Thursday, April 12, 2012

spring cleanse food: i heart beets.

I heart beets. Beets detox the liver, stimulate the lymph fluids, and balance the body's ph by reducing blood acidity. They also carry many nutrients to the plate. What I love most about beets are their rich, dark and earthy flavor.

I have two cleanse friendly beet recipes to share with you today. Get excited about getting your daily beet!

Beet Salad with Lemon & Mint
makes 1 serving

1 beet, peeled and grated
1/4 of a lemon, juiced
1 sprig of mint
1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
coarse salt to taste

Mix grated beet and lemon juice together in small bowl. Tear the mint leaves into small pieces by hand and add to the beet mixture. Toast sunflower seeds in a hot pan for 2-4 minutes. Add seeds and coarse salt and mix again. Keeps in the fridge, travels well.


This second recipe is for a beet and carrot juice. Forget about the juicer, you can make this in your blender.

Beet & Carrot Blender Juice
1/2 a peeled beet, sliced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup apple juice
1 cup filtered water

Add all ingredients to your blender; blend well. Drink as is, or pour it through your fine mesh sieve (see photo below) using the back of a spoon to press the rest of the liquid through the sieve. 

#bliss #beets

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