Once you got over the corny subject line, I hope you got curious about that question.
Here is the answer: the beats and the gallbladder are great friends because just one raw beet a day will flush your gallbladder nice and fresh. Five of them will last for a week and that is about how long you need to refresh and nourish that gallbladder of yours, at least once in a while.
Why do you need to "flush" that gallbladder and what does it do?
Gallbladder acts as a storage vessel for the bile produced by your liver and both of these organs working in unison is an everyday miracle we frequently take for granted.
Until, that is, you start feeling a bit "funky" after a meal with fat and protein. That's the time you might want to flush your gallbladder. Better yet, don't wait until "that time," go for it and enjoy one raw beet a day now.
How to do it? Easy!
Here is an awesome (If I say so myself: not only is it crazy good for you, it is DELICIOUS!!) smoothie recipe I came up with.
This will both charge you up for the day and flush that awesome gallbladder of yours:
- 1 cup non dairy unsweetened milk
- 1 cup frozen organic berries
- 1 small organic beet (raw, peeled, cut into quarters)
- 1 scoop your favorite protein (dairy free, soy free)
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
Blend and enjoy! To make this thicker, use less milk; to make it less thick, use more - just play with what you like!
And maybe you are just about to pick up your kids from school and you really want to get some beats to get your smoothie on the next morning but you don't know where to grab them quickly?
If you are a lucky subscriber to a seasonal CSA, more power to you, and now you finally know what to do with all those beets:-)! If not, feat not: head over to a Trader Joe's near you and grab a bag of their organic beets. Each bag has 5 or 6 beets (that's where those 5 beets must have been coming from:-)). All you have to do is rinse and peel one for your smoothie in the morning! Easy- peasy and I did not even have to come up with that. I totally owe the tip about the awesomely convenient "beets in a bag from Trader Joe's" to one of my clients. Thank you, Christy, you are an inspiration!
As much as I might enjoy scrubbing those beets I get from my farmers' market on weekends, I have to admit: the TJ "beet bag" rules it for my busy week mornings!
So, what do you do next?
Go get some beets and get your smoothie on!