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Blessings of Bok Choy

 

Is the word Bok Choy not so much fun to say?

For some reason I love saying that word…bok choy, bok choy, bok choy, bok choy :)

Oh, by the way Fresh Fruit Cleansers, I forgot to mention in my last post that I posted pics of some of the recipes from the Fresh Fruit Cleanse book on the True Yoga Blog.  You can view them here. The recipes from the book really are delicious.  In fact, I’ll be going through ANOTHER Fresh Fruit Cleanse next week.  This time, I’ll just be doing 3 days of cleansing, but, I’m already inspired to feel that wonderful cleansed feeling again after just a few weeks of eating some non-cleansing foods, in moderation, of course.

I don’t know about you, but I’m noticing my eating habits are changing more and more all the time.  Perhaps, part of that shift is because of having a baby and the way the body changes because of pregnancy.  Maybe with more time my body’s digestive system will be how it was before, but, for now my body is just not able to handle digesting foods very well or efficiently, other than, fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains.

So, that’s a blessing in disguise, I suppose, that, I have to eat healthy to feel good everyday.  Of course, I love eating healthily but no longer am I able to vacillate from that healthy lifestyle very much.

I’ve been noticing how much I love to stand in the produce section of the grocery store and just let myself be inspired by different fruits and veggies.  I know that sounds kind of funny, but, for real.  If you haven’t ever done that and you’ve always been a grocery list person, try just letting yourself be inspired by the different fruit and vegetables you feel like eating…

I did that very thing last week and it was wonderful.

I noticed I was craving some green leafy vegetables.

And, when I went to the grocery store I realized the vegetable I was craving was,  none other than, bok choy.

What an awesome vegetable bok choy is for you.  And, it tastes so good.  It’s an excellent choice for a green leafy vegetable because it  is very mild.  Some green vegetables can be somewhat overpowering in their taste, especially, for many novice green leafy vegetable eaters.

Plus, the nutritional benefits of bok choy are really off the charts.

How did I prepare my bok choy you ask?

Well, first I separated the leaves from the stems.

Then, I cut the stems in 1/2″ slices.

Next, I sliced up the leaves.

Then, I heated some coconut oil in a fry pan.  Then, I added garlic, fresh grated ginger and crushed black pepper to the oil and sauteed that for about 1 minute.  Then, I added some sesame oil and allowed that to heat slightly.

And, finally, I added the bok choy and sauteed that until tender adding portobello mushrooms to it, as well, for a little twist.  I also seasoned the bok choy with Braggs Aminos, to taste, while it was cooking.

It was delicious.

I ate the bok choy with quinoa and a piece of wonderful salmon.  Of course, you could also add toasted sesame seeds to your bok choy as a garnish at the end.  Mmmmmm…

What a delicious and nutritious meal.  And, apparently, my veggie intuition led me correctly because, while bok choy is available year round, it is best in the winter.  Bon bok choy apetite :)

Here are some of the benefits of bok choy.

  • very low in calories
  • high in antioxidants that protect against colon, breast and prostate cancers
  • lowers LDL or “bad cholesterol” levels in the blood
  • 100 g of bok choy provides 45 mg of Vitamin C or 75% of the DV
  • has more vitamin A than cabbage or cauliflower



Bok choy (Brassica campestris (Chinensis group)),
Nutrition Value per 100 g.
(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)
Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 13 kcal <1%
Carbohydrates 2.18 g 1.5%
Protein 1.5 g 3%
Total Fat 0.20 g 1%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 1 mg 2.5%
Vitamins
Folates 66 µg 16%
Niacin 0.500 mg 3%
Pantothenic acid 0.088 mg 1.5%
Pyridoxine 0.194 mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.070 mg 5%
Thiamin 0.040 mg 3.5%
Vitamin A 4468 IU 149%
Vitamin C 45 mg 75%
Vitamin K 45.5 µg 38%
Electrolytes
Sodium 65 mg 4%
Potassium 252 mg 5%
Minerals
Calcium 105 mg 10.5%
Iron 0.80 mg 10%
Magnesium 19 mg 5%
Manganese 0.159 mg 7%
Phosphorus 37 mg 5%
Zinc 0.19 mg 1.5%
Phyto-nutrients
Carotene-α 1 µg
Carotene-ß 2681 µg
Lutein-zeaxanthin 40 µg

 

Health-filled, delicious, nutritious blessings of bok choy to you :)

I will be back soon with more Fresh Fruit Cleanse news…

Namaste!

 

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