Sweet and Raw Beet Salad


Course Salad
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sized raw beets, peeled and halved
  • 3 medium sized carrots, peeled
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples, cored and quartered
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp goat cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Using an electric or hand grater, shred the beets, carrots and apples (*if using a hand grater you may want to wear gloves to prevent your hands from being strained red.)

  2. Mix in oil, honey, turmeric, lemon zest and lemon juice.

  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Top with goat cheese and serve.

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Why Raw Beets?

Nitric Oxide, or NO, found in beets helps with blood flow and circulation in our bodies. So much so, that reduced NO in our blood is common in people with heart disease. As we age, our bodies lose the ability to make enough Nitric Oxide. The best way to get NO from your diet is through raw beets. *Note: Natural Occurring Nitric Oxide in beets is different than the harmful nitrates and nitrites found in processed meats.

Sweet and Raw Beet Salad


Course Salad
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Sally Hammer, RD

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sized raw beets peeled and halved
  • 3 medium sized carrots peeled
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples cored and quartered
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp goat cheese, optional

Instructions

  1. Using an electric or hand grater, shred the beets, carrots and apples. 

  2. Mix in oil, honey, turmeric, lemon zest and lemon juice.

  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Top with goat cheese and serve.

Recipe Notes

If using a hand grater you may want to wear gloves to prevent your hands from being stained red.

 

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Gluten is a protein that is found in the grains wheat, rye, and barley. People living with celiac disease cannot eat gluten at all, even in the tiniest amounts, as it destroys their intestinal wall. This damage can prevent people from absorbing nutrients into their bodies. Other people may have non-celiac gluten sensitivity in which the body responds poorly to gluten. This can lead to gaps in the intestinal lining that allow larger food molecules and organisms like bacteria to leak into the bloodstream. Keep in mind a gluten-free diet is not necessarily a “weight loss” or “healthy” diet but can be therapeutic if indicated. There are many ways to test for celiac and gluten sensitivities; talk with Sally today for more information.