Nothing like green soup on Halloween 👻! Luckily my son likes "green things" and today's soup was his request. This is also a favorite in the cleanse program and may truly surprise you if you are skeptical.
Like all recipes I post, there are a major health components and this one has a standout winner. ASPARAGUS!
In addition to the great flavor, it is chock full of micronutrients! Since asparagus is roughly 93% water, we are not focusing much on the macronutrients (about 4% carbohydrate, with half of that being fiber, and 2% protein by weight). So here are the important micronutrient stats (based on 100g)
Vitamin C: 12% of the RDI
Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI
Vitamin K: 57% of the RDI
B9 (Folate): 34% of the RDI
Iron: 15% of RDI
Potassium: 6% of the RDI
Phosphorous: 5% of the RDI
Vitamin E: 7% of the RDI
In smaller amounts asparagus contains vitamins B1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and trace amounts of calcium, magnesium, manganese and zinc.
BONUS: Asparagus is one of the few dietary sources of glutathione, an antioxidant concentrated in the liver that helps bind toxins and escort them out of the body via urine or bile. Sufficient levels of glutathione in the body also help maintain energy, reduce muscle pain, improve sleep quality, and boost immune function.
Like all recipes I share with you, enjoy a lovely meal while supporting your health!