Simple Pasta And Broccoli Recipe
Today I have a recipe suitable for both vegetarian and meat eating athletes. It is quick and easy, but not at the sacrifice of good nutrition. It is loaded with high fiber vegetables, whole-wheat pasta and flax seed oil to help control your glycemic response.
This recipe makes four servings. Per-serving you get 6g of protein, 22g of carbohydrates, 10g of fat, of which 1g is saturated and a total calorie count of 190 calories.
Let us look at the ingredients
500g of whole-wheat pasta
One large broccoli
2 tablespoons of flax seed oil
2 teaspoons of olive oil
3 liters of water
In a large pot, combine 2 teaspoons of olive oil and 3 liters of water. Bring it to a boil and add the pasta. Cook the pasta for five minutes and add the broccoli (broken into tiny florets). Cook until the pasta is al dente. Drain the pasta and broccoli. Place it all into a large bowl and add 2 tablespoons of flax seed oil. Mix it all up. Serve it hot and add a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese to each serving.
I hope you enjoy broccoli as much as I do. It is such an important vegetable for us athletes. It contains loads of indole-3-carbinol, a powerful cancer-fighting compound that also breaks down estrogen. We all know that less circulating estrogen means more testosterone and more lean muscle.
Try out this recipe and post your comment below.
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