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How to Make Roasted Beet Puree
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
How Can Roasted Beet Puree Make You Feel Great?
Circulatory Tonic & CleansingWithin precious Beta Vulgaris roots are stability, coolness, calmness and cleansing. Lemon relaxes blood vessels, opening up circulation to the skin. When combined with garlic and olive oil in roasted beet puree, these soothing qualities are potentiated and delivered directly to the heart.
Owing to its stable and soft qualities, roasted beet puree can be healing during transition of seasons or when experiencing significant changes or stressful events in life.
Postpartum & Blood TonicCentral digestive fires are ignited by the addition of cumin, coriander, salt, thus allowing maximum absorption of roasted beet puree benefits into the bloodstream. With tonifying effects, easily digestibility and an affinity for the blood, roasted beet puree is also appropriate during menses, pregnancy, postpartum, anemia, post-surgery, and recovering from illness and injury.
At room temperature or slightly chilled, roasted beet puree pairs well with soft warm breads such as tortillas, chapati, and pita. The deep magenta color of beets makes its appearance a festive one on any platter with a variety of blanched vegetables, sure to catch everyone's eye. Blended well and served hot, the puree transforms into a savory yet sweet sauce over pasta.
Protection from StressBeets, garlic and olive oil have compounds that provide protection to the blood vessels and heart during times of stress or chronic stress and inflammation. The same compound in beets that yields their vibrant hue is responsible for disrupting the inflammatory response and consequently reducing inflammation. The funky smell of garlic is key to its stress reducing properties: Sulphur compounds in garlic soften the blow from stress on the heart by offering numerous cardiovascular benefits including reduction of total cholesterol and triglycerides, and repair of blood vessel walls. Olive oil's bitter taste and soothes over inflamed and damaged blood vessels while also helping to balance cholesterol.
Blood BoosterBeets have an affinity for the liver, the root of the blood channel in Ayurveda. As a cholagogue, they help cleanse toxic bile from the liver, refreshing it. Deep red like blood, beets are also iron-rich and have blood-building properties. Beet's has the unique ability to both nourish and cleanse. Pungency from garlic and cumin stimulates the heart and increases temperature and blood circulation. The complete roasted beet puree recipe offers a soothing healing flush of the circulatory system.
TridoshicComprised mainly of roots and oil, roasted beet puree pacifies mobile quality of Vata. Heat from digestive spices and lemon juice kindle irregular and slow appetites of Vata and Kapha. Cool, sweet cooked beets balance overactive flames of Pitta. Pitta vikruti may choose to reduce garlic, while Kapha vikruti may consider increasing garlic and lemon to taste. Roasted beet puree is a bright, nourishing dish for the whole family from aging grandparents to picky toddlers, pregnant mamas and active teenagers. Enjoy!
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Roasted Beet Puree Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Cleanse and Detox:
DETOXICANTAn herb that eliminates or metabolizes toxins from the body.
Heart & Circulation:
ALTERATIVELiterally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
Skin Care & Beauty:
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
GENERAL-LAXATIVEPromotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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