Two Fresh Summer Recipes For Healthier Eyes
Looking for some great snack ideas to keep your vision clear and bright? Check out these two fresh summer recipes for healthy eyes.
This blueberry kale smoothie is a cup full of goodness for your eye health. Blueberries are filled with antioxidants and Vitamin E that may stop cataracts from developing. Kale, and similar green leafy vegetables contain carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin to name two) that keep your retina healthy and can prevent age-related macular degeneration. This smoothie also contains almond milk (and you can add almond butter instead of peanut butter). Almonds also contain Vitamin E, which guards against unstable molecules that can attack healthy tissues. Drink up!
- 3/4 cup organic frozen blueberries
- 1 loose cup baby kale
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 frozen ripe banana
- 2 pitted dates
- 1/2 cup ice
Directions: Blend until smooth. Add blueberries for a garnish!
Check out this lovely salad that would make a great snack or light lunch! It includes tomatoes, which are full of carotenoids to protect you from age-related macular degeneration with every bite. It’s also full of carrots, which contain Vitamin A and beta-carotene to protect you from blindness!
- 21 ounces (about 2 ½ cups) of mixed ripe tomatoes (can be plum, red or yellow cherry)
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and finely grated
- Bunch of spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
- 1 red chili, deseeded and finely chopped
- 1 ounce of pumpkin seeds
- 2 Tbsp of balsamic vinegar
- Chop the large tomatoes, halve the cherry ones and tip into a large serving bowl. Add the carrots, spring onions, chilli and pumpkin seeds, and toss together.
- Mix the extra virgin olive oil with the balsamic, a pinch of salt and a good grinding of black pepper. Pour over the tomatoes and toss together.
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