Lately we’ve been exploring the elements that provide the foundation for a healthy diet, basically a wide variety of organic, High Nutrient Dense whole foods. We continue this week by looking more closely at Nutrient Density:
A good way to ensure we are getting high nutrient density when we shop for food is to look for color. Head to the Produce Section with all the beautiful fruits and veggies. What gives the food color are all the different nutrients. So buy the brightest and most attractive foods. And by buying what is most attractive to us, we’re actually listening to the intelligence of our bodies, nudging us toward what it knows will provide the most benefit.
And remember to buy sprouts, they are little powerhouses of nutrients.
Also, buy some sea vegetables that you can add to grains, beans and lentils. Sea veggies are full of vitamins and minerals.
We’ve added the High Nutrient Dense food list below. Notice the Food Plan on the left side of the sheet. If you begin following this Plan your body will thank you. Most people are amazed at how their body responds so positively and quickly to these foods. It’s a journey worth taking. (You can download a copy by clicking on the image.)
And notice the Nutrient Density list on the right. By staying in the “Green Zone”, the foods above the Red Zone, you are giving yourself the highest nutrient density without any inflammatory foods.
Our recipe today comes from Anthony William and his Liver Rescue Book. We just completed his 9 day cleanse and totally loved it. This is a spinach soup over cucumber spirals that we found to be a WOW soup. It is quick to make and so delicious.
To Your Amazing Health,
Connie and Bill
Spinach Soup Over Cucumber Spirals Recipe (2 Servings)
2 pints cherry tomatoes
2 stalks celery
2 cloves garlic
2 oranges, peeled
8 cups baby spinach
1 English cucumber
Place all ingredients, except the cucumber, in a blender and blend well. Spiralize the cucumber to act as the soup base. If you don’t have a spiralizer, just pulse cucumber in a food processor or dice finely. Pour blended liquid over cucumber and serve. (I added a few red pepper flakes for heat.)