Many of my clients are busy women who juggle a million things and come to me when they're fed up of running on empty. In my Glorious Wellness programmes, one principle I help them to gradually adopt is 'crowing out' bad food with good.
If your diet is full of colourful, delicious, unprocessed foods, there's simply less room for the junky stuff. And you feel a whole lot more energised as a result.
Speaking of colour, over the next few weeks I'll be covering the amazing glorious-wellness-giving properties of brightly coloured fruits & veggies. Starting with the power of purple.
Foods that are a deep purple-y red like beetroot, blueberries, grapes, plums and aubergines contain anthocyanins which are powerful anti-oxidants. They can help keep our heart healthy and decrease blood pressure.
Here's a super simple recipe for a brilliant (and bright purple) beetroot soup. It's rich in iron and is full of slow-release energy.
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Be glorious. Stay well. Rebecca x
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Warming Beetroot Soup
• 500g beetroot scrubbed clean and cut into chunks
• 2 onions chopped
• 4 cloves of garlic chopped
• 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
• A handful of red lentils
• 1.5L of stock (Doesn't matter what kind. I use chicken or vegetable stock. Fresh or a stock cube will work fine)
• 1 tsp each of ground turmeric, cumin and coriander
• A pinch of dried chilli flakes
• A pinch of dried caraway seeds
• Sea salt & freshly ground pepper
- Peel and chop the onions and garlic then sauté them gently in the coconut oil until the onions are transparent and soft.
- Add a teaspoon each of ground turmeric, cumin and coriander and mix.
- Add the scrubbed and chopped beetroot to the pan (I don't bother peeling them when I'm making soup as everything gets whizzed together later).
- Add the stock.
- Add the lentils, caraway seeds, chilli flakes, a pinch of sea salt and some black pepper and stir.
- Bring to the boil then simmer for approx 35 minutes until the beetroot is tender.
- Turn off the heat, leave the soup to cool then blitz it in a blender. Check the seasoning and add more salt or pepper if you think it needs it.
- Serve hot. It's delicious with a blob of horseradish. ENJOY!