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Heart Healthy Recipes, Issue #003 -- Yummy Breakfast Smoothie & More!
November 09, 2016

Thank you for subscribing to Heart Healthy Recipes' Newsletter. In this newsletter we are featuring a curried coconut cauliflower soup, a cucumber-fennel slaw and a yummy, breakfast ginger-apple smoothie. ENJOY!

Cucumber and Fennel Slaw

Recipe Ingredients:

½ cup fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons orange zest (or orange oil)

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 cucumber, julienned

1 small fennel bulb, julienned

½ cup julienned red bell pepper

sea salt and black pepper (or black pepper oil) to taste

Recipe Instructions:

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the orange juice, olive oil, vinegar, zest and garlic, then add the prepared vegetables and mix together gently. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Serving suggestion: This zesty slaw is delicious served with grilled salmon or steak; in a wrap chopped seitan, shredded romaine lettuce and yogurt sauce; or piled on a lamb burger.

Makes 6 servings.

Curried Coconut Cauliflower Soup

Recipe Ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower, chopped

1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped

3-4 cloves garlic, halved

5 cups organic vegetable stock

1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk

2 tablespoons Thai curry paste

½ teaspoon cumin powder (or cumin oil)

½ teaspoon coriander powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 tablespoon fresh chives

6-8 tablespoons olive oil or grapeseed oil

sea salt and black pepper (or black pepper oil) to taste

Recipe Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread cauliflower, onion, and garlic in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.

2. While the vegetables are baking, bring the vegetable stock , curry paste, cumin, coriander and turmeric to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

3. Remove the vegetables from the oven and add them to the stock pot. Reduce the heat to low, add some salt and pepper then let simmer for about 15 minutes.

4. Carefully blend the soup in batches in the blender until desired consistency. Stir in the coconut milk, adding additional salt, pepper or more spice if needed. Ladle into serving bowls and drizzle each bowl with olive oil, about one tablespoon per bowl. Add chives for garnish.

Makes 6-8 servings.

Breakfast Jump-Starter Smoothie

Recipe Ingredients:

½ cup coconut water or water

2 organic green apples, skin on, cored and roughly chopped (grated, if using a conventional blender)

1 cup loosely packed organic baby spinach

1 medium lemon peeled, seeded, and quartered (or lemon oil)

½ medium cucumber, chopped

1 teaspoon minced ginger

dollop of honey to taste

1 cup ice cubes

optional boosters: pinch of cayenne pepper (use very sparingly)

½ teaspoon wheatgrass powder

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Recipe Instructions:

1. Put all ingredients (except ice cubes) into blender and set on high for about one minute, until smooth.

2. Add ice and set on high for a few seconds more, until smooth and chilled.

Note: This smoothie is intensely hydrating and alkalizing. The pectin and mineral salts in the apples combine with the oxalic acid in the spinach for a powerful colon cleanse - benefiting general health.

Recipe ingredient tip: organic apples are important since apples, if not organic, are one of the "dirty dozen".

Makes 2 servings.

Heart News:

CoQ10 Safe and Effective

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is essential for energy production and is a powerful antioxidant. A recent study showed that long-term CoQ10 treatment in patients with chronic heart failure is safe, improves symptoms, and reduces the likelihood of major adverse cardiovascular events. Hospital stays and mortality were also lower. Study participants had moderate to severe heart failure. The participants in the study received 100 milligrams of Co Q10 three times per day, or a placebo, for two years. They continued with their standard therapy as well. -Source "The Effect of Coenzyme Q10 on Morbidity and Mortality in Chronic Heart Failure" by S.A. Mortensen, et al., JACC Heart Fail, 12/14

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