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Red beets warming soup


Ingredients:

1 large red beet 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds 1 pinch of Hing 1 pinch of pink Himalayan salt 1 teaspoon of Ghee 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger 1 teaspoon of turmeric 1 pinch of pepper to activate the turmeric 4 cups of water 1 pinch of pumpkin seeds(to decorate) ½ cup of red lentils

 

How to..

  1. Steam the red beet.

  2. Grind the coriander seeds and cumin into a fine powder.

  3. In a saucepan put the ghee and when it is hot add the cumin and the coriander powder, the ginger, the turmeric, the pepper, the ing.

  4. Add the previously washed and wet lentils and water.

  5. Bring to a boil.

  6. After 15 minutes add the diced beet and boil another 10-15 minutes.

  7. Turn off the heat and let the soup cool down a little. Now is the time to blend it with an immersion blender.

  8. Add the salt and mix the soup to obtain a homogeneous consistency. Regulate the water

  9. Garnish with pumpkin seeds.

 

Benefits:

• Cleansing: Beets contain a group of phytonutrients called betalain which support detoxification and cleansing of the liver. When your liver is able to detoxify chemicals and toxins more effectively, your body is able to better balance hormone, cholesterol and energy levels. • Energizing: Lentils will make you feel energetic as they are so full of slow burning complexes carbohydrates, fiber and iron while being low in calories. Red lentils are considered to have a sweet and astringent taste and at the same time refreshing, light and soft. Based on these qualities, they balance with Vata and Pitta for their taste and Kapha for their intrinsic light nature. • Anti-inflammatory: Thanks to its anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, asafedtida is a centuries-old medicine for stomach problems including gas, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), intestinal worms and flatulence


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