Tuna on greens

Most of the people I work with DO NOT get enough greens in their diet.  Green veggies are so under-consumed in this country.  As a result, people are vitamin B deficient, iron deficient, calcium deficient and have other deficiencies that can be quite detrimental to one’s overall health!  Therefore, you must just make it happen and get your greens on the same way you get your groove on!  (I am reading this post, by the way, 4 years after it was written, back in 2012 and I tell you what, everyone needs to provide their body with GAP INSURANCE on the days they do NOT get the greens in.  Still aim for about 10+ servings of greens daily.  But always take the option of filling the gap when you cannot make it happen)

Greens come in all forms such as through salads, raw and cooked.  You can get creative with this.  You can steam veggies, eat them raw, grill them on the BBQ, bake them in a pan in the oven with a little bit of sea salt, garlic and a avocado oil, or pan fry them in olive oil cooking spray or even grass fed butter-yum yum!  Either way, get them into your day.  Green veggies help give you optimal levels of the following vital nutrients:





Vitamin K

Vitamin C

Vitamin E

Many of the B vitamins.




All of these elements help to protect the cells from free radicals that age you.  This is why you must must must must must (get the drift) get in at least 5 cups of greens in every single day!  I kid you not.

This meal that I am sharing is giving you a hefty portion for lunch or dinner.  This isn’t all I have of course.  Check out other posts to see that greens are always around in my day all day!  I am okay with combining with a green smoothie.  Avoid juicing though because then it becomes to high sugar.

Green Shake idea:

  1. 1 cup of kale
  2. 1 oz of ginger
  3. 1 organic granny smith apple
  4. Couple of pieces of parsley
  5. 1 cup of spinach
  6. 4 long organic carrots
  7. 2 stalks of organic celery
  8. Dash of cayenne pepper

Yum yum yum!  Nothing like getting your vitamins and nutrients in from your food.  Please note that in the video, I show a sweet potato pancake.  Believe it or not, Whole Foods no longer sells these AND they are a bit on the higher glycemic side anyway, so unless you plan on being active, you can 86 the sweet potato pancake :)