This easy and healthy recipe will provide you with a surprisingly good amount of health benefits that will make you appreciate the humble Silverbeet a little more. This green leafy vegetable also comes in colours of red, purple and yellow. Its known to prevent free radical damage (responsible for disease and ageing) & inflammation, as well as be one of the best sources of water soluble nutrients that provide antioxidants and protective benefits from cancer.
One cup of cooked silver beet contains protein, fibre, Vitamin A, K (helps with Blood clotting), C, Manganese (maintain brain and nerve function), Potassium (helps regulate blood pressure), vitamin E, Iron & B2. Research shows that Silverbeet is particularly useful in preventing and treating diabetes as it assists with the regulation of enzymes that are involved with the release of glucose. In one study it has been proven to lower not just your blood sugar level but your blood pressure as well.
1 handful fresh Silverbeet
1 red Capsicum, finely sliced
2-3 spring onions, finely sliced
2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint
1 handful of bean sprouts
¼ cup of silvered almonds
1 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons of olive oil
1 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1 clove of fresh garlic, crushed
salt and pepper to taste
Toast the silvered almonds until golden brown, then allow to cool.
Finely slice Silverbeet leaves, capsicum, spring onions and mint
Place in a salad bowel with bean sprouts & almonds
Mix dressing ingredients and drizzle over salad
Energy 372 Kj (89 Cal)
Protein 3G (15 %)
Carbohydrates 4g (23%)
Fat 6g (62%)
Sodium 34 mg