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Sweet Potato Beet Hashbrowns With Scallions

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How to Make Sweet Potato Beet Hashbrowns with Scallions

SERVINGS: 4
PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 6 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

STYLE: WESTERN
PREPARATION: SAUTEE
FOR OCCASION: BRUNCH, DINNER-PARTY

INGREDIENTS


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

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

1. Peel and grate 1 large sweet potato, one medium beet, and one medium carrot. Rinse until water runs clear in a colander and then squeeze out any extra water. Sprinkle salt over the grated roots, and let sit for ten minutes. Drain and squeeze any water that has formed.

2. Chop scallions. Put all vegetables into a large mixing bowl. Crack the egg and add it to the grated root veggies. Add salt, pepper, and mix thoroughly until the sweet potato mix sticks together.

3. Heat coconut oil in a large frying pan. Use a large serving spoon to form hashbrown patties, place in the pan and flatten with a spatula. If they are nice and thin, they will cook faster and all the way through the hard-to-reach middle. Fry undisturbed for 4-5 minutes until browned on one side. When the edges begin to brown, carefully flip the hashbrown. Repeat on the other side.

4. Sprinkle with chopped scallions, an extra dash of black pepper, and serve!

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Who doesn't love hot, sizzling hash browns, scooped right off the skillet and dropped on your plate? Sweet and savory Sweet Potato Beet Hashbrowns take the American Diner menu fare to a whole new level. Sweet and unctuous, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, these hashbrowns are the perfect addition to your Sunday morning brunch. One last perk: They're actually good for you!

Enjoy alongside fried eggs, a frittata, and any traditional breakfast fare that you love.

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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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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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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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OILY

ABOUT OILY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

In Ayurveda, oily refers to anything moistening. More specifically, oily refers to building substances that increases fat, or are themselves fatty. For example, sugar is Oily.

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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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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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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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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

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
Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating Pitta aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Crunchy

CRUNCHY

Makes an audible noise when you eat them. Can provide fun texture variation.

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Acrid

ACRID

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

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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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Moves Energy:
Downward

DOWNWARD

Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.

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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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Reproductive

REPRODUCTIVE

Reproductive tissue (Shukra/Artava Dhatu) includes male and female reproductive organs.

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Sweet Potato Beet Hashbrowns with Scallions
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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.

Strengthens Resolve

STRENGTHENS-RESOLVE

Increases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.

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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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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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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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Clears Sinuses

CLEARS-SINUSES

Cleanses sinuses by draining excess mucus, allowing for clear, easy breathing.

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Cardiac Stimulant

CARDIAC-STIMULANT

Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.

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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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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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, Carbohydrate,
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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, Beta Carotene, Potassium, Vitamin A, Sulphur, Vitamin K, Soluble Fiber, Sodium,
Catechins

CATECHINS

Antioxidant that reduces cancer and blood clots, dilates blood vessels, and is antimicrobial.

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, Fats

Foods with a Similar Nature to Sweet Potato Beet Hashbrowns with Scallions

Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Strengthens-resolve, Clears-sinuses, Flushes-sinuses

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Strengthens-resolve, Clears-sinuses, Flushes-sinuses, Wakes-you-up, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Strengthens-resolve, Clears-sinuses, Flushes-sinuses, Wakes-you-up

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Wasabi

Wasabi has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Warms-chest, Clears-sinuses, Flushes-sinuses

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Horseradish

Horseradish has these Actions in Common

Warms-chest, Clears-sinuses, Flushes-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic

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Daikon Radish

Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common

Clears-sinuses, Flushes-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Warms-chest

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Soothes-throat, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy

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Scallions (Raw)

Scallions (Raw) has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Clears-sinuses, Wakes-you-up, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest

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Garlic (raw)

Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Warms-chest, Diuretic, Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses

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Celery Root

Celery Root has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Warms-chest, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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Buckwheat

Buckwheat has these Actions in Common

Satisfies-stomach, Diuretic, Strengthens-resolve, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Sweet Potato Beet Hashbrowns with Scallions

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Clears-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest

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Regular exercise

Regular exercise has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Strengthens-resolve, Wakes-you-up

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Hot Shower

Hot Shower has these Actions in Common

Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Clears-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses

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Hot Bath

Hot Bath has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Clears-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest

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Inhale Steam

Inhale Steam has these Actions in Common

Clears-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Soothes-throat, Warms-chest

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Epsom Salt Bath

Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in Common

Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Clears-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Warms-chest

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Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest

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Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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Elecampane

Elecampane has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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About John Joseph Immel

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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These sound delicious! Does rinsing the veggies remove a lot of the nutrients?
- Tanya Belireau, Canmore, AB , 11-20-17 (Reply)
No, rinsing veggies doesn't remove a lot of the nutrients.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ
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, 11-21-17 (Reply)
These did not hold together in a pattie, so I just cooked them without trying to keep the form. They taste quite good! Next time I will add some herbs.
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