Asparagus

This week for Feed Your Skin Friday’s, I thought I would bring you some beauty nutrition and healthy tips on why you should add asparagus to your diet (if you haven’t all ready). There are many health benefits to this little green tree-like veg. Did you know that asparagus is an excellent source of folate? For those of you that don’t know about folate, it’s a B vitamin that helps protect our cells.  Next, asparagus contains inulin (a prebiotic fibre) which helps promote good bacteria in the stomach. We all know how important fibre is in our diet and when everything is working right our digestion and overall immunity is strengthened. For those of you trying to watch what you eat, this is the perfect vegetable to add when counting calories. Did you know that six pieces contain only twenty calories? Below is a favorite dish I like to make, it’s one of my favorite recipes that I have seen on many cooking shows.

Roasted Asparagus

Ingredients: 2 pounds asparagus, Olive Oil, Coarsely ground black pepper, Sea Salt, 1 roll of soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled (enough to lightly cover), 2 teaspoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice, 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (zest)

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 220°C (200°C for a fan oven). Arrange asparagus on large rimmed baking tray, drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil,  turning to cover both all sides. Season with salt and pepper then roast asparagus in the center of the oven until just tender when pierced with knife, about 7 minutes. Pre-warm a serving plate (if serving hot). Remove from heat and arrange asparagus in single layer on the serving plate. Sprinkle with goat cheese & lemon rind. Drizzle with lemon juice and 2 teaspoons olive oil.

Serves 6 – serve hot or cold

Would love to hear your favorite Asparagus recipe’s

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Cythia Cilek on February 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    One more benefit of asparagus: It contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which serves as a natural diuretic, and increased urination not only releases fluid but helps rid the body of excess salts. This is especially beneficial for people who suffer from edema (an accumulation of fluids in the body’s tissues) and those who have high blood pressure or other heart-related diseases. ‘

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