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Recipe: Simple Asparagus Omelet

In the mood for a simple yet unique breakfast recipe? Then give this little gem a try! Not only is it easy to make, it is loaded with nutrients to help you look and feel your best. Asparagus is packed with vitamin A, K, C, and E. It’s also a great source of fiber and potassium. The added baby tomatoes are packed with immune-boosting antioxidants and are a great source of lycopene.

Simple Asparagus Omelet

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Tbsp cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cage-free organic eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (I use the So Delicious brand)
  • 3 or 4 organic asparagus spears, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • A handful of organic baby tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS: Heat the olive oil in your skillet on medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and cook until they are tender (about five minutes). Whisk the eggs and coconut milk in a bowl. Add this mixture to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium. Let cook for about five more minutes or until the egg is fully cooked. Serve the omelet up on a plate with the tomatoes placed around the edges. Season with sea salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Nutrition Webisode: The Health Benefits of Tomatoes

In this nutrition webisode, I talk about why tomatoes are amazing for promotion optimal health and how we can include them in our diet on a regular basis. What’s your favorite way to enjoy tomatoes? Do you grow them yourself? It doesn’t get any better than eating a fresh and juicy tomato!

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Authen-tip: Incorporating Plenty of Potassium into your Diet

What do Swiss chard, spinach, tomatoes, eggplant, and kale all have in common? They are great sources of potassium! This is a nutrient needed to help our muscles and nerves function properly while lowering our risk of high blood pressure. It’s also important for maintaining a good level of electrolytes as well as normal calcium levels. When we are not getting enough potassium in our bodies, we can experience muscle weakness, fatigue, irritability and heart problems. Eating foods like celery, collard greens, beets, and papayas will ensure that you are getting enough potassium in your diet. Just make sure that you are not overcooking your veggies as this can result in a loss of nutrients. You can also try drinking pure coconut water for a potassium-rich beverage.

Smoothie of the Day: Greens, Tomatoes and Cucumber Smoothie

Some people just can’t get enough of tomatoes! They love their texture, taste, and beautiful color. Tomatoes are rich in nutrients including vitamin C, A, K, potassium, dietary fiber, and B vitamins. Tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene, which helps prevent prostate cancer. The spinach in this smoothie contains over 13 different flavonoid phytonutrients that function as powerful antioxidants. Give it a try today!

Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumber Smoothie

  • 4 fresh tomatoes, diced with skins on
  • 1/2 long cucumber, diced into little chunks
  • 1 C fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 4 broccoli spears
  • 1 C all-natural, organic tomato juice

Add all ingredients to your blender and process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve. Enjoy!

Margaux’s Minute: Storing your Garden Fresh Tomatoes

“It doesn’t get any better than biting into a juicy tomato that you grew in your own garden! To keep your tomatoes fresh after they have been picked, store them at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. They should stay fresh for up to ten days depending on the variety. Storing unripe tomatoes in the refrigerator will cause the flavor to become dull and the texture to become spongy. Eww! Who wants to eat that? To store tomatoes that have been sliced, place them in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator. Try to use the cut tomatoes within two days of storing them.” xoxo – Margaux J Rathbun