Our liver is a remarkable organ with numerous regenerative properties. The liver assists in the following:
- Aid in digestion
- cleans our blood
- helps metabolizes medicines
- detoxify chemicals
The liver and our kidneys are major filtration systems for toxins. Lastly, our liver impacts our hormones, vision, nails, and skin. Therefore, we must keep our livers strong, and one way is by fueling our bodies with the right foods. Unfortunately, modern lifestyles heavily depend on the liver because of fatty foods, drugs (including medications), alcohol, and diets heavy on animal products.
Black Health Matters provides three recipes that protect the functions of our liver. Keep scrolling below to find out what they are!
3 Liver-Friendly Recipes
Steel Cut Oatmeal with Flax & Fruit
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups skim milk
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 1/3 cup golden raisins
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Fruits toppings of choice – strawberries, blueberries, etc.
- 1 medium ripe banana, sliced
- 1 medium pear, seeded and diced
- 2/3 cup almond milk
- 2 to 4 slices fresh peeled ginger, or to taste
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
- 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped kale (washed)
- 1 cup of ice
Blend and enjoy!
- 1 pound prepackaged, precut broccoli florets
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Place the prepared broccoli in a large pot and add water to cover and about 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring the broccoli and water in the pot to a boil over high heat. Then reduce the heat to low and simmer the broccoli for 3 to 4 minutes or until the broccoli is just crisp-tender. Drain the broccoli thoroughly in a colander in the sink, shaking it to remove most of the water. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the garlic for 1 minute until it is fragrant. Add the drained broccoli to the skillet with the garlic and oil and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, frequently stirring, until the broccoli is glazed and tender. Sprinkle the broccoli with lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
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