This roasted beet salad with feta, artichoke, and spinach is nutritious, healthy, and tasty. It is served with a simple homemade vinaigrette to complement all the flavors in the beet artichoke salad.
I specifically created this roasted beet salad recipe to support a sluggish gallbladder and improve bile flow as beet and artichoke are my top foods to cleanse the gallbladder. I thought, why not put all these phenomenal liver cleansing foods into a salad.
The beet and artichoke salad is a fantastic gallbladder recipe to cleanse the gallbladder and detox the liver. There are so many benefits from this salad as it promotes weight loss, improves digestion, and so much more. Not to mention it is so simple and delicious!
Nutritional benefits of this roasted beet salad
I added in 1 tbsp of hemp seeds for plant-based protein and the essential amino acids.
Spinach is a low calorie yet nutrient-dense leafy green high in anti-oxidants and liver cleansing chlorophyll. It is also an excellent source of plant-based protein and folate to support the MTHFR gene.
The connection lies with the ability of beets to improve bile flow. In turn, bile flow stimulates peristalsis, which helps to keep food moving along the intestinal tract. So many people who experience constipation have a sluggish gallbladder as part of the root cause.
Artichoke is my 2nd favorite vegetable to improve bile flow from the gallbladder. Something about the combination between canned artichoke, roasted beets, and leafy greens works in this tasty liver cleansing salad.
The addition of feta cheese takes this roasted beet salad to the next level for the best savory root vegetable salad. Feta contains vitamin B2, which is the co-factor for the MTHFR gene. Vitamin B2 is a crucial nutrient involved in methylation and the production of SAMe. SAMe is needed to make phosphatidylcholine, which is essential to prevent bile from getting too thick and sludgy.
A tsp of olive oil and apple cider vinegar is used in the vinaigrette for this roasted beet salad. Both of these ingredients also support a sluggish gallbladder.
Consuming small amounts of healthy fats such as cold-pressed olive oil stimulates the gallbladder to release bile. Bile is required for the emulsification of fats during digestion. Eating small amounts of dietary fats will stimulate the gallbladder to contract and release bile.
As you can see, this beet artichoke salad is a fantastic gallbladder recipe to help promote bile flow and improve fat digestion.
How beets, artichoke and apple cider vinegar helped my gestational diabetes
Recently I was diagnosed with a mild form of gestational diabetes where my fasting blood sugar in the morning was slightly out of the target ranges. Around the 30 week mark, I also noticed tenderness underneath my right ribcage.
I listened to another mom’s story where she took 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar before bed, and it helped to improve her fasting blood sugar during pregnancy.
Since taking apple cider vinegar before bed and eating beets and artichoke daily along with sunflower lecithin to support the PEMT gene, my fasting blood sugar has dropped within the target pregnancy ranges.
I also have significantly less tenderness under my right rib, where the liver and gallbladder lie. Is there a connection? I think so.
Eating this roasted beet salad with feta and artichoke is one of the ways that I enjoyed these top liver cleansing vegetables.
I like to make a batch of oven-roasted beets that I cool and store in the fridge. I use the cold roasted beets as needed to make this salad. You can buy pre-cooked beets as well.
I’m sure you will enjoy this roasted beet salad recipe that is so good for your liver and gallbladder.
Roasted Beet Salad
- salad bowl, chopping board, knife
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- ½ cup roasted beets (or pre-cooked store bought beets)
- 2 tbsp canned artichoke
- 1 tsp feta
- 1 tsp cold-pressed olive oil
- ½ tsp gluten-free tamari
- ½ tsp coconut sugar
- ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
- Place spinach in a salad bowl and top with diced roasted beets and canned artichoke. Sprinkle hemp seeds and feta on top.
- Make the homemade vinaigrette by combining olive oil, apple cider vinegar, tamari and coconut sugar in a saucer. Give a stir then pour on top of the roasted beet salad.
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