ISSUE NO. 05
April 1st 2016
Buti Yoga Healthy Recipes:
Asparagus helps to reduce inflammation in the body. This veggie is super high in essential minerals such as selenium, zinc and manganese which are vital for a strong and healthy immune system. High in vitamins A, K, B-complex and folate, these green stalks don't take much to prepare.
Here's a simple and delicious recipe that you can whip up in no time!
Preheat your oven to 425 F. Then, on a foil lined baking sheet spread out one bunch of washed and trimmed asparagus, drizzle 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil over top and toss them to coat. Season to taste with some sea salt and black pepper and bake for 10-15 minutes until tender.
Once they come out of the oven you can sprinkle with lemon zest and freshly squeezed lemon juice just before serving. It really is the perfect spring side dish! Feel free to add some red pepper flakes if you like things more spicy. Psst...we got my two year old to eat them by telling him they were green French fries! Hey, whatever works right mamas?
Optional: Crush a handful of grain free crackers or breadcrumbs (we love Absolutely Gluten Free crackers) and sprinkle the asparagus with a handful of crushed crumbs before baking.
TIP: Save your asparagus and keep those lovely green stalks fresher longer with this easy trick! Put your asparagus in a shallow bowl, ensuring the stems are covered in about 1-2 inches of cold water and place the bowl in the refrigerator and be sure to change the water every other day. Your asparagus will last twice as long.
My name is Gina Maida and I live in Staten Island, New York with my husband Joseph and our 2 1/2 year old son Leonardo. I am forever grateful that I was able to become a stay at home mom when my son was born....because I know that is what ultimately led me to Buti Yoga. I found my souls true purpose...my passion in life. I was encouraged and motivated by my Buti Yoga instructor, Katherine Hamby to become certified and teach. I am so proud and happy to say I am now certified in Buti Yoga levels 1 + 2 and Hot Buti Yoga. My yoga journey has truly helped me connect me to a more spiritual side of life....one that I didn't even tap into before. Yoga has helped me become a better mom, wife and friend. I have learned to be more confident, patient and breath through any challenges life throws at me. We are yogis...we bend so we don't break.