A great way to ensure we're getting the nutrients our bodies need each day that provide the highest levels of health and fight disease, we can refer to an acronym from Dr. Joel Fuhrman--G-BOMBS.
Today's video is all about the first letter G, for Greens, and we'll review the other food groups over the next 5 weeks, sharing a dish that illustrates how delicious they can be.
G is for Green leafy vegetables. These are the foods that give us the highest nutrient density of almost any food on the planet. It makes sense then to include them every day.
We recommend 2 or even 3 large servings a day. Bill feels that adding 3 servings of greens a day when we first met was key to his recovering a pain free and well balanced body after dealing with severe arthritic pain and hypoglycemia.
And we recognize that 3 servings of greens a day is rather unconventional to the Standard American Diet (SAD), but it's been proven by scientific research as well as our experience to be important in recovering and maintaining a high level of health and vitality.
Join us in cooking a delicious meal of leafy greens, asparagus and air fried sweet potato.
This dish of Kale and Collards with Red Onion, Garlic, Red Pepper and Jalapeño is absolutely delicious. And we topped it with steamed Asparagus, which is great for the liver.
All is dressed with an oil free nut and seed dressing. Wow is this delicious! The recipes are below. Try them and see for yourself.
To Your Amazing Health,
Connie and Bill
Greens with Veggies (Serves 2)
- 1 bunch kale, washed and torn from stem into small pieces
- 1 bunch collards, washed and torn from stem into small pieces
- 1 red pepper, cut in medium diamond shapes
- 1 red onion, cut in half moons
- 3 large garlic cloves, diced
- 4-6 tablespoons of purified water
- 12 asparagus spears, washed and tough part of bottom cut or broken off
Add all the ingredients to a large pan except the asparagus. Bring to a boil and turn to simmer. Let cook for 5 minutes and then add the asparagus on top.
Cook until everything is tender and serve with nut and seed dressing below.
Nut and Seed Dressing (Salt and Oil Free)
- ½ cup raw cashews
- ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
- 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 large garlic clove, peeled
- ½ cup raisins
- juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons capers
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 cup or more as needed of purified water to create desired consistency
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy. Place remaining dressing in a jar and refrigerate. Good for 5 to 6 day