The New Year typically brings abundant energy, as everyone is optimistic about improving their lives and reaching goals.dreamstime_m_463822

It’s a great, almost manic time for many people. Ah, if only we didn’t have to use so much of this new energy reconciling the toxic effects of holiday foods and stress!

Instead of enrolling in exercise bootcamps during these winter months and going against the season’s natural inclination to stay inside and move less, I suggest to my patients that they simply add more greens to their diets.

There are very simple foods that can be prepared easily which have tremendous positive impact on our female health! 


I had the good fortune of crossing paths with Jade Rosenberg, a recipe developer from New York. She happened to visit the Well Women office precisely when I needed some new recipes to support The Seed Fertility Program

Going forward, Jade will periodically feature recipes that are beneficial to our hormone health, fertility or wellness and pertinent for the season. Quick to make and sure to delight, Jade’s recipes are something to look forward to for the year ahead!

Here’s a Well Women recipe passed on to patients for over 10 years during the winter season to help restore the important minerals lost to high acid, sugary foods combined with the stress of socializing and finding “perfect” gifts.

Mineral-Rich Leafy Greens 

1-4 Servings, depending on amount of greens used



  • 1 bunch of any of the following leafy greens, chopped:
  • Collard greens
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Chard
  • Beet tops
  • Broccolini
  • 1 cup water


There are two flavor options to choose from for this recipe:

Option 1 (Basic)

  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Option 2 (Asian)

  •  2-3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


1. Clean the greens.

2. In a large skillet, over medium heat, add the oil (from Option 1 or 2).

3. Add all of the greens and the liquid. Sauté the greens for 5-8 minutes until the greens are bright and wilted. Keep an eye on it – don’t allow greens to burn or become dry.