Beetroot is known to have liver cleansing properties and it is considered effective in lowering blood pressure. It has antioxidants that help detox the liver allowing the liver to carry out it’s job of balancing the hormones in our bodies. It contains high levels of nitrates, which our digestive system is able to convert into nitric oxide, a compound that helps relax the blood vessels and therefore aids in lowering blood pressure. Beetroot is also a good source of the B vitamin folate and the mineral manganese.
Kale is an incredibly nutritious leafy vegetable rich in nutrients. It also contains a plant chemical called glucosinolate which is broken down into chemical compounds called isothiocyanates and indole-3-carbinol after chopping, chewing, or cooking. Glucosinolates are the first-line of defence for plants against insects, fungi and environmental stress like droughts. Isothiocyanates have been studied in the laboratory for their ability to prevent chronic conditions like cancer and heart disease in humans. It has been found that they have the profound ability to inhibit inflammation and the spread and growth of tumor cells in the body also providing protection to healthy cells.
- 2 cups beetroot julienned
- 1 cup white or red cabbage julienned
- 1 cup radish julienned
- 2 cups kale chopped
- 1 cup chickpeas
- 3 tbsp cranberries
- 2 tbsp toasted sunflower seeds
Salad dressing :
- 2 tbsp pure tahini paste
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos
- 4 tbsp cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp pink himalayan salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
- 2 tbsp molasses sugar (or blackstrap molasses)
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
Toss all the ingredients and pour over the Tahini salad dressing and you have got yourself a super delicious salad!