Along with the hair nourishing vitamins and minerals present in cashews, adding olives to your diet adds another layer of hair boosting benefits. Olives are rich in not just fatty acids, but also antioxidants that hydrate and protect your hair from damage. Also, olives are rich in vitamin E that has been shown to protect your scalp from ultraviolet radiation and keeping your scalp moisturized and healthy. Combine the olives and cashews together into a delicious spread and you’ll see noticeable results in the health of your hair.
This recipe is very simple to make and is a quick, easy way I have found to have a nutritious meal that’s ready in just a few minutes. You will need 1 cup (of 250 ml/8.4oz) of cashews that you have soaked overnight, 1 cup (of 250 ml/8.4oz) of pitted olives and 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil.
If you use salty black olives in your paste, you will have no need to add extra salt. So, depending on the type of olive you use, you will have to season to your preferences. To make the paste, add all the ingredients into your blender and process for several minutes to thoroughly blend everything together well. When finished, you can spoon the super nutritious paste into a container and keep in the refrigerator. If you wish to consume the paste while at room temperature, just take it out of the fridge a little while before serving.
You have many choices in how to use this spread. It is very good on sliced tomatoes or peppers, but also can be made into a sandwich if you’d like. Future plans that I have for this paste include adding in different ingredients to expand the flavor and nutrition. Possible additions are green olives, lemon, spices, onions and more. Feel free to experiment and find out other ways to make this nutritious spread for you. Your hair will most certainly reap the benefits of all the protective nutrients and reward you with wonderfully soft, shiny and protected locks.
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