Beets are rich in nitrates that can help lower high blood pressure. They are also rich in plant alkaloids and B vitamins. Their vibrant color means they are loaded with beneficial photo chemicals and other healthy nutrients.

The saying an apple a day keeps the doctor a way really has merit. Apples have anticancer, anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular health benefits. They aid in digestive support because they are loaded with fiber and also contribute to bone health. Apples help reduce high levels of C-reactive protein which is a contributing marker of inflammation.

Carrots have anticancer and cardiovascular benefits and are loaded with antioxidants. 1 cup of carrots provides more than 4 times the daily recommended serving of vitamin A!

Carrot, Beet & Apple Slaw with Cranberries

I love this slaw for its gorgeous colors and textures. Slaws are super easy to make and you can get creative using any vegetables you happen to have on hand.
Course Salad, Vegetables
Keyword beets, carrots, cranberries, granny smith apples, julienne strips, mint, red onions, toasted almonds
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 4 large carrots peeled and sliced into match sticks or grated
  • 1 tart apple like Granny Smith, sliced into 1/4”strips
  • 1 beet peeled and in julienne strips
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
  • 1 tbsp minced mint
  • 2 tablespoons slivered toasted almonds
  • 5 tablespoons citrus juice. Can be a combination of orange lemon and lime I like 3 tbsp orange 1 tbsp lemon & 1 tbsp lime). Use what you have
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Combine onion, cranberries and 2 tablespoons orange juice in a bowl to combine.
  2. In a large bowl place broccoli, carrots and apple, add onion cranberry mixture.
  3. Combine remaining juices, olive oil and salt. Sprinkle over salad mixture tossing to combine.
  4. Top with toasted almonds.

 

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