Shake aromatic-herbs ingredients:
– 2 tomatoes
– 1 cucumber
– 2 tablespoons cilantro
– 2 tablespoons parsley
– 1 tablespoon rosemary
– 1 tablespoon basil
– 3 cloves garlic
– ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
– A pinch of salt
– 1 tablespoon almonds
Properties: It is a drink with a strong Mediterranean flavor by the presence of fresh vegetables (which contributes to the daily intake of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables where at least one of them must be raw), but also by herbs aromatic so characteristic of Mediterranean countries. In this regard, stressing the importance of consuming herbs as they have a high nutritional value, but because its consumption is limited its health benefits are reduced. That is why it is advisable to increase the use of herbs in the kitchen (to the detriment of salt and sauces).
Vegetables provide the watery texture, minerals, fiber , and vitamin C . The tomato is also a source of lycopene, the pigment that gives it its characteristic red color, and stimulates tanning our skin. Cucumber is a vegetable with a strong character Draining helps eliminate toxins from the skin.
On the other hand, the spices are presented as antioxidants concentrates with a high content of vitamins and minerals. Include basil as source vitamin B9, B3, vitamin C and zinc. Garlic and iodized salt are the main source of iodine of this drink and parsley stands out for its contribution of vitamin A, essential for healthy skin.
Finally , the almonds are presented as one of the nuts that most benefits the skin because it is a source of half the nutrients directly related to skin health. Moreover, they provide thickness and a characteristic flavor to the drink, as well as vegetable protein and heart – healthy fats.