beauty nut pate

I hope I didn't scare you away by the word "pate".

Personally when I hear that word, thoughts of a trip to France last year conjure up some disturbing smells, textures and flavours of a meat-like-substance that passed my lips......gross.

I'm still not sure why I agreed to trying it...... BUT this my friends is different, I promise! If you haven't read her book already, The Beauty Detox Solution by nutritionist Kimberly Snyder - you must, it is simply amazing and informative!

Here is just one fabulous recipe and I have been meaning to try for awhile.

Kimberly is all about helping you reach your true beauty potential and this nut pate is loaded with beauty minerals, amino acids and phytonutrients. Hook a sister up, right!?!

Don't be deceived by the lack of vibrant colours - it tastes amazing! The picture doesn't do it justice. The turmeric adds a gorgeous hint of yellow and the lemon juice adds freshness!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice (one lemon)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp bragg liquid aminos or nama shoyu (raw, unpasteurized soy sauce)
  • 1 small organic zucchini chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 inch piece of ginger root peeled + grated
  • 1 small clove of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 heaping tbsp chopped white onion
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 heaping tbsp nutritional yeast (found at health food stores + some grocery stores)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric

Method:

  1. Soak your raw almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in water overnight. Rinse well before using.
  2. Put lemon juice and bragg liquid aminos OR nama shoyu in the blender or food processor. Blend until combined.
  3. Then add zucchini, ginger, garlic and onion. Blend for about a minute.
  4. Add the cayenne pepper, nutritional yeast and turmeric. blend well until smooth.
  5. Add nuts and seeds once the mixture is smooth then blend again. Note: I had to push the mixture down the side of the processor a couple times. if you are using a blender instead of food processor you may have to chop up your nuts before adding them to the liquid mixture to make sure that everything blends well.

Kimberly suggests scooping some of the mixture on top of some salad greens or wrap it in some collard greens and sprouts for a little wrap. I did that as well as enjoy mine with some crackers (Mary's Organics) and it was so delicious.

This makes a good sized portion and I was able to enjoy this with a few different meals throughout the week. I hope you will give this a try.