Soy has been a food used for thousands of years in the East. So it is having a wide diffusion also in the West in recent years. In addition, people are now aware of the benefits that a constant and moderate use of BIO soy can bring. In particular, it is not recommended only in the case of breast cancer in progress). Just as it is very useful to include it in slimming and purifying diets for various reasons. First of all, it has a low glycemic index. That is, it slightly raises insulin which favors the entry of sugars into cells.
Then also their conversion into fat) and then favors the construction (anabolism) of lean mass at the expense of fat mass. Otherwise a meal without products of animal origin will bring significant benefits to the reduction of blood cholesterol and triglycerides. In addition, it will have the advantage of not using products deriving from the exploitation of animals. SOY MEATBALLS are a very tasty dish. Has low in calories, with a low glycemic index.
INGREDIENTS: – 100gr. OF DRIED SOYA; – 250gr. OF POTATOES ; – 2 SPOONS OF CORN STARCH; – GARLIC ; – CHILLI – SOAKING THE SOYA, BOILING THE POTATOES AND CRUSHING THEM SO AS TO MUSH; – MIX THE TWO COMPONENTS WELL AND ADD THE CORN STARCH PREVIOUSLY MELTED IN LITTLE WATER THEN ADD THE MINCED GARLIC AND CHILLI; – FORM THE MEATBALLS, CRUSHES AND COOK IN THE OVEN AT MEDIUM HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR 10 MINUTES
Serve the meatballs hot with a side of tomato salad dressed with oil and balsamic vinegar.
SALAD WITH TOFU AND QUINOA
The SALAD WITH TOFU AND QUINOA recipe is ideal for those who take care of their body. In addition, it prefers slimming and purifying diets, in particular being rich in proteins, vitamins, mineral salts, unsaturated fats (the good ones), fiber. It is also very refreshing and tasty which obviously doesn’t hurt.
INGREDIENTS: -150gr. OF QUINOA; -150gr. DI TOFU (you can prepare it following the recipe in the blog); – 1 BUNCH OF FRESH ROCKET; – 5 SPOONS OF SWEET CORN; – SESAME SEEDS ; – FRESH OLIVES; – SOY SAUCE.
– WASH THE QUINOA WELL AND BOIL IT FOR 15 MINUTES. THEN DRAIN IT AND ADD A DRILL OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL. MAKE A VINAGRETTE BY MIXING SOY SAUCE AND SESAME SEEDS. MIX THE VINAGRETTE WITH THE QUINOA AND THEN ADD THE ROCKET, THE TOFU CUT IN DADINI, THE CORN, THE OLIVES CUT IN WHEELS. THEN MIX AGAIN.
Soy has been a food used for thousands of years in the East. In addition, it has also been widespread in the West in recent years. That is, many now try to follow slimming and purifying diets. People are now aware of the benefits that a constant and moderate use of BIO soy can bring. In particular, it is not recommended only in the case of breast cancer in progress). Moreover it is very useful to include it in weight loss diets for various reasons. First of all it has a low glycemic index.
That is, it slightly raises insulin which favors the entry of sugars into cells. In addition also their conversion into fat) and then favors the construction (anabolism) of lean mass at the expense of fat mass. Then a breakfast without products of animal origin will bring significant benefits. In particular, the reduction of blood cholesterol and triglycerides values. In addition to not using products deriving from the exploitation of animals.
It is said that the most important meal of the day is breakfast. That is, it would be very good for health to include a good soy-based meal at the beginning of the day. So I suggest to my readers an excellent drink that could be the basis of breakfast for vegetarians, vegans and anyone who is attentive to their health. In addition, it is also very tasty and refreshing. That is, with it you can combine flavor with significant health benefits while remaining faithful to the vegan faith. I’m talking about an excellent smoothie that is:
SOYA AND BANANA SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS: – 2 RIPE BANANAS; – 350ml OF SOY MILK; – 5 SPOONS OF SOY FLOUR; – 1 SPOON OF POUR BITTER COCOA
This drink can be the basis of a very healthy breakfast. In particular, it contains the carbohydrates of soy milk and banana, soy proteins and the antioxidants of soy and cocoa. In addition, it is also very tasty and will be appreciated by adults and children. It is also very easy to prepare and low in calories.
SMOOTHY looks similar to that of a smoothie. In particular it has an exclusively vegetable composition. That is, it is a drink appreciated by vegetarians and even more so by vegans but I can say, from personal experience, that anyone likes it. In particular to those who love slimming and purifying diets. Then it’s the typical happy hour drink that you can order in a good bar in the city center. Just as it can be part of the drinks served in the refreshment points of the best wellness centers in big cities after a dispinning or aerobic session.
In addition, the veggy version of this drink contains plant milk and this makes it equally nutritious but lighter and more digestible. It will take on the appearance of a sorbet when combined with finely chopped ice. Then if prepared with care it can be a complete “dish”. In other words, 100% vegan protein sources can be added to simple carbohydrates and vitamins and mineral salts in fruit and / or vegetables. In particular, such as soy, organic soy derivatives or other legumes.
PROTEIN AND BIOLOGICAL VALUE OF SOY
Then it is known that soy is the most protein-rich vegetable product with the highest biological value. In particular, thanks to its ability to capture atmospheric nitrogen and form protein nitrogen compounds. In other words, I recommend preferring it when choosing the ingredients to prepare the smoothie.
In addition to soy, other legumes are available such as beans, chickpeas, lupins, etc. But none have the characteristics of soy in terms of protein richness and biological value. Then new health trends of the new “enlightened” bourgeoisie developed. That is, attentive to your psychophysical well-being. In particular, all this has led to the choice of both alcohol-free drinks. Plus also products of animal origin but still very tasty and nutritious. Similarly, the new bourgeoisie that was born above all in the big cities is often young. In addition, she is attentive to health and physical fitness as well as being endowed with a strong animal rights and environmental awareness. In addition, the spread of these “new cocktails” is progressively supplanting that of alcoholic cocktails. That is, so much present in the habits of those who are fond of happy hours and simple healthy snacks in the best bars.
This trend is typical of the bourgeoisie of large cosmopolitan cities and is rapidly spreading everywhere and especially in the refreshment points of the best wellness centers. The interest in these new soft drinks is determined by the awareness of their healthiness. Especially because they are alcohol-free, rich in fruit, protein of vegetable origin and free of harmful cholesterol (LDL) but containing the beneficial one (HDL).
The ingredients of the smoothies will have a high antioxidant, purifying and anticancer function. In other words, they should be considered healthy products. That is in line with the new lines of nutraceuticals and “trendy” products. That is, in line with the new trends that lead to an interest in health and the reduced use of products of animal origin. Finally, in this blog I reported some excellent vegan recipes based on soy. In particular, very simple to prepare that I have personally tried and that combine good flavor, respect for nature and attention to health.
doc. Massimiliano Mangafà