B Healthier with B12 – Marinade for Beef Shish Kabobs

Today, I have a great guest post for you from Shirley Plant, a nutritionist and author of Finally… Food I Can Eat, a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies, and those looking for healthy, tasty recipes. Shirley offers dietary counselling and menu planning through Delicious Alternatives.

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Did you know that up to 50% of the population could be deficient in Vitamin B12? Sad but true.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, you may be deficient in Vitamin B12.

  • Low energy or weakness
  • Confusion
  • Sleep issues
  • Digestive issues
  • Hearing or vision loss
  • Memory problems
  • Dizziness
  • Tingling in extremities
  • Low immunity

What Vitamin B 12 does for our bodies.

  • It is the building block the body uses for DNA formation
  • It keeps our immune system in check
  • It regulates our mood and sleep cycle
  • It helps to manage stress in the body

As we age our brain actually shrinks and cognitive function begins to decline. Vitamin B12 supplementation has been Om du ar ute efter lite mer klassiska spel som Blackjack, Roulette och Baccarat kan vi med gladje beratta att det finns manga roliga varianter av dessa spel. shown to slow this process and help with memory loss.

Vitamin B12

Studies show that 1 in 2 seniors show a decreased amount of Vitamin B 12, but studies are also showing that younger adults are also low in this Vitamin, especially those who follow a Vegetarian or Vegan diet.

We get Vitamin B 12 from red meat, but even those who are meat eaters can sometimes be deficient in B12. As we age our stomach lining loses its ability to produce hydrochloric acid, which is needed to absorb B12 from our food. Some people who have digestive issues or take acid blocking medications are at higher risk as they are unable to absorb this key vitamin.

Are you deficient?

It is important to have your B12 levels checked especially if you are vegetarian or suffer from intestinal disorders.

The safest and best absorbing Vitamin B12 is methylcobalamin and should be taken sublingually, which ensures it gets into your blood stream directly, by passing your intestinal tract.

If your levels are low, check with your pharmacist so you obtain a quality B12 supplement as many are made from cyanocobalamin which is made from cyanide and can be harmful to the body over time.

With beef being high in B12, I wanted to share a great recipe for marinade that goes well with beef shish kabobs.

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Marinade Recipe for Beef Shish Kabobs

Beef Marinade for Shishkabobs

Yield: 1-1/2 cups - enough marinade for 2-3 lbs of sirloin


  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Mix ingredients together and blend with hand-held blender so that flavours mix and become liquidy.
  2. Marinate large chunks of sirloin steak, about 2 pounds for this recipe.
  3. Let sit in marinade for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  4. Skewer meat with cut-up vegetables and barbeque on grill.
  5. (I tend to use zucchini, red pepper, and onions for my skewers)

Recipe courtesy of Delicious Alternatives.



Shirley Plant
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  1. I know vitamins are important for us because it gives so many beneficial to the body. We heard lot of vitamins but still we don’t know their beneficial when I am going through your post I get to know about the vitamin B12. After reading your post I get so many benefits of it and how it provide good effects to the body. Thanks for sharing with us here and keep posting such informative post…….

  2. Sadly I was also having lack of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D3. I was injected 15 syringes of Vit B12 and 8 syringes of Vit D3 to bring levels to normal. The injections of Vit B12 were extremely painful. Now I have started eating red meat to keep my Vitamins level normal.
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  3. Oh – I haven’t had my levels checked and now I’m thinking I really must. Nutrition is so important and not something we should take for granted xx
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  4. Great post! I never think of B12, but then I am a meat eater. However, I do have to take Nexium daily so maybe I should have my B12 checked. Thanks for the great information and the marinade recipe. It looks so very simple and easy, and just that perfect enhancement to beef kabobs, which, if done right, is all they need. These definitely look done right.
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  5. What an important topic that I’ve never really put too much thought into. Thanks for spotlighting this, CJ…not only that, this looks fantastic!
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  6. What a wonderful marinade! I need to add these shish kabobs to my menu soon :)

    PS…I take sublingual B-12 everyday as I don’t eat much red meat.
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  7. I am definitely more forgetful but I put that down to being too busy. Maybe I need to look at my Vitamin B12 intake!
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  8. Those bobs look fantastic and the marinade sounds dreamy!
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  9. Susan Cooper

    I’ve learned something about B12. Stuff I needed to know. Thanks you. I love Shish Kabobs, beef especially so this is a must try recipe for me. :-)
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  10. Really educational post. I think I’m probably OK with B12 because I do eat beef reasonably frequently. But maybe I should check with my doctor. And in addition, make sure I make these lovely shish kabobs! Really interesting post – thanks.
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