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My Favorite Paleo Recipes:
Best Beet Soup

Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS     Nutritional Periodontist
October 26, 2016  

best-beet-soup-1Beetroots are unbelievably healthy! Among other nutrients, they contain phytonutrients called betalains, which make beets red and provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. Beets also have a significant amount of fiber as well as folate.

 

I have tried various recipes for beet soup, but this is my favorite because it is easy and it contains my homemade bone broth, which has its own awesome health benefits. I also sneaked into the recipe some kelp granules for trace minerals and iodine. Try it yourself.

 

Remember two things: (1) Beets stain everything; so, you may want to wear non-latex gloves for their preparation. Also, (2) the betalains in beets are sensitive to excessive heat; so, you should use low heat for a short time.

 

In the picture above, I added a dollop of coconut cream and orange zest as garnish.

 

 

Best Beet Soup

Ingredients

  • 6 Raw beetroots, quartered with peels on
  • 1 Can (13.5 oz.) full fat coconut milk (I use Trader Joe’s Organic coconut milk that has no additives)
  • 2 Cups homemade bone broth HERE
  • 1 Tsp fresh ginger, grated (If you freeze the fresh ginger first, it will be easier to finely grate)
  • Zest of one orange (about 1 Tsp)
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 Tsp ground Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp kelp granules (I use Maine Coast Sea Seasonings)
  • 1/2 Tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 Tsp pepper
  • Optional: fresh herbs, coconut cream, and orange zest for garnish

 

Directions

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  1. Steam beets for 15 minutes.
  2. Place beets, coconut milk, and bone broth in large pot to simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add ginger, orange zest, cardamom, cinnamon, kelp granules, salt, and pepper to soup.
  4. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Pour soup into Vitamix (or any powerful blender), and blend until smooth.
  6. Adjust seasonings for taste.
  7. Place into serving bowls. Enjoy! (It’s also delicious cold.)
  8. Optional: Garnish with fresh herbs, coconut cream, and orange zest.

 

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