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A Green, Delicious Diet

If you or your kids have an aversion to green, leafy vegetables, yet you know how beneficial they are to your health, then there are ways to add them to your diet with ease. These 12 recipes will show you how to add healthy greens like spinach and kale to your diet, as part of a delicious dish.

1. Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Cauliflower

When cooking the potatoes, add kale and leek to the last 5 minutes, then mash the potatoes as you would, and add the kale and leek to the mash. It's as easy as it is delicious.

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2. Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

If you love salt and vinegar chips, why not opt for the equally-delicious kale version? Mix olive oil, vinegar and salt in a bowl, add kale leaves and marinate them for a few minutes. Spread the kale on a baking sheet, add a little bit more salt, then put it in a preheated oven to 350°f (175°c) for 20 minutes and enjoy!

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3. Sweet Potato and Kale Veggie Burgers

In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup almond meal, 2 tbsp. rice flour, 2 tsp. flax, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. salt and pepper. Add 3 eggs and mix until it combines. Stir in 3/4 cup of chopped onion and 2 minced garlic cloves, then form small burgers. Fry each burger until lightly brown, and enjoy.

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4. The Bright Eyed Green Juice

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5. Amazing Avocado Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup/honey/agava nectar
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbst. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Blend all the ingredients, then place in the freezer for about an hour.

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6. Kale and Spinach Pesto

Ingredients:
  • kale & spinach leaves
  • ⅓ cup soy nuts
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Blend the ingredients until the mixture is to your liking. Enjoy.

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7. The Best Breakfast Kale Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of chopped kale leaves
  • 3/4 cup milk (or milk substitute)
  • 1 banana (preferably frozen)
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pineapple pices
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy.

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8. Kale Powder

Buy dehydrated Kale, run it through a blender or food processor and add to anything you'd like. It goes great with pasta sauce, soups, etc.

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9. Avocado Chocolate Mousse

This might sound like an odd combination, but the avocado's creamy texture works wonders with the cocoa powder, creating a delicious mousse that's also packed full of nutrients.

What you need:

  • 2 avocados, cubed
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar/maple syrup/honey
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder

Preperations: 

Blend the avocados, sweetner, soy and coconut oil until the mixture is smooth. Add the cocoa powder and blend again. ENJOY!

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10. How to Make Frozen Spinach

If you don't want to use all your spinach now, simply run it through a blender or food processor and freeze it using an ice tray.

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11. Spinach Chips

Preheat the oven to 300°f (150°c), bake the spinach leaves on a baking sheet until they are crispy (15-20 minutes). Add salt and enjoy.

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12. Add Spinach to ANY Smoothie

Blueberry and banana smoothie? Just add fresh spinach for fiber, iron, and vitamins.

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H/T: lifebuzz.com
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