Beauty, Carbohydrates, carotene, Carrots, edamame, Fats, fiber, Health, hummus, magnesium, potassium, sixpence recipes, soups, Uncategorized, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, vitamin C, Vitamin K, Well being

What is in Brussels sprouts?

Along with brocolli, kale, cabage, and collard greens, Brussels sprouts are a member of theĀ Brassicaceae family. Usually steamed, boiled, or even fried for consumption, brussels sprouts are commonly associated with that very specific, powerful smell that can take over your kitchen and give your children an extra argument to run and hide at the prospect of dinner.

Fortunately, there is much more to the smelly offenders than just the notorious aroma. Brussels sprouts contain huge amounts of vitamins K, C, and A, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus, B vitamins, fiber, and a decent amount of carbohydrates. They are now well known for their anti-carcinogenic properties, although some of those are lost during exposure to high temperatures.

Today, I am mixing brussels sprouts with broccoli, red potatoes, and carrots, for a vitamin, fiber, and carb-dense and very delicious smelly cream soup.

I used:

1 lbs of brussels sprouts;

3 large red potatoes;

1 large stem of broccoli;

4 carrots;

salt and pepper;

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil;

a tiny bit of rosemary;

1/3 cup of almond milk.

Simply boil the veggies until soft, place them in a blender with the rest of the ingredients, and blend until you reach a creamy, thick consistency. Very very easy, very delicious, very wholesome. It’s good to be vegan. Enjoy! I did–with some edamame hummus Ā and crackers on the side –a great source of protein :). After swimming and lifting some weights, this is amazing recovery food.

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Papaya-berry-kiwi-grapefruit smoothie

This is a definite favorite–perfectly balancing sweet and sour, it is best served chilled, ideal in the summer heat.

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You need:

1/4 of a large papaya;

1 kiwi

1 cup of raspberries

1 cup of blueberries

3-4 strawberries

1/3 large red grapefruit

2 cups of spinach

1 cup of almond milk.

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Beautiful.

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Roasted red pepper and tomato salad with hearts of palm and capers

I hope you are enjoying the end of a busy day with some vegan gluttony! My end of the day snack is a juicy, savory, crunchy and very fresh summer salad made with hearts of palm, capers, olives, roasted red peppers, fresh yellow peppers, and the mandatory tomatoes, all tossed in aged balsamic vinegar. Vitamins C, A, B, fiber, healthy fats, and numerous minerals, tasting fantastic. Have a wonderful night, and thank you for stopping by.
Photo: I hope you are enjoying the end of a busy day with some vegan gluttony! My end of the day snack is a juicy, savory, crunchy and very fresh summer salad made with hearts of palm, capers, olives, roasted red peppers, fresh yellow peppers, and the mandatory tomatoes, all tossed in aged balsamic vinegar. Vitamins C, A, B, fiber, healthy fats, and numerous minerals, tasting fantastic. Have a wonderful night, and thank you for stopping by.
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For the carb lovers–peaches

Peaches are very nutrient rich. A raw peach contains on average about 2g of protein, plenty of minerals (potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, to name a few), and is an excellent source of vitamins A, E, K, and Niacin. A single peach contains about 17g of carbs- a mixture of fiber and sugars. The glycemic load of peaches, however, is relatively low (about 5; this value indicates the effect a kind of food has on blood sugar levels. Most healthy people of normal weight should aim at a GF<100; people suffering from diabetes should try to consume foods with low a GF).

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Today, I am adding peaches to a bunch of frozen berries and carrots to make a light smoothie. This gives me pretty rich influx of vitamins, minerals, sugars, and fiber.

I used:

2 peaches, 1/3 cup of frozen blackberries, 2-3 frozen strawberries, a handful of baby carrots.

I then took a picture of the frozen blackberries–aren’t they beautiful? Enjoy.

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manganese-magnesium-selenium-copper-B-A (zucchini, mshrooms, and carrots) soup.

This mix of essential minerals, fiber, A and B vitamins, among other goodies, can be made in under 12 minutes.

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Chop up zucchini, 5-6 white mushrooms, 2 large carrots, some parsley, put them all in a pot and boil for 10 minutes. add salt, black pepper, and a tiny bit of olive oil. Once soft, put the veggies in the blender and voila–you have a soup that’s delicious and quite filling — enough for 2 servings.

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