Going to a farmer’s market is one of my favorite plans since I moved from the UK to the USA! Especially in summer, you might find fresh veggies, flowers or fruits. This is a great initiative to support local farmers in your region.
Today I will share with you a small list of top veggies for a plant-based diet and some tips to consider for your next shopping. Also, you will find a new recipe: beetroot hummus, a delicious snack for this summer.
TOP 5 VEGGIES FOR A PLANT-BASED DIET:
Avocado: It’s one of the best fruits to include in your daily diet; half avocado per day can help you to lower your blood pressure. It’s perfect for smoothies and salads.
Beetroot: This veggie is very rich in vitamin C, magnesium and iron, but recently I read that their regular consumption can help you to prevent Alzheimer.
Cauliflower: It has vitamin K, and decrease the risk of heart disease. Also, it’s popular for replacement of pasta, potatoes, and rice.
Eggplant: Also known as aubergines, this veggie can help you to reduce cholesterol in less than a month. It’s great for cooking a curry or veggie lasagna.
Red Onion: Contain a higher amount of antioxidants compounds than white or yellow onions. It’s very tasty for cooking ceviches or salads.
You will need 3 beetroots peeled, cooked and diced, 1 can of chickpeas cooked, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 lime juice, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 1 tablespoon of cumin, 1 avocado and a pinch of cayenne and black pepper.
Blend the ingredients until smooth, serve in a bowl add a few spinach leaves on top. Enjoy this snack with sesame crackers or celery sticks, please share your comments and follow me on THE POCKETBOOK.blog