This raw salad featuring winter vegetables and fruit is a colorful delight to the eyes, taste buds and body. Plus, it will help you get over the childhood traumatization of being served canned beets and having purple juice ruin all the other food on the plate! Beets are packed with dietary fiber and phytonutrients called betalains, which provide excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support. Raw beets help cleanse the intestinal tract and protect against cancer. They are an excellent source of folate and a very good source of manganese, potassium and Vitamin C- plus they are cheaper than a lot of other veggies. This seasonal raw salad also features watercress, another powerful antioxidant that has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb. Throw in some citrus fruit, avocado and Hail Merry raw nuts and you are talking Super Salad 2012! Feed Your Body Royally.
2 small beets
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup minced parsley
4 cups organic watercress, chopped
1 large avocado, sliced
2 cups broccoli sprouts (or other like mustard & arugula)
Salt and fresh pepper
1. Peel the beets with a vegetable peeler, and grate in a food processor fitted with the shredding blade; or use a spiral cutter.
2. Combine the orange juice, lemon juice and olive oil. Toss with the beets and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
3. Divide watercress and sprouts evenly among 4 serving plates. Top each plate with avocado, beets and nuts. Serve immediately.
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