Green bowls of goodness because we need all the colours we can to fight the gloom outside!😉Filled with spinach, the most delicious lettuce bought on Sunday at my local farmers market, @oneearthblends
green goodness blend, hemp mylk, @rebel_kitchen
vanilla coconut yogurt, @pureblendco
matcha and vanilla white hemp protein, peas (yes, they give the best texture) and topped it with fairy blue coconut, a sprinkle of cacao dusted seeds and a few raspberries😍
Green peas are a source of B vitamins and folic acid as well as being very rich in vitamin K, A, C and minerals like calcium, zinc, iron, copper and manganese.
And even if we usually think of other foods as having a high antioxidant content, these little green beauties contain many phytonutrients such as catechins and epicatechins and ferulic and caffeic acids which has good anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties.
Also, just like beans and legumes they contain phytosterols compounds like beta-sitosterol which can support cholesterol levels balance and prostate health and they are a great source of fibre and especially plant based protein.
If you think about it, we find pea protein in smoothies or bars so why not throw in some frozen peas and get their extra nutrients as well.
Plus, fibre and protein help regulate the break down of starches into sugars and the passage of carbohydrate through out digestive tract and as a consequence blood sugar levels are better regulated.
So don’t reserve them just for a side dish, add them to sauces, dips, dressings, pimp up homemade pestos or guacamoles and experiment with pea pasta or flour that makes the best savoury pancakes!😊Plant medicine daily!