Feeling sluggish after the Super Bowl? Eat this to boost your digestion.

  BeetandAppleSoup

Whether or not your favorite quarterback led his team to victory on Sunday, you might be feeling a little sluggish after the Super Bowl festivities? Are you feeling clogged and weighted down form cheese dips, beef chili and beer.

There’s nothing like natural whole foods to cure what ails ya.

Beets offer great detoxification support, fight inflammation and have anti-cancer properties to name just a few benefits. AND, we all know an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Not to mention, studies have shown that eating the forbidden fruit is associated with a lower risk of death from heart disease.

I’m here to offer you my Beet and Apple Soup. Beside delicious, it’s really easy to make. This soup is also on the lighter side, just what you need after a nachos chicken wings and chips while watching the game. This recipe will give your digestive system a much-needed break.

Beet and Apple Soup

Serves 2

1 large beet, peeled and roughly chopped

1 apple, cored and roughly chopped

1 teaspoon miso

1 garlic clove

1 to 2 dates

3 cups water

Blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender until warm. Taste and adjust seasoning before serving.

Leave a comment below and share if the team you rooted for won and if your tried the recipe. I’d love to hear what you think

Who says you can’t eat salad in the winter?

red-beets-1725799_1280 It’s cold outside and you probably have a mug of hot tea or hot chocolate by your side.

This time of year, you don’t often read winter and salad together, but I’ll tell you this is the secret to staying happy and nourished all winter long. Raw vegetables are rich in enzymes and vitamins that are easy to absorb and make digestion a breeze.

Sticking to seasonal vegetables for your winter salads is challenging, but very impossible. Both beets and kale are hearty winter vegetables that retain their tastiness and nutritional worth even through the harsh winter months. Pair with that some healthy fats from avocado and vitamin C from fresh lemons and you’ve got yourself a salad fit for a queen in the middle of January!

Here’s my absolute favorite winter salad recipe.

Chopped Red Beet and Kale Salad

Serves 2

1 to 2 large beets, steamed (Tight on time? Use BPA FREE canned beets in water)

1 bunch of kale, chopped (baby kale is perfect for this salad)

handful of fresh basil leaves (OR 1 teaspoon dried basil)

1 avocado, chopped

1 lemon, juiced

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

sea salt and black pepper to taste

¼ cup pumpkin seeds

Optional: 1 teaspoon of nutritional yeast

If using raw beets, place a large pot with an inch of water on the stove over high heat. Place a metal steam basket inside. Wash and chop the beets into quarters and place in the steam basket. Cover and steam the beets for about 10 to 12 minutes until they can be easily pricked with a fork. Remove from heat and serve on top of the salad.

Add the kale, basil, avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt and black pepper to a large bowl. Use clean hands to massage the kale until all the ingredients are well mixed and the kale is wilted. Top with pumpkin seeds and beets.

Want even more great tips to help you lose weight, improve your digestion and increase your energy? Check out my new Winter Renewal Detox program details here.

To your wellness!