If you’re looking for a great low-carb side dish that packs both flavor and nutrients, we’ve got the perfect spring recipe for you: Mojito Asparagus. It was sent to us by one of the members of our medical weight loss clinics who had trouble eating this green veggie, but was aware of its wide-ranging benefits and how eating it could boost weight loss. This zesty combination will make asparagus lovers out of the most difficult prospects.
Asparagus packs a serious nutritional punch—this herbaceous plant is loaded with antioxidants and is an excellent source of fiber, which fill us up for hours on end, as well as folate and vitamins A, C, E and K. It’s also a good source of the mineral chromium, which helps insulin transport glucose from the bloodstream to our cells. Asparagus also contains high levels of asparagine, an amino acid that serves as a natural diuretic to combat bloating. In addition, asparagus contains high levels of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and combat free radical damage.
This refreshing recipe takes just a few minutes to make! Let us know what you think and be sure to send us your own favorite recipes.
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1 lb. of asparagus, trimmed
1 1/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp fresh mint, diced
2 fresh limes
Himalayan sea salt to taste
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Warm the extra virgin olive oil on medium heat. When it’s warmed up, toss in the asparagus and saute. After a minute or so, season with the Himalayan sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Saute for 4 to 6 minutes.
Remove from heat and place on serving dish. Squeeze the lime juice over the asparagus and then toss the mint on top. Serve and enjoy!