Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ruby Red Raw Beet & Apple Salad - Nourishing for your body

Raw Beet & Apple Salad

My mom used to make this for us when I was little, using beets from our garden. The sweet crisp apple compliments the earthy taste of the beet beautifully, and the lemon brings it all together.

This is a refreshing, detoxifying salad. Besides being high in fiber, the beets are known to be a blood and liver cleanser. A Dr. friend of mine recommends eating a raw beet a day for a week to cleanse and nourish the body. This is a delicious way to do that. And you know what they say about apples...


1 large raw beet, grated
4 medium apples, cored and grated
zest of 1/2 organic lemon, optional
1/2 organic lemon, juiced


Mix the raw shredded beet and apples together. It should be about equal parts beet to apple.
Add the lemon zest, if using and fresh lemon juice. Toss well to mix.
Taste the salad, it should be a little tangy from the lemon juice, add more if its not.
Eat immediately or chill. This salad lasts a few days in the refrigerator.