Liquid Gold Dressing – Great source of Vit B12 for Vegans/Vegetarians

Liquid Gold Dressing - Great source of Vit B12 for Vegans/Vegetarians

Liquid Gold Dressing – Great source of Vit B12 for Vegans/Vegetarians

When consuming a vegan diet composed completely of plant-based foods, it can sometimes be challenging to get all your nutrients. Today, I thought I might share with you this easy, nutritious dressing that I recently started making that’s loaded with Vitamin B12.

B12 is one of the last vitamins to be discovered and it is vital to life, meaning the human body has to have it and it must be supplied in the diet. Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal products, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products; however, it is not not present in plant foods which is particularly problematic for vegans and some vegetarians. There are a lot of foods that are fortified with B12 and nutritional yeast is one that I use regularly.

Liquid Gold Dressing - Great source of Vit B12 for Vegans/Vegetarians

Liquid Gold Dressing – Great source of Vit B12 for Vegans/Vegetarians

What is nutritional yeast?, you say. Nutritional yeast (basically a powdered yeast with no leavening power) has a robust essence that is described as cheesy, nutty, or creamy, which makes it very popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes. Often used by vegans in place of cheese, it can be used in many recipes to add complexity of flavors. It is naturally high in protein and fiber, while low in fat and sodium, with no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.

Liquid Gold Dressing - Great source of Vit B12 for Vegans/Vegetarians

Liquid Gold Dressing – Great source of Vit B12 for Vegans/Vegetarians

Two tablespoons of this Liquid Gold provides 3.8 g of omega-3 fatty acids (one day’s supply & some to spare) along with 40% of the RDA for Vitamin B12. This creamy dressing is also packed with riboflavin and other B vitamins – plus it’s pretty tasty. Because this recipe was created by Registered Dietitian’s and boasts specific nutritional benefits, I have only slightly adapted it for my taste buds.

Liquid Gold Dressing

Yield: 2 cups

2 Tbsp

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Flaxseed Oil
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Orange Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Tamari (Japanese soy sauce)
  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast (What is nutritional yeast?)
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Cumin

Instructions

  1. Put everything together in a blender & blend until smooth.
  2. Can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe adapted from Becoming Vegan by Brenda Davis, RD & Vesanto Melina, MS, RD.

http://foodstoriesblog.com/2013/01/08/liquid-gold-dressing-great-source-of-vit-b12-for-vegansvegetarians/

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  1. Informative post as well as a great looking and healthy recipe!
    Thanks :-) I liked this so much I shared it on my Healthy Eating FB page :-)
    Joy
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  2. CJ, this sounds really good–and it is even good for you! :) I’ll have to get some nutritional yeast and give it a try. Thank you for sharing!!

  3. I can see why this is called liquid gold—sounds interesting and I’m always looking for sneaky ways to reinforce my diet with more nutrients =)
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  4. Great information! Wasn’t really clear as to what nutritional yeast was. You’re right – it does sound like liquid gold. Great dressing and so nutritional! It’s like a big kick in the you know what. :)
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  5. Just one word: WOW!!!! Lovely syrup CJ. Gold indeed!!
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  6. A lot of great benefits and fantastic taste :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  7. Wow this looks really healthy! My mom swears by B12 and she is 84 years young! I should be taking Omega3′s and this is a great way to do it!
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  8. Thanks for the recipe! I’m going to share it with Top Girl’s grandmother. She and her sister’s have been vegetarian’s for nearly their entire lives – and have always taken B-12 shots. As they get older, it gets worse so this could help!
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  9. I am a big fan of nutritional yeast -this dressing looks great!!!
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  10. THAT is CERTAINLY liquid GOLD!! Flax seed oil alone is like dumping gold karats in your mouth! LOL! Sounds delicious, I am thinking my salad is craving this dressing tonight!!
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  11. I totally found a recipe using nutritional yeast the other day and was wondering what it was. I should have known I could have just asked you…
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