If you have a diagnosis of anemia or your traditional Chinese medicine practitioner informed you that you have a Blood Deficiency? This is an excellent speedy way to nourish blood, especially good for women but men will benefit also.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 medium beetroots, grated
- 1 large carrot, grated
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 leek, cut into thin strips
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 liter (1 3/4) pints beef/chicken/vegetable stock (or plain water)
- salt and black pepper
- 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt
Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the vegetables and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Before the end of cooking time add salt and pepper to taste. You can add yogurt just before serving.
Beetroot is nutritious and really gives lots of energy. Its rich in potassium, silica, iron, amino acids and vitamins A, vitamin B and vitamin C.
It is an ideal blood tonic for Blood Deficiency and is traditionally used in debilitating diseases and convalescence. Beef stock provides vital amino acids and nutrients for strengthening muscles and bones.