Recipe Beet Down!

From the November 2003 edition of Dr. Fuhrman's Healthy Times:

Beet-Apple-Walnut Salad

2 beets, peeled and shredded
1/2 cup walnuts
2 apples, peeled and sliced very thin
2 medium heads romaine or other dark-leaf lettuce
2 oz. raw cashews or raw cashew butter
1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup dried currants or raisins
Slice lettuce into small shredded pieces and mix in bowl with beets, apples, and walnuts. Blend cashews with soy milk and applesauce to make the dressing, or use raw cashew butter and mix until smooth. Mix currants into the dressing and pour over the top of the salad.

Beet Carrot Cake

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup raw beets, peeled and shredded
1-1/2 cups raw carrots, peeled and shredded
3 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup date sugar
1 cup applesauce (no sugar added)
1 cup pineapple, blended
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup currants, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour and baking soda in a bowl. In a larger bowl, beat date sugar, blended pineapple, mashed banana, and applesauce together. Stir in the vanilla and mix thoroughly. Add the flour mixture along with the chopped walnuts and mix. Now add the shredded carrots and beets. Mix well. Spread in a nonstick baking pan. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Beet Sweet Potato Soup
4 cups water
1 can (2 cups) vegetable broth, low sodium
4 cups carrot juice
1 cup celery juice
3 beets, with beet greens (If you can’t get beet greens, use one bunch spinach.)
2 medium onions
3-4 medium-sized sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and diced
2 Tbsp. VegiZest
Put water, broth, VegiZest, carrot and celery juice in a pot and simmer. Grate beets and onions with food processor and add to the pot. Then add the bite-sized pieces of sweet potato and the sliced greens. Cook on low heat for one hour. Blend half the soup, leaving some chunky parts, so it becomes creamy, yet hearty.
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keewee - October 20, 2006 12:06 AM

We call beets in New Zealand beetroot. When I first arrived in USA 26 years ago it took me a while to realize why I did not care for American burgers, No beetroot on them.

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