Snack Tonight: Beet and Walnut Dip

beetWhen I think of a food that is a nutrient powerhouse, the deep red-colored beet always comes to mind. Beets contain the powerful antioxidant betacyanin, which several studies have shown helps both to fight and prevent various types of cancer, especially colon cancer. Beets are also an excellent remedy for constipation, act as a cleanse for the liver, and provide overall support for kidney, gallbladder, stomach, and intestinal problems.

Rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus, as well as vitamin C, carotene, and B vitamins, beets nourish the nerves, aid lymphatic function, and increase energy.

And… aside from the many healing properties beets have to offer, they simply taste great. This recipe combines all the wonderful properties of beets and walnuts to make a tasty dip that no one will be able to pass up.

Beet and Walnut Dip

2 medium beets, peeled
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
4 oz firm tofu
1 Tbsp walnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, peeled and sliced Continue reading “Snack Tonight: Beet and Walnut Dip”

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