Recipe: Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Garlic Roasted Asparagus is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids – a delicious dose of nutritional medicine.

From the Vitality Food Feature: “The Ketogenic Diet

Succulent and tender asparagus is one of the most detoxifying items in the produce aisle. Eat it raw when you’re feeling bloated – it’s a natural diuretic. Asparagus is high in both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients. It contains vitamins C and E; beta-carotene; the minerals zinc, manganese, chromium and selenium; and the amino acid asparagine, which helps insulin transport glucose into cells to be used as fuel. (Makes 8 servings.)

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs fresh asparagus, ends trimmed, rinsed, patted dry
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp pink rock or grey sea salt, more to taste
  • 1 Tbsp organic lemon juice, more to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large glass baking dish, toss the asparagus with the coconut oil, garlic, and salt.
  2. Bake until the asparagus is tender-crisp, about 20 minutes. Stir gently at the 10-minute and 15-minute mark.
  3. Remove from the oven and toss with the lemon juice. Adjust the salt or lemon, if necessary. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritionist and TV personality, Julie Daniluk is the award-winning, bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation & Slimming Meals That Heal. Her third book, Hot Detox, was on the Canadian Bestseller’s list for 11 weeks in 2017 and is already in its second printing. Julie hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. The show is aired in 78 countries worldwide. Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show. She is going into her 8thseason as a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show and is a regular contributor of ‘Evolve’ with John Edward. Check out more information at juliedaniluk.com and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @juliedaniluk

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