What lies beyond the fertile ground is a purple root vegetable filled with valuable nutrition and detoxifying properties that every single person on this planet can surely love!
It’s time to uproot the secrets of beet and uncover a special recipe inside this article.
Beets or Beetroot is rich in a purple-crimson pigment called betacyanin. This agent is a powerful asset of the plant as it can suppress the development of cancer including bladder cancer.
The betacyanin in beets remains one of the mightiest antioxidants in a vegetable due to its high anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which protects cells from damage that can cause heart disease and cancer.
Looking for a shot of energy boost? Well, beat it because beetroot is the answer! The nitrate in beetroot helps deliver more oxygen to the muscles, therefore, it will help the muscles to recover faster.
Beets are a wellspring of glutamine, an amino acid that is crucial in maintaining and keeping our digestive system healthy. It is also abundant in fiber which keeps the bowel movement smooth and supports the beneficial bacteria that surrounds the gut.
Don’t like to eat beets? If you’d like to get the benefits of beets without the taste, my favorite go-to beet supplement is Betafood by Standard Process – I use this to help support the liver and as a part of my protocols for my athletes to assist with endurance!
Mushroom and Root Vegetable Stew [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
1 chopped onion
4 Chioggia beets
4 yellow beets
4 red beets
2 carrots, cut into pieces
5 Jerusalem artichokes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 bay leaves
1 cup of red wine (vegan)
6 cups of vegetable stock
A pinch of salt
15 mushrooms of your choice
Parsley, for garnish
Start by finely chopping the onion and fry over medium heat in a heavy saucepan.
Peel and cut the beets, carrots, and artichoke. When the onions are lightly browned add the beets, carrots, and artichoke and fry for a few minutes. Add the tomato purée and stir, then pour over the wine and broth. Let simmer for 40 minutes.
Wash and cut the mushrooms into fine pieces. Fry in a frying pan, without oil first, and then when the mushroom water cooks out (takes a few minutes), pour in a little vegetable oil and fry so that they get a nice golden color.
Taste the stew and add salt and pepper, if needed. Garnish with parsley and fried mushrooms.
Ya’ll this paleo recipe is soooo good. If you want that buffalo chicken feel without the guilt of fried food, dairy, or gluten this will be your new jam. Whether you a just looking to eat healthy or add weight loss as one of your health goals, this recipe is here to serve all the feels. Serve my buffalo chicken dip on lettuce wraps, gluten free crackers, or just dip in with some veggie sticks. I hope you enjoy! – Dr Z
Want to see how I made this paleo recipe? If so, watch the video below!
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This adorable and bright fruit is rich in flavor and nutritional value and its flavor range from sweet to sweet-tart depending on the varietal. The best way to consume fresh apricot is unpeeled because the skin is loaded with fiber and nutrients.
Check out the health benefits of apricot below and uncover a sumptuous guilt-free recipe that you’ll surely enjoy!
The combination of Vitamin C and A in apricot makes it a potent elixir for keeping your skin glowing and healthy! Apricot oil derived from apricot seeds is known to treat skin problems such as eczema and dermatitis, while the flesh can be used to soothe itching caused by sunburn or scabies.
Fortified with Fiber
Fiber is your go-to mineral for fierce and healthy digestion! A diet rich in fiber also helps protect you from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and weight gain.
Enhance Bone Strength
Apricot is rich in calcium, manganese, phosphorus, copper, and iron. These minerals promote bone growth and prevent age-related bone conditions such as osteoporosis.
Apricot contains potassium which evenly distributes the fluids in your body, therefore, there is a healthy balance of electrolytes that amplifies your energy and keeps your blood pumping.
Begin by making your filling. Set aside dried apricots in a medium-sized bowl. Boil 3 cups water, and pour over dried apricots. Let sit for about 20 minutes. Now drain the water, and add apricots to your food processor or blender. Add in lemon juice and maple syrup. Pulse until mostly smooth, a few chunks are fine. You may need to add a bit of water to get the right consistency, but the filling should be thick.
Now make the crust: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper and lightly grease. Combine all of the crust ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Take the mixture and carefully distribute it over the parchment paper, pressing down firmly and evenly. Place inside the oven and bake for 13 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes. Leave the oven hot.
While crust is cooling, make the crumb mixture. Combine all ingredients into your food processor and pulse for about 10 seconds, or until the mixture is crumbly.
Once the crust is cooled, spread the apricot filling over the crust. Complete by topping with the crumb mixture. Now bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
Remove from oven and cool completely. Once cooled, slice into squares.
you can’t have
your wings and eat them too? With
football games and colder days I wanted to create a healthier version that
would also be detox friendly for those who still want to enjoy a tailgate party
or cheering on their favorite team this season!
SOOO GOOD – I promised
you won’t even
miss that they are not fried!!! I’m also
giving you my secret on how to make them oh so crispy and yummy – It’s an
extra step but a necessary one if you want those crispy wings. First you’ll need to parboil the wings for a few minutes to boil out
some of the fat. This will make for the
best baked wing you’ve ever
put in Yo Mouth!
Place the chicken wings directly on the sheet pan.
Bake the chicken wings for 25 minutes on the first side;
flip the wings and bake for another 5-10 minutes on the other side, until the
skin looks crispy and golden brown.
Buffalo Sauce Instructions:
Heat butter in a saucepan on medium heat
Once butter is melted add hot sauce, garlic, onion powder
and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add your chicken wings to a large bowl; pour the buffalo
sauce over to coat thoroughly.
Plate and enjoy!
The best place for me to buy affordable organic chicken
wings is at Costco – at the
time of this post they were $2.50 per lb.
When choosing your hot sauce read your ingredients
carefully. Choose a hot sauce with the
fewest ingredients and ones you can understand what each ingredient is – some of my favorites are Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and Crystals
For metal sheet pans be sure to purchase stainless steel instead of Aluminum ones.