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We all know we are meant to eat our veggies. While it is recommended that we eat from the full colour spectrum of vegetables, it is vital that we all get a daily dose of greens. For optimum health and beauty, greens are the way! Some people find this very easy, other people just can’t stand anything leafy or green. And while it may be overwhelming to sit down to a whole bowl of spinach, here are some easy ways to include greens into your diet, without making them the main event.

Parsley – full of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, beta-carotene and iron and has healing properties for the skin. It is known to prevent lines, reduce scarring and dark circles, heal and clear the skin. Luckily it can be used to garnish just about anything! 

Fruit salad
A sprinkling of chopped mint and parsley on a fruit salad adds a dash of colour and flavour. It might seem a new idea to add parsley (traditionally thought of as a savoury herb) to sweet dishes, but the taste can complement the sweetness of fruit nicely. A mix of watermelon, almonds and parsley makes a great side salad for dinner.

Roast vegetables
While you may be used to added olive oil and salt to your roast vegetables, next time try a chopped bunch of parsley as well. The fresh flavour cuts through the richness of the oil and aiding in digestion.

Smoothies
Traditionally a smoothie had three ingredients: banana, milk and ice cream. We have come a long way from those days! Smoothies are a nutritious way to ensure we get our daily dose of fruit and vegetables. While a fruit base of bananas, berries, melon or apple is great, you can add as many greens as you like. This is particularly good for people who have trouble squeezing greens into other meals. With a non-dairy milk such as almond milk, fruit, and greens, you will barely taste them! Try a handful of parsley in your breakfast smoothie. In addition – chopped cucumber, zucchini, celery, broccoli, kale, mint. Your skin will thank you!

Go green – for life!

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Rainbow is a freelance writer and published fiction author, her debut novel 'The Inevitability of Stars' was published in 2013.She studied Creative Writing & Editing and loves words! Rainbow is passionate about creativity, the restorative power of nature and cruelty free living. She has been involved in animal rights and animal protection for the last few years and is now more determined than ever to inspire people to think about the choices they make. She believes we can do things differently and better – in ways that look after our environment, human health and the animals we share our lives with: each person making one small change, changes the world. She hopes, one day, to see all animals go free. Rainbow loves oceans, mountains, deserts and forests and draws much inspiration for her writing from these beautiful free-spirited places. She wants all of us to be kind, happy and to find the joy in simple pleasures. These are the things she writes and dreams about.

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