Friday, March 22, 2019

Beetroot Blast Cleanse + Detox Recipes with Beets

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Beets are so nutritious and healthy, you feel energized and unstoppable when you include them in your diet!

For years they were grown for their leaves until the Romans discovered the sweet taste of the root of this plant.

There are several varieties and sizes of this veggie. The baby beets (bunched) are the quickest to cook and more tender.

Available year round, peak season is from June to December.

It’s better to cook them whole to get the best out of the nutrients and flavor. If you cook them yourself, cut the green tops off, wash them and wrap them in foil. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes depending on size. After they cool you can peel the skins.

For baby beets, you can steam them whole for approximately 30 minutes, and then peel and slice them.

Health Benefits

Nutritionally they provide protein, fiber, folate, potassium and Vitamin C.

Beets

Eliminate Stress
Beets contain uridine, a compound that helps nerve cells maintain healthy levels of nor-epinephrine and dopamine. These boost your mood and help prevent stress and anxiety.

Boosts Metabolism
They are packed with betaine, a phytonutrient, which enables your body to convert fat into energy. Betaine also stimulates the production of bile, a fluid that flushes toxins out of your body.

Heart Health
This veggie contains betacyanin which promotes the breakdown of triglycerides in the blood and reduces the risk of artery clogs.

They also contain insoluble fiber and beta-carotene of which both play a role in reducing cancers, asthma, and atherosclerosis.

Healthy Recipe – Beet Soup

Beet soup

Rinse and drain the beets from two cans (14.5 ounces each), chop one cup and set aside.

In a saucepan, boil the remaining beets over high heat.

Add two cans of vegetable broth, one small onion diced, and one clove of garlic, peeled and diced. Boil for 4 to 5 minutes longer.

In a food processor, puree the mixture for one minute. Add the chopped beets and serve at room temperature or cold.

Prep time: 10 min
Juicing: 4 min
Ready in: 15 min

Beetroot Recipe #1 for Weight Loss

Superheroes kale and beets are detox dynamos helping to cleanse the liver and purify the blood.

Orange and lemon sweeten the earthiness of the beets and offer antioxidant and immune-amping vitamin C.

Boost with basil to elevate the flavor and provide antibacterial support, with probiotic powder to aid digestion and cleansing, and with cayenne to speed up your metabolism.

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks kale
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1⁄2 medium raw red beetroot, scrubbed
  • 1⁄2 lemon, peeled
  • 1⁄2 cup filtered water
  • 3 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia

Optional boosters

  • 2 large basil leaves, plus more to taste
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon probiotic powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Directions

1
Push the kale, orange, beet, lemon, basil booster, and water through your juicer. Strain any pulp.

2
Stir in the probiotic powder and cayenne boosters, if using, and add stevia to taste.

Beetroot Recipe #2 Beet Smoothie Cleanse for Weight Loss

Prep time: 8 min
Juicing: 3 min
Ready in: 11 min

Beets are bold players in the liver-cleansing game, and brilliant blood builders while they’re at it.

Their earthy flavor, not everyone’s favorite, gets rebalanced by orange and musky fennel in this delicious detox dynamo!

Rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, and potassium, fennel helps to scavenge free radicals, regulate heart rate and blood pressure, and warm the body in the colder weather.

Zucchini and cucumber pump in mineral- rich water that helps to regulate body temperature, too, while reducing inflammation and swelling, aiding cell hydration and waste removal, and dissolving kidney stones.

Boost with basil for taste and some extra chlorophyll, probiotic powder for digestion enhancement, and cayenne for prebiotic support and metabolic rev.

Ingredients

  • 1 orange, peeled 1 small zucchini
  • 1⁄2 medium or 2 small raw red beets, scrubbed
  • 1⁄2 English cucumber
  • 1⁄2 lemon, peeled
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped fennel bulb
  • 1⁄2 cup filtered water
  • 3 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia

Optional boosters

  • 2 stalks basil, plus more to taste
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon probiotic powder
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, plus more to taste

Directions

1
Push the orange, zucchini, beet, cucumber, lemon, fennel, and water through your juicer with the basil and cayenne boosters, if using. Strain any pulp, stir in the probiotic powder, and add stevia to taste.

Beetroot Recipe #3 Cleanse

Prep time: 9 min
Juicing: 5 min
Ready in: 14 min

Far from earthy, this sweet and spicy smoothie will get you going!

Beets, cinnamon, and cayenne brusht he bowels, flush the liver, and stimulate the lymphatic system. Beets oxygenate the blood, too.

Pineapple sweetens the deal, and adds powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant support while boosting digestion and metabolism.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup filtered water, plus more if needed
  • 2 medium oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1 medium raw red beet, peeled and finely chopped (grated for conventional blenders)
  • 1⁄2 small avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons minced ginger, plus more to taste
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional)
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple

Directions

1
Throw all of the ingredients into your blender except the frozen pineapple, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until well combined. Add the pineapple, and blast for another 30 seconds until smooth and creamy. Tweak ginger to taste.

Beetroot Recipe #4: Beet Carrot Cleanser

Prep time: 10 min
Juicing: 8 min
Ready in: 18 min

Raw beets? For some, the concept is gag-worthy, but these righteous roots have won over many an unbeliever.

Beets and their brilliant amino acid, betaine, move the bowels, flush out the liver, oxygenate the blood, aid brain function, and support optimal digestion.

Carrots boost the production of white blood cells for immunity; help lower cholesterol and clear respiratory congestion; calm inflammation; and provide the magical antioxidant glutathione, which combats free radicals and supports cell integrity and renewal.

The zesty orange dressing lifts the earthy veggies, brings in more vitamin C and antioxidants, and adds a sweet and tangy back- end kick that may make you batty for beets!

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest, plus more to taste
  • 1⁄2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 pitted dates, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion (white and green parts)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste

Salad Ingredients

  • 3 medium carrots, shred- ded or spiralized (about 3 cups)
  • 1 medium raw red beet, peeled and shredded or spiralized (about 1 cup)
  • 1⁄4 cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped mint
  • Celtic sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

1
To make the dressing, throw all of the dressing ingredients into your blender and blast on high for about 30 seconds until well combined. Set aside.

2
To make the salad, toss the beet, carrot, almonds, and mint together until well combined. Add the dressing, and toss until evenly coated.

3
Serve 1 portion, and place the remaining salad in a sealed container, and chill in the fridge.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Ms Hall

    great recipes, love them!

  2. danny

    great detox recipe! I really love it. I have started to use beets in everything! Salads, smoothies, detoxifications and am looking and feeling much better already!

  3. amy

    i love adding beets to my detox juices it gives it a lovely purple color and it just makes me feel amazing. i wish there were more recipes for cleanses that include beetroot as a core ingredient and thank you for posting these ones because they are definitely recipes that I will try now.

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