Road to Raw Food(s); Episode 2, Video 2
I will show how I make healthy raw vegetable food dietary supplement here. On the previous post on how to peel and cut pineapple fast and easy I made a loud hint on this.
This first short post and video is a break-in process, somehow.
For starter, I prepared a smoothie of raw vegetable consisting of cilantro, parsley, red leaf lettuce, kale, celery and carrot top leaves. To balance the taste, I added frozen redberry, blueberry and frozen pineapple (yes, the pineapple I made a demo on peel and cut video earlier) but, missed adding ripe banana and a swig of extra virgin olive oil.
The vegetable and fruit ingredients made the smoothie full packed with phytochemicals and antioxidants. Parsley contribute folic acid, vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin A. According to Wikipedia half of tablespoon (a gram) of parsley contains about 6.0 µg of lycopene and 10.7 µg of alpha carotene.
Cilantro leaves (and seed) contain antioxidants, but the leaves were found to have a stronger effect.
Raw pineapple is an excellent source of manganese (76% Daily Value (DV) in a one US cup serving) and vitamin C (131% DV per cup serving). Mainly from its stem, pineapple contains a proteolytic enzyme, bromelain, which breaks down protein.
If you are reading this and watching my video, I may have sparked an interest. Now, you may check out what other beneficial vitamins and minerals the green and leafy vegetables and fruits I added here, either thru Wikipedia or other source on hand.
As I progress in this journey of raw veggie-fruit preparation, I will exert effort at improving the video including but not limited to a better and efficient food processor. The one I used presented some challenge.
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Smoothie full packed of nutrients and vitamins for a healthy life ahead.