...because Spring got COLD again!! Makes heaps so get some containers ready for freezing :)
Forget the can opener...save that store bought bollocks for the emergency kit. Since Summer is taking its sweet time, try this hearty, healthy, satisfying bowl of deliciousness.
On another note, I recently got my once yearly warrant of fitness from the doctor (cause apparently us vegans are more prone to getting sick....yea right). As usual, everything came back fine...my iron is actually on the higher side - probably due to the increase in green smoothies and spirulina tablets I've been taking to get me through exams. I want people to know that this isn't unusual for a vegan. There is a huge misconception out there that vegans are lacking in something as a matter of course. I keep a closer eye on my B12 levels but even so, I have had no indication of needing to supplement in this.
I don’t take any supplements or vitamins. I just eat really well. I used to take a lot of them and when I stopped, nothing bad happened so I just never started taking them again. I think it’s important for people to know they don’t "have" to take vitamins and supplements if they already have a good diet made up of whole, natural foods.
I'm not sure exactly what constitutes a chowder, but for fear of being incorrest on a technicality, I decided against Googling it. This is a chowder dammit. A creamy, thick, chunky and hot chowder promising couch-snuggling time while watching your favourite movie.
This one's a keeper...a tasty, light, soupy type dish. Soba noodles lose about 80% of their sodium when cooked in unsalted water. Rinse and drain the soba thoroughly after cooking to remove any lingering salt.
Super satisfying. Nutritional Info per serve (2 cups): Calories: 138.2, Total Fat: 0.4 g, Cholesterol: 0.0 mg, Sodium: 375.0 mg, Total Carbs: 23.9 g, Dietary Fiber: 8.4 g, Protein: 9.8 g.
There's a first for everything and purple soup was my first today! Such an amazing colour. Here's some of the health benefits of purple foods:
Purple foods prevent premature aging
Purple foods are colored by a pigment called anthocyanin, a strong and protective antioxidant which can help reduce the risk of cancer, help improve memory and assist with healthy aging.
Purple foods protect your heart
Purple fruits and vegetables are also packed with flavonoids — known to be one of the most powerful phytochemicals. Flavonoids are heart-healthy, beneficial to the cardiovascular system and can lower your risk of heart disease.
Bok choy is the heart of this savory soup. I love bok choy. It is full of nutrients. Bok Choy has 110 mg of calcium per cup. It is also loaded with vitamins C, A and K, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and iron. The coconut provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk, and oil that has fed and nourished populations around the world for generations. Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a "functional food" because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Enjoy :)
Such an amazing colour! Beetroot is super healthy for you and great if you are into fitness. Its nutrition benefits come particularly from fiber, vitamins, minerals, and unique plant derived anti-oxidants. Beetroot fibre has been shown to increase the level of antioxidant enzymes in the body, (specifically one called glutathione peroxidase), as well as increase the number of white blood cells, which are responsible for detecting and eliminating abnormal cells. Beets are also one of the richest sources of glutamine, an amino acid, essential to the health and maintenance of the intestinal tract. Enjoy this soup as lunch or dinner - it is filling enough to be a meal!
This wholesome soup will warm your belly with it's generous amount of ginger. The combined nutrients from it's ingredients make it a super healthy meal. It is particularly high in iron, chlorophyll and antioxidants.
The smooth taste of cream without the need for any dairy. Super easy to make and very tasty. A bowl of this is filling enough to be a meal.
Clean, plant based recipes for EVERYONE :) And some research thrown in for good measure.