But first off, I’m going to talk to you and the ladies in my free and private online community about one of nature’s number one superfoods: liver from beef, chicken and duck.
When we typically think of superfoods, we think of green leafy vegetables, a tropical super berry from the Amazon, or some other form like beneficial chia seeds or nutritious flaxseeds — even wild-caught salmon. But most people don’t think of liver, especially something like beef liver, but I’m here to tell you that liver is the most nutrient-dense superfood on the planet.
Benefits of Liver Pate
The reason why liver is one of the best superfoods and healing foods today is has the highest source of B vitamins, iron and Vitamin A. It is also a fantastic source of phosphorous and magnesium. In fact, if you compare it to the nutrition of spinach, carrots, apples and some of nature’s richest foods, it outperforms all of them.
Loaded with Vitamin B12
The number one benefit of consuming it is that it is very high in vitamin B12. We know Vitamin B12 benefits red blood cell formation and improves cellular function. It is important for so many things.
Now, one of the questions I often get is, “Isn’t your liver toxic?” or “Doesn’t your liver deal with toxins?’’
Actually, toxins are not stored in your liver. However, when you buy it, whether at your farmer’s market or in supplement form, it’s important that you get it from organic, pasture-raised animals — calves and chicken liver are the best. You want to make sure the animals are grass-fed, free-range and pasture-raised so you can try this healthy liver pate recipe without worry.
High Source of Other B Vitamins
In addition to Vitamin B12, liver is high in Vitamin B6, biotin and folate. Those B vitamins, especially folate, help your body with something called methylation as well as cellular function.
With all these minerals, liver supports your body’s detoxification pathways, and it makes sense that consuming liver actually helps your liver function better.
This organ meat also is packed with Vitamin A and iron. If you struggle with any type of anemia — a clear sign of an iron deficiency — this is probably the best food to consume in the world because it contains folate, iron and Vitamin B12. These are the three vitamins and minerals that you need in order to naturally overcome anemia.
If you struggle with low energy, fatigue or neurological issues, this is something that you may want to add into your diet.
Liver Pate Recipe: A Must Try
In my humble opinion, the balsamic chicken pate is one way to get your weekly dose of this delicious organ meat. It’s creamy and delicious.
Do not look any further for a recipe that will give a super taste to your superfood so give this healthy liver pate recipe a try!Print
Balsamic Chicken Liver Pate
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 45
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1 lb. organic liver (chicken gives a softer taste but can be done with any liver)
- 1 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 4 gloves garlic
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 tbps butter + up to 1/4 cup of butter
- Saute the liver and onions in a couple of tablespoon of butter until the liver is browned and the onions tender.
- Add the balsamic vinegar, mustard, herbs and lemon juice and cook uncovered until most the liquid has evaporated.
- Transfer the mixture into a food processor and blend to a smooth paste along with the rest of the butter 1 Tbsp. at a time it reaches smooth, creamy consistency.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serving Size: 4