I LOVE beets! I juice them, add them to my salads, and even use them to dye clothing! This delicious veggie is high in fiber, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamins A and C, niacin, and folic acid. Studies have even shown that they can protect against heart disease and they are considered a blood cleanser and liver supporter. The newest research even finds that beets can help the body respond better to exercise and provide you with a lot of wonderful antioxidants.
My 'Famous Beet Salad'
5 cups organic wild greens
1/2 cup chopped organic red onions
1/2 cup candied pecans
2 organic avocados (or goat cheese if you are not vegan)
2 organic beets
1/2 cup organic raspberries (when in season)
1/8 cup Basalmic vinegar
1/8 cup Olive oil
1. Boil beets until soft
2. Chop up beets, onions, and avocados
3. Blend chopped ingredients with mixed greens
4. Mix 1/8 cup of basalmic vinegar with 1/8 cup olive oil and pour on salad.
5. Top with raspberries and candied pecans.