Carrot soup with carrot top garlic pesto

 A simple and amazing soup utilizing all of the carrot, including the tops to make a beautiful pestoCarrots are one of the highest contributors of vitamin A — the powerhouse vitamin for so much of our body — in the American diet. Carrots also provide ample amounts of vitamins C, D, E and K, as well as many minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium.

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Calcium-Rich Smoothie

Almonds are high in protein (20 percent), calcium, magnesium, manganese, boron, zinc and iron, all essential ingredients for strong bones. They are also an excellent source of vitamin E, mono- and poly-unsaturated fats, and anti-oxidant flavonoids. Almond milk is a good substitute for cows milk whose calcium has limited bio-availability due to pasteurisation and the consequent destruction of phosphatase.

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