Romanesco 🥦 or as we call it in our lil casa the🎄 tree broccoli 🥦!!!
There are many benefits to consuming cruciferous vegetables. One being it’s role in providing sulfur to our diets and allowing for the synthesis of glutathione.
Glutathione is a key antioxidant needed for proper health and well being. This antioxidant is produced within our bodies if we provide the proper foods and environment for its production.
Ways to encourage healthy glutathione levels :
✅ getting enough vitamin C in your diet
✅ eat sulfur rich foods such as cruciferous veggies (think Broccoli , Brussel sprouts, romanesco and Cauliflower)
✅adequate selenium intake from fish and nuts
✅consume foods with naturally high levels such as avocado and asparagus
✅add turmeric to recipes as it may help to increase glutathione levels
✅work on a proper sleep schedule and adequate amounts (on average about 8 hours)
✅ supplements such as NAC that help body make enough glutathione (always remember before starting a supplement talk with your personal care provider regarding what is BEST for YOU)!
Here is a recipe that uses one of our favorite cruciferous veggies. Cauliflower!!!
Veggie “Alfredo” Sauce:
This is a more healthful alternative packed with nutrients. This sauce pairs great over just about anything (traditional pasta, spiralized veggies or even as a salad dressing over a bed of greens).
2 cups cauliflower
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup broth (try a low sodium vegetable based one)
1/4 cup unsweetened milk alternative -(can also be omitted if you prefer a more thick sauce)
2 Tbsp olive or avocado oil
1 tsp spicy brown mustard
1/4 cup basil chopped
1 tsp turmeric
2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
Break cauliflower into small floret pieces and then steam the 2cups until tender. Once cooled add cauliflower and all ingredients to blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and then top over your food of choice!
1/4 cup serving contains about 45 calories, 2g carbohydrate, 3 g fat and 1.5 G protein- specifics do vary depending on your milk and broth choices.