Being Green with EleVen
Posted on March 14 2017
Could one color hold the key to good health? At EleVen, we are big believers in eating “green.”
“Greens are the No. 1 food you can eat regularly to help improve your health," says Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, a culinary educator in Northern California and the author of The Veggie Queen. Despite the health benefits of green veggies - which include protecting you from heart attacks, diabetes, and perhaps even cancer - many Americans don’t eat enough vegetables.
I have two key ways to ensure you get enough greens each day: green salads and green juices or smoothies.
I love big salads filled with lots of raw veggies. One of my favorite kinds of salads is a kale salad. Kale is a nutrition powerhouse. One cup of kale has only 36 calories but is packed full of nutrition, including iron, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, antioxidants, and calcium. Plus, it helps with digestion and elimination with its high fiber content. Since I eat mostly vegan, I can add beans for protein, although since I’m a “chegan” (cheating vegan), sometimes I add grilled chicken.
My other favorite way to get my greens is by drinking green juices and smoothies. A while back I shared with you one of my favorite green juice recipes, which features green apples, along with green melon, kiwi, and many more healthy ingredients. Jamba Juice also has a delicious green smoothie, with kale, lemonade, and ginger. I try to drink a green juice or smoothie every day, no matter what. I even travel with my blender, so I can make my healthy green drinks whenever I am in the world.
My team and I are so inspired by eating green, we also love to wear green! We have an amazing shade of green called Sharp Green, which is bright and vibrant. The Core Condition Tee, our short sleeve crew neck top with cute mesh detail which comes in our unique Sharp Green color. The Core Love Tank is also one of my favorites. This stylish tank top features a shelf bra with contrast color detail on the collar. This is one of my favorite pieces to keep me cool, plus I felt amazing and energized in the Sharp Green color!
Get inspired to be healthy by eating - and wearing - green!