Of all the colours of the rainbow that we should be adding into our diets (and there are many to choose from!), there’s one that I try to include the most: green! From kale to chard, cucumber to asparagus, broccoli to courgette, there are an abundance of green vegetables and leafy plants available to us throughout the year and absolutely no excuses for why we shouldn’t be filling our plates, lunch boxes and smoothies with them.
It’s for this reason that I often start my day (and my kids') with a green smoothie, packed full of spinach, nut milk, strawberries, lemon, kale and supercharged with a tablespoon of Naturya organic greens blend for extra nutrients and minerals. A combination of hemp protein, wheatgrass, barleygrass, chlorella and spirulina, this powder is packed with vitamins B12, E and C, loaded with iron and is a good source of zinc too - a health bonus that requires very little effort to include in your every-day routine but which is a huge source of good for you.
So what does this translate to in terms of how it makes you feel? Adding real foods into our diet is unquestionably better for us than the processed, chemical-filled substitutes that are wrapped in labels with ingredients we can’t pronounce. We need to start eating more “real” foods from the earth – grown in the ground, on bushes and on trees. Adding superfood powders to this is the perfect way to fill in the gaps with all the nutrients we need. They fill us with energy, boost our immunity, help protect us against disease and improve our skin tone too. It’s no coincidence that people talk about having a “healthy glow”.
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