Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Green Goddess Dressing
BySarah Axtell, ND •April 22, 2021
Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts, shift the metabolism of estrogen, reducing the cancer-promoting potency of estrogen.
Cruciferous vegetables contain Indole-3-carbinol which turns into Diindolylmethane (DIM). DIM is an enzyme that helps to clear excess estrogen out of circulation properly through the liver. This can help reduce PMS, cramps, and breast tenderness.
- 1-2 10 oz bags of shaved brussels sprouts (1 bag will serve 1-2 people; 2 bags will serve 2-4 people)
- 1-2 tsp avocado oil
Green Goddess Dressing
- 1 cup fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup fresh basil
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp tahini
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp tamari (ie. gluten-free soy sauce), Bragg’s liquid aminos, or coconut aminos
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp dried tarragon
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- Make dressing: combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend on high until smooth.
- Heat avocado oil in skillet over medium heat. Add shaved brussels sprouts and saute for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Add enough Green Goddess dressing to coat the brussels and mix well. You will have leftover dressing for future meals. This dressing stores well in a mason jar in the fridge for 5-7 days.
Thyroid-Support Tip: Crumple a nori seaweed sheet or some seaweed snacks to this salad for an iodine boost. Or top salad with Seaweed Gomasio (by Eden Foods).
Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.