We'll start with ARUGULA since I put it in my smoothie this morning. You wouldn't imagine that this combo would taste good - berries with arugula, but it really does. It adds a little kick from the peppery arugula and is quite a pleasant flavor. And, what an easy way to eat more... So for it's super food qualities. At #7 on the top 30 super food list, arugula is a member of the Brassica family of vegetables called cruciferous - a group that also has other superstar foods such as broccoli, kale, and cabbage.
These vegetables stand out not only for their fiber and antioxidants, but they also are rich in extra-good-for-you compounds known as glucosinolates which studies show may reduce the risk of certain cancers -- namely lung, colorectal, breast, prostate, and pancreatic. At 7 calories per ounce, you can eat this health food to your heart's content!
Try this ARGULA, BEET, ORANGE SALAD recipe for a satisfying flavor blast.