When it comes to healthier options, sometimes finding sauces and condiments that are compliant for your nutrition plan can be hard to come by in the grocery store.
With a few ingredients and a little creativity, you can whip up a delicious sauce to go with all kinds of dishes. My GLOW Green Magic Sauce is full of flavor, has just a little spicy kick and can be used in a variety of ways.
Besides being delicious on just about any protein or veggie, this sauce is also healing.
While all of the ingredients are chock full of nutrients, two stand out in terms of their natural healing properties.
Cilantro has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and has even been shown to exert anti-anxiety actions in the brain. Not to mention the high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients found in its dark, green leaves, which help to fight free radicals and oxidation in the body.
Garlic is not only a great source of vitamins and minerals like B6, manganese, selenium, C, phosphorus, and potassium, it’s also truly a medicinal plant.
Garlic has been shown to provide protection against atherosclerosis (plaque in the arteries) and heart disease, and it raises good cholesterol levels. Many studies have shown garlic to be effective in lowering blood pressure as well.
Additionally, garlic is a well-known infection-fighter. Its high antimicrobial activity helps to fight against infections such as colds, flu, stomach viruses, and Candida and is also a powerhouse against microbes like tuberculosis and botulism.
Allicin, a substance in garlic, has been shown to protect colon cells from the toxic effects of cancer-causing chemicals, but also to stop the growth of cancer cells once they develop.
As you can see, finding ways to incorporate cilantro and garlic into your diet can be truly healing for your body! I’ve got all the details in today’s post!
- 1 Avocado
- 1 Cup Packed Parsley and Cilantro Leaves (combined)
- 1 Jalapeño, ribs, and seeds removed
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- Juice of one Lime (or two – get lots of limey goodness in there!)
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Cup Pistachios, Walnuts or Pine Nuts
1. Pulse all ingredients – except pistachios – in a food processor until incorporated.
2. Add pistachios and pulse until mostly smooth (depends on what consistency you want).
3. Serve as a dip, spread, or sauce — or add additional water or oil to thin the sauce for use as a dressing or a marinade.
Serving Suggestions: Use as a sauce or dipper for chicken, fish or beef. Use as a dipper for raw veggies or plantain chips. Use as a salad dressing. Use as a marinade for your favorite protein. Serve over roasted or grilled veggies or cauliflower rice.
For autoimmune protocol, omit nuts.
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