature’s most perfect food!
Here are a few excerpts from her excellent post as a teaser for you (and I agree with all of them by the way):
The cow didn’t eat another cow to form the protein in its muscles, which we call steak. The protein comes from grass … In fact, broccoli contains almost twice as much protein per calorie as steak! (Not that I believe that protein is more important than the other nutrients, but a lot of people worship protein, so I’m just setting their minds at ease.)
Ever wonder where cows get their calcium from? They certainly don’t manufacture it! Once again, it comes from green leaves.
You can really knock yourself out with that! But I’m going to let you in on the best-kept secret in nutrition – a way to get more green vegetables and more fruit in your diet in one fell swoop:
The Green Smoothie!
Me again –
And by now you should all know where to find out more about Green Smoothies: The Green Smoothie Blog!