These deliciously healthy, grain free Lemon Cookie Sandwiches with Pink Frosting get their brilliant color from the humble beet.
Beets are loaded with immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, B vitamin folate and other essential minerals like potassium, and manganese. Essentially, beets are a brilliant way to detox - not to mention, the brilliant color they provide to these Grain Free Lemon Cookie Sandwiches!
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Eat to Detox
Your liver is a vital organ that filters and works hard to detoxify the blood that comes through your digestive track before it reaching the rest of your body. The liver deciphers what's beneficial for your body and what is junk from all of the stuff you eat. Because your liver is working so hard it's nice to give it a little break by eating those foods that are naturally detoxifying, like beets!
High in antioxidants, this colorful root vegetable, so packed with nutrients, has been shown to be cleanse and detoxify. Imagine deep cleansing on a cellular level.
Betaine, for example, helps the liver cells get rid of toxins. Fiber, like the pectin present in beets, clears out the toxins the liver removes so they don't attempt to comeback into your body.
And that blood-red color of beets comes from a powerful group of antioxidants called betalains. These betalain pigments with high anti-inflammatory properties also help to encourage the detoxification process.
So go ahead, start "laying down a beet" in things like salads, risottos, smoothies and even frostings....
Lemon Cookie Sandwiches with Pink Frosting
- 1/3 cup soaked cashews
- 1/2 cup coconut butter
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (juice of 1/2 a lemon)
- 2-4 Tablespoons water or non-dairy milk
- *optional stevia or 2 Tablespoons maple syrup to sweeten
- 1 chunk (about the size of lego) roasted beet
Using a food processor.. process your ingredients until creamy… that’s it. Simple, right?
Next, just begin frosting half the cookies together and then carefully smoosh the other half on top to make your own cookie sandwiches!