Not sure if I mentioned that red beets are one of the most cleansing/detoxing foods you can eat! They contain compounds that open up your blood and lymph vessels, allowing all toxins to easily removed from your system. They also contain super-antioxidants (yes, there is such a thing!) And these support the liver in carrying out all of it’s important detoxification functions.
Moreover, beets help thin bile, and boost your digestive enzymes. Did you know that good bile flow is needed for proper digestion? Many of us who have digestive issues such as gas and bloating, may need to look at the cause, which could well be sluggish bile flow.
So, we have a solution my friends, with a gorgeously RED, inexpensive root veggie. And if you want a delicious way to eat it during the miserable winter months, I highly recommend my Beet & Fennel Detox Soup.
It is absolutely delicious: warming, spicy, earthy, and satisfying.
I recommend eating with with a side of quinoa and a crunchy green salad. This makes for a perfect week night dinner, or a hearty lunch.
Note: If you have a Vitamix, you don’t need to heat the broth. Simply place all the cooked ingredients in the blender, and blend until desired temperature.