Raw Artichoke Diamonds

Here is a unique recipe using artichokes, one of the world’s healthiest foods. Artichokes offer a bounty of flavor and nutrition, detoxify the body and improve liver health. The best part is that you can eat the artichokes raw in this marvelous and delicious recipe. Most other recipes are for cooked, frozen or artichokes marinated in citric acid or other preservatives. Why not allow your body to absorb each and every nutrient in its best raw natural form?
 

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2 organic fresh artichokes
1 organic lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon cold pressed organic olive oil
2 organic garlic cloves, minced
a handful of each: organic parsley and organic tarragon, roughly chopped

optional: raw organic Botija olives

Wash and remove the stems of the artichokes. Peel the leaves one at the time - see nearby picture.*

Use a sharp knife, to carefully remove the thorns and discard the inedible choke. Slice the artichoke heart very thin (a vegetable peeler is very helpful for making thin slices). Add the rest of the ingredients, toss well and enjoy fresh at room temperature.

* juice the leaves for use in your green juice