For a micro-nutritional body boost, try this Vegan Qi Tonifier Salad! This salad is rich in vitamin A, C, potassium, and iron. It’s vegan and gluten free.
Why should you try this Vegan Qi Tonifier Salad?
Reason # 1: It’s delicious! And, it’s 100 % meat free appropriate for both vegan and vegetarian diets!
Reason # 2: It’s rich in vitamins and iron
This salad is an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron. Vitamin A and vitamin C are essential for cell protection that helps to prevent premature aging. Potassium helps support muscles and skin tissues. Iron is an essential mineral for the production of red blood cells (hemoglobin). Iron deficiency can fatigue, body weakness, slow metabolism, muscle weakness, a weak immune system as well as from brittleness of nails and hair, flawed mouth corner, dry skin, skin impurities, dark eye circles, and weight gain. The iron in this salad can help lower and prevent this deficiency.
Reason # 3: It strengthens Qi, Blood, and Yin
From the perspective of the ancient knowledge of Traditional Chines Medicine (TCM), you can support your body through the integration of specific foods into your diet. A strong Qi means that you are energized, healthy, resistant to illnesses, and youthful. The composition of ingredients in this salad strengthens Qi, Blood, and Yin. The bouquet of the selected food promotes and regulates Qi circulation, helps remove toxins, and counteracts the heat. If your TCM doctor or your Acupuncturist have mentioned the existence of disharmony in your body, called “qi deficiency or qi stagnation,” “Yin deficiency,” “blood deficiency or blood stagnation,” this salad is an excellent way to boost and support your Qi, Blood, and Yin.
Tools, Ingredients, and Preparation for Vegan Qi Tonifier salad
For cooking red beets, kidney beans, and potatoes
3 pots + 3 cooking flower pot lids (these automatically stop liquids from spilling when the pot is boiling)
For salad preparation
- 1 kitchen knife
- 1 chopping board
- 1 big bowl
- 1 ladle
- 1 pair gloves
|Red beets (cooked & diced)||3 cups|
|Kidney beans (cooked)||1.5 cups|
|Potatoes (medium) (cooked & diced)||4 cups|
|Baby Carrots (for decoration)||3 pieces|
|Extra Virgin Olive Oil||6 Tbsp.|
|Himalayan Pink Salt||½ Tsp|
|Black Pepper||1 tsp|
When the baby beets, kidney beans, and potatoes are precooked, salad preparation assembly takes 5 – 10 minutes.
- Step: dice the cooked & peeled baby beets and potatoes
- Step: rinse and drain cooked kidney beans
- Step: rinse and drain sauerkraut
- Step: chop parsley
- Step: mix all prepared ingredients from Steps 1 – 4 in a big bowl, add olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Step: decorate with sliced carrots and parsley and with balsamic (optional)
How to prepare and cook the kidney beans, baby beets, and potatoes.
Instructions: red beats
- Cut off the green stem (leave 2 inches of stem)
- Place the red beets in a pot with salted water
- Boil for approximately 30- 45 minutes (medium sized) or 60 minutes (large sized)
- Drain and rinse with cold water. and dice (don´t forget to wear gloves)
- Place the potatoes in a pot with salted cold water. 1tsp of salt and add water to cover the potatoes
- Boil for approximately 15 minutes (medium sized) or 25 minutes (large sized)
- Drain, peel, and dice
Instruction: kidney beans
Before you start to cook kidney beans, you should know:
- Kidney beans should be soaked for at least 8 hours before the cooking (prevention against gut disruptions),
- Kidney beans should be cooked in boiling water (100 °C) to destroy toxic substances. Please don´t cook the kidney beans in a slow cooker or crock pots, because the temperature will not reach 100 °C.
- Place 1 cup of kidney beans in a pot filled with 3 – 4 cups water.
- Let the beans soak for at least 8 hours,
- After 8 hours, drain and rinse the beans,
- Put rinsed beans into a pot filled with 5 – 6 cups fresh water and one tsp marjoram and boil for 90 minutes.
- Drain and rinse the beans
Tip: pre-cook a larger amount of kidney beans and freeze them for next use
Enjoy! Bon Appetite!
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