It seems like I hear people talking about food and eating a healthy diet — and what it actually means — all the time. (Perhaps it’s because I’m fascinated with this subject myself — so I suffer from a “cognitive bias,” lol.)

Most of us are already aware of the fact that WHAT WE EAT directly affects HOW WE FEEL, and HOW HEALTHY (or UN-healthy) we are. We care about what we put into our bodies to the point we take countless photos and post them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and now even TikTok.

(Just yesterday, I had to laugh out-loud. I was in a hip vegetarian restaurant and everyone was taking pictures of their food, including me of course!)

Yep, people looove their food.

However, it seems that almost everybody is focusing on the protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Those who are a little more into health, may also focus on Omega 3s, Vitamin D, and calcium.

Especially, if they find out that I’m eating a 100% plant-based (vegan) diet. They seem to be concerned (for me) about calcium, vitamin D, omega 3s, and Vitamin B12.

What I want to ask THEM is: “Are YOU eating your GREENS???”

Dark, leafy bitter greens are the missing ingredient in the Standard World Diet today.

Leafy greens are one of the most nutrient dense foods. They seem to have it all: proteins, fats, carbs; antioxidants, vitamins, minerals — pretty much everything that we need to be healthy.

The most important question to ask anyone who is not experiencing the level of health they desire is, ‘Are you eating greens?’ Chances are the answer will be ‘NO.’

A while ago I went to my family doctor for a general checkup. I haven’t seen her in 3 years. She asked me what I was doing that I still looked like I’m 27, while I was 47 years old at that time. Obviously, that was an exaggeration ;-). But it was nice to hear, plus I do feel awesome for my age.

Here is what I do every day to ensure that I’m getting lots of greens into my diet:

Where do you get your greens?

Drink Your Greens in Green Smoothies

Here are some green smoothie recipes, to get you going:

And don’t let anybody scare you away from greens, by talking about oxalates, oxidation, or other nonsense. Sure, you may experience a cleansing reaction, but don’t let that deter you.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

If you have a favorite recipe, why not submit it here in the comment section of this blog for others to enjoy too!

I also welcome any comments, questions and suggestions. Thanks!