Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chilled Beetroot Soup with Mango, Avocado and Ginger

Okay, I swear this will be the last recipe using beets.  It's just that I have had these three beets that are lasting forever.  But one thing you will see from these 4 beet recipes is that by just using a different technique each time you can come up with entirely different dishes using the same ingredients.  Being a chef is like being a musician or an artist.  You first learn the basics, then you work with or try to work with the best, say a mentor.  And you copy the best. And you practice and practice for years until one day you have created your very own music, your very own art or your very own food.   And when this happens you can call yourself a chef, an artist or a musician.

Dr. Ferenczi in Csoma hospital in Hungary has been using raw beets to cure cancer since 1950's.  If you have cancer and are trying to beat it through diet you should be juicing everyday and juicing beets is highly recommended.
Avocados are one of the great cancer fighting foods, rich in a multiplicity of nutrients, including many potent anti-oxidents and phytochemicals as well as vitamins, minerals, fiber and monounsaturated healthy fats.
Mangos contain Beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Calcium and several other minerals and vitamins.

Chilled Beetroot Soup with Mango, Avocado and Ginger
by Jeff Harter
Prep Time: 1 hour

Raw Beetroot 100 g contains 88g water 9.5g carbohydrate 2.8g fibre 16 mg calcium 23 mg magnesium 40 mg phosphorus 325 mg potassium (compares well with bananas) 109 micrograms folate (that is quite good) 33 IU vitamin A 20 micrograms beta carotene
Ingredients (serves 4)
    • 4 medium cooked beets
    • juice of 8 medium oranges
    • 4 carrots
    • 2 tbsp fresh ginger
    • dash of salt and pepper
    • splash of extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 large mangos
    • juice of 1 lime
    • 2 ripe avocados
    • juice of 1/2 lemon
    • pinch of cayene
      • Cut up beets, carrots and ginger. Throw into blender and add orange juice, salt, pepper and olive oil. Blend until smooth as silk.
      • Peel, slice and dice then add lime juice and stir a bit.
      • Peel, slice, and dice. Then add lemon juice and cayenne and mush and mash.
      To Plate
      • Place a small ring mold in the middle of the plate and fill with Mango.
      • Then pour in soup and slowly remove ring mold. Then take a scoop of avocado and place on top of mango. Sprinkle with a bit of good salt flakes if you have some. You could drizzle some good olive oil around the soup. You could chop some chives or cilantro and sprinkle over avocado if wanted.

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