We can all use a little more “green” in our lives. So I wanted to share some Yummy Green Recipes and some benefits of eating Green!
Green Vegetable Benefits…
Antioxidants: Did you know that including vegetables in your diet is probably the easiest way to stay healthy, trim and nourished? Since vegetables are low-calorie, nutrient-rich foods, they help you to stay in optimum health over the long term by keeping your weight in check. According to a recent study, plant-based foods contain antioxidants that may improve blood Sugar in people at risk for diabetes and heart disease.
Dietary Fiber: Vegetables are great options for consuming dietary fiber. Owing to the high percentage of fiber level in vegetables, your digestive track stays well toned.
Cancer Prevention: Cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli have a high content of indoles and isothiocyanates. These components have protective properties against colon cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer and other types of cancers. Broccoli sprouts have immensely higher sulforaphane than the matured broccolis, which is a cancer-protective substance. Furthermore, as said before, since vegetables are great antioxidants, they also alleviate the chances of fatal diseases like cancer.
Proteins and Amino Acids: If you eat less animal products in your diet, you must ensure that your diet is high in protein-rich vegetables to compensate for the proteins that you are missing. Once you have the correct combination of vegetables in your meals, you will gain ample amount of amino acids that are required to live healthy.
Water: Vegetables naturally have high levels of water; this is the reason why they are generally fat free and low in calories. You can rest assured of both your weight and health once you start on a vegetable-rich diet. The more you consume vegetables, the more the water intake that flushes out waste products and toxins from your body.
Spinach Protein Pancakes
2 cups spinach
3 egg whites
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Add all ingredients into blender, mix until smooth and cook on griddle. This is enough to make 8-10 pancakes!
- 2 cups spinach
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup mango
- 1 cup pineapple
- 2 in bananas Use at least one frozen fruit to chill your smoothie
Tightly pack 2 cups of leafy greens in a measuring cup and then toss into blender.
Add water and blend together until all leafy chunks are gone.
Add mango, pineapple and bananas and blend again until smooth.
Pour and Enjoy!
Stuffed Green Peppers
- 6 large Green Peppers
- 1 lb Ground Bee
- 1⁄2c Diced Onion
- 1 can tomatoes, diced
- 1⁄2c long grain rice
- 1⁄2c water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- Cut tops from green peppers; discard seeds and membranes.
- Chop enough of the tops to make 1/4 cup, set aside.
- Cook the whole green peppers, uncovered in boiling water for about 5 minutes; invert to drain well.
- Sprinkle insides of peppers lightly with salt. In a skillet cook ground beef, onion and 1/4 cup chopped pepper till meat is browned and vegetables are tender.
- Drain off excess fat. Add undrained tomatoes, uncooked rice, water, salt, Worcestershire, and a dash of pepper.
- Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes or till rice is tender.
- Stir in cheese. Stuff peppers with meat mixture. Place in a 10x6x2 baking dish.
- Bake, covered in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
I hope you enjoy these recipes!
Please share with your family and friends!
Don’t forget to try my Green Dessert Protein Shake