Beets are a very healthy superfood for the whole family. In my kitchen, they are especially useful because they store so well, and don’t go rotten on you before you have had a chance to eat them. But wait till you hear the best part, just in case you need convincing.
Beets are a good purifier and cleansing vegetable which helps to detox the liver, gallbladder and kidneys. Juicing beets helps with lowering blood pressure. Beets contain Vitamin C, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin which are good for keeping your eyes healthy. Beets help with purifying the blood, and also help with anemia and constipation. Whenever I juice vegetables, I always add a few beets because of the overall health benefits. After all, whole foods contain so many nutrients that the the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Every organ of the body can benefit from a really nutrient-dense and tasty food like beets.
1. Here’s my recipe for my favorite raw beet salad:
Grate 1 large beet (peeled) and grate 2-3 apples. The beets you must grate, but the apples you could chop very finely. Sprinkle with the juice of a lemon. Mix together and serve. Optional: Add 2 tbsp chopped red onion.
2. Here’s my recipe that is sure to make Beet-Lovers of your whole family!
Preparation: Boil up a pot of beets, skin them and put them in the refrigerator for eating withing within the next 3 days.
4 smaller or 3 larger cooked Beets – chopped in cubes
3 ripe tomatoes – chopped. I usually use Roma Tomatoes with this recipe.
1 avocado – cubed
1/2 cup parsley leaves – chopped finely
1-2 clove garlic – chopped finely
Mix all 5 ingredients. Add a dressing made from juice of 1 lime, 2 tbsp honey, ¼ cup olive oil, 2 tbsp plain natural yogurt, s & p to taste. Note: You might have to add a little more honey if it is too tart for your family.
Yours, for nutrient-dense foods. The Cleaning Lady