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Vegan Tangy Beet Hummus Recipe & 18 Benefits of Red Beets

by Dr. David Minkoff February 14, 2019 2 min read 0 Comments

Vegan Tangy Beet Hummus Recipe & 18 Benefits of Red Beets

If you've ever made hummus, then you know how easy it is. A few ingredients, whip them together and viola - creamy goodness. It's a classic dish with endless variations.

Now that you know the basics, expand your repertoire by replacing the primary ingredient. Most beans and legumes can take the place of chickpeas, but have you tried beetroot hummus?

According to USDA National Nutrient Database, beets are highly nutritious root vegetables that are a great source of vitamins and minerals such as potassium, sodium, iron, folate, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, and B vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, and riboflavin.

They are also abundant in phytochemical compounds such as anthocyanins, carotenoids, lutein/zeaxanthin, glycine, and betaine. Being a great source of dietary fiber, they are also low in fat, cholesterol, and calories.

Red Beets are associated with:Lower Blood Pressure

  • Boosting Endurance & Stamina
  • Boost Digestion
  • Brain Health
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Promoting Weight Loss
  • Treating and Preventing Anemia
  • Supporting Liver Detoxification
  • Increasing Energy Levels
  • Boosting Blood Detoxification
  • Reduction Of Birth Abnormalities
  • Boosting Immunity
  • Reduction Of Macular Degeneration
  • Preventing Cataracts
  • Preventing Strokes
  • Increasing Bone Health
  • Prevention Of Premature Aging

Still looking for another benefit? Some say it's an aphrodisiac! Beets contain high levels of the mineral boron.  Boron stimulates, boosts and regulates production of sexual hormones in your body.

Here's a basic red beet hummus recipe you can try to get started. It's tasty, versatile, easy to make and as we've learned above a very healthy dish.

Ingredients:

  • 4 organic beets, cleaned, cooked, peeled, & cubed
  • 2 Tbsp organic tahini.
  • Juice & zest from 1 medium organic lemon
  • 2 cloves organic garlic, chopped fine.
  • 1 Tbsp ground organic cumin.
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest (zest from approx. 2 lemons)
  • Add to taste: Fresh chopped organic cilantro, himalayan sea salt & ground pepper.

Directions:

  • Blend it all together in a food processor.
  • Refrigerate in an air tight container
  • Will keep refrigerated for up to 7 days when using fresh ingredients
  • Can be frozen, separate into smaller freezer bags or freezer safe containers

Tip:

  • Still using conventional mayonnaise? Consider this healthy swap, use in place of mayo in your egg salad, sandwiches, etc...

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Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr Minkoff is one of the most in demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein. The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness. Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 43 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teachers to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.



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