Spring (Liver) Wellness: Beets!


Roasted Beets

Springtime is a very important time for the liver – when it is most active and energized.  Working with and supporting the energy of the liver during springtime is very good for your health.  A fantastic food that supports the liver function are BEETS.  They can gently encourage the elimination of stool while simultaneously nourishing the blood – which is the other important job of the liver.  

*Roasted Beets with Thyme and Goat Cheese 

Ingredients for 6 portions

  • 6 beets peeled, quartered and sliced
  • 4 Tbs. of fresh thyme leaves
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 6 Tbs. of goat cheese

Preheat the oven to 400°F.  Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil and brush them with olive oil. Spread the beets in the baking sheets. Salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle the thyme leaves. Drizzle with some olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes. With a spatula flip the beets and bake for 20 more minutes. Serve warm or cold with goat cheese.

*This recipe is also great for breakfast with some scrambled eggs!


Recipe courtesy of The Pleasures of the Palate