Spruce up your pesto
Instead of using just basil, add some additional greens into your pesto recipe to keep on hand to add to meals. Feller recommends 2 cups of fresh spinach with 1 bunch of fresh basil, 2 cloves of garlic, juice and zest from 1 lemon, 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
Put spinach in smoothies
Jump on the green smoothie trend, and add some of the vegetable to your morning drink. “Compared to kale or collard greens, spinach is a soft, less fibrous green that can add creaminess to any smoothie,” says Claire Martin, RD. “Add a cup to the blender before adding fruit. Blend with a frozen banana, 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, and some ice for a well-rounded breakfast smoothie that will take five minutes to make—and wake you up.” Find out seven tricks to making a healthier smoothie.