I love simple dishes that taste as if you’ve spent hours in the kitchen, when in reality, they come together in under a half-hour. This Asparagus Tofu Scramble a hearty, satisfying, dish that’s packed with flavor. But it’s super simple to get on the table. Enjoy it for brunch, lunch, or even dinner!
The Numerous Benefits of Eating Asparagus
Vitamins and Minerals
Asparagus is a superfood. From its roots to the shoots, asparagus is packed with beneficial phytochemicals. It is rich in vitamins A, all the Bs, C, E, and K. Plus, it also contains mineral treasures, including iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, selenium, and potassium.
Low Calorie/High Fiber
Asparagus contains a very low amount of calories, no cholesterol, and is low in sodium as well. Additionally, it provides a rich source of dietary fiber and inulin. Consuming sufficient fiber helps prevent digestive conditions like constipation, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. It is also heart-healthy and promotes the sensation of fullness, thus reducing overall calorie intake.
Decreases Stress and Improves Endocrine Health
Women frequently exposed to psychological, physical and physiological stressors often experience problems with reproductive health as a side effect. To overcome stress-mediated reproductive health disorders Ayurvedic medicine often recommends asparagus extract. This is because it may improve complications such as hormonal imbalance, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and even infertility.
Lowers Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, and Cholesterol
This heart-healthy super vegetable also helps reduce blood pressure, fasting plasma glucose, and total cholesterol level.
Studies show that saponins from the edible portions of asparagus shoots may be cancer protective.
Cures a Hangover
As if all of those benefits are not enough, another study shows that asparagus may actually offer a hangover cure. This is due to the presence of two key enzymes that metabolize ethanol. Not only will asparagus help you feel better in the morning, it can also protect liver cells against toxic insults. So plan ahead to enjoy this Asparagus Tofu Scramble for breakfast the morning after your next party!
I adapted this recipe from my favorite vegan meal delivery service, Purple Carrot. Grab a box and make eating plant-based a whole heck of a lot easier.
Looking for more vegan brunch options? Check out these mouth-watering Pumpkin Pancakes!