Green; serene and peaceful.
Red; seductive and sensual.
January was green – a cleansing month – green smoothies, kale salads and collard wraps.
February is red – a love and lusty month – pomegranate seeds, beets and radish.
Impress your amour du jour (even if that’s you) with a salad made of red, pink and purple. Toss pomegranate seeds, beets, radish, red cabbage and red onion into a bowl. You’ll load up on phytonutrients – anthocyanin, quercetin, betalains and ellagic acid – which are only present in red/purple plant foods. All of these help keep your brain sharp and skin firm.
Add some avocado and parsley for color, texture and free radical fighting properties. The Vitamin E in the avocado, and luteolin in the parsley, help increase the antioxidant capacity of the red plant foods. It’s a pretty and synergistic pairing.
Just like a good relationship.Photo Credit: Dana James