Always blend hot liquids in batches with the blender vase filled only half way up. Hot liquids expand as the blender turns and if overfilled, the steam can blow the lid off and scald you.
To ‘shock’ the asparagus: fill a bowl with ice cubes and water and set aside. Strain the hot asparagus into a sieve to drain. Immediately plunge the sieve into the iced water until everything is chilled.
All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.