Beet-viche Recipe

*This recipe is 100% vegan-friendly!

  • 2-3 Whole Beets
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 4-5 Carrots
  • 3 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 Cilantro Bushel
  • Sea Salt or- Kosher (nothing iodized or bleached- healthier)

Start by washing your beets very well – cut off the ends and roots. Get a small grater and grate the beets. Grate the carrots completely as well. Dice the tomatoes, onions and cilantro. Mix everything together in a container. Add lemon and sea/kosher salt to taste and serve with tostadas and enjoy! Add avocado and tapatio for a most delectable dish.

Health facts: beets (and beet juices) are a blood-building herb that detoxifies blood and renews it with minerals and natural sugars. They can also fight cancer and prevent health defects.

• Vitamin A : 20 I.U.
• Thiamine : .02 mg
• Riboflavin : .05 mg
• Niacin : .4 mg
• Vitamin C : 10 mg.
• Calcium : 27 mg.
• Iron : 1.0 mg.
• Phosphorus : 43 mg.
• Fat : .1 gm.
• Carbohydrates : 9.6 gm.
• Protein : 1.6 gm.
• Calories : 42

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Recipe courtesy of Mayra Aguilar and Maryann Aguilar

Avocado Salad Recipe


(serves 4-6 people)

  • 2-4 ripe avocados
  • 2 cans whole black beans
  • 2 cans whole corn
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • 1 red onion (or white)
  • sea salt (or kosher; preferably not any refined or iodized salt)
  • lemon
  • serve with tostadas

Finely chop your tomatoes, onion and avocado. Mix into a bowl with your black beans and corn. Sprinkle salt and lemon to taste and ay esta! Serve on your favorite tostadas.

This recipe is a hit with the Ovas. Not only is it delectable, but the health benefits are amazing! For example, avocados help with nutrient absorption and have anti-inflammatory benefits (i.e. it’s good for that arthritis!). Black beans are high in fiber, folate, protein, and antioxidants and help support a healthy digestive tract. Avocados and black beans are both great for blood sugar regulation (’cause nobody wants diabetes!), improve cardiovascular health (gotta keep that corazon healthy) and have even been linked to reducing the likelihood of certain cancers! Nutritionists also note that a diet low in sodium (salt) can reduce the risk of high blood pressure which afflicts nearly one in three Americans and is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease!

Recipe Courtesy of Ovarian Psyco Maryann Aguirre  ❤

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