Green Bowl

October 3, 2017

 

 

 

Sharing my recipes for my go to salad-- so simply and so nutritious! You get the best of both worlds *cue Hannah Montana*

 

BENEFITS

 

KALE

Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat.

It is great for aiding in digestion. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. It is also high in Vitamin K, which can help protect against various cancers. 

Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants. kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids. Kale is high in vitamin C, very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration. kale has more calcium than milk. Kale is filled with fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy.

 

CUCUMBERS 

These fruits are 96 percent waiter which makes them great for keeping you hydrated. that water in cucumber sweeps the waste products out of your system and flushes out the toxins. A B and C, which boost immunity, give you energy and keep you radiant. 

Aids in weight loss. Stabilizes blood pressure. Silica, the wonder mineral in cucumber makes your hair and nails stronger and shinier. Soothes muscle and joint pain. All those vitamins and minerals in cucumber make it a powerful enemy of muscle and joint pain.

 

CARROTS

Most of the benefits of carrots can be attributed to their beta-carotene and fiber content. This root vegetable is also a good source of antioxidant agents. Carrots are also rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.

 

AVOCADO OIL

Avocado oil is one of the richest natural sources of Vitamin E. It contains polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols which can reduce skin damage, tighten skin and reduce wrinkles. It is also helpful in reducing aging and helping the body fortify against illness and disease. Avocado oil showed benefits in reducing the risk of Coronary Heart Disease by reducing risk factors, including: Lowering LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, Improving HDL (“good”) cholesterol, reducing triglyceride levels, improving blood clotting factors and reducing the risk of dangerous clots, Improving insulin sensitivity.

 

CHIA SEEDS 

They are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. Chia seeds are high in antioxidants that help to protect the delicate fats in the seeds. Almost all of the carbohydrates in chia seeds are fiber. This gives them the ability to absorb 10-12 times their weight in water.

Chia seeds are high in quality protein, much higher than most plant foods. Protein is the most weight loss friendly macronutrient and can drastically reduce appetite and cravings. They are high in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and protein, all essential for bone health.

 

VEGAN PESTO 

Garlic, another key ingredient in this vegan pesto recipe, is also full of health benefits. Garlic's potent compounds promote antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects while boosting the immune system.

 

PINE NUTS 

Pine nuts contain nutrients that help boost energy, including monounsaturated fat, protein and iron. Pine nuts are also a good source of magnesium. Pine nuts are high in beneficial monounsaturated fats, magnesium and vitamin E, which work together to protect the heart. From Vitamin E to zinc, pine nuts' antioxidants help protects cells from damage. packed with healthy fats, fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. 

 

 

Throw it all into a giant bowl and enjoy!

 

 

 

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