Any time I get bored of my usual foods, which BTW is so rare, I create a brand new dip that can spike my love for veggies all over again.
Tonight my fridge was a bit on the empty side. I had a lot of fresh lettuce and cabbage but not much more. I decided to make a nutritional dip to go with my crunchy cabbage and lettuce.
I made this incredibly nutritious dip. It is a powerhouse of nutrients. A calcium, omega 3 fats, magnesium, protein and vitamin BOMB. For a complete nutritional break down scroll down to the end of this post.
Dips can help you increase your fresh veggies intake. In addition dips, themselves can hide a ton of healthy ingredients inside.
A Calcium Omega Dip
One bunch of kale (destemmed). Make sure to use the darker varieties of kale. The lighter, curly green kale tends to be a bit sharp and cabbagey when blended. If you don’t have access to a sweeter kale variety either steam your kale or use spinach or other greens such as nettles. (calcium and micronutrients)
2 TBS of tahini (a creamy calcium boost)
2 TBSP of Flax Seeds (the golden ones are sweeter than the brown flax seeds) (OMEGA 3!!!)
Salt or Celery Salt or Herbs and Spices. I often use Aleppo Pepper or Dulse instead of salt but today I used some herbal green salt. This organic dulse is my favorite. It removes heavy metals from the body. It contains all the trace elements that we need so it is a regular ingredient in my diet. It can also help boost your metabolism.
The juice of one lemon (it cancels any bitterness from the kale)
One cup of lentils (I used sprouted boiled lentils). Any beans will work here. In studies done on diet and longevity beans are one of the main foods that have shown a strong association with longevity.
One big apple for the sweet element.
1-2 cloves of garlic
Enjoy with your favorite veggies such as cucumbers, lettuce leaves, cabbage cups or slices, carrots, etc.
Below is the nutritional data for this dip. I am not certain about the exact quantity of kale I used so I estimated it to be around 200 grams.