WHY WE LOVE THEM
Collard greens are one of the best sources of vitamin C as well as providing vitamin K and soluble fiber. Full of glucosinolates, this cruciferous vegetable has the ability to lower inflammatory toxins and fight off cancer. Collard greens have a bit of a stronger flavor than spinach and can be best eaten steamed, but still bright green. They can also be mixed into soups or eaten as a simple salad.
Collard greens also help boost glutathione levels in our bodies. Glutathione is a peptide that contains three amino acids that help clean the liver, boost immune systems and fight cancer. The addition of collard greens to your diet can reduce inflammation, detox your body, aid in curing digestive issues and boost heart health.
SELECTION + STORAGE
Collard greens can be found at almost any store. The leaves should be crisp, full and bright green. Wash the leaves well before using to ensure that all dirt is removed. You can store them in your fridge for 3-5 days, or try freezing them to add to your next smoothie!
FEAST ON COLLARD GREENS
Collard greens can be used any other way you would normally use your leafy greens. Put them in a salad, chop them up in a frittata, or use it as a replacement for a wrap. You can also saute the collard greens and eat them as a side to a meat dish.
Here are a couple of recipes that we LOVE to incorporate more collard greens into your life!
Braised Collard Greens and Butternut Squash
Rustic Indian Lentils with Collard Greens
Collard Green Coleslaw
Sauteed Collard Greens and Garlic
Turkey Collard Wraps