“Eat your greens” is a line almost everyone can remember being told as a child. As adults, it’s still just as important but often neglected.
Regardless of knowing the health benefits associated with vegetables, most adults still struggle to incorporate a substantial amount into their diet. Dietary surveys show only around a third of the population get enough fruit and veg each day. And the situation in teenagers is even more concerning, with over 90% of teenagers not consuming enough fruit and veg.
Vegetables have so many benefits – they’re a source of variety of essential nutrients like potassium, folate, vitamin A and vitamin C. They’re also a source of fibre, tend to be relatively low in calories and fat and provide naturally occurring phytonutrients like beta-carotene, lycopene and resveratrol.
For some people, getting enough veg into their day can be a real challenge. And for others, they just don’t like them! They forget to add them on the side of meals, they’re eating convenience ‘on-the-go’ foods, or they just don’t have the time to prepare them.
We wanted to make it easier to get some green veg into your diet every day. We’re not saying you can completely replace your daily veg intake with this, but it can certainly give you a head start.
We’ve used whole leafy greens like spinach, kale, spirulina, broccoli and chlorella to provide whole foods-based nutrition that tastes good, is convenient, and is full of goodness…so no more excuses for not getting your greens! Here are three ways you can get more greens into your diet everyday…
1. Add Isagenix Greens to your IsaLean Shake
IsaLean Shake is already full of goodness, but adding a scoop of Isagenix Greens is a great way to get the added benefit of phytonutrients. Of course, you could add whole fruits and vegetables to your IsaLean Shake, but there’s only so much you can fit in your blender! Isagenix Greens can help you get more variety with key phytonutrients and minimal effort.
2. Replace your sugary drinks with Isagenix Greens
Sugary drinks tend to either provide lots of added sugars or artificial ingredients. If you fancy something fizzy while staying on track with your goals, try adding a scoop of Isagenix Greens to a glass of sparkling water. It’s the perfect way to create your own fizzy drink with just 30 calories and no added sugar – plus all the benefits of these green veggies!
3. Get creative with recipes!
It’s easy to find creative ways to get more nutrition from Isagenix Greens with innovative recipes. If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out our social media pages for some recipe creations! We’ve tried adding it to pesto, salad dressing, and dips! If you find any creative ways to add more greens into your diet, make sure to tag us on social media and use the hashtag #EatYourGreens.
No matter how busy you are or what your day looks like, you can always find opportunities to benefit from the nutrition found in Isagenix Greens. But if for any reason you’ve missed your Isagenix Greens during the day, don’t worry—you can also use Isagenix Greens as a “night cap” by mixing with IsaPro before bed!