Monsters Deliciosa - "Delicious Monster" is a succulent tropical fruit similar to the jackfruit, which grows on a very large-leafed philodendron in hot and humid areas. It has a scale-like skin on the outside and a soft fruit which tastes like a combination of pineapple + banana. It is native to Mexico and Guatemala and is organically grown and harvested in South Florida from July to October. The fruit takes one whole year to develop. Do not eat before ripe! The unripe fruit contains oxalic acid and can have some adverse effects such as hives or blistering. When the fruit is ready to eat, the green outer skin will fall off naturally. This fruit is high in Calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C. This fruit also goes by the name Mexican breadfruit and Locusts + Wild Honey. Can be delicious in a smoothie by adding 1 cup of nut milk (or your choice of milk) + 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice + 3 handfuls of spinach + 2 strawberries
Organic kale, carrots & golden beets 😍 super simple, super tasty. I went looking for red beets and was pleasantly surprised to find golden beets 😃 I am a sucker for root vegetables! golden beets contain phytonutrients called betalains - providing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & detoxification support. The anti-inflammatory mechanism in beets is their ability to inhibit the activity of COX-1 & COX-2 enzymes, which trigger inflammation - under most circumstances, when inflammation is needed, this production of pro-inflammatory molecules is a good thing. However, under other circumstances, such as the body undergoing chronic inflammation - production of these enzymes can make things worse. These golden beets are high in fiber, iron, potassium, folic acid, vitamin c, vitamin a, beta-carotene, lycopene, flavonoids and anti-oxidants. Golden beets are good for the eyes& heart, they are excellent kidney and body cleansers, lower blood pressure & cholesterol, helps anemia & fatigue, Chronic inflammation, diabetes, as well as helping protect against cancers - especially colon cancer. Eat your beets 💛
Shiitake mushroom soup. Yumm! Shiitake mushrooms have so many health benefits and it helps that they are delicious as well. These mushrooms have been used medicinally by the Chinese for more than 6,000 years 😊 shiitake's are fabulous in supporting the immune system, the cardiovascular system and have been found to have anti-cancer properties. Shiitake's may help the cardiovascular system (including protection against atherosclerosis) by preventing too much immune cell binding to the lining of our blood vessels. In order for immune cells and other materials to bind onto our blood vessel linings, certain protein molecules (called adhesion molecules) must be produced and set into action. Shiitake mushrooms can help our blood vessels by blocking the adhesion molecule production process. (The adhesion molecule production that is partially blocked by shiitake mushroom components include the adhesion molecules ICAM-1, VCAM-1, and E-selectin). Shiitake extract may be helpful in cancer because studies show it appears to restore melanoma-reactive T cells, an important aspect of cancer treatment. This mushroom is a good source of iron, vitamin B, minerals such as magnesium + potassium + phosphorus.
Homemade soup ingredients (all organic):
Fresh shiitake mushrooms
Bunch of green onions chopped
Himalayan pink sea salt
Dollop of ghee
Be well. Namaste.