Meatless Monday: Pasta Salad and Smoothie Recipe

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Nutritional Value

  • Barrilla spinach and zucchini pasta -Provides one full serving of vegetables per 3.5 oz portion
  • Red, yellow, and orange bell peppers – Bell peppers contain very good levels of vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin-A, molybdenum, folate, and vitamin E.
  • Parsley – This herb is a good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. It is, perhaps, the richest herbal source for vitamin K. It also provides essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thiamin (vitamin B1)
  • Grape Tomatoes – has a high concentration of vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, potassium, copper.
  • Cauliflower – Is a very low-calorie food but is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, and Omega 3 fats.
  • Broccoli – Similar to cauliflower, broccoli is rich in vitamin K, vitamin C, Chromium, vitamin B6, folate, manganese, phosphorus, and Omega 3 fats.
  • Black Olives – Are a good source of copper, iron, vitamin E, and fiber

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Nutritional Value

  • Ginger – A good source of potassium. Ginger also holds a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
  • Apple Juice – is a good source of vitamin C and B6, but also has minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, manganese and magnesium.
  • Golden Melon – Great source of vitamin C and Potassium
  • Kiwi – Kiwi fruit has very good levels of vitamin-C, vitamin-A, vitamin-E, vitamin-K and flavonoid anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein and xanthin.
  • Banana – good source of vitamin B6 and of vitamin-C. Also provides adequate levels of minerals like copper, magnesium, and manganese and Potassium which is an electrolyte.[yumprint-recipe id=’15’]

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