Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Shrimp & Asparagus Soup Recipe

Thank you for stopping by as always my goal is to empower and transform your life. I've been on this journey of transformation that includes eating Organic foods, juicing and making 75% of each meal, vegetables. I've created some very healthy and delicious meals and I want to share one with you. As I create more veggie dishes and/or dishes that may or may not include meat, I will share them with you. This is by far my favorite of all the organic veggie and/or organic poultry dishes I've made thus far. After I share the recipe with you, I will share the benefits of each ingredient so that you understand why I use the ingredients I use. Don't be alarmed by the image as this meal will make your tongue and body feel like it has met heaven. And by the way, all the ingredients are organic.
So, if you're looking for a great and healthy meal to warm your body and feed your soul during this cold winter, here is my Shrimp & Asparagus Chili.

1 lb of shrimp
10-12 Asparagus stalks
1 15.5oz can of black beans
1 15.5oz can of of red kidney beans
1 6oz small can of tomato paste
1 diced orange bell pepper
2 teaspoons of pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 teaspoon of basil
1 teaspoon of oregano
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1 diced onion
32 oz low sodium turkey broth (or chicken)
Yellow vegetarian mozzarella cheese

Why did I use the ingredients I used in this recipe. Let's take a look at the benefits.

Asparagus fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.

Shrimp- Some of the health benefits of shrimp include improved bone and brain health, weight management, and a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease. Shrimp has anti-inflammatory, cancer preventative, and anti-aging properties that help to reduce the risk of various health ailments. It helps in treating age-related macular degeneration and relieving eye fatigue. Shrimp also provides relief from menstrual pain. 

Black Beans- fiber, potassium, folate, and vitamin B6, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. The fiber in black beans helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease

Red Kidney Beans- full of potassium, magnesium, iron and protein. Hence, this is a good meat substitute for vegetarians. Kidney beans also have several disease-fighting antioxidants that promote a healthy and strong immunity.

Orange Bell Peppers- One orange pepper contains 190 percent of the daily recommended intake for vitamin C, which is 75 milligrams for women and 90 milligrams for men. Vitamin C is a nutrient that supports healthy immunity and protects you from diseases. Produces collagen, keeping your skin healthy and helps wounds heal. 

Turmeric- Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, improved brain-function (memory), lowers the rick of heart disease, prevent and perhaps treat cancer.

Basil- Very good source of vitamin A as well as magnesium, which promotes cardiovascular health by prompting muscles and blood vessels to relax, thus improving blood flow and lessening the risk of irregular heart rhythms or a spasming of the heart muscle or a blood vessel.

Oregano- Contains vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, calcium, and potassium. Oregano has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal effects, and may kill MRSA, listeria, and other pathogens. Oregano essential oil may be useful for respiratory ailments like colds and flu. Adding oregano to meat before cooking may help reduce the amount of toxic compounds created by the cooking process.

Red Pepper Flakes-  Vitamin A; beneficial for improving skin, hair, nails and eyes. Red pepper also contains vitamins C, E and B-6, and the minerals iron, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus. Pain reliever, weight control.

Black Pepper- Pepper increases the hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach, thereby facilitating digestion. Proper digestion is essential to avoid diarrhea, constipation and colic. Pepper also helps to prevent the formation of intestinal gas, and when added to a person’s diet, it can promote sweating and urination, which remove toxins from the body.

Tomato Paste- Good source of antioxidants and has 3 to 6 percent of your recommended daily value of iron, potassium, B vitamins and Vitamin C. 

Onions- Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar. For centuries, onions have been used to reduce inflammation and heal infections.

So, there you have it and here is a picture of my delicious Shrimp and Asparagus Soup


If you decide to make some, please come back and let me know if you enjoyed it. I will also keep you updated about my veggie dishes and other poultry and fish dishes. 
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