Healthy Living Recipes
Most of us have heard that eating carrots will improve our night vision—turns out it’s true. Besides their sweet taste, carrots contain large amounts of beta-carotene, which gives them their distinctive orange color and helps the body create vitamin A. Vitamin A helps maintain healthy vision, especially night vision, and boosts the immune system. Thankfully, carrots are easy to incorporate into your daily diet—when you’re not crunching on them raw, enjoy them in this versatile spread.
Makes about 2 cups.
4 cups chopped carrots (approximately 7 medium-sized carrots)
5 cups water
1 tablespoon salt
½ cup unsalted cashews
In a large saucepan, combine the carrots and water and bring to a boil. Add the salt. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about 20 minutes, or until very soft. Drain, reserving the cooking water. Let the carrots cool. In a blender or food processor, blend together the cooled carrots and cashews. Check the consistency and add up to ½ cup of the cooking water, if you prefer a lighter consistency. Serve with crackers, pita bread, or crudités.