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What is in Brussels sprouts?

Along with brocolli, kale, cabage, and collard greens, Brussels sprouts are a member of the 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  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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Carrot-potato cream soup

Once again a sixpence recipe, and all you need to make it are

3 large carrots

2 potatoes

olive oil

1 cup of almond milk

salt and pepper

Boil the veggies until they are soft. Drain them and wash in cold water, then drain again. place in the blender, add a cup of almond milk, salt, pepper, and a tea spoon of olive oil. Blend until you reach a thick, creamy, smooth consistency. The sweetness of the carrots is nicely balanced by the pepper.

Serve and enjoy!

Cost: $1. Appliances/ kitchenware used: knife, cutting board, pot, blender.

Benefits: Vitamins A, C, K, E, carotene, fiber, carbohydrates.

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Asparagus-potato cream soup

This soup is about as simple as they come, and takes about 15 minutes total to prepare. Yet, it is astonishingly tasty and very filling. Finally, it is very affordable to make.

All you need are:

3 medium to large potatoes;

about 10 stems (stems?) of asparagus;

salt and pepper;

A tea spoon of olive oil.

Whether you add a splash of almond milk to the final mix is entirely up to you. The soup is just as wonderful without it.

Place the potatoes and asparagus in a large enough pot and boil until the veggies are soft.

Remove from the fire, drain from the water, and place in a separate dish to cool off or wash with cool water.

Place everything in a blender. Add salt and pepper to taste, a tsp of olive oil, and, if you feel like it, about 2 tablespoons of almond milk. Blend well until you reach a thick but very creamy consistency.

Place this beauty in a bowl and enjoy on its own or with some vegan croutons or crackers. It is SO delicious!

This makes 4 servings, unless you are starved (like me today, I had no time to eat!!). Then it’s about 2.

Boiling the asparagus actually helps with the release and digestion of nutrients from it. Like carrots, asparagus has very thick, indigestible cellulose, which prevents the fill absorption of vitamins. Asparagus is an excellent source of sodium, fiber, protein, and vitamins B6, A, and C. It contains Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, Manganese and Selenium, and is a decent source of carbohydrates.

 

Potatoes, although mostly known for being carb-rich, are also a great source of vitamins C, B6, Copper, and Potassium.

So you’ve made yourself a very nutritious and delicious soup. It also made it into the “sixpence” category with a $total cost of ingredients $2.00. Enjoy!Image

 
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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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