Looking to get your greens intake up? Well, Greens Up is the obvious choice if you’re in Brentwood. The only thing offered on the menu at the petite Greens Up restaurant on Montana are supersized salads with a variety of proteins, fruits, and more vegetables to top them off.
This restaurant offers creative salad combinations, such as the Sonoma Coast, which includes red grapes, sliced orange, candied walnuts, and mozzarella cheese. The combination of crisp lettuce, sweet fruit, and savory cheese make for a delicious and satisfying salad that will likely please even the salad averse.
If the pre-made options don’t appeal to you, you can always create your own salad from the many colorful, vitamin and mineral packed toppings. A cheery, helpful, Greens Up salad crafter will toss your salad to order and offer to leave it in the large, silver, mixing bowl or pack it in a to-go bowl.
During cold and flu season, and really any season, salads are a refreshing way to boost your immune system. Salads are a good way to help you meet your daily requirement for fiber, a prebiotic.
Prebiotics are food for the good bacteria, called probiotics, in our gastrointestinal tract. According to the Wall Street Journal article "Probiotics’ benefits may be more than a gut feeling" by Sumathi Reddy, probiotics can help ward off colds.
While the salads and tasty toppings at Greens Up may have numerous health benefits, it is important to remember that a salad, especially a supersized one, does not mean low calorie.
The toppings and dressings can easily drive up the calorie content of the salad. To keep the calorie content in check, consider asking for the dressing on the side, half portions of toppings on your salad, or planning to have half the salad for lunch and save the other half for dinner.
If you are hungry after a shopping trip on Montana, a workout at the Santa Monica Stairs, or just need a quick place to pick up a meal (or two), Greens Up is a good, healthy option. Keep in mind the tricks to keeping super sized salads healthy and enjoy the health benefits of a crisp, refreshing salad from Greens Up.