Garlic Roasted Asparagus
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.
2 lbs fresh asparagus, ends trimmed, rinsed, and patted dry
3 tbsp coconut oil
1–2 cloves garlic, minced
1–2 tsp pink rock or gray sea salt, more to taste
1 tbsp organic lemon juice, more to taste
2 tsp freshly grated organic lemon zest
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 mark and 15-minute mark.
3. Remove the baking dish from the oven and toss the cooked asparagus with the lemon juice. Adjust the salt or lemon, if necessary. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 8 servings.
Recipe reprinted with permission by Julie Daniluk RHN and HarperCollins / ©HotDetox2016.
Nutritionist Julie Daniluk RHN hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show, now shown in over 70 countries. Her award-winning bestseller, Meals That Heal Inflammation, has helped over 100,000 people enjoy allergy-free foods that taste great. Julie’s latest book, Hot Detox, was the number #1 health book in 2017 with 11 weeks on the best-seller list.
She has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show, and is a resident nutrition expert for The Marilyn Denis Show.