Liver Pills Recipe
LIVER PILLS RECIPE
FOOD AS MEDICINE:
Liver, which is often regarded as an old-school superfood, is making a resurgence in traditional foods communities, and rightly so! Grandma got something right—liver is incredibly rich in vitamins, minerals, quality protein and fat. It is particularly rich in nutrients that support optimal brain function, including the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA. Liver is also a concentrated source of B vitamins, B-12 in particular, which is essential for neurological function and is helpful in preventing and treating fatigue. It contains highly bioavailable forms of Vitamin A, Folate and Iron, as well as high levels of copper, zinc, and selenium. These frozen liver pills are the easiest way to eat liver—they can be taken daily as easily as a vitamin with no taste.
1 lb Grassfed organic beef liver, thawed if frozen
Mini ice cube trays ( these silicone trays on Amazon work nicely!)
Thaw the liver if frozen, then trim off any visible fat, as it may be too hard on your food processor. Cut the liver into chunks and place in a food processor. Puree until liquefied. Pour the puree into mini ice cube trays and freeze for at least 14 days to eliminate any pathogens. Depending on the size of your tray, you may want to do this in batches or freeze some of the puree into larger sized ice cube molds to use in cooking. When they are ready, pop the liver pills out two or three at a time and swallow with water, just like a multivitamin!
Note: If you do not have tiny ice cube molds, not to worry, you can just cut the liver into pea-sized pieces and freeze on a tray lined with parchment paper!
Nutrition facts (per ounce): 38 Calories, 1g Fat, 1g Carbohydrates, 6g Protein
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