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.

Julie is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and host of Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show aired in over 70 countries. A highly-sought-after anti-inflammatory health expert and speaker, she is the award-winning author of 3 bestselling books. After graduating from both The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, she studied culinary arts at George Brown College, herbalism at Emerson Herbal College, and life coaching with Tony Robbins. Be sure to check out her latest masterclass at www.thrivewithjulie.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5rDkDBPpg7nCTn64vga7oQ?view_as=subscriber"Youtube.

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