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How to Make Roasted Beet Puree with Lemon & Coriander

SERVINGS: 3
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

PREPARATION: PUREE, ROASTED
EAT IN: SPRING
FOR OCCASION: CLEANSE, DINNER-PARTY, BRUNCH

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
1/4 c
2 c
2 clove
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/4 whole

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Wrap beets in aluminum foil and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 45 - 60 minutes, until soft and tender.

3. Chill in refrigerator.

4. Grind spices in a mortar and pestle.

5. In a food processor, combine chilled beets, garlic cloves, lemon juice, and spices. Blend on low. Slowly drizzle in olive oil. Stop and scrape down the sides. Blend until smooth and creamy, or your desired consistency.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Roasted Beet Puree is like the cool spring afternoon sun gently cooking the moist earth. Sweet and pungent aromas of garlic and cumin rise as jewels of rich magenta beets bring delightful color to your day. All senses are stimulated by lemon's tart touch.

Circulatory Tonic & Cleansing

Within 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 Tonic

Central 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 Stress

Beets, 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 Booster

Beets 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.

Tridoshic

Comprised 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!

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Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

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Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Roasted Beet Puree with Lemon & Coriander' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.
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INCREASES
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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PUNGENT

ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.

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DOSHAS
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The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Aromatic

AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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Musky

STRONG MUSKY

Have an earthy smell to them, such as mushrooms.

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Acrid

STRONG ACRID

Acrid taste is a combination of bitter and pungent tastes. Example include radish, turnip, and coffee.

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Tissue (dhatu):
Red Blood

RED-BLOOD

Red blood (Rakta Dhatu) includes red blood cells and blood vessels.

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Subdosha: Pitta Ranjaka
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Roasted Beet Puree with Lemon & Coriander
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Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Warms Abdomen

WARMS-ABDOMEN

Warms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.

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General Laxative

GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Nerve Relaxant Grounding

NERVE-RELAXANT-GROUNDING

Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.

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Relaxes Eyes

RELAXES-EYES

Eases tension in eye muscles, so the eyes feel less strained, often by supporting the liver.

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Strengthens Resolve

STRENGTHENS-RESOLVE

Increases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Flushes Sinuses

FLUSHES-SINUSES

An herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.

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Warms Chest

WARMS-CHEST

Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.

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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

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Blood Tonic

BLOOD-TONIC

An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.

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Alterative

ALTERATIVE

Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

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Irritates Kidney

IRRITATES-KIDNEY

Tight, sharp pain just below ribs in the back.

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Cholagogue

CHOLAGOGUE

Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.

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Hypolipidemic

HYPOLIPIDEMIC

Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.

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Muscle Relaxant

MUSCLE-RELAXANT

Herbs that relax muscles. Helpful for chronic pain or tension as well as healing from physical trauma.

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Constituents:
Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

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Saponins

SAPONINS

Can be used to make soap. Saponins stimulate mucus membrane secretion, liquefying mucus for easy removal (expectorant).

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Betaine

BETAINE

Used to reduce homocysteine in the blood, which supports proper liver function and prevents fatigue and blood clots. Improves muscle stamina and weight loss.

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, Manganese, Beta Carotene, Polysaccharides, Potassium,
Iron

IRON

Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.

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, Sulfated Polysaccharides, Soluble Fiber, Carbohydrate, Sulphur, Folate, Fats, Sodium

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Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Strengthens-resolve, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Warms-abdomen

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Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common

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Dandelion Leaves

Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, General-laxative, Irritates-kidney, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy

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Horseradish

Horseradish has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, General-laxative, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Warms-abdomen, Cholagogue, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest

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Radish (raw) has these Actions in Common

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

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Belly breathing

Belly breathing has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, General-laxative, Internal-detoxicant, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy

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About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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You could serve it alongside raw vegetables like jicama, carrots, cucumbers and/or broccoli. You could also spread it on pita bread or crackers. Try it with goat cheese and fresh spring greens in a whole grain tortilla or toast.
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This recipe is most excellent. It works as a snack, an appetizer, and also a fancy addition to any meal. This is one of my favorite Joyful Belly recipes.
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