Three Step Rec: Perfect Asparagus

I have been on a major asparagus kick recently! I’ve had it almost every day for a week now and still craving it!

There are tons of ways to cook asparagus, but if you’re always on the go like me, this recipe is perfect for you. Why? It takes 5 minutes.

You heard me, f-i-v-e minutes!

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Asparagus is really, really nutritious for a little stalk (5-ounces provides 60% of the RDA for folic acid!). My favorite nutrient in asparagus is glutathoine (a super antioxidant). Glutathione (a.k.a. Gamma-Glutamylcysteinylglycine….what now?!)  is involved in tissue repair, synthesizing proteins and other chemicals your body needs, and in the immune system.

The results of it? Wellll…. it can prevent AGING, and even potentially treat and/or prevent cancer, heart disease, liver disease, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoarthritis, and Parkinson’s disease. That’s one impressive list. Now, your body naturally makes glutathione in the liver, but for an extra boost, asparagus is a great choice!

Perfect Asparagus

  • 1 handful of asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • dash of salt (I like to use pink himalayan salt!)
  • dash of pepper
  • tin foil

Makes 2 servings
Calories: 75 per serving
Prep time: 5 minutes

1. Wash the asparagus and tear the bottoms off. A friend of mine (who runs an amazing cooking class in LA and has a similar recipe), Elana, taught me how to perfectly break the ends of asparagus to avoid the yuck parts: simply bend the asparagus near the bottom, and where it naturally breaks is where you should cut them!

2. Spread the asparagus on the tin foil and sprinkle the salt and pepper, as well as the olive oil. Toss so that all the spears are evenly coated.

3. Broil on high for about 3 minutes and enjoy!

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Do you guys have any great asparagus recipes I could try? I just bought a huge bunch and want to get creative with it!

PS - If you live in LA or are ever there, you HAVE to try Elana’s cooking class, Meal and a Spiel! She is amazing and does tons of fun series and different types of classes (her theories on caprese will change your life)! They are always a blast, great for a girl’s night!!  (Sorry for all the exclamation points, I just really love her cooking!)



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