I just love this ‘beetroot & corriander super antioxidant salad!! Besides it tasting absolutely delicious, it is jam-packed with antioxidants and takes only minutes to whip up. This salad goes beautifully with fish or chicken, makes a lovely addition to sandwiches, or perfect for a light lunch.
This salad is full of highly nutritious ingredients. Carrots are a fantastic source of beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A and uses to help keep your eyes and mucous membranes healthy. Ginger contains potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, and is wonderful for improving circulation. Beetroot is rich in anythocynanins, a powerful antioxidant needed for good health and to combat free radical build-up in the body. Apples are rich in polyphenols that also have potent antioxidant properties. Eating apples regularly has been shown to lower oxidized LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol, which is linked to the development of atherosclerosis. Celery is very alkalizing. If the body becomes too acidic for a length of time it can predispose you to a range of conditions including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, premature aging, and osteoporosis may result. Eating celery is also beneficial for your cardiovascular health as it is a great source of potassium, which helps reduce high blood pressure. Corriander has been found to be a very effective at helping remove heavy metals such as lead, mercury and aluminum from the body. Buy organic produce were you can to reduce pesticides ending up in your salad. Organic produce is commonly higher in antioxidants and other nutrients too.
1 large carrot
1 small beetroot
A good handful of coriander
1 celery stick
A small piece of ginger
A handful of pumpkin seeds
Place the top 6 ingredients into a food processor and then pulse until you have small pieces.
Stir through handful of pumpkin seeds and some lemon juice.
Serve with some rocket or baby spinach. You can also top with some almonds or walnuts for some extra protein.