Monday, March 14, 2016

Brazil Nut & Garlic Spread

This dairy-free spread uses Brazil nuts, which are high in selenium. Selenium is important for thyroid function, as well as liver function. Half a serving of this spread provides more than enough of your daily value. Compounds in garlic have also demonstrated liver-boosting effects. It's an excellent detox dish and as an added bonus, it's delicious!

Brazil Nut & Garlic Spread

1 C raw Brazil nuts

1 clove garlic
1 tsp salt
pepper to taste
1 T fresh herbs such as basil, parsley, oregano or rosemary (OR 1 tsp dried) optiona
Cover Brazil nuts in filtered water. Soak overnight.
Drain Brazil nuts and place in a blender or food processor with garlic, salt, pepper (and optional herbs) and about 1/4 cup of additional filtered water. Blend until the consistency is that of ricotta cheese.   Use as a spread for crackers or veggies or on a sandwich.
Serving size 2 T:: Calories: 115, Carbohydrates: 2g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2.5g, Fat: 11.5g

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