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Carrot Surprise

Description

Carrots contain plenty of beta carotene, which boosts your immune system's production of healthy, infection-fighting cells. Debra Brammer, ND, clinical dean of naturopathic medicine at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, presented this recipe during a talk called "Herbs to Support Immunity," part of the 2011 Living Naturally fall lecture series at the clinic. Watch the talk in its entirety and view Dr. Brammer’s other immune-boosting recipes via the article “Bastyr Dean Shares Recipes for Immunity.”

Ingredients

2  
carrots, peeled
1  
rutabaga, peeled
1⁄2  
yam
1⁄2 tsp
cinnamon (optional)
1⁄4 tsp
cardamom, ground (optional)
1⁄2 tsp
sea salt
2 tbsp
ghee or olive oil

Instructions

Steam carrots, rutabaga and yam. Once tender, mash or food process with 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons ghee.

Notes

Variation: Steam 2 carrots with 1/2 cup snap peas in the pod and 2 tablespoons of fresh mint. Toss in olive oil or ghee.

Carrots
Yield
Servings
SourceOriginal recipe by Debra Brammer, ND, Bastyr’s associate clinical dean of naturopathic medicine
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
30 minutes