It’s been described as “a symphony.” While each individual plant food is nutrient-rich, eating a variety of plant-based foods provides all the macros and micronutrients you need. Let’s take a closer look at the “symphony” of healthy nutrition created by this post-workout salad.
Spinach: leafy greens high in vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants and fiber including vitamins C, K, folic acid, iron and calciumCarrots: loaded with beta carotene, fiber, potassium and vitamins A, B & K
Tomatoes: fiber-rich along with vitamins C, K, potassium, folate and the antioxidant lycopene (fights cancer and heart disease)Tempeh: prebiotic plant protein high in calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus
Pumpkin seeds: protein, fiber, vitamin K, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, manganese and antioxidants Hemp seeds: protein packed, fiber and loaded with omega-3 & omega-6 essential fatty acids, iron, vitamins E and B, manganese, magnesium and zinc
Nutritional yeast: high in protein along with a range of B vitamins
Balsamic vinegar: helps lower cholesterol levels, aids digestion and improves circulation; may help reduce blood pressure and enhance skin quality; and is diabetes-friendly.