Detoxifying Beet Salad

This is a great recipe to keep on hand when juicing and smoothies aren't your thing but clearing winter sluggishness and recharging your liver is. 

The liver is the vital organ that filters and detoxifies the blood that comes through the digestive track before it reaches the rest of the body. This is no small feat, which is why it's nice to help the liver out from time to time with foods that aid its detoxifying powers. Beets are a high-antioxidant vegetable that contain a number of nutrients that have been shown to be cleansing and detoxifying. 

This quick and simple salad provides all that and your taste buds the great satisfaction of texture and crunch.

This is a great recipe to keep on hand when juicing and smoothies aren't your thing but clearing winter sluggishness, and recharging your liver is. 

The liver is the vital organ that filters and detoxifies the blood that comes through the digestive track before it reaches the rest of the body. This is no small feat, which is why it's nice to help the liver out from time to time with foods that aid its detoxifying powers. Beets are a high-antioxidant vegetable that contain a number of nutrients that have been shown to be cleansing and detoxifying. 

This quick and simple salad provides all that and your taste buds the great satisfaction of texture and crunch.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 beets
  • 1/2 medium-size red cabbage chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, chopped
  • 1 small green apple, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • cilantro, chopped
  • juice of 1 or 2 Meyer lemons
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder 

Instructions

Boil a pot of water and place the beets in the water. Let boil for 10-12 minutes until beets are cooked. Let cool.

Peel and slice beets.

Mix all ingredients and toss well. Add cumin powder, salt and pepper to taste.

Sachi Doctor

Elemental Alchemy, 90 Rio Vista Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94611

Sachi Doctor is an Ayurvedic practitioner and holistic health coach who founded Elemental Alchemy with the mission to provide a resource for those navigating their way towards optimal mind-body health.

Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at a young age, Sachi has spent over twenty years exploring different health modalities, treatment plans, diets and mindfulness practices to help alleviate chronic pain and restore balance.

After years of looking to others for a model of health with no relief, Sachi realized that the answers she sought were not hidden in someone else’s prescription for wellness but unique to her, and that the first step towards discovery was actually tuning out what was right for others and tuning into herself.

As she tapped into the wisdom of her own body, she discovered that the elements foundational for health  — the blueprint she so fervently sought — was within her, within each of us. Since then Sachi has been passionate about helping others also cultivate clarity and inner wisdom for vibrant health.

In addition to her Ayurvedic and nutrition education, Sachi has completed over 800 hours of yoga teacher training and continues to study with her mother, her first yoga teacher, for whom these practices are a way of life.

Sachi is a board member of the Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin State Prison and serves as an ambassador for Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit that raises funds within the US yoga community to support microcredit programs for women in India. She holds a Msc in Development from the London School of Economics.