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4 Favorite (and Hidden) Green Eats

4 Favorite (and Hidden) Green Eats

Posted by Spinning® on Apr 18th 2018

It's finally spring with fresh and local produce in abundance. At Spinning®, we are celebrating green recipes, as well as the most underrated and hidden green foods that pack a ton of perks for your health.

Green (Avocado) Mayonnaise

While the mayonnaise itself is not green, it is made with avocado oil. This product uses cage free eggs and is soy, canola, and gluten free, in addition to being paleo approved.Do you know there are several hidden uses for avocado oil mayonnaise in baking and sauces? Here's a peak at a few green sauce recipes, we’ll let you in on some of our leaner baking secrets and how to add this full, rich, lingering flavored mayo to your favorite foods.

Leafy Greens

You can search for hours among thousands of recipes with spinach and kale, but don’t skip on other greens like arugula. This week, savor the peppery taste of arugula as we will describe our favorite smoothie recipes that boost your immune system, build healthy bones and are rich in vitamins A, C, E and K.

Mint

While stores are flooded with peppermint candies, you can indulge in mint without all that processed sugar. Enjoy mint in smoothies, tea or raw mint leaves to flavor your water or cocktails. From stomach aches to headaches, this aromatic soothing tea is well known for its healing capabilities and, when brewed for just the right amount of time, is less bitter than other teas.

Chiles

With jalapeños, serrano peppers and green chiles, you’ll get all the flavor and doses of Vitamin A and C, iron and calcium that you’ll need. Chiles are a hidden source of fiber that help you feel full and help fight cholesterol. But they also contain capsaicin, which releases endorphins in the brain, leaving you feeling happy!Add as much heat as you want—as long as you remember to scoop out some of the seeds. Add to your favorite soups or sauces for a little Southwestern and metabolic kick!