Just take a look at this plate – so much color, flavor and stacks and stacks of Vitamin C :).
This is a combo of leftover roasted carrots, zucchini and yellow peppers from last night’s dinner plus a generous portion of sautéed butternut squash noodles, some homemade almond and cilantro pesto as well as a big handful of spinach leaves.
The pesto is pretty rusticly made, just a big handful of cilantro, about a cup of almonds, some garlic, seasoning and a little olive oil all blended till smooth. I made about 1 cup’s worth of pesto which has now fed 4 people. Yum yum.
All of these vegetables plus the cilantro are a great source of vitamin C. This vital nutrient benefits the body in a variety of ways and here listed are my favorite ones:
- Boosts the immune system to fight infection.
- Works to lower high blood pressure (so great!).
- Produces a positive mood through signals transmitted to the brain.
- Helps repair wounds and speeds up the growth of the skin’s repair tissues.
- Promotes healthy eyes.