Sweet beets, a feast for the eyes, are also body beautiful since they are high in folate – a heart and cancer protective compound. If you prefer the taste of cooked beets, shop for pre-steamed beets in your local grocer or roast them if you like a richer roasted flavor.
1 ½ pound raw beets, peeled, grated
1 quart home made chicken broth (or get it here if you don’t have time)
¼ cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound cooked shrimp or chicken
2 avocados, diced
1/2 cup thinly sliced radish (optional)
¼ cup chopped herbs
Place the beets, broth, onion, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a blender and process until smooth. Divide into four bowls and top each with a 4 to 5 shrimp or sliced chicken, 1/2 avocado, radish, and herbs.
Nutritional Stats Per Serving (2 cups): 385 calories, 34 g protein, 24 g carbohydrates, 14 g sugars, 17 g fat (7 g saturated), 92 mg cholesterol, 8 g fiber, 407 mg sodium.