Several of you gave us great feedback (thank you!) and it was fun to share a few of our more unusual recipes like Joy’s Kale, Apple & Banana Smoothie and my Sweet Potato Espresso Brownies.
We’ve got big plans for February, including our first give-away contest (look for details tomorrow). Just in case you missed anything this month, here is a quick review of some of our January power food highlights…
Kale – One serving of kale contains 88% of your daily vitamin C! Plus, kale is loaded with antioxidents and is a good source of vitamin A, K, and even calcium.
Wild Alaskan Salmon – A fantastic source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and one of the most sustainable fish you can buy (according to Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch).
Blueberries – Just 80 calories per cup, loaded with vitamin C and fiber, and blueberries rank the highest of any fruit in antioxidents.
Tofu – High in vegetarian protein, vitamin B, calcium and isoflavones. Consuming tofu regularly has been linked in many studies to lowering bad cholesterol.
Spinach – Spinach has an amazing array of nutrients, including high amounts of vitamin K, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, magnesium and iron. It’s been shown to protect against vision loss and cancer, and to lower blood pressure and inflammation!
Walnuts - An excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, alpha linolenic acid and anitoxidents, plus protein and fats for energy.
Artichokes - The artichoke leaves and heart combined have only 60 calories, but more than 6 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein! They are a great source of potassium, folate, magnesium, anti-oxidents and other nutrients that help muscle, heart and liver function.
Sweet Potatoes – A single sweet potato has more than a day’s worth of vitamin A, plus fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium. Unlike regular potatoes, sweet potatoes are a complex carbohydrate, so they can help regulate blood sugar.
It was definitely a yummy month…