This spring cleanse vegetable stew is an easy and delicious simple meal to make and you don’t have to wait until vegetarians come to dinner to make a vegetable stew.
Broccoli is packed full of health benefits for you. It is helpful for the heart, reduces the risk of cancer, and is good for blood sugar control for diabetics. It is high in fiber, protein and detoxifying phytochemicals and one cup of cooked broccoli only have 31 calories and no fat. Broccoli is one of the many alkaline-forming foods that help prevent cellular damage to the eyes and may even slow the aging process.
Eat cabbage if you want the health benefits of beautiful glowing skin, and an immune system powerful enough to fight off just about anything, don’t forget this highly nutritious but common vegetable.
WHO recognizes that Onions help relieve symptoms such as coughs, congestion asthma, and respiratory infections. Onions are full of protective phytonutrients, vitamins, trace minerals, quercetin (an important flavonoid), chromium, and unique anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Spinach was a superfood even before there was the term superfood. I’m referring of course to Popeye the Sailor Man. One can of the green stuff and he turned into muscle popping tornado of energy. Even without Popeye’s recommendation, spinach contains more nutrients per calorie than any other food on the earth. It is loaded with vitamins like A, K, D, and E and a host of trace minerals and is a good source of omega 3 fatty acid.
Kale is a great detox food that is full of fiber and low in cholesterol. It supports normal blood clotting, antioxidant activity, and bone health while nourishing the immune system.
Asparagus with its high fiber content, and low glycemic index it is considered a smart carb. It is on the Environmental Working Group’s Clean 15 list of fruits and vegetables with the lowest occurrence of pesticides as it naturally grows so quickly the need for pesticides is reduced. It is a very good source of vitamin K, the B vitamin folate, vitamin C, and vitamin A. and it is filled with B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, and B6).
To get the most health benefits from Garlic, let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes, after cutting and before eating or cooking. Waiting for 5 – 10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form. If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait. Add some garlic to your soups, stews, and salad dressing recipes to lower high cholesterol. Sometimes it is easier to use some Organic Freeze Dried Garlic so no chopping and peeling.
Coconut oil is actually very good for us. In tropical climates like Polynesia, Sri Lanka and the Yucatan where they have a diet high in coconut oil, the people are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer and colon problems than unsaturated fat eaters. It is now accepted that there is good cholesterol and there are good saturated fats. Learn the 12 benefits of Coconut Oil, this newly declared an Amazing SuperFood.
Basil has been considered to be ‘The Oldest Herb’. It has been used for health reasons for its distinct flavour which is delicious. It is one of my favorite herbs to use in my kitchen.
It is properly known as Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans. Bragg Liquid Aminos are made from health-giving, NON-GMO soybeans, and purified water. They are an excellent, healthy, gourmet replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Not fermented or heated and Gluten-Free. Bragg’s has a small amount of naturally occurring sodium. No table salt is added. If less sodium is desired, use a 6 oz. Bragg’s spray bottle and dilute with 1/3 distilled water or to taste and then either add in or spray on food.
Lemons’ health benefits are immense. To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits.
Tahini is made from sesame seeds, the more I learn about this superfood the more I want to share it with other people. I’m an enthusiastic eater of all sorts of seeds, but sesame seeds in the form of tahini and oil are favourites of mine.Kevala Organic Tahini is a very good tahini.
1 bunch Broccoli
1 cup Cauliflower
1 cup shredded Cabbage
1 large Onion
3 pieces Kale or 2 cups Spinach
1/2 pound Asparagus
3 – 7 cloves garlic, sliced (optional)
2 Tbsp Coconut oil
1 tsp Basil
1 tsp Marjoram
2 Tbsp Braggs or 2 tsp Vegetable salt
Black Pepper to taste
2 cups Water
2 Tbsp Tahini
1/2 lemon, juiced
- Remove the skins from onions and chop the onions fine.
- Chop the garlic.
- Sauté the onion and garlic in coconut oil till golden brown.
- Put the onions and garlic in a large saucepan with the water.
- Add the basil, marjoram, pepper, and Braggs.
- Cook for 10 minutes; this is to make flavourful stock.
- Chop the rest of the vegetables into 2-inch pieces.
- Place all of the vegetables except the asparagus and kale into a saucepan.
- Cook for 10 to 15 minutes till almost tender, stirring occasionally.
- Then add the asparagus and kale and cook for 5 – 10 minutes till tender (Don’t overcook the vegetables till they’re mushy; it will taste better if there is a slight crunch to the vegetables.)
- Mix the lemon juice and tahini with a little water.
- Mix the tahini/lemon juice mixture with the cooked vegetables and serve.
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