The Healthiest Artichoke Dip

One of my favorite healthy eating bloggers, Physical Kitchness, shared her favorite artichoke dip on her blog and I totally couldn’t wait even a day to make it. Thankfully, I had all of the ingredients on hand, and with a few tweaks, made the BEST summertime dip! All recipe credit goes to her, other than the few changes I made, but the pictures are all mine. I just HAD to share with you this bowl of yumminess! Plus, I love supporting other bloggers that I believe in and Physical Kitchness deserves a huge shoutout!

One of the things I do miss the most about being dairy free is all of the yummy dips. It seems like every party or potluck has the most delicious dips but most, if not all, contain massive amounts of dairy. I’m not denying that these are amazing, but they also leave my tummy feeling not so good. Beyond that, we just try to stay away from as much dairy as possible for health and anti-inflammatory reason. You can read more about that here.

This dip replaces that dairy with a surprise ingredient that makes it JUST as creamy as those dairy-filled appetizers. Serve this with some veggie sticks, chips, or crackers and your guests won’t know the difference and enjoy it all the same.

The Healthiest Artichoke Dip
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

Ingredients
1 can of artichoke hearts
1 cup of roasted cauliflower (Just throw in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until crispy)
1/4 cup plain almond milk
1/4 cup coconut cream
1/2 squeeze lemon
1 .5 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp salt
Directions
Drain your can of artichoke hearts and put all of the ingredients in to a food processor and pulse until smooth with some chunks. Literally, thats it! Yeah!

Artichokes: Artichokes are high in fiber which decreases the bad cholesterol and helps to cut down colon cancer risks.  It is also high in folic acid which helps the very DNA you are made of stay healthy and strong, which means they are great for preconception, conception, and pregnancy and nursing. They are high in vitamin-C, and help reduce free radicals and are anti-inflammatory. Another star reason to incorporate them into your diet is that they are a huge source of vitamin K-which helps reduce the neuronal damage that is a precursor for Alzheimers.

-Kasey