Updated: Jan 10, 2019
Super fresh and packed full of nutrition, this salad works with any main.
3 beets, cubed and roasted
Handful of beet greens, chopped
Handful of fresh baby arugula, washed
Half head of fennel, thinly sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lime juice
Salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 350°F
Wash beets, scrubbing them to remove all dirt and debris. Cut into cubes, spread on baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes
Using mandolin, thinly slice fennel (or slice thinly using knife)
In a bowl, add beet greens, arugula, fennel, olive oil, lime juice and zest, salt and freshly ground pepper
Once beets are roasted and cooled, top salad and enjoy!
Dr. Michael Greger explains the benefits of eating greens:
"...associated with reduced rates of heart disease and a longer life span, not to mention the "veggie Viagra" effect...There's a link between vegetable consumption and improved sexual function, as well as improved blood flow to the most important organ of the body, the brain."
Go With The Flow
Veggies that are rich in antioxidants help remove free radicals. Heart attacks, strokes and even impotency is from a lack of blood flow. Beets, beet greens and arugula are on Dr. Greger's top ten list of food sources of nitrates (How Not To Die, page 136-138) which "signals the muscle fibers within the walls of your arteries to relax, allowing them to open up and for more blood to flow."
It's good to remember that since beets are so rich in color (and antioxidants), we'll also see it taint our pee and poo. So don't be alarmed, that's just the good stuff passing through. 🤗