Artichokes are low in fat and calories, yet high in vitamins and minerals. One medium sized artichoke contains 72 mg magnesium, 425 mg of potassium, 6 ½ g fiber, folate, carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin; yet only weigh in at around 60 calories. These spiky veggies are great for liver detoxification with their high source of silymarin, provide relief from ingestion, and the extract has even been used to treat high cholesterol and triglycerides.
Often times these healthy and light treats are destroyed with heavy butter, mayo, and overcooking!
- 2 medium artichokes
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 2-3 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- crushed black pepper
- In a large pot, fill with 3/4 filter water. Bring to a boil.
- Boil cleaned artichokes for 15-20 minutes, until al dente (almost done but not quite).