Increasing your consumption of Brassica vegetables is a great way to reduce your risk for breast cancer while also helping to offset elevated estrogen levels. Three of my favorite Brassica veggies include Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cauliflower. Below are easy ways to prepare these vegetables and help offset your estrogen dominance, and hopefully decrease your risk for breast cancer.
Baked Brussels Sprouts
Trim Brussels sprouts and layer in a Pyrex baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a touch of sea salt and ground black pepper. Bake at 400?F for 20 minutes. Some of the leaves with fall off and get deliciously crunchy. Enjoy!
Steamed Asian Broccoli
Cut flowerets from head of broccoli and steam until bright green and tender crisp. Place in bowl and mix with 1? tablespoons sesame oil, 2 teaspoons tamari sauce, and 1 tablespoon sesame seeds. Blend well and serve.
I dont know about you, but I dream about mashed potatoes. They are definitely on my comfort food list. But, as a woman with estrogen dominance, I just cant justify the carbs. Thankfully, pureed cauliflower is the perfect answer.
Trim cauliflower and place flowerets in a steamer. Steam until very soft. Place in a food processor and add a spoonful of ghee (clarified butter). Add ground pepper and puree until the consistency of mashed potatoes. Goes great with fish or veggie stuffed peppers.