We are one day away from the day of sugar…I mean Halloween! With Halloween comes two things that can suppress your immune system cold weather and sugar. Here is a great spreadable/dipable snack that tastes great and will help keep your immune system strong and ready for the fight.
This almond spread was so simple to make in my food processor – literally took 5 mins!
- 2 cups soaked almonds
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- lemon zest
- 1/3 cup water
- blend in food processor until it’s like a really thick peanut butter – I did not take the skin off of the almonds and almonds don’t fully puree (like a cashew would) so the spread does have some texture. You can definitely make this with cashews (I have) and it comes out creamy and luscious and costs twice as much 😦
Almonds are packed with healthy fats and vitamin E to keep your immune system strong.
Nutritional yeast not only supports your immune system to prevent illness but keeps it strong if you do get a virus and drastically reduces your recovery time.
Finally the lemon juice – loaded with vitamin C and cleansing properties to keep our digestive juices flowing and our immune systems top notch!
My lunch today! I went that extra immunity mile and added some garlic cloves to my steamed asparagus and portobellos. You can see the thickness of the almond spread next to the hummus on my dark rye toast 🙂