Unfortunately I never developed a liking for liver. I imagine my grandparents were more appreciative of its flavor. However, recently I discovered all the wonderful health benefits of raw liver including its rich source of vitamin A, copper, folic acid and iron. In my best attempt to increase my consumption of it, I’ve found smoothies to be the answer. Finally the chugging skills I acquired in college are paying off. I can down the smoothie in less than a minute, bypassing the unusual taste and texture.
I’m sure there are some downfalls to this method. I have a feeling the blender might damage the liver’s molecular structure which in turn might compromise its nutritional value. Also, as I feel with all smoothies, it is not the best way to consume foods. Our digestive system don’t get the proper , which impairs its ability to break down foods properly. But for those of us who need to be weaned on to new and unusual tastes, this is the way to go!
It is extremely important to get your liver sourced from 100% pasture raised animals. My favorite is from Holding Ranch at the Menlo Park farmers market. I like to cut the liver up in small pieces and place them in an ice cube tray. This gives you handy liver-sicles. Start with 3/4 cup homemade raw goat milk kefir and blend it with 1 liver cube. Once you get accustomed to the taste you can slowly increase the amount of liver cubes. Try adding raw egg yolk from pasture raised chicken and ducks for super nutrition!
Eventually I plan on expanding my palette to include whole raw liver meals but for now this works just fine…