Vitamin A is one of the most essential vitamins for beautiful skin and overall well being. What should you snack on when your complexion needs a vitamin A boost? Try carrots, one of the best veggie sources of beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A keeps skin, hair, nails, and eyes beautiful by promoting natural cell division, regenerating collagen, regulating oil production, and slowing the natural deterioration of eyesight as we age. Carrots are also a great source of biotin, a nutrient that’s important for healthy hair growth and blood sugar regulation.
3 cups grated carrots
2 cups of grated zucchini
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
1/2 to 1 cup dried mulberries
I bunch scallions, sliced thin
3/4 cup cashews, soaked for at least 6 hours and drained
1 cup fresh coconut milk or other that you like
1 lime, juice from
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon nama shoyu (or tamari)
1 tablespoon liquid sweetener of choice
1 garlic clove
1-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped (aprox. 2 teaspoons)
pink salt to taste
To serve, cilantro leaves and lime wedges.
Toss carrots, zucchini, pineapple, mulberries and scallions together in a large bowl.
Place all dressing ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
Pour dressing over salad and mix through to coat all pieces.
Superfood Spotlight : Mulberries
Like many berries, mulberries are loaded with benefits, earning their superfood status by packing in around 130% RDA vitamin C, 20% RDA iron, 8% RDA calcium, and 3 grams of protein per ounce (all in a mere 90 calories!). But mulberries take their nutrition one step further by also offering notable quantities of an elusive polyphenol called resveratrol. Often billed as a premier “anti-aging” compound, studies have shown resveratrol to have powerful anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and – indeed – anti-aging properties, while also helping fight cardiovascular disease and enhancing tissue maintenance.
March 16, 2017
Soup & Salads