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Post-workout, Gut-Healthy Veggie Slaw

If you wanna slay, you gotta slaw!

When it comes to performing at your best, food can be your secret weapon, or your greatest weakness. Knowing how to navigate nutrition will be part of a winning strategy and an invaluable life lesson.

After a long workout or day at the office, your willpower is at its lowest—and you’re probably starving. This is the time that many people lose their grip on healthy food and make poor choices. A great trick is to make sure you’ve got healthy meals ready ahead of time, when you’re brain and willpower are fresh.

Chop chop, get to it!

The last thing you want is to spend time slaving away in the kitchen when you’re hangry! This recipe isn’t very labour intensive, is versatile, it’s got tons of micro-nutrients and gut-healthy foods, and it’ll give you more time to get out and enjoy the sunshine, riding your bike and having fun!

Nutritional Highlights

Spinach – One of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, this endurance enhancing leaf is full of iron, contains cancer fighting antioxidants, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and 40% of your magnesium requirement daily. Whoa yeah baby let’s get it on!

Beets – Beetroot contains the essential nutrients potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, and folic acid. Beetroot is a great source of soluble fibre which may help digestion, reduce high blood cholesterol and help prevent heart disease.

Dandelion greens – Dandelion greens are rich in a prebiotic fiber called inulin, free radical fighting vitamins A and C, blood cell promoting iron and muscle-cramp combating potassium.

Broccoli – Broccoli is full of free-radical fighting Vitamin C and is a good source of phytonutrient flavonols, particularly endurance-enhancing Quercetin.

Sauerkraut – This healthy fermented cabbage contains an incredible amount of probiotics that’ll boost your immune system, digestion and overall well-being. It’s also full of bone-forming vitamin K, free radical fighting and immunity enhancing vitamin C.

ArugulaVision boosting carotenoids, muscle tissue boosting chlorophyll and endurance enhancing nitrates.

Red Cabbage – Cabbage has anti-inflammatory properties, is rich in bone strengthening Vitamin K, brain-boosting polyphenols and is packed with collagen-forming and immunity enhancing vitamin C.

Tofu – Tofu is made from soybeans and is rich in blood-boosting iron, bone-building calcium and muscle-repairing protein. Some studies show it can lower cholesterol and may even help prevent certain types of cancer, including breast and prostate.

Cilantro – Cilantro is one of the richest herbal sources for vitamin K; provide about 258% of daily recommended intake. Vitamin-K has a potential role in bone mass building. —recovery faster from injuries!

Pea Shoots – Peas are commonly being used as a base protein concentrate for many vegan protein powders and they contain between 20-25% protein (Move over popeye, I’m comin up). Pea shoots are also rich in protease inhibitors, these little dudes stop bacteria, viruses and fungi in their tracks. They also prevent certain viruses that promote cancer and are useful in reducing LDL (bad cholesterol) in the blood.

Pink Himalayan Salt – Containing at least 84 naturally occurring trace elements in their natural mineral form, the benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt range from Regulating the water content throughout your body and promoting healthy pH balance in your cells to preventing muscle cramping and aiding in proper metabolism functioning.

Pumpkin Seeds – Full of anemia-fighting iron, immunity-boosting zinc, recovery-accelerating magnesium and mood-boosting tryptophan.

Hemp Hearts – Packed with brain-boosting Omega-3’s, muscle-repairing protein, anemia-fighting iron, immunity-boosting zinc, recovery-accelerating magnesium and free-radical fighting Vitmain E.

Sunflower Seeds – High in free-radical fighting Vitmain E and Digestion-aiding fibre.

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Gut-healthy veggie slaw

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Serves: 4-5 Cooking Time: 15min

Ingredients

  • 2 c chopped Spinach
  • 2 c grated Red & Golden Beets
  • 2 c chopped Dandelion greens
  • 1 c chopped Broccoli
  • 1 c Purple Cabbage or Beet Sauerkraut
  • 1/3 c juice of Sauerkraut
  • 2 c chopped Arugula
  • 2 c chopped Red Cabbage
  • 1 c chopped Cilantro
  • 1 c chopped Pea Shoots
  • 1/2 c Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 c Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1/4 c extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

1

Mix everything up in a big bowl and keep in the fridge for 2–3 days 😀

2

This slaw is great accompanied with rice or quinoa or rolled up in a soft taco with roasted yam!

3

You can add Tofu as well!

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