01.02.2012 08.Schwat. 5772
Fresh, cooked or baked, greens are not only food for you but they're also delicious.
I have a neighbor who makes a “green shake” every morning, using a seasonal mix of lettuces, Swiss chard, spinach, fresh herbs, bok choy and sometimes kale and mustard leaves that she finds in the Ibn Gvirol branch of the Nitzat Haduvdevan health-food stores in autumn and winter. Sometimes she blends them with fruit, other vegetables or yogurt. Sometimes she adds frozen wheat-grass juice. She swears by it.
I understand why. Rich in vitamins – particularly B vitamins – minerals, fiber and chlorophyll, green leaves are considered to enhance the digestive process, eliminate toxins such as heavy metals, help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, slow down macular degeneration and cataract development and deter a host of other natural effects of aging. Quite impressive for a bunch of green leaves….
EASY OVEN-BAKED SPINACH PATTIES
BABY SPINACH SALAD WITH ARUGULA, BASIL AND PINE NUTS